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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A FULL BELLY AND A SMILE ON MY FACE

I travelled here with an Intrepid group in July 2015, amazing. Maurice was a great host and bbq'd a great spread of chicken, seafood and beef and rum for miles. The setting is just like eating at a friends house, much like Caye Caulker itself. I love the place, It was so warm and inviting and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I travelled here with an Intrepid group in July 2015, amazing. Maurice was a great host and bbq'd a great spread of chicken, seafood and beef and rum for miles. The setting is just like eating at a friends house, much like Caye Caulker itself. I love the place, It was so warm and inviting and a lovely setting. Take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This restaurant was so good we ate here twice, from the moment we opened the gate into Maurice's back yard we received the best possible hospitality. To say the fresh fish was delicious would be an understatement. At no point during the night were our glasses let run dry and a stream of reggae music provided a soundtrack to the... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is how to do real travelling - eating outside! You choose from a basic 'menu' of BBQ food (i.e chicken, shrimp etc) and watch it being made in front of you. The location is in a backyard so don't expect to be comfy but it was a fun experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We ate in Wish Willy's after it was recommended to us by friends. We weren't disappointed. The food was lovely, I got BBQ Snapper and veg and potatoes. It was a decent meal, I enjoyed it, however I didn't like the setting. We were in a back yard and we were put right in the corner out of the way.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food at Wish Willy's was fresh and delicious and the sauce that he uses with his vegetables was lovely. The atmosphere is what makes the meal, though. The restaurant is in the owner's backyard and he comes out to entertain his guests as he pours the Rum Punch. Large picnic tables allow for groups to mingle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great time. Good food. Don't expect 5 star service or a 5 star location. But it is a dining experience. I really enjoyed it.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A buffetsort of restaurant on Caye Caulker on Sundayevening. Laidback and cosy: we arrived, got a nice table and some drinks. Later on, we got our pick from the large table with big dishes local food. You can eat as much as you want! You could choose several fish and meatsorts and the veggies where delicious. And this place is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

During our 5 nights in Caye Caulker this was probably the best atmosphere and Lobster (also the least expensive!)! It is the true Caye Caulker experience and very relaxing. The food did take a little while but so worth it! Willie came over personally and took our order, making us feel at home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A definite stop during your stay. Willie (a local who had a restaurant in Chicago at some point) runs this "hole-in-the-wall" joint in his back yard (literally). His cook, "Star," will take your order at the grill from wherever you are seated (cupped hands around the mouth will substitute a megaphone). Whether or not she accurately heard your order will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Don't let appearances fool you, this place is fun and has good food. Just A few tables arranged in Willy's backyard on the sand, but the food is simple and delicious. Grilled lobster, jerk chicken, shrimp were all excellent, as well as the grilled veggies. Good value. As good a meal you will have anywhere else in the island for... More 

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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: Dining on a budget

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