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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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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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
Most recent review
Food ok but small portions

We went to wish willy's following other reviews. I enjoyed the food but the service was terrible. The waiter and cook appeared stressed and we weren't sure we were going to get the right order, we were asked 3-4 times what we ordered and then we still delivered the wrong order. Eventually he got it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We visited Wish Willy's because we read many good reviews; however, this was not our experience. The "restaurant" is only OK, and there are far better options on the island for the money. We ate at Wish Willy's for dinner during a "Buffet" night. I cannot stress enough that Buffet at Wish Willy's is not what you would expect. There... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We went to wish willy's following other reviews. I enjoyed the food but the service was terrible. The waiter and cook appeared stressed and we weren't sure we were going to get the right order, we were asked 3-4 times what we ordered and then we still delivered the wrong order. Eventually he got it right and the meal was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We came here on our last night in Caye Caulker. It was not fancy and we were prepared to wait after reading other reviews. We were pleasantly surprised as although the picnic tables were quite full, the owner did a fabulous job of keeping all the orders straight, cooking and visiting the tables on the run. His rum punch is... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I liked this place much. The interior is very simple (it’s simply couple tables in a yard), but atmosphere is very friendly and even funny. Food also is very simple, not delicious, but fresh and VERY testy. Usually we eat grilled seafood with grilled vegetables. I’d like to have a bit more side dishes, but for such low price I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Without a doubt, we had a great time here. The place was great, relaxed, authentic and the food was excellent. It was the tastiest food we had whilst we were away and one of the cheaper meals we had. It is rustic but we liked that and as long as the food and service is good, we're happy!

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Visalia, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

When we were planning our trip to Caye Caulker, we immersed ourselves in everything we could find on the internet about the local culture. Again and again, Wish Willy's appeared as a fun hangout with great food--an all-round true representation of what was best on the island. We even downloaded the Wish Willy song onto our ipods. So on our... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Nice guy, flavorful food! Veggie omelette was great! Also bacon & eggs; all great for the price! Don't look too deep in local establishments- he did great!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Probably the best meal I had in Belize. So simple and so good. And cheap! There really is no "restaurant", just some tables in a back yard. But the food is so fresh and good.

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Nuertingen, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

In the evening we arrived, every seat in the Restaurant was full. We had to wait for about 5 minutes untill a spot was empty. A waiter brought us there, asked for Drinks and told us the Menue. A few minutes later Willy came to our table and asked again what we like. We answered fish and chicken and he... More 

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Vancouver
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

After biking around town looking for a good smelling BBQ, my BF and I decided that Wish Willy would be it. If you are looking for in your face, all over you service, this is not the place to come, our server took a while to warm, but by the end of our dinner he was chatty and personable, we... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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