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Rackam's Waterfront Bar and Restaurant

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Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International, Pub
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93 N. Church St, George Town, Grand Cayman
345-945-3860
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Rackams Waterfront in george town is a beautiful rustic open air...
Rackams Waterfront in george town 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.Rackams is a great place for snorkeling too! From our ladder swim with the tarpon or enjoy a short swim to the wreck of the Cail. Bring the kids they will love the tarpon feeding every night at 7:30pm.Rackams was named after the notorious flamboyant pirate Calico Jack Rackham who as legend has it was one of the first pirates set foot in the Cayman Islands See you soon ; )
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Snorkel-friendly

We actually did not eat here, but went through here, looking for the Wreck of the Cali dive site. We were unsure of where to go, but we sheepishly walked through the outdoor restaurant because we saw a ladder at the end of the patio deck that seemed to lead to the dive site. The waitress said... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
btsapalas62
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We actually did not eat here, but went through here, looking for the Wreck of the Cali dive site. We were unsure of where to go, but we sheepishly walked through the outdoor restaurant because we saw a ladder at the end of the patio deck that seemed to lead to the dive site. The waitress said, 'just put your... More 

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London
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had lunch a couple of times at Rackam's again this holiday. As always, great food and great service. Can't fault the place. And the Tarpon are really cool too!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Not exactly a safe area after 6pm. Having said that, the restaurant had a handful of locals enjoying happy hour after work. Unfortunately they all smoked cigarettes as well as polluted the air with their loud foul language at the table beside us. On a positive note our server James was a nice guy, the soup of the day was... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ate here twice. Had the best server that we experienced in all of the island . Hats off to Niza , she rocks. Her smile, charm and humor made our dining experience even better. If you stop by here ask for her section. You'll be glad that you did. Food was good and reasonable . Views were nice. Don't... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Loved this place!! I had the blueberry lemonade and it was so good I looked up the recipe to make again myself. The food was good and their homemade chips were to die for. Its right on the water and has a great atmosphere. It's so good I am recommending it for my sister in-laws 30th birthday! I hope you... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Bar and Grill with typical fare with some Caribbean choices mixed in...had conch fritters with jerk mayo..very good. Best of all was feeding the tarpons at sunset and seeing the large orange globe sun setting over the ocean!

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good food, great drinks and lots of fun to climb down the ladder and swim/snorkel with some good size tarpon!

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had a great meal at Rackam's. The oceanfront view is gorgeous and adds to the overall experience. I ate here with my mom. We shared two appetizers and an entree. Both appetizers were phenomenally tasty and fresh. We had the fried calamari and lobster cakes. Their self-proclaimed specialty is fish and chips. I love beer battered fish, and this... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Rackam's had great food at an affordable price at the most beautiful location on the island. We went to dinner at about 6pm and the Sun set around 7. It was absolutely fantastic. My friend and I were looking for a nice oceanfront restaurant to take our girlfriends but everywhere we were finding was crazily expensive. I came across this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Rackums was delicious! The laid back environment is what we wanted, so you don't have to dress up for this place. They also allow you to snorkel into the Bay Area beside the restaurant and there is a sunken ship right off the restaurant! So make sure to bring some goggles!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 93 N. Church St, George Town, Grand Cayman
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cayman Islands  >  Grand Cayman  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: 345-945-3860

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget

Description

Rackams Waterfront in george town 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.Rackams is a great place for snorkeling too! From our ladder swim with the tarpon or enjoy a short swim to the wreck of the Cail. Bring the kids they will love the tarpon feeding every night at 7:30pm.Rackams was named after the notorious flamboyant pirate Calico Jack Rackham who as legend has it was one of the first pirates set foot in the Cayman Islands See you soon ; )
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?