Pelicans at the Reef

Enjoy a relaxed lunch out on the deck, or chill on a comfy lounger in the shade of a palapa, with the ocean only feet away. 

It’s summertime and the cooling breezes of East End are calling many local residents away to a quick staycation. Fortunately there are dining options aplenty in the far east. Two of the well known ones can be found at The Reef Resort, with Pelican’s Reef and the Rusty Pelican serving up a unique taste of Cayman.
The outdoor patio surrounded by tiki torches sets the tone for the Rusty Pelican. The sound of the ocean lapping the shore blends with the beat of Caribbean and Latin music to create the ultimate island atmosphere.
Enjoy a relaxed lunch out on the deck, or chill on a comfy lounger in the shade of a palapa, with the ocean only feet away. Add a refreshing cocktail to the picture and it is hard to imagine a better day.
From mojitos and daiquiris to decadent banana mudslides there is certain to be just the thing you’ve been looking for.
The lunch menu at Rusty Pelican features everything from favourites like red conch chowder to the ubiquitous Buffalo chicken strips, a selection of pizzas and or even a unique conch sausage dog.
On Wednesday evenings, catch DJ JR Douglas at the Rusty Pelican as he kicks the weekend off early with infectious Island vibes. On Friday evening, DJ Damien spins tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, classic rock and top 40 for an eclectic, crowd pleasing mix.
Pelican’s Reef features a superb view of the East End barrier reef, with a selection of dishes that perfectly complement the location.
The menu at Pelican’s Reef offers a mix of local dishes, classic continental cuisine and regional specialities. Seafood features strongly, with favourites like conch fritters and crab cakes on the starters menu, or Caribbean lobster, blackened tuna or catch of the day as entrees. Of course, there is more than seafood, with jerk chicken, coconut crusted chicken breast or a good steak.
There are also delectable desserts for those who can still find room for a little something sweet.
For entertainment, The Barefoot Man performs at the restaurant twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with a special dinner menu.
For those who don’t know him yet, Barefoot is the consummate entertainer and his music mixes together island styles like soca with a helping of country and solid serving of humour. The music is interspersed with Barefoot’s humorous tales of island life and, of course, rum.
Reservations are strongly advised, as ‘Foot still packs them in after all these years.