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“didn't eat went snorkeling”

The Cracked Conch by the Sea
Ranked #4 of 21 Restaurants in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $60
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Parker, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“didn't eat went snorkeling”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We didn't eat at the restaurant but they have a nice access to the reef for a shore dive or snorkel. There are showers and the dive staff will give you info about the reef.

Visited May 2013
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Boston, ma
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food, service and ambiance but steep price”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

The title really says it all. The food was fantastic but the price tag was way to high. Our dinner for 4 adults and two children was over $300 U.S.

Hint: call for reservations

Visited May 2013
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Denver, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Location, location, location”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

The view from the desk is one of the best I've seen for dinner. The seafood is very fresh and well prepared. The conch ceviche is some of the best I've had. Great place for a Sunset Dinner.

Visited May 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Magic by the Sea! Not to miss.”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

This was my third trip to the Cracked Conch in the last year and half after discovering the magic that is conducted here. This restaurant, as most in Grand Cayman favors seafood which is artfully prepared with a flair but not over the top and snooty. As a classically trained Chef, I tend to be slightly more critical but I cannot say anything that we ordered had any room for improvement.

We shared butter poached Lobster that was succulent and accompanied by a wonderful array of vegetables and vanilla infuses mashed potatoes. We also ordered their Diver Scallops, with Cauliflower mashed and spring veggies. All perfectly seasoned and displayed each was presented perfectly.

The only thing (which is beyond their control) to mention or be aware of the mosquitos may like to dine on you as you dine with them. However, our server Jennifer offered up some Cutter and we were golden. A true pro!

The dessert and after dinner drink menu was also (like the dinner menu) was ample and offered a sweet for any palate.

This is another not to missed restaurant in Grand Cayman.

  • Visited May 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Dine on the water”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

We ate here after a sunset horseback ride, so we did not get to enjoy the view. We did sit on the deck and it was lovely outside. The food was good, but we had better on Grand Cayman. Service was a little slow - I don't think we would have minded except that it was late and we were hungry. Overall, I would return but it isn't at the top of my list.

Visited April 2013
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