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Wish Willy - Bar & Grill

near the split - opposite Frenchie's Dive Shop, Caye Caulker, Belize
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“teriyaki” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
near the split - opposite Frenchie's Dive Shop, Caye Caulker, Belize
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Wish Willy restaurant is off the beaten path, and away from the touristy restaurants. It's in the backyard of the owner/chef, so it's totally relaxing -- and a no frills atmosphere. (When you're done with your beer, just help yourself to another one in...More

Thank Summer G
Reviewed 2 days ago

My airbnb was directly across from this place. The owner was very nice and engaged in great conversations with his guest. The food was excellent! He grilled right there in the back yard. I had shrimp, rice and veggies with a refreshing glass of Rum...More

Thank ShaNice S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here our first night on Caye Caulker and had the most delicious food, shrimp, rice and veggies! The Go Slow motto is one to keep in mind everywhere including restaurants. Maurice, the proprietor, is incredibly kind and cooks up some amazing food, shares fantastic...More

Thank Marika R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the popular places. Willy is a very nice guy who cooks delicious food. Fish, chicken or pork nicely done on grill, served with rice and vegetables. Relaxed, no rush, perfect for dinner.

Thank Marybee_DD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first dinner on Caye Caulker. I feel sad for the rest of the places we are going to eat that will have to live up to Willy’s magic. It was amazing. The restaurant is literally in his back yard. I loved the...More

Thank Tgallimore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best food I had while on Caye Caulker, and Willy is incredibly friendly! I came with three friends, and we all ordered the conch, which came with grilled veggies and rice. The food came really quickly (unusual considering the Caye's "go slow"...More

Thank lauraavannucci
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wish Willy's is a one-of-a-kind experience. The setting under palm trees in a courtyard strung with lights, the rows of open-drum BBQs loaded with vegetables, seafood, pork and chicken, the long tables that encourage mixing (or the small tables for an intimate dinner) all combine...More

Thank Leslie R
Reviewed 15 April 2018

When we first arrived we didn't know if the place was even open, it kind of felt odd however eventually the owned came down and said they were open and gave us rum and punch which was perfect and things were amazing! I had the...More

Thank Magda k
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The restaurant reflects the vibe of the whole island. 'Wish Willy' is chef and waiter and meeting and interacting with him is part of the experience. The food was very good and definitely worth a visit however I can appreciate the laid back nature of...More

Thank Luke C
Reviewed 9 April 2018

so special, we went twice. the ultimate backyard bbq. You don't order, they bring you tons of food, you grab beer and soda out of a cooler and the proprietors are the BEST. friendly, fun and it really was a special experience. I would not...More

Thank Jill A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: near the split - opposite Frenchie's Dive Shop, Caye Caulker, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Caye Caulker
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