Fish fries have always been a popular part of the Caymanian culinary heritage, with good reason!  

The mouthwatering combination of fresh locally caught fish prepared with local seasonings is a delectable treat. Embracing the best local ingredients prepared in various of ways which can be enjoyed year-round at the various well-known fish fries on Island, and at many restaurants, that have incorporated this Island favourite into their menu.

With Easter right around the corner, there is no better time to check out our featured fish fries from East End to West Bay and enjoy some of Cayman’s freshest and tastiest cuisine!

Captain Herman Fish Fry Pit Stop – East End

Situated on the waterfront of East End, about a quarter of a mile after Cayman’s famous blow holes on Austin Conolly Road, Captain Herman Fish Fry Pit Stop is a quaint shack style restaurant. The venue features stunning waterfront views where guests can enjoy some of the freshest locally caught fried fish, and an assortment of local favourite dishes including turtle, goat, and oxtail.  

Dine-in or takeout seven days a week!  Tel: 924-4007.

Eastern Star Bar & Fish Fry – East End

Situated in the heart of East End, on Sea View Road, this popular waterfront seafood restaurant offers a wide variety of fresh local seafood from snapper, Mahi Mahi, lobster and more!  

Boasting a tranquil beach front setting, Eastern Star Bar & Fish Fry is the perfect place to enjoy some of Cayman’s best seafood while taking in the fantastic views.  

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.  Tel: 526 5945.

Grape Tree Café – Bodden Town 

Set in the heart of Bodden Town, Grape Tree Café is another popular local fish fry with an enticing menu including delicious fish and fritter combos and must try Mahi Mahi that will keep you coming back for more.  

Dine picnic style under beach palapas or order to take out.  

Open Friday, Saturday and Sundays.  Tel: 324 5860.

Heritage Kitchen – Boggy Sands Road, West Bay          

Enjoy a genuine Caymanian dining experience at this colourful charming restaurant which, true to its name, offers visitors a perfect example of authentic Cayman heritage. Experience its picturesque waterfront picnic style dining and a menu that combines a selection of popular Cayman cuisine and fresh fish favourites.  

Open Wednesday to Sunday.  Tel:   939-3474.

These are the recommendations from, now go and discover the deliciousness for yourself!

By Juliette Heath

Juliette Heath is a Caymanian foodie, weddings and events planner, and author of children’s books.