Grenada, known as the Spice Isle, is one of the best islands to visit if you're looking for a food-filled vacation that’ll be memorably tasteful. Though this is a small island, it is still important to know the best places to savor the most delicious and unique food.
Of course, any vacation in Grenada where food is a central focus will need to start with a bit of knowledge about the food itself. One of the things you should know is that Grenadian food is a mix of cultures from all over the world including African, Arawak, West Indian, and British. Many of the best restaurants on this island are located in St. George’s Parish, the capital of Grenada. Many of Grenada's stand-out restaurants are located in hotels and resorts across the island.
If you choose to explore the food culture of Grenada through its restaurants, you’ll notice that some food establishments have a characteristic local flair about them that is reflected in their food and the overall atmosphere. Others focus on delivering an elevated ambiance with a mix of local and international dishes on offer.
As food is such an essential part of any vacation, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best restaurants to dine at while in Grenada:
For a restaurant with a local ambiance and great food, you might want to try Patrick’s Local Homestyle Restaurant in Grenada. At this eatery, Grenadian cuisine is served Tapas style. This restaurant is located in the heart of St. George’s Parish and though is it quite low-key, you can find some delicious options on the menu.
Locals especially will recommend that you dine at this restaurant to enjoy authentic Grenadian food. Once you get past the unassuming exterior, you can indulge in some Grenadian classics like Oil Down. Other menu items that are popular here include callaloo soup, ginger pork, and fish cakes. You can also try their cocktails or the rum punch, which are made with signature local touches. Everything here is relatively inexpensive, so your money just might go a bit further.
Expert tip: If you love sushi, you have to try Soy.
Tucked away behind bamboo fronds and adorned with unique oriental décor, Soy brings a taste of the Far East to the Caribbean. Our favorite rolls include the Seared Tuna Tataki, the Spicy Crispy Shrimp roll, the Champagne Lobster roll, and the Yuzu Cheesecake for dessert. This restaurant is only available for guests of Sandals Grenada.
The best part? Soy’s exceptional food is included and unlimited as part of Sandals' all-inclusive vacation package. Have as many glasses of wine as you wish with the dish of your choice because (alcoholic) drinks are included and unlimited during your entire stay!
For fine dining, Rhodes Restaurant at Calabash Hotel in St. George’s can be a worthwhile option. Named after British Chef Gary Rhodes, this restaurant offers tasty dishes made with fresh ingredients and lots of local inspiration. The atmosphere at Rhodes Restaurant is elegant and upscale, and the service is attentive.
There are lots of items to choose from on the menu here including the Catch of the Day, slow-cooked pork ribs, and other delicious options. Some of our favorite dishes here include the BBQ Eel & Smoked Herring Terrine, Pan Seared Sweet Potato Scallops, and Pan Roasted Mahi-Mahi. The dishes here are all made with fresh, local ingredients, which is something to be appreciated.
Rhodes Restaurant has an elegant open-air dining room. This dining space is ideal for a romantic couple’s date or a special occasion dinner. In terms of the dress code, evening attire is required at this establishment. Before or after dinner, you can enjoy drinks at the Piano Lounge. Reservations are required for dining.
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Walk right into the Victory Bar & Restaurant in Grenada if you want a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a view. This restaurant is located at the Port Louis Marina in St. George’s, Grenada. There are lots of reasons to visit this eatery, including their delicious food and the extended Happy Hour every Friday. The wine and cocktail list here is also extensive, which makes it a great location for a couples' date.
Set on the waterfront, you can indulge in views of the marina and the nearby lagoon while you dine. Delectable selections such as the popular Texan style Slow Smoked BBQ are offered on the menu here. You’ll also be able to order hamburgers, fresh fish, and their tasty thin-crust pizza. Our favorites here are the garlic shrimp, jerk chicken breast, and reggae pizza.
There’s indoor and outdoor seating at the Victory Bar & Restaurant. We recommend open-air dining for the best views. Themed nights here include Pasta Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, and BBQ Fridays.
Carib Sushi is an award-winning sushi restaurant just off the shore of Grand Anse Beach in Morne Rouge, Grenada. This restaurant specializes in sushi and Japanese cuisine. Carib Sushi is a good place to stop for lunch or dinner with drinks, particularly after a fun day at the nearby beach.
Carib Sushi has over 100 dishes on offer including cooked meat, chicken, and vegetarian options. Foodies will love that there’s just so much to choose from here. If you go there specifically for the sushi, you will definitely want to try the fresh sushi rolls made with local fish, new-style lobster, and toro teriyaki. There’s also a Teppanyaki Lounge at this location, which has its own menu and offers a unique experience.
The service at Carib Sushi is usually kind and welcoming. If you want to have dinner here during your vacation, we recommend making a reservation. Carib Sushi is open 7 days a week for dinner, and 6 days a week for lunch (excludes Sunday).
There’s so much to love about BB’s Crabback restaurant in St. George’s, Grenada. This is a popular local restaurant that serves traditional Grenadian food heaped with flavor. This restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. If you go there for a couples’ date, you can enjoy some of the best island desserts with your meal.
BB’s Crabback is located in the Carenage part of Grenada, right next to the beach. This means that you can pencil in some time for the beach on the day that you decide to visit this restaurant. Dining at BB’s Crabback comes with the opportunity to dive into Grenadian culture, starting with the food. Some of our favorite dishes at this restaurant include the King Prawns Seretse, Vegetable Curry, and BB’s Signature Dish. For dessert, you might want to try Eliza’s Sweet Potato Pudding which is always a crowd-pleaser.
If you decide to dine at BB’s Crabback, definitely be open to trying new things. Also, some patience might be required (think … Caribbean time). This restaurant is ideal if you want an authentic local setting and food, great drinks, and good service.
The Aquarium Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Grenada. This is a fine dining restaurant that is situated near Magazine Beach in St. George’s. Here, you can enjoy a romantic and upscale ambiance with options for outdoor seating with reservations. With views of the Caribbean Sea, the city of St. George’s, and a gorgeous mountain backdrop, we can’t help but recommend the outdoor seating option for your meal here.
Much thanks to the views, you’ll probably be in a state of relaxation and keen expectation as you sit oceanfront, menu in hand, at The Aquarium Restaurant. As this restaurant is well known for its classic Creole cuisine, any pick along these lines is certain to be flavorful and delectable. At The Aquarium Restaurant, creole touches are also mixed in with familiar classics. Some of our favorite dishes at this restaurant include the Aquarium Lobster, Seafood Linguini, and the Jamaican Jerk Chicken.
In addition to the possibility of a great meal, you can enjoy some Grenadian entertainment here too. On Sundays, there’s usually BBQ and a live local reggae band from 3 p.m. For more of a nightlife experience, you can go to their beach bar and rooftop bar which are always good fun!
Insider tip: If you want to visit multiple restaurants without a hassle, staying at one of the all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean is a good idea. Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts both offer multiple restaurants that guests will love, including themed gourmet options.
You’ll find Oliver’s Restaurant at the Spice Island Beach Resort in St. George’s, Grenada. This restaurant is known for its creative and tasty cuisine, particularly its delicious creole offerings. Oliver's Restaurant is loved by guests for its farm-to-table offerings as well as the upscale ambiance and attentive service.
Oliver’s Restaurant is set on the beachfront and has a romantic ambiance. On the menu here, you'll find a fusion of local and international classics. The chefs at this restaurant use the best of the Spice Isle’s spices, herbs, and vegetables in their dishes. There’s even an on-site vegetable garden, which helps ensure that the freshest ingredients are always available.
Oliver’s Restaurant is great for a special occasion meal or a romantic night out. You can order a seven-course meal here with vegetarian or other local specialties. Some of our favorite dishes on the menu at this restaurant include the mushroom risotto, seafood trio, and the spice temptation dessert.
While in Grenada, there are plenty of surrounding islands that you can visit during your stay. One of these is the tiny island of Carriacou where you can find cool spots like the Kayak Kafe & Juice Bar. If you’re on the main island of Grenada, you can take a boat over to Carriacou to spend a couple of hours or the day if you want to visit attractions like this one.
The Kayak Kafe & Juice Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's a small eatery where you can enjoy healthy Mediterranean options, nutrition-packed and delicious smoothies as well as local cuisine. Some of our favorite dishes from this eatery include the vegetarian roti, Spanish omelet, callaloo soup, falafel, and fish cakes. The health-conscious will love that there are lots of vegan and vegetarian options available.
While on the island of Carriacou, you might want to stop at this breezy and charming spot for a quick meal after spending the day at the beach. Guests love that the meals are served with love at this intimate spot. For the best ocean views, choose to dine out on the terrace.
Laluna Restaurant in St. George’s, Grenada prides itself on offering traditional Italian cuisine with a twist. This thatched roof, open-air restaurant is set right on the beach. The serene and romantic ambiance here easily makes it one of the best restaurants for couples in Grenada. Here you can expect great food and drinks, attentive service, and amazing views.
The Caribbean Sea will serve as quite the incredible backdrop as you sift through the menu at Laluna’s to find something that appeals to you. As the menu is a combination of Italian and creole cuisine, you can expect to find some pretty unique selections. Here traditional Italian seafood, meat, and pasta dishes are made with local ingredients and flavorings. Some of the most popular dishes on the menu at Laluna include the Pappardelle Laluna, Herb Crusted Catch of the Day, and the Tagliata.
Reservations are recommended if you want to dine at Laluna as the tables tend to fill up quickly, particularly during the peak season. This restaurant also has a sunset lounge, so you can make a point of going here just before the sun goes down to secure some of the best seats in the house. Watching a sunset here is bound to be an experience you won't soon forget.
Expert tip: If you love the ocean and you’re a fan of diving, there are lots of cool spots where you can enjoy the warm, crystal-clear waters of Grenada. If you plan on scuba diving in Grenada during your vacation, you should read up on what to expect before you arrive!
The Sand Bar & Grill in Lance aux Espines, Grenada is part of the Lance aux Epines Boutique Hotel & Cottages. This is the ideal spot to enjoy a quick, tasty, and flavorful Grenadian lunch or dinner. The Sand Bar & Grill is open Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm. If you choose to dine here, you might especially love dining directly on the beach and enjoying the captivating views of the ocean.
In terms of the ambiance, you’ll find a beautiful space with a relaxed atmosphere. The menu here is chill and varied, and some of our favorite dishes include tuna tartare, rasta pasta, and roti (various options available). Vegan and vegetarian options are included in the Sand Bar & Grill’s menu as well.
Aside from enjoying the great views, food, drinks and service at the Sand Bar & Grill, you’ll also appreciate the fact that you can enjoy a beach day as part of your experience here.
Expert tip: If you want to visit some of the best beaches in Grenada, there’s no better place to start than Grand Anse Beach! It is definitely one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
For a secluded and romantic dining experience, La Sagesse in St. David’s, Grenada is a good option. This restaurant is known for its scrumptious seafood selections as well as its Creole-inspired dishes and authentic Caribbean cuisine. La Sagesse is part of a boutique hotel, but it is open to the public. While dining here, you can expect great food, service, and beautiful views of the beach.
The best place to dine at La Sagesse is out on the open-air terrace — the views of the ocean from this vantage are truly exceptional. Here, or in any other seating area at La Sagesse, you can enjoy some great food and cocktails, beers, and non-alcoholic options as well. On certain nights at La Sagesse, you can indulge in live music from talented musicians.
As far as the food goes, you’ll have lots of options to choose from at this beachside restaurant, which serves up only locally-caught, fresh seafood. Our favorite dishes here include sesame wasabi tuna, lobster, and callaloo soup. Aside from these, there are lots of other delicious options on the menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For a beachside dining option in Grenada, you might want to check out Umbrella’s Beach Club. This restaurant is off the coast of St. George’s and offers casual and tasty treats, as well as delicious island cocktails. The food is a good enough reason to go here, but so is the view. While in Grenada, you can spend the day on the beach nearby and head to the Umbrella’s Beach Club for food and drinks.
Umbrella's Beach Club is a Caribbean-style restaurant and some of the best seats you’ll find here are outdoors, overlooking the ocean. Whether you want to grab lunch, dinner, or just settle in for some cocktails, the ambiance here is worth experiencing. Some of the best dishes here include the crispy fish tacos, BBQ chicken, and the Umbrella burrito. For something more familiar, you can try their hamburgers, pasta, wraps, and other delights. If you still have room for it, definitely make some time to try one of their delicious desserts.
The Umbrella’s Beach Club is popular with locals and visitors in Grenada. Guests who go here love the service, the chill ambiance, and the exciting nightlife once the sun goes down.
Grenada is home to an abundance of delicious cuisine, so we compiled a short list of some of the most sought-after dishes. Here are a few of the island’s most famous delicacies that you can try during your vacation:
● Oil Down - Oil down is Grenada’s national dish. It is a one-pot stew made with salted meat, chicken or fish, dumplings, veggies, coconut milk, turmeric, and breadfruit. Everything is cooked in coconut milk, and the end dish is filling and delectable.
● Callaloo Soup - Callaloo tastes similar to spinach, and the soup is frequently made with coconut milk for a creamy texture. Other ingredients include dasheen leaves, vegetables, and an assortment of meats. This soup is often served as an appetizer and it is quite nutritious.
● Roti - Curried chicken, fish, or vegetables wrapped inside a roti shell consisting of flour, baking powder, salt, water, oil, and shortening (for cooking). Even though it may resemble a wrap, the roti shell has a distinct flavor that goes wonderfully with the curry inside. Roti is a staple at most Grenadian eateries.
● Fried plantains - A tasty side dish made by thinly slicing ripe plantains and frying the pieces in oil until they’re caramelized and golden brown. On many Caribbean islands, a meal wouldn’t be complete without fried plantains. This tasty dish is commonly served as a side in Grenada particularly if you order a local meal.
● Lambi Souse - To make Lambi Souse, conch flesh is prepared by first tenderizing it, flavoring it with onions, garlic, peppers, and other ingredients, and then “cooking” it with lime juice and stewing it. This dish has a soup-like consistency and it can be served hot or cold. Some people pair it with baked goods.
● Curried goat - Goat meat seasoned with fresh local herbs and spices, as well as a touch of sweetness. Other ingredients include coconut milk, onions, potatoes, carrots, garlic, pepper, and curry powder. Curried goat, or “curry goat” as the locals call it, is usually eaten with rice and peas, fried plantain, or baked yams.
Expert tip: In Grenada, you can find great restaurants no matter where you stay on this island. If you’re not sure what to order, check out our list of the most popular foods & drinks to try in Grenada.
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There you have it, some of the best Grenadian restaurants that you can enjoy during your vacation. Whether you want a casual place to grab a quick bite, or somewhere more romantic where you can enjoy an evening with a significant other, you can find the right option for you on this island. At some restaurants in Grenada, you can expect that things move along at island time, but in the best cases, the food will be worth the wait!
If you choose to stay at an adults-only resort in Grenada like Sandals Grenada, you can enjoy multiple restaurants including gourmet options. Sandals Grenada is known for its exceptional service and this includes the attentive staff at its restaurants. This is one of those resorts where you’ll not only be able to enjoy the best Grenadian cuisine, but also indulge in the added perks of a quality all-inclusive beach resort vacation!
Expert tip: If you're looking for a beach restaurant where you can dine next to the ocean or even beneath some umbrellas set up on the store, you might want to consider one of the all-inclusive resorts in Grenada.