12 Fun Lunch Spots in Cayman

by Toni Keesee

1. Macabuca in West Bay (Waterfront), $$

You’ll love the chill island vibes at this waterfront bar in West Bay. Watch divers make the plunge from the side of the bar as you enjoy a tasty taco or burger, and don’t miss ordering a homemade ice cream sandwich for dessert! Visit their website for the full menu.

Macabuca Sign

2. Casa 43 in Seven Mile Beach Area, $$

Ever since discovering this unique Mexican kitchen we can’t get enough. They’ve got amazing guacamole, homemade tortillas and arguably the best Mojitos on the island! Visit Website

Casa 43

3. Da Fish Shack in Georgetown (Waterfront), $$

Want a delicious bite to eat on the waterfront while watching cruise ships come into Georgetown? Da Fish Shack never disappoints, and is a great place to grab your first lunch in Cayman. The view of the Caribbean is beautiful and the deck somehow always has a perfect breeze. Visit Website

Da Fish Shack

4. Chicken Chicken in Seven Mile Beach Area, $

This is a fun and quirky little restaurant with counter service. Their award-winning Caribbean Chicken will delight your taste buds and senses. As soon as you walk in you’ll see chickens on a rotisserie and a sitting area that’s decorated in traditional Cayman house style. Visit Website

chicken rotating at Chicken Chicken

5. The Brooklyn in Camana Bay, $$

You’ll love the food and the urban vibe inside this pizza joint. The interior decorations are seriously beautiful and juxtapose, and you’ll enjoy a wide variety of pizza options including my personal favorite The Orchid (poached pear, prosciutto, gorgonzola, toasted walnuts and truffle honey drizzle). Visit Website

The Brooklyn Sign

6. Tortuga on Seven Mile Beach (Waterfront), $$

Get a taste of the swanky life at the Tortuga beachfront restaurant at The Westin. Grab a booth, beach bed lounger (with canopy) or pull up a chair poolside for a quick bite and drinks. Visit Website


7. Thai Orchid in Georgetown, $$

If you need a place to get your sushi fix then look no further than Thai Orchid. The ambiance isn’t much out of the ordinary, but the food is VERY tasty and will leave you satisfied. Apart from the sushi, the Thai dishes are well worth ordering, too. Visit Website

Thai Orchid

8. Czech Inn Grill in Bodden Town, $$

The Czech Inn Grill is a cool new pit stop you can check out while you’re adventuring on the East End. Add this to your list for your next trip! Visit Website

At Czech Inn Grill

9. Rankin’s Jerk Center in Bodden Town, $

Rankin’s is a popular local spot serving up authentic Cayman dishes and affordability. We got lunch for 5 people for about $60 CI and that not only covered the meal but fresh fruit smoothies for all! Visit Website

Rankin's Jerk Center

10. West Bay Diner in West Bay, $$

This tiny, home-style diner serves up hearty Caribbean dishes including fresh catches from the sea and some more interesting options like Ox Tail! Visit Website

West Bay Diner

11. Catch in West Bay (Waterfront), $$$

You’ll love the upscale yet laid back atmosphere at Catch. Order a bottle of wine and watch the tide roll in at their sweet spot on Morgan’s Harbor. We recommend the Seafood Pappardelle, Lobster Benedict or the classic Cayman Style Fish with coconut rice (yum!). Visit Website

Catch Restaurant

12. Sunshine Grill in Seven Mile Beach Area, $$

This is such a happy little place tucked just off West Bay Road in the Sunshine Suites Resort. You’ll feel like you’ve found a hidden gem when you walk past the poolside patio and into the screened-in restaurant area. Their fish tacos are to die for and you’re always treated to a mini-ice cream cone on the house at the end of the meal. Visit Website

Sunshine Grill