Where to Eat in Bodden Town: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 31, 2018 Leonarda Pillsbury

Discover the best restaurant in Bodden Town, Cayman Islands including Rankin's Jerk Pit, The Brasserie, Upstairs Restaurant, South Coast Bar & Grill Breakers, The Grape Tree Cafe, Seaside Paradise Restaurant, KAIBO Beach Espresso, SouthCoast Bar & Grill, The White House, Czech Inn
Things to do in Bodden Town

1. Rankin's Jerk Pit

Bodden Town, Bodden Town, Grand Cayman Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Caribbean, Jamaican Lunch, Dinner 947-3155
Excellent
49%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Rankin's Jerk Pit

Reviewed By angelod155019 - Toronto, Canada

Given the number of positive reviews we likely just caught them on an off day, but none of the four of us were impressed. We order a number of jerk pork and chicken dinners. The fries were soggy, the pork plates were about 65% fat - so barely any meat at all. Another order of fish and chips came as fish fingers, and didn’t care for that either. We left hungry and underwhelmed.

2. The Brasserie

Cricket Square 171 Elgin Avenue, George Town KY1 - 1103, Grand Cayman Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Caribbean, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$275 +1 345-945-1815
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 735 reviews

The Brasserie

Reviewed By TravellingBritNY - Syracuse, New York

My partner and I visited for a Birthday dinner in the middle of the week. We have dined here several times in the past and always had a good to great experience. This one turned out to be more on the "great" end.
Julia, our server, was a wonderful representative of the business. She was cheerful, polite and extremely knowledgeable about all of the offerings on the menu.
I started with a Cayman Swanky (a cocktail that I discovered here), and the curried carrot soup, followed by the Beef Wellington, and the Panna Cotta for dessert. Everything was cooked to perfection, and plated very nicely. Flavours were perfectly on point.
I love the approach of this place - they own their own fishing boats, bee hives, chicken coup and Gardens, and they source everything else from small producers. They care passionately about their food, and that shows. For people who really care about food, this is one of, if not the best restaurant on Grand Cayman, in my opinion.

3. Upstairs Restaurant

North Sound Beach and Marina 585 Water Cay Road, North Side KY1-1700, Grand Cayman Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$416 +1 345-947-9975
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 432 reviews

Upstairs Restaurant

Upstairs at Kaibo is renowned as a regal and refined restaurant, where grand plantation house design meets its match in the kitchen. Lauded by locals as the Islands finest restaurant, the restaurant chefs cook up a storm, whilst diners enjoy the spectacular sea view, making for the perfect island waterfront dining experience. Post indulgence at Cayman’s most extensive rum bar is worth it for any occasion. Disappear into an oversized couch in one of the many drinking nooks, order a “Smoking Gun” cocktail, and inhale an enigmatic fog from your personal rum bottle. Kick back, relax, and feel at home. You are Upstairs at Kaibo.

Reviewed By BWine_DE - Wilmington, DE

We had dinner at Kaibo upstairs while staying on the North Side. Service was excellent, even redundant at times. The food was wonderful; my wife, who is not generally a fish eater, loved the Mahi. Drinks were good, too. We thought that the pricing was...MoreThank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us, we really hope to welcome you back again soon.

4. South Coast Bar & Grill Breakers

Queen's Highway, Bodden Town, Grand Cayman Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$141 +345-947-2517
Excellent
47%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

South Coast Bar & Grill Breakers

Managed by the Powell family,South Coast Bar & Grill is located in the village of Breakers, amongst swaying coconut palms and the ocean, in the district of Bodden Town and is approximately 20 minutes drive from George Town the capital. We specialize in local and Caribbean cuisine.We have various dining options, choose from on our seaside patios, Beach dining or in our AC dining room. The atmosphere is relaxing and the prices beats all the restaurants in east end.

Reviewed By KLCR810 - Baltimore, Maryland

Figured we’d try this place even after seeing some not so good reviews. Should have trusted my judgement and stayed away.
First, I think there’s a language barrier that is causing some problems with the staff.
Second, it seems like they cater to the locals and allow smoking. We went to the limited outdoor Seating and had two groups of locals constantly smoking while we were there. The staff said nothing and continued to serve them. The smoke wasn’t blowing on us so I chose to say nothing.
The Mahi was acceptable but nothing special.
We wouldn’t go back again.

5. The Grape Tree Cafe

Bodden Town | Seaside, Bodden Town, Grand Cayman Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available Caribbean, Seafood Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

The Grape Tree Cafe

Reviewed By sslipp - Canada

Really tasty fish fry, good for take-out or eating at the picnic tables on the beach. Street a bit noisy. Great value!

6. Seaside Paradise Restaurant

238 Shamrock Rd | 270 Bodden Town Rd, Bodden Town, Isole Cayman, KY1-1602, Bodden Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Bodden Town KY1-1602, Grand Cayman Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations Caribbean, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 345-323-4239
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Seaside Paradise Restaurant

Small beachfront restaurant with some of the best local food we have ever eaten. The lady who runs and the restarant and cooks all the food we are told is the former chef for The Edge which was washed away during the hurricane. Food was amazing and she is is lovely and even explained some of her dishes which were not familiar to us.

Reviewed By Daniela R - Pasadena, California

We've been at the Seaside Paradise 2 evenings in a row. Both times the food was delicious. The first night we had Ackee and salt fish and pan fried mahi mahi, and the second night we had lobster and shrimps. Well cooked and very reasonably priced. If you pass by Bodden Town don't miss it. The restaurant is just a few houses down the Turtle Nest Inn, the location given by the Tripadvisor map is wrong. The location is also great, beachfront view and secluded and you can BYOB.

7. KAIBO Beach Espresso

585 Water Cay Road, North Side, Grand Cayman Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating Cafe Breakfast +1 345-947-9975
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

KAIBO Beach Espresso

Kaibo Beach "espresso" is about community connectivity, conscience, quality coffee and tea, and local art and music. Our main philosophy is about offering consistently excellent coffee in your cup. We source quality with a conscience, and share with the community. In Downtown Miami, we craft roast the very best coffee beans and ship them directly to the store.

Reviewed By WorldTvlerParker_CO - Parker, CO

Not a coffee drinker, but they have tea. Small shop but reallly friendly and it is beach front. They had a really neat ice coffee machine.... and they had chai....

8. SouthCoast Bar & Grill

2054 Breakers, Bodden Town, Grand Cayman Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Caribbean, Bar, Pub, Seafood Lunch, Dinner 947-2517
Excellent
65%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

SouthCoast Bar & Grill

Reviewed By They_Call_Me_G - Brooklyn, New York

My wife saw their sign on the roadside advertising a five course lobster dinner for $36 USD. Unfortunately, the service was lackluster and the portions pretty small for the price.

9. The White House

Bodden Town Rd, Bodden Town, Grand Cayman Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 345-946-5500
Excellent
52%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 154 reviews

The White House

Reviewed By PurdueGuy - Chapel Hill, NC

After a long day of travel, my wife and I settled into our rental house in Bodden Town. Within a 1/2 mile is the White House Restaurant, and a terrific place to settle into and enjoy the local culture in an incredibly classy environment. The food was very good and the service outstanding. Most definitely a restaurant that you want to experience.
During the day, The White House caters to the cruise ship crowd, however, at night it is a very quiet & romantic site.

10. Czech Inn

563 Bodden Town Rd, Bodden Town, Grand Cayman Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Czech, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 345-923-1986
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 290 reviews

Czech Inn

Reviewed By OC345 - Grand Cayman

We have been hearing about this restaurant for a while and finally made the drive to Bodden Town. Really rustic restaurant - right on the main road. Very attentive service and an expansive menu. Outdoor Seating. Very healthy portion was served but the food was average. Sweet potato fries were a bit salty and we didn’t enjoy the chicken.

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