Island Frydays is the place to find great Jamaican food in Cincinnati! It was founded by Jamaican native Leo Morgan. As a graduate and former football captain at the University of Cincinnati, Morgan, like many before him, remained in the Queen City and has called the UC campus and Cincinnati community home for 10 years.

In 2009, Morgan had a vision to bring the food he'd been cooking for his friends and teammates to those in Cincinnati and worked to see the successful opening of Island Frydays, where every Friday he brought the Island vibes onto the sidewalk to grill.

Island Frydays is a Caribbean-themed restaurant and catering business dedicated to sharing the island hospitality, music, and food. The staff is committed to providing an atmosphere where every dining experience takes your mind off of the day's worries and carries you away to the warmth of the islands.

In the summer of 2014, the famous Guy Fieri brought the Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives to Island Frydays for two of Leo's most popular dishes.

Island Frydays has become a popular destination for many in the sports and entertainment field and has seen players from the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and rapper Rick Ross stop in and enjoy a little taste of paradise while they visit Cincinnati.

Customer Reviews:

Monique S. from Newport, KY- "After seeing Island Frydays on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, I've been wanting to visit. It was everything they said it was!"

Mike T. from Suwanee, GA- "Very delicious authentic tasting Jamaican jerk chicken and beef patties. Located right by the University of Cincinnati in a very walk friendly community, this place is a gem."

Demetria D. from Cincinnati, OH- "I really love this restaurant. The jerk chicken wings just fall off the bones. The flavor is awesome. I enjoyed the great food and friendly staff. I treat myself and people who want a good meal to this restaurant."

Business hours are Monday-Thursday: 11:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M., Friday-Saturday: 11:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Stop in to experience a one-of-a-kind Jamaican dining experience!


2826 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219