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Syd's

Middle Street, Caye Caulker, Belize
206-0294
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Ranked #12 of 64 restaurants in Caye Caulker
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Salmon Arm, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Syd's is a small restaurant a block off the Main Street. The fried chicken is moist, has delicious batter, served with 2 sides. I loved the mashed potatoes and cole slaw. Fast, friendly service and local atmosphere. Lunch for 3 including a pop or water each was under $20 U.S. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I know it is fried chicken, but the menu shows it as fry chicken. Needless to say, the chicken is some of the best you will ever taste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You must try syd's fried chicken, an island treat! The place is a great local eatery, so it's great for people who don't like touristy spots. The prices are also unbeatable for the taste and amount of food you receive. Would highly recommend this kitchen :)

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Pasadena, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Syd's restaurant has been serving down home caye cookin' for over 30 years. Syd passed away several years ago (oh how I miss his escabeche! with black recado) and his wonderful wife, Meldy, has made him proud by continuing the tradition in the same great location. Right in the middle of the caye, on the corner, Syd's continues to serve... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There are restaurants that have better views and look nicer, but the food at Syd's is wonderful. It was probably the best meal we had on Caye Caulker. The service was extremely friendly and quick. Go through the restaurant to the back patio for the best ambiance. (By the way, if you see something lurking by the trees in the... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Syd 's has good food. Sit out in the courtyard if possible. They have some of the best fried chicken outside the southern US. They also have good local seafood. Service is prompt and friendly. A nice family run restaurant.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Syd's was recommended by our cab driver. We ate there on our last night and it was wonderful. The fajitas were fantastic. We sat outside and really enjoyed our evening. Complete with "panty rippas."

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We ended up eating at Syd's our first night on the island. The food was good and you get a lot for what you pay. They had hours listed as opening at 5:30 but I would get there closer to 6:30 to make sure they are ready for you.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've had a few things at Syd's and have never been disappointed. Chicken, rice and beans, conch, ff, ceviche...all nice! It just looks like a concrete building from the street, but pass through the restaurant to the back and there is a patio. Just get there the first time...ask anyone on the street how to get to Syd's and they... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

we ate here with new friends from our rum- i mean snorkeling- cruise. fajitas were very tasty, and drinks were great too. service was friendly and engaging. i think there may have been a fountain on the back patio? anyway, it looks pretty unassuming from the street, but walk your butt in there for some good food, great fun!

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