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Wish Willy - Bar & Grill

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Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
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near the split - opposite Frenchie's Dive Shop, Caye Caulker, Belize
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Two type of tourists come to Caye Caulker. Those that will get Wish Willy's and those that should have continued on to San Pedro. Wish Willy's is a different type of a place, where Caye Caulker "Go Slow" motto is actually observed, as evidenced by two of "go slow" signs hanging by the bar. It is one of the last... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This place embodies the entire 'go slow' spirit of Caye Caulker. Picnic tables, a few smoky charcoal grills, big coolers full of beer on ice. The kind of place where you just ask what's good tonight and they cook it up for you. Trust me, everything is good. Better food and better prices than many of the places on the... More 

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Thank Wes A
Minneapolis, USA
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97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I guess this is supposed to be the real "Caye Caulker experience" - eating outside on picnic tables while your food is grilled nearby. It caters to groups and there were 7 of us in our group. Seveal of the folks in our group had been there before and like it, but were very disappointed this time. We ordered the... More 

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Thank akker1
San Diego
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2016

This restaurant is like a backyard bar-b-que, like many of the eating places in Caye Caulker. This was our fourth trip to Caye Caulker. This was our worse eating experience. Only one person was taking the orders, cooking, and serving. When I asked about the vegetables on the chicken kabaob he laughed at me and made me out to be... More 

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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We wandered in to a dark yard with picnic benches and tables. People were helping themselves to a cooler of beer. No staff in sight and nobody appeared to have eaten. We sat for quite awhile before the owner, who appeared to be a one man show, came out and we ordered off the blackboard. Best 20 bz dinner we... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Going to Wish Willy's is like having a barbecue at a friends place. That's literally it. It's a house with outdoor seating and a barbecue! Of course there is a kitchen in back and it operates at restaurant standards but the night we had dinner here was wonderful. No menus, just "Chicken, Beef, Fish or Vegetarian" One price if you... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

We went on our first night on Caye Caulker. We walked found a table-there was no waitstaff around. They had gone in the kitchen to cook. I found the beer in one of the coolers and served myself and DH. Someone took our order. DH had conch curry and I had lobster. Each order came with lukewarm to cool rice... More 

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Thank roadieplanner
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Our last night on Caye Caulker my girlfriend and I met up with three of the people we had met during the week for Wish Willy's $20 buffet. The owner (I think) greeted us, let us know where the beer cooler was and to help ourselves. We also received a free pitcher of rum punch. No glasses, just the pitcher... More 

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Thank Kryle_Krenin
Caye Caulker, Belize
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

If you go to Wish Willy Bar &Grill, don't expect it to be a normal restaurant. It is more like a cookout in somebody's back yard. The food was good, we had teriyaki grilled pork chops a thought that they were very good. Service is not one of the highlights of this place, so if you can get past that,... More 

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Thank John D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We came here with our dive masters (both belizean) who said this was the best place to eat on the island. They weren't wrong. I had the fish and it was so good and at a fair price. Definitely recommend coming here!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?