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Local restaurants, Lobster/Seafood

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Local restaurants, Lobster/Seafood

We will visiting Gran Cayman in june, actually staying in 7 mile beach at the Marriott.

We will be renting a car so traveling is not a problem.

what wer looking for is a nice local, off the beat restaurant, that servers Lobster or seafood in a traditional way.. something that we can sit directly on the beach or have a nice view with.

Can you recommend anything in that sense, nothing big on tourists, just something clam and delicious?

thank you

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1. Re: Local restaurants, Lobster/Seafood

We are for the most part all tourists who make these recommendations!!! That said the residents and locals in GC eat at same restaurants as visitors do. There are some places in GT near the port that really cater to the cruise ship crowd and they are very obvious -- big welcoming signs!! Conch is a big thing on the island you can find on menus all over. Some places that are on the water that serve it My Bar at Sunset House and Macabuca. However I can't help you with lobster on the beach. Outside lobster season most of it is flown in from other islands and personally I don't like Carib (warm water) lobbies -- no comparison to the ones that come from places like Maine. However there are places like Deckers that have an all you can eat lobster night. It is not on the beach. Check out some options in caymanrestaurantguide.com and caymangoodtaste.com. Also ask the servers at the Marriott what's happening where. They know if anything special is going on. Overall the food on the island is top notch and anywhere the food is good people find the path. Also google restaurants postings here -- there are hundreds of them.

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2. Re: Local restaurants, Lobster/Seafood

Not had the lobster there, nor eaten since a new chef came on board and the place was re-done, but South Coast Bar & Grill has a weekly lobster special and waterfront tables strewn about the small beach there.

Also while tourist undoubtedly eat there, it is not what one would generally associate with being a touristy restaurant.


Edited: 21 April 2013, 16:31
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3. Re: Local restaurants, Lobster/Seafood

I had what they called lobster breakers at Southcoast for lunch..definitely more than enuf for dinner. My husand and I shared for lunch. it was very good and we were the only people there. It was lobster chunks in a sauce...can't remember what else. it was delicious

Edited: 21 April 2013, 17:54
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4. Re: Local restaurants, Lobster/Seafood

I'm not sure you're going to find exactly what you're looking for. You're looking for off the beaten path, but on an island, the beach is THE beaten path. You mention something that isn't touristy but sitting in the sand and eating dinner is what tourists regularly ask about on TA.

That said, if you're looking for local seafood I would suggest Heritage Kitchen in West Bay. Mostly local crowd, delicious fresh fish, and you can sit on the sea wall or on the beach below it while you eat out of a Styrofoam box. I grab dinner there regularly and highly recommend the escovitch. They also have coconut battered fish but that really isn't a local flavor. Neither is lobster since you'll most likely be eating a frozen/thawed atlantic lobster anywhere you go.

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