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Bodden Town, Bodden Town, Grand Cayman
947-3155
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Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Very Good Jerk Chicken!!

We stopped here and had an excellent jerk chicken meal. I have to say I was expecting better because of the ranking by Trip Advisor. The best jerk chicken we have found is the little stand sort of across the road from the brewery. But this is very good. Prices are reasonable and they do have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
CarolS1641
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Montevideo, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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Montevideo, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stopped here and had an excellent jerk chicken meal. I have to say I was expecting better because of the ranking by Trip Advisor. The best jerk chicken we have found is the little stand sort of across the road from the brewery. But this is very good. Prices are reasonable and they do have other things to choose... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The steamed local snapper was one of the best fish meals I ever had. The vegetables were very good. Skip the bammy unless you really like cassava.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Georgetown, Grand Cayman Islands, was a port-of-call for our NCL cruise ship (see my NCL Epic review on Cruise Critic). Having been to Georgetown before, we knew how to avoid the outrageous tour and taxi fares. So, we took a local omni bus from the depot on Edwards Street for a lunch trip to Bodden Town ($2.50/person). The bus driver... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is the third year we have had the good fortune to be able to order food at Rankins. We had two separate meals on this visit. The first was goat curry, a great favourite of ours, and jerk chicken. We loved the jerk chicken, rice and beans so much we went back a couple of days later. Small portions... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We've stopped by Rankin's every time we've been on the island and each time I've come to like it less. The jerk is okay, although not very meaty. The coleslaw isn't great and unfortunately flavours the rice and beans. The service is brisk and sterile. For a better island experience, try Chester's down the road.

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Moravia, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We were staying right down the road at the Turtle Nest Cottages and grabbed dinner to go a couple times. Neither time were we disappointed. I'm a big eater and had trouble finishing my meal - the portions were that big! Highly recommend the jerk chicken.

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Carmichael, Ca
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48 reviews 48 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had jerk chicken thighs. Very "meaty". It's right on the road from the airport. The order counter is on a porch and the menu is quite complete with many choices but we prefer the jerk seasoning since our trip to Jamaica.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stopped in for dinner while staying in Bodden Town. We had jerk chicken, fish fry and festivals. The jerk was ok but we found Chesters down the road even better. THe fish was quite nice and my husband enjoyed the festivals.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

On a drive around the island, I knew I wanted to pull off at any given moment for either a fish fry place or a jerk pit...man is Rankin's worth the stop! We were about half way through our trip when we saw the sign. We pulled right off the road and indulged in some local fare. I had the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Back to our favorite laid back place to eat on the island. Amazing dinner for excellent price. Had the curry shrimp and husband had jerk chicken! Hot, fresh and so flavorful. Added a delicious made to order fruit smoothie and was in heaven! Even my kids said they never saw me finish a whole plate and so quick- lol. May... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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