When we visited Grand Cayman last year, we didn’t have any specific plans for our meals. I had one restaurant that I absolutely wanted to visit, and a few suggestions from friends. Despite the small size of the island, there are so many fabulous places to eat. Here are a few of our favorites.
Note: We’ve visited Grand Cayman on a complimentary press trip and on a trip with Jetblue Vacations. On that trip, we were responsible for paying for all of our meals. All opinions are my own.
Where to Eat in Grand Cayman with Kids
Grand Cayman is quite the culinary destination, with a number of fabulous restaurants located independently as well as within the resorts. While seafood is definitely offered in many of the restaurants, you can also get lots of other cuisines as well. In my opinion, the dining out at the popular restaurants can be almost as fun as spending time at the beach. The food is so delicious.
On our last night, we weren’t sure where to go for dinner. Our resort concierge (at the Westin Grand Cayman) gave us a coupon and sent us to Edoardo’s – an Italian restaurant located right on Seven Mile Drive. We were so impressed. Not only was the meal absolutely fantastic, but our server was one of the best I’ve had. He encouraged my picky kids to try a few new things, and they ended up loving it. It’s definitely a must-visit in my opinion, especially if you love Italian food.
I’m not sure if the coupon was something that’s regularly offered, but you could always ask your resort concierge. We decided to walk to and from the restaurant because we were up for a long walk. Otherwise, it would have been a quick cab ride from our hotel.
Ragazzi, another Italian restaurant located on Seven Mile Drive, was the one restaurant that I knew we had to visit on our brief vacation. I had been there once before on another trip, and I had so many great memories of the delicious food. The kids absolutely loved the pizza, and my pasta was fabulous. They also have a great wine selection. We took a cab to Ragazzi, and then walked off our pizza on the short walk back to our resort.
We ate at Eats Cafe, a restaurant located in a mini mall directly across the street from the Westin Grand Cayman, for breakfast one morning. It’s open all day, but we definitely enjoyed breakfast. Prices are very reasonable, with large portions. It’s a casual, diner, atmosphere – great for visiting with kids. We didn’t have to wait to eat at all. I don’t generally eat a huge breakfast on our family vacations, but I did really enjoy our one breakfast here.
Michael’s Genuine, which also has a location in Miami, is located in the relatively new Camana Bay complex on Grand Cayman. They offer indoor and outdoor seating, along with lots of local food options. I’d recommend spending some time at Camana Bay (they have a wonderful observation tower with fantastic views), and finishing your evening with dinner at Michael’s.
Ferdinand’s, which is located in the Westin, is a great breakfast/brunch option. They offer a full breakfast buffet most mornings, with brunch on Sundays. It’s a little pricey, but a food idea if you want to fill up on breakfast before heading out for the day. I probably wouldn’t recommend going here if you are staying somewhere else, but if you are at the Westin, it’s a nice breakfast buffet option.
Tiki Beach is a beach/water sports complex that is popular with cruise ship visitors as well as other tourists. The restaurant, located right on the beach, offers fantastic food as well as beautiful views. It’s one of the few restaurants that’s directly on the beach.
Sunshine Grill was the restaurant that was recommended to us the most. It’s located in the Sunshine Suites, a hotel located across the street from Seven Mile Beach right near the Westin. The food is so reasonably priced and absolutely delicious. There’s limited seating, however, so it’s best to get there early. We had both breakfast and dinner there and would definitely plan to return on every trip. If you like fish tacos, you’ll definitely want to order them at the Sunshine Grill.