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Wish Willy - Bar & Grill

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near the split - opposite Frenchie's Dive Shop, Caye Caulker, Belize
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very laid back

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
roadieplanner
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Torrington, Connecticut
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Minneapolis, USA
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Jan R
canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank SagebrushCanada
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank GreggJNZ
Torrington, Connecticut
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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117 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Chelssjh
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this restaurant down by the split and we couldn't have been happier. By far the best meal we ate in caye caulker! We sat at a long picnic table with some strangers who became friends by the end of the night and told Star to bring us anything she was cooking up. Meanwhile Maurice entertained us and... More 

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Thank Lbenz14
New York
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very low key vibe....even for Caye Caulker. Professionally trained chef owner making great food at a great price. Wish Willy makes everyone feel comfortable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: near the split - opposite Frenchie's Dive Shop, Caye Caulker, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Caye Caulker

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?