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

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
Dinner under the stars.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Shelly C
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Auburn, NY
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Auburn, NY
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Manteno, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

food was great. Restaurant was quiet - nice ambiance. Great service. Nice that it was right at the hotel.

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Barrie, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The tomato bisque was incredible. We also had the snapper, and the curry seafood mix. All good but the bisque took the cake. OK atmosphere. Strange that they have plastic chairs and tables.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Food was good, a little slow, but filled the bill. Prices were moderate and staff very accommadating. Bar is right there and the local beer was good, other drinks as good.as well. The restaurant is a large open patio style with many old trees, indigenous to Belize allowed for atmosfear, and shade during the day and cover at night. Fine... More 

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I really wanted to like this place. The ambiance was great, sadly that was all it had to offer. The waitress couldn't (or wouldn't) answer our questions and that should have been a sign. I felt like I was imposing. She spent most of her time sitting at the bar chatting with someone else that was sitting there. I was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

While staying at The Great House, the hotel just above Smoky Mermaid, we found this restaurant to be very convenient and it did not disappoint! As soon as you pass through the front doors and although we were below our hotel, we were surprised to walk into a beautiful rainforest on an outdoor terrace. The ambiance felt romantic and private,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The ambiance of the Smoky Mermaid was great, the decor was fitting to the Caribbean theme, and the food was tasty (albeit slightly overpriced). The servers who "helped" us gave the attitude that we were inconveniencing them by dining there. After being told that we could sit wherever we wanted, our server merely took our order and our plates, without... More 

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Suva, Fiji
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great experience in this small city. Goof food and good drinks and above all great staff with humour.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We walked here from the Radisson since we were tired of eating at the Radisson haha. I thought the food at the Radisson was mediocre, but this place....well, it was worse and we had to wait FOREVER. I had a cheeseburger and to be honest, how could that be bad? Well it was and I think they used kraft singles... More 

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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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?