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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

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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
Backyard Gourmet Island Style

Take your backyard. Fill it with trees, sand, wooden tables, and miscellaneous wooden structures and move it all to an island paradise. Add a grill. You've got Wish Willy's! A Wish Willy is a gray and black iguana which is not eaten as opposed to the green iguana known as "bamboo chicken". This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
CaribbeanBear
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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British Columbia, Canada
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not bad, but definitely not great. In Cayenne Caulker, you need ice cold drinks and hot food, but we had the opposite unfortunately.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Wonderful, fresh seafood at decent prices. Easy going vibes located at the rear of the island. Must visit :)

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Wish Willy's is situated in, well, essentially a front yard on one of the side lanes near the Split. It's clearly a well-loved and welcoming place, with tons of island character -- and a great chef. We didn't eat there till late in our stay on Caye Caulker -- but we'd have been there multiple times had we known! We... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place is awesome! They are so laid back and in no hurry, but that is what makes Belize so great! The food was excellent, lots of grilled vegetables and fresh caught fish (& lobster)! We never looked at a menu, we just sat back and let them prepare our meal while enjoying drinks, and it was delicious!!! These people... More 

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Hamburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This Grill was next to our hotel and therefore we decided to come here. We had to wait over 40minutes, but we were not in a hurry and you have to "go slow" on Caye Caulker anyway ;) The BBQ was OK, nothing really special and it was a little too expensive for what we got. Overall it was OK,... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Take your backyard. Fill it with trees, sand, wooden tables, and miscellaneous wooden structures and move it all to an island paradise. Add a grill. You've got Wish Willy's! A Wish Willy is a gray and black iguana which is not eaten as opposed to the green iguana known as "bamboo chicken". This Wish Willy's IS a place where food... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Don't come here (or to Caye Caulker) if you expect immediate service and 24/7 attention. Take it easy, enjoy the vibe and have a couple of beers before they serve you the catch of the day. Probably the best fish I had during my week at Caye Caulker was here. Straight from the ocean onto Wish Willy's bbq. Also, you... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Fantastic food, even when we showed up before opening time. Find this place and ask what Willy recommends. It's also one of the better priced places on this somewhat pricey island. A great choice!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

this is a unique place. Definitely different than any dining experience I have in California. good food and service. very casual. we enjoyed it. it's located near the less breezy side of the island so you might consider putting some mosquito repellent on your legs and ankles before arriving although I didn't see any mosquitoes, I felt something. We would... More 

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Corozal, Belize
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I spotted their sandwich board menu on Front Street- it talked of BBQ Ribs, blackened fish with brandy & honey, and about 10 different other things... sounds great so my husband and I decided to go there for dinner. Setting: 2 blocks of front street, on the back part of the island, under huge trees, long communal tables. Very pleasant... More 

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

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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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