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13 Cork Street | Fort George District, Belize City, Belize
223 4759
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It was okay

We stayed at The Great House two nights and ate at the Smokey Mermaid both times. The first meal experience was great, the food was awesome and beer was cold. The second night we ate there the food was kinda lacking (my catch of the day was EXTREMELY dry and rubbery) and the service was eh...I'm... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
manicmuff
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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San Ignacio, Belize
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We enjoyed a delicious fish dinner and the opportunity to see old friends at this popular restaurant. I have never had a bad meal. Recommended.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stayed at The Great House two nights and ate at the Smokey Mermaid both times. The first meal experience was great, the food was awesome and beer was cold. The second night we ate there the food was kinda lacking (my catch of the day was EXTREMELY dry and rubbery) and the service was eh...I'm guessing maybe they had... More 

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Indiana Dunes, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Our first dinner in Belize. Fish tasted old; skimpy veggies. Maybe they were having an off night (Tuesday) but we found Celebrity to be much, much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A must visit restaurant in belize city. It has a beautiful atmosphere, great service, and the food is absolutely delicious! We were in belize city for 5 days and it was by far the best meal we ever had.

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Corozal Town, Belize
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136 reviews 136 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We lucked out and arrived here when it was virtually empty of guests. So we were promptly served by a sweet smiling young lady. We ordered light fare, soup, salad and a burger (wow eh!). Not bad, actually pretty good but nothing to get excited about. The ambiance is quaint - almost garden like but the pricing is a bit... More 

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Gatlinburg, TN
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163 reviews 163 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a nice outdoors patio type restaurant. The menu was varied and the food was tasty. The help was friendly. It is right across the street from the Radisson Fort George.

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Belize City, Belize
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I was invited for a night cap by a friend. The piniacolada was very nice, served with a smile. The waitress was very friendly and courteous and very pleasant. The outdoor was like a garden but we had to go indoor because it was raining cats, dogs and elephants. All in all I still had a great time enjoying the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stayed at the Great House for a family vacation and ate breakfast and dinner at the Smoky Mermaid multiple times. Their traditional Belizian dishes are incredible. I'd highly recommend trying the "ceviche smash". The service was quick, all of the staff were very friendly, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was beautiful. The Smoky Mermaid is a must if... More 

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Auburn, NY
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The place reminded me slightly of Pat O'Briens in New Orleans with the open seating in-between the brick walls and the large white house. That is where the similarities end. The food was good and the service was enjoyable. It is in a nice area of town.

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The interior of the restaurant is quite lovely...very tropical. I was with a group and the meal was pre-planned, so I didn't get to peruse the whole menu. We had fish and shrimp, which were quite good. The beans and rice were so-so and the key lime pie was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Cork Street | Fort George District, Belize City, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize District  >  Belize City
  • Phone Number: 223 4759

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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