Our goal was to eat where the locals eat while vacationing in Cayman Islands.
We asked different people what they recommended and ended up eating at Sunshine Grill, Kurt’s Korner, Chicken! Chicken!, Over The Edge, Rankin’s Jerk Pit and Heritage Kitchen. We tried to go to The Grape Tree Café in Bodden Town during the week, but they are only open on the weekends. Since we only ate out once a day, we ran out of time before we ran out of places. Oh well, another reason to return.
Sunshine Grill Seven Mile Beach
We ate at the Sunshine Grill a couple of times on our last trip. We like it so much, we ate here again when we arrived (see post here.), and then again before leaving for the airport. We went around 11 a.m. and had no problem getting a table. People were just finishing up breakfast and others were arriving for an early lunch. We wanted to make sure we were full before our long travel day and eating here was better than eating at the airport.
I had a Thai Chicken Wrap and J had a Hamburger. The meal comes with a mix of French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Fried Mushrooms, Fried Onions and Fried Jalapeno. My husband did not like the Fried Jalapenos so I got his and I gave him my French Fries. Yum Yum. They serve a free mini ice cream cone after the meal. This hits the spot after all the Fried Jalapenos.
Kurt Korner Old Man Bay
We could not find Kurt Korner in Old Man Bay and ended up stopping at a gas station to get directions. She advised us to go back down the road which we came and it’s will be on the left hand side, look for the orange building in the back. We have passed this place many times driving to Rum Point and never noticed it.
The prices were good for Cayman Islands, and the food was delicious.
We both ordered the Cayman Style Grouper, I had the small and J had the large. This came with a basket of fried bread which was the best fried bread we had all week.
While waiting for our food, locals were stopping by and picking up their meals to go. There was only one other table of tourist eating here when we were there. Our bill was only $20 before tip. No wonder the locals eat here. One of the best meals of the week. If you are on that side of the island, I would highly recommend Kurt Korner.
Chicken! Chicken! Seven Mile Beach
We had spent our morning in George Town and had stopped off at a Dive Shop when we spotted Chicken!Chicken! in the same shopping center and decided to pick up lunch to take with us. They serve Caribbean wood roasted chicken.
There was plenty of room to eat in.
We ordered the lunch special, chicken wing and thigh, which includes two sides and corn bread. We enjoyed our meal and after eating we headed back to the beach to snorkel and relax.
Over the Edge, Old Man Bay
We were over at Rum Point several times during our visit and stopped at Over The Edge.
This restaurant sits right on the water. The view cannot be beat while enjoying lunch.
J ordered a grouper sandwich and I had a burger. They serve fried bread while waiting for your meal. Only got a picture of his sandwich as I had already started eating mine when he reminded me to take a picture. His grouper was way too big for the bun.
Rankin’s Jerk Pit, Bodden Town
Rankin’s Jerk Pit stand sits along the road in Bodden Town. You order your food and sit at the picnic tables and wait for your food. They call you when your order is ready. We got jerk pork and fried bread. I did not care for the Jerk Pork, as more than half of it was fat and bones. Next time we will try the Jerk Chicken. While we were eating, there were chickens running around waiting for any morsel of food that fell. This was annoying, and would probably take our food to go when we return.
Heritage Kitchen, West Bay
Before you go to Heritage Kitchen, make sure they are open as they are not open every day. Thankfully, I read about this and planned accordingly. We decided to eat here after snorkeling at Cemetery Beach. When you leave Cemetery Beach stay on West Bay Road driving away from George Town. You will see an Esso gas station on the left and John Gray Memorial United Church on the right, turn left at the street in front of the gas station. It will be Boggy Sand Road.
Continue to the end of the street and turn left, you will see two blue houses, one is Powell Museum and another is the Heritage Kitchen. There is limited parking and the place gets busy, especially at lunch.
Everything is prepared fresh. I was glad there were only two people waiting for their order when we arrived. After we placed our order, ten more people came to order food. We sat at the picnic tables and enjoyed watching the people waiting for our food to arrive. I had the best Coconut Grouper and J had Cayman Style Grouper.
There are plenty of places to eat in Cayman Islands that are not expensive, you just have to ask around. We had more places we wanted to try but ran out of time. This is a good reason to go back again. Do you have a favorite local place to eat when you travel to Cayman Islands?