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Rackam's Waterfront in Georgetown is a beautiful rustic open air waterfront property featuring ocean views and spectacular sunsets. The restaurant is built on natural wood decking surrounded by lush greenery. We are just a two minute walk from the heart of George Town the capital Cayman Islands. Rackam's is a great place for snorkeling too! From our ladder swim with the tarpon or enjoy a short swim to the wreck of the Cali. Bring the kids they will love the tarpon feeding every night at 7:30pm. Rackam's was named after the notorious pirate Calico Jack Rackham who, as legend has it, was one of the first pirates to set foot in the Cayman Islands. See you soon ; )
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, American, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We hadn't read or heard about this restaurant but were so happy that we found it on our adventure to Georgetown. The waiter was friendly and helpful. I couldn't decide between two meals and he offered his opinion. I ended up loving my Tropical Chicken...Salad. The chicken was moist, the dressing delicious, greens fresh, and the mango was local. I don't recall what other members of my party ate, but everyone was happy with their food. The sunset was spectacular. Other guests kept coming over to our area at the waterfront to take pictures as the sky colors changed. This restaurant is very casual, food is good, servers helpful, prices less than most other places we dined, and the view and sunset are amazing. We were surprised that more people weren't talking about how great this place is.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have not even been yet, but already having a great experience. After searching reviews for the best kid-friendly restaurants, we landed on Rackam’s as it appeared consistently across all family blogs/ review sites. I submitted a website inquiry for a reservation for a 10th...bday. I noticed we were earlier than the scheduled fish feeding on the site, so asked if it was okay if the kids fed fish earlier than they do. Tim, the GM, responded within hours. He not only confirmed the reservation but OK’d our fish feeding for us! When planning a vacation / birthday, having a company respond so quickly and to be so welcoming is very much appreciated! We haven’t eaten there yet but I’m sure the service will continue to be top notch. :) Will update review after our reservation on Jul 3rd.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the best place in Grand Cayman. A must for all guests and crew on ships! Incredible menu and drinks list. Get those curry fries!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 12 May 2022 via mobile

This was our least favorite meal on our 4 day trip, considering we also ate at Wendy's one day for lunch. We order Conch Fritters, Fried Calamari, and the Soup du Jour was Pumpkin and Chicken as starters... the conch fritters and calamari both tasted...prepackaged, because they weren't tasty at all. My Mom liked the soup. We shared the grilled Snapper with mango salsa as an entree and it was overcooked and dry. This place is great for the views, especially at sunset, but the food was just edible. Our server Olga was good and comped us for part of the bill, but I wouldn't recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Rackams W, General Manager at Rackam's Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2022

Shana, So sorry you didn't enjoy your meal with us, but do appreciate the accolades on our server Olga and our fabulous views/sunsets. We usually have rave reviews on our food and I can assure you all the items mentioned are homemade. I'm glad Mom...More

Reviewed 11 May 2022

We were recommended this place after an excursion with Cayman Diving. It was one of the best recommendations we received on our trip! We shared the conch fritters with jerk mayo and it was absolutely incredible! I had a delicious margarita and had a great...time hanging out at the bar watching the water. Our only regret is not being hungry enough to try more of the food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 29 April 2022 via mobile

We dined here for lunch. Service was great. We had the pina coladas, fish tacos, hamburger and homemade chips as an appetizer. Everything was very good but not fantastic compared to other restaurants we dined at this week.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 via mobile

Nothing is better than a waterfront dining experience with good food and a fun server. If you need any convincing….get the curry cheese fries. wow. The fish tacos were great as well. Get there early for a fabulous happy hour drink and appetizer menu. This...will be an annual “go-to” restaurant for us.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

Excellent place! We had the fish fry and was not disappointed. Staff is friendly and attentive. Would be a great place to watch the sunset but we had other plans so we had t miss it. The traffic getting I to town is a pain...but parking wasn't a problem. Would definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 29 March 2022

Had a couple hours to myself while wife had a spa day, the hotel staff recommended I go to Rackams. The second I walked in I was greeted by the awesome staff and super fun regulars. My couple beers killing time turned into me closing...the bar down having intense sports conversations with Max, great guy and bartender....but a packers fan won't hold it against him. Ask Eoghan for his famous Mudslides!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 31 January 2022

Very nice relaxing restaurant near downtown waterfront where the focus is both fish dishes and soups/salads. Granted, we were there during a period where tourism was down 75% or more (covid, no cruise ships, etc) but the food was delicious and the service very attentive....Would definitely go again.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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aalbinocarla
17 May 2017|
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Response from slobrien | Reviewed this property |
We made one and it was busy with cruise ships and discounts I would recommend it
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aalbinocarla
9 May 2017|
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Response from William C | Reviewed this property |
Not 100 % sure but I think it is every day 4 to 7.
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23 April 2017|
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Response from Rackams W | Property representative |
Hi, we have a few items on our menu, that are vegetarian. Homemade Chips, Baked Brie, Pasta Primavera, and salads. You can view our menu on our website. Thanks Julie
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rackam's Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

Yes, Rackam's Waterfront Restaurant & Bar offers takeaway services.

Rackam's Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5