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Grand Old House

648 South Church Street, Grand Cayman
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Ranked #32 of 235 Restaurants in Grand Cayman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Grand Old House, formerly known as Petra Plantation, is one of Cayman’s most beautiful and well known historic homes. Petra literally translated means gem, rock or stone. The Biblical city of Petra was described as a place of refuge. Our Petra is also a place of refuge, providing your senses with five star dining, soft piano music and colorful sunsets. Like biblical Petra, ours is located on the rock or “ironshore” as we call it locally, but overlooks another gem; the sapphire depths of the Caribbean Sea.
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Loveland, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We caught a last minute reservation at Grand Old House the night before they closed. They were having a large happy hour/party on half of the deck and had sectioned the other half off for dinner customers. Our meal was to die for. The red snapper and 8oz filet were perfect! Sadly, the service was a bit lacking because of... More

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GrandOldHouse, Manager at Grand Old House, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. Apologies for the poor service, we had a large crowd for our annual season closing happy hour. We reopen on Monday October 6th, hopefully you have a chance to be back so that we can amend. Hope to see you soon More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The concierge at the Marriott suggested the Grand Old House as our best option for a romantic dinner to celebrate our actual anniversary night here in Grand Cayman. When we arrived, we were seated on the deck, in a private alcove practically overhanging the waves crashing into the rock covered shoreline. Our server was Nino, a yound gentleman from northern... More

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Richmond, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

From the picture perfect sea-side deck with the sun setting beautifully in the distance, to fine table setting, the delicious food, perfect portions and the attentive, friendly staff.... everything was simply perfect. Being from cattle country, I find it difficult to find really good beef; this filet mignon was the best beef I've had in years. My partner's short ribs... More

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Phila PA
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was our first time eating at this restaurant. This trip was a celebration of my daughter graduating HS and going on to college so we wanted a special night to celebrate and this place did not disappoint. Everything from providing Proseco when we sat down to the menu selections to the attentiveness of our waiter was absolutely wonderful! There... More

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is located a bit off the beaten path about a 10 minute ride south of Georgetown but worth it. We arrived about 6PM and it did not start to fill out until close to an hour later. Seating on the back patio is a must with incredible waves breaking on the volcanic rock and the sun setting behind you.... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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259 reviews 259 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We've eaten here on every trip we have taken to the Caymans since our son was 4 years old and they had a different deck (he is now 16). The food is always spectacular, the view incredible and the service impeccable. This time was no different. My son had the crab crusted marlin and my husband and I both opted... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We've been to the Caymans three times, and have always gone to Grand Old House for dinner on our last night there. This time, we were reminded why we have this little tradition by the absolutely spectacular meal we had there. Dinner was served on the terrace that the restaurant has built out onto the rocks overlooking the sea. We... More

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St. Louis
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner here with a work group. Our large group (12) took up about a third of the outside deck, but it was not too much for the restaurant to handle. The service was excellent. Our food was fabulous.......try the bacon wrapped wahoo. And the view and ambience of the water was terrific. A GREAT evening was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

The service was very good and really the highlight of our dining experience. The staff was very attentive to every request we had and honestly seemed concerned that we were not enjoying our food. My wife and I consider ourselves healthy eaters. We prefer sauces and dressings on the side and try to stick to grilled and steamed foods. Many... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had heard this place was overrated during our last trip here in Nov so we didn't go. This time we decided to check it out by just having a drink at the bar. This place is beautiful!!! The bartender was so nice and the drinks we had were by far the best we had anywhere on the island (one... More

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