Waterfront Dining in Grand Cayman

Best Waterfront Dining 2018!
With countess shades of blue surrounding all of Grand Cayman’s 20 miles, a stunning seaside view is never far from sight. Even if the French doors of your patio do not open unto the beach, you and every resident and visitor alike can enjoy a few hours of seaside dining. What truly sets Cayman apart from many of its regional neighbours is that the decadence of waterfront dining has never been dictated by ones purse size. From sleepy seaside fish shacks with five-star views, to resplendent beachfront eateries with haute ocean-to-table menus, waterfront dining in the Cayman Islands can be enjoyed by everyone. Below are some of our favourite restaurants... with a view of course.

Oceanfront Venue

Beach House

The Beach House is an upscale yet casual restaurant situated on Cayman's famous Seven Mile Beach. Executive Chef Sandy Tuason has designed the menu with coastal foods from the Caribbean Sea, the Mediterranean and Southern Asia. The Local Red Snapper with toasted orzo and basil broth offers a flavourful twist on this popular catch. Other options will tantalize seafood lovers, but the Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin, should not be missed. For connoisseurs, the Beach House has an exquisite wine list to choose from. To secure a romantic beachside table or prime seating in the gazebo, call ahead to book. If you’re in the mood to be spoiled by a sumptuous menu and unparalleled views, The Beach House will not disappoint.

PHONE: 945 3800 ext. 6017 • Westin Beach Resort
Hours: Daily 6pm-10.30pm


Cracked Conch & Macabuca

Cracked Conch Restaurant and Macabuca Oceanside Tiki Bar offer the most enviable waterfront positions on the Island. Located on the northwest point of the Island, Cracked Conch offers oceanside dining with fine Caribbean and international dishes in a relaxed, yet formal setting. Macabuca is open all day, every day and offers a wide selection of 'island style' food, Caribbean cocktails plus their famous All-You-Can-Eat BBQ for CI$17 with Happy Hour prices from 5pm-10pm. With some of the Island’s best shore diving and Sundivers shop on site, Cracked Conch and Macabuca have it all for a day of fun in the sun and are the perfect places to watch the sunset.

PHONE: 945 5217 • North West Point, West Bay
Cracked Conch: Lunch (December–May): 11am–2.30pm, Dinner: 5.30pm–10pm
Macabuca: Monday–Friday 11am–1am, Saturday & Sunday 11am–12am

Continental Caribbean

The Wharf

The Wharf Restaurant and Bar has long been regarded as the place where fine food is matched by beautiful scenery. Located on the edge of the sea at the very start of Seven Mile Beach, it is loved by tourists and locals alike. Whether you dine on the waterfront under the stars or on their covered deck you’ll enjoy majestic panoramic ocean views and award winning local seafood and continental cuisine. The Wharf has one of the Island's largest wine cellars and has won the Wine Spectator award every year since 2004. They also host a Tuesday salsa night, live music on Friday nights, and twice nightly tarpon feeding at 7.30pm and 9pm.

PHONE: 949 2231 • 43 West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach
Hours: Lunch Mon–Fri 11.30am–4pm I Dinner Mon–Sun 5.30pm–10pm I Happy House Daily 4pm–6.30pm.

Continental Caribbean

Lobster Pot

Lobster Pot is a well known and long established restaurant in Cayman. The elegant restaurant and bar is situated high above the bay in George Town, offering stunning ocean and harbour views. The chef selects the best of the daily catch from fishermen on the dock below. The restaurant boasts a beautifully constructed deck from which you can enjoy the fresh sea breeze and panoramic ocean views. Over the years, the Lobster Pot has created many internationally recognised signature dishes using only the freshest seafood. Renowned and local favourites include their unique version of Conch Fritters, 'Catch of the Day' dishes, mouth-watering steaks and fresh lobster. Enjoy the freshest seafood in Cayman with endless ocean views.

PHONE: 814 0153 • 243 North Church Street, GT
Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, Dinner Nightly 5pm-10pm

European and New World Cuisine

Grand Old House

With delicious food, a sea breeze and thousands of twinkling lights adorning the oceanfront deck, not to mention the sound of the sea lapping under the deck, there are few restaurants that can legitimately claim to offer a taste of culture, heritage and history with beautiful surroundings. The Grand Old House is known for its charm and atmosphere, along with its waterfront setting, but it also has five elegant air conditioned private dining rooms and it has won the prestigious Wine Spectator Award every year for the past twenty-two years. Every night a Torcedor rolls cigars by hand and the bartender can then recommend the perfect liquor pairing. This colonial Petra Plantation House was built in 1908, has won numerous awards for its food, and is probably the most sought-after location for a romantic wedding in the Cayman Islands.

PHONE: 814 0163 • 648 South Church Street, GT
Hours: Lunch Monday-Friday 11.30-2.30pm, Dinner Nightly 5.30pm-10pm (closed for lunch on Public Holidays)

Coastal Italian


Voted Best Restaurant, Best Chef and Best Ambiance at the annual Table Talk Awards, dining at Catch Restaurant & Lounge is a must. Nestled in Morgan’s Harbour with endless views over Cayman’s North Sound, Catch has daily fresh catch delivered right to the dock. Guests enjoy innovative cuisine prepared with locally sourced farm fresh produce. The wine cellar is a Wine Spectator Award recipient and the cocktail list is the inspiration of dedicated and passionate cocktail creators. Brunch is served à la carte every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Every full moon is spectacular with the moon rising in full view accompanied by live music. Catch is also the ideal venue for weddings and events. 

PHONE: 949 4321 • Morgan's Harbour, West Bay
Hours: 11.30am–10pm daily, Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11.30am–4pm