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Captain Herman can be hired to take you deep sea fishing off the coast of Grand Cayman – just inquire at the Morritt’s Resort Dive shop – but he is very well-known for frying up what you caught that morning.

Capt Herman has been written up in Food & Wine magazine for the add-on benefit that,  after your fishing expedition, he will cook an entire meal for you in your current place of residence as long as there’s a kitchen.  His new restaurant is strictly take-out food, a rather cheap meal for Grand Cayman, and the locals love it because the covered picnic benches are always packed in the early evenings.

My friends could not wait to take me to Capt Herman’s for a “mouth-watering” piece of fish. In fact, my first night in Grand Cayman we drove over to the little blue hut on the East End’s main road, run by the Captain and his wife.

Captain Herman's East Side Fish Fry on Grand Cayman Island

Captain Herman’s East Side Fish Fry on Grand Cayman Island

I’m known as an adventurous eater, so when I saw Barracuda written on the menu board, I jumped on it. I normally take a photo of my meal but the smell of fried fish gets me salivating – I didn’t even think to reach for my iPhone. The Captain says that Barracuda is best fried with the skin on it and I’m inclined to believe him. I practically licked my plate clean. The potato salad was a surprise because it was warm mashed potatoes with peas and carrots, but it was wonderful.

I suggest you get over there about 2:00 pm; you’ll love the freshly caught and lovingly fried Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and of course the Barracuda!


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Dani Lew

DaniLew is a podcaster and a retired nomad who loves to slow travel around the world and share her travel stories and personal photography.The Slow Traveling Soul Sister podcast is all about me and my travels around the world for the last 40 years as a solo black woman, My motto: travel nourishes the soul and broadens the mind, but solo travel frees our imagination and builds our Confidence. #slowtravelingsoulsister #GoSeeDoBe


  • Rees Powell says:

    Hi Herman we have used you before and arriving on 6/27.
    Was wondering what the charge would be for 4 young people to go fishing with you and to have you cook for us at our place in Morritts.


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