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Rankin's Jerk Pit

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Bodden Town, Bodden Town, Grand Cayman
947-3155
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 15
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty!

We stopped at Rankin's Jerk Center on our way to our condo in Bodden Town. They have inside dining and also a take-out window. The night we were there, they appeared to be understaffed, because it took about 5 minutes before anyone came to the window to even take our order. The food is made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth H
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Canandaigua, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the jerk chicken and jerk pork. Food was good, not the best, not the worst. It was cheap for Grand Cayman $13CI. The portions were generous, the chicken had a lot of bones and the pork did too. Tasty but not creative.

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Canandaigua, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at Rankin's Jerk Center on our way to our condo in Bodden Town. They have inside dining and also a take-out window. The night we were there, they appeared to be understaffed, because it took about 5 minutes before anyone came to the window to even take our order. The food is made to-order, so we waited about... More 

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Thank Elizabeth H
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here twice. The food is amazing. The rice and peas are some of the best I have had. The jerk pork and chicken are outstanding. The staff is friendly. The shrimp dishes are great as well. If you want an authentic island lunch stop here and you will most definitely be back. We will be for sure!

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West Jordan, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Very good food, loved the jerk chicken and the fish-n-chips.. they are very friendly and helped us with ordering... Great place to eat

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Troy, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have been going to Grand Cayman for quite a long time, but on our trip last week we decided to stop by and try Rankin's Jerk Pit for the first time. We actually thought we were stopping to check out a butcher shop - don't know how we got that impression. The seafood, chicken, beef and pork dishes offer... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Jerk is just such an easy way to eat cheaply in the Caymans and Rankins was one of the better options that we visited. it is very close to wear we were staying in Bodden Town so we went several times.

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Thank birdie c
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Even though we passed it everyday, we only ended up eating here once at the end of our stay - boy do I wish we had stopped more often! Great local jerk chicken and pork at a very reasonable price.

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Thank CPandBP
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

when the locals go there for their food you know it is going to be good. not only was it great food but you get large portions for the price. loved it

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Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

A co-worker and I went to lunch today at Rankin's Jerk Pit. I ordered the Jerk Pork for lunch and a coconut tart for dessert. My Co-worker had the tempting steamed fish and a piece of fruit cake. Oh boy, it was delicious!. The ladies were very friendly and served us with a smile.

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Thank Paint_Master263
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

If you like delicious food and good sized portions you should eat at Rankin's! The food was authentic and delicious and very reasonably priced. Although they do have some outdoor seating it's probably better to take the food with, it's somewhat unclear where you should or should not sit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bodden Town, Bodden Town, Grand Cayman
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cayman Islands  >  Grand Cayman  >  Bodden Town
  • Phone Number: 947-3155

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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