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EATING OUT
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RESTAURANTS ARE EXCELLENT, WITH SEVERAL OUTSTANDING
GOURMET ESTABLISHMENTS. SPECIALITIES RANGE FROM THE
BRITISH AND AMERICAN FARE, TO FRENCH, ITALIAN, CHINESE
AND OF COURSE THE CARIBBEAN SPECIALITIES.
SOME ESTABLISHMENTS DO NOT EXCEPT CREDIT CARDS SO BE
PREPARED TO PAY WITH CASH OR BY TRAVELLERS CHEQUES.
RESTAURANTS ARE MOSTLY CLUSTERED IN THE VICINITY OF
SEVEN MILE BEACH. MOST RESTAURANTS CLOSE BETWEEN 10 AND
11 PM AND OPEN FOR DINNER AT SUNSET.

TYPICAL MEALS
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SPECIALITIES ARE TURTLE STEAKS, TURTLE SOUP, CONCH CHOWDER,
CONCH SALAD, RED SNAPPER, SEA BASS AND LOBSTER. SEAFOOD IS
IS ONE OF THE MAIN SPECIALITIES. GRILLED DOLPHIN AND
GRILLED SWORDFISH ARE ESPECIALLY GOOD. AS FOR OTHER
LOCAL DISHES TRY THE COCONUT BREAD, KEY LIME PIE,
RUM CAKE, GREEN BANANAS, TURTLE STEW, RED BEAN SOUP
AND SHRIMP AND LOBSTER THE CARIBBEAN WAY.
LOCAL SEAFOOD, DRAWN FROM THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS OF THE
SURROUNDING OCEAN, IS VERY POPULAR. IT IS SERVED IN VARIOUS
WAYS, OFTEN COMPLEMENTED WITH BREADFRUIT, YAMS, RICE, PEAS,
COCONUT, CASSAVA AND SIDE DISHES WITH A WEST INDIAN INFLUENCE.

TYPICAL DRINKS
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BARS AND RESTAURANTS ARE WELL STOCKED WITH ALL BEVERAGES
NORMALLY CONSUMED IN AMERICA AND EUROPE. DRAUGHT BEER IS
AVAILABLE IN FEW BARS. WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS CAYMAN'S RES-
TAURANTS ARE LICENSED TO SELL LIQUOR, WHICH MEANS THAT
YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO TAKE YOUR OWN. NEITHER IS IT
PERMITTED TO DRINK SPIRITS IN A RESTAURANT LICENSED ONLY
TO SELL WINE AND MALT.
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