Island Frydays 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.


"Life is short, enjoy every bite."

Guy Fieri with Leo Morgan Summer 2014

Rick Ross at Island Frydays

Members of the Indianapolis Colts at Island Frydays

Island Frydays staff with Guy Fieri Diners - Drive Ins & Dives