The Best Seafood on Grand Cayman?

Old Mar 8th, 2004, 08:33 PM
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The Best Seafood on Grand Cayman?

Looking for opinions on the best seafood on Grand Cayman. I have seen many great reviews of the sea bass at the Reef Grill. Any other suggestions- lobster? shrimp? other fresh fish that can't miss?
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Old Mar 9th, 2004, 07:13 AM
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Anything at Smuggler's Cove. Also, I hear the Caribbean lobster at Deckers is good.

Reef Grill is outstanding.
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Old Mar 9th, 2004, 08:03 AM
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My husband and I had double lobster tails at the Reef Grill and it was delicious.
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Old Mar 9th, 2004, 03:20 PM
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Sea bass at the Reef Grill - no doubt about it!!!!
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Old Mar 9th, 2004, 03:25 PM
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Lobster in champagne sauce at the Calypso Grill is fantastic, as was their Shrimp Provenciale! Calypso Grill also has great atmosphere and outdoor seating.
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Old Mar 9th, 2004, 03:26 PM
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Now I wish I had tried the Sea Bass.
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Old Mar 9th, 2004, 07:45 PM
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One more vote for the Sea Bass at Reef Grill, I've been raving about it for years, and we had it twice on our last visit.

Smuggler's Cove is also a must, their signature lobster stuffed filet mignon is incredible. Also the jerk duck appetizer is delicious.

Calypso Grill, we had some grilled Mahi Mahi that was excellent. They also serve a fishcake appetizer that is fantastic.

Another nice meal is Ristorante Pappagallo. We had the lobster ravioli, which was great. Fried calimari appetizer was some of the best we've had.

Last but not least, you might want to try the "all you can eat" lobster at Deckers. Very pricey, but worth it for those with a large appetite.

Enjoy those great restaurants....my mouth is watering just typing this post!!

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Old Mar 9th, 2004, 09:23 PM
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I think I saw turtle on the menu several times. Stay away from the turtle meals!
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Old Mar 10th, 2004, 10:26 AM
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wow, some great advice! thanks for taking the time. I will be sure to try the sea bass and maybe a couple of the others!
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Old Mar 10th, 2004, 10:29 AM
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Scott, I agree. The lobster ravioli at Pappagallo's was great.
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Old Mar 10th, 2004, 03:24 PM
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To Kelabel - the turtle is raised at the turtle farm. Turtle steak, I think, is great. Turtle stew isn't as good - it has pieces of, I think, liver that is quite strong.
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So to kill a turtle raised in a farm is better than one in the wild? It is always safe to go vegetarian when traveling.
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Old Mar 10th, 2004, 08:02 PM
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Yes, to kill and eat a turtle raised at the Turtle Farm is better than capturing and killing a wild turtle. Farms feed people. That's how it works.

Plus the Turtle Farm has done more to increase the wild sea turtle population than any whiny vegetarians:

"The Farm's captive breeding colony now produces an average of 45,000 eggs per year. Approximately eight thousand hatchlings are needed each year to satisfy current production goals. Excess hatchlings are designated for tagging and release. Over 28,000 hatchlings and yearlings have been released into the waters surrounding the Cayman Islands."

More info at www.turtle.ky/release.htm

Finally, no it isn't "always safe to go vegetarian when traveling," particularly in Mexico or countries with water-borne bacteria that can cause GI disorders. Raw vegetables & fruit washed in "dirty" water can result in a nasty case of Montezuma's Revenge. No worries with cooked food.
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Old Mar 10th, 2004, 08:12 PM
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so you really have eaten these turtles? I'd rather risk it with a salad.
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Old Mar 10th, 2004, 08:15 PM
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for more info on all of the things so-called whiny vegetarians have done to help animals that suffer in this world, without eating them go to peta.com
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