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Beach Front, Caye Caulker, Belize
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly Fran's

Food was very good with a selection of fresh fish, shrimp and chicken. The coconut curry sauce was full of flavor and complimented the shrimp. The chicken was good, but not as spicy as described. Enjoyed the meal and watching Fran work the crowd.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Theresa L
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Food was very good with a selection of fresh fish, shrimp and chicken. The coconut curry sauce was full of flavor and complimented the shrimp. The chicken was good, but not as spicy as described. Enjoyed the meal and watching Fran work the crowd.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Fran's was recommended by the maintenance man at our hotel. He said its where the locals eat. Great chicken and seafood cooked on the grill on the beach, and then theres the chocolate cake for dessert!! Its run by a friendly woman who makes sure you are well taken care of. Highly recommended..

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The food is simply outstanding at Fran's, who greets you and jokes around with the customers. Reasonably priced dinners include two rum punches and dessert too. Each night she offers a few different options: chicken, fish, sauced, toppings. The wait is long but you won't remember once you taste the good.

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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Love Fran's! My girlfriend and I just loved the picnic outdoorsy eats type of setting, where you could order food on the menu, and it would go straight from sea to grill to table in minutes. I'm truly addicted to their free rum drinks too. Nothing says vacation like a good ol' cup of rum!

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Milan, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Bad meal, shrimps coming from the fridge of the supermarket in front of the restaurant. Long time to wait for nothing special. Really bad experience

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great food! Great service! Perfect location! They knocked up a vegetarian meal for me even though they didn't have one advertised. Free cocktails with our meal. Yum.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Fran's Grill should be in the top ten for sure. 5:45pm tables aren't even set up and by 6:15pm every seat is taken. The food was great. Over the week we were on the Island Fran cooked us whole snapper, snapper filet(curried and garlic butter), bbq chicken, and special honey-glazed pork chops for my girlfriend's birthday. Personally I thought the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stopped at Frans on our first night on the island. For 20 Belize we each had our main, 2 rums and a chocolate cake. The food was really good, the wait however for the amount of customers who were there at the time was poor. Fran also was rude to customers when they mentioned they were ready for cake... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Fran offers some great food from her grill - 2 rum drinks and desert for a great price. Definitely check it out!

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Oakville, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went to Fran's twice. Food was fantastic the first time and only mediocre the 2nd. Fran is very friendly and a great ambassador for Caye Caulker but often would wrangle in more people to eat than the tiny backyard BBQ could possibly accommodate in a reasonable amount of time - don't come here if you're in any hurry. Additional... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Beach Front, Caye Caulker, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Caye Caulker

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  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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