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Joycln's Restaurant

Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, South American, Central American
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Front Street (Across from Petrol Station), Punta Gorda, Belize
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best in PG!!

Great atmosphere, excellent food!! My favorite is the fry fish. It's a whole fish, so be ready. Delicious!!! It's located right on one of the docks in town, and folks bring her the freshest fish. She's known to have garlic in her purse!! That's a sure sign of a great cook!!! You'll love the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Laura M
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Buffalo, United States
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Buffalo, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere, excellent food!! My favorite is the fry fish. It's a whole fish, so be ready. Delicious!!! It's located right on one of the docks in town, and folks bring her the freshest fish. She's known to have garlic in her purse!! That's a sure sign of a great cook!!! You'll love the place...friendly, basic, clean, delicious food at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Joycln’s is my favorite restaurant in PG Town. The fried fish is awesome. Crispy and well flavored on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. Easy enough to eat. Served with Rice and Beans and some cabbage slaw for ten Belize dollars. Joycln’s location at the foot of a major pier gives her first dibbs on fresh caught... More 

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Thank NickB-0001
North Liberty, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing mix of traditional Creole, Belizean, and some American. One day we had hot wings the next day was lobster in a coconut cream sauce. Prices are great and the portions are big so come hungry. Joycelyn’s was clean, inviting and you cannot beat the view! It is also popular among the locals so we were able to get to... More 

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Thank Kristina S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in PG on s Saturday and by Wed we had eaten at Joyclns twice along with all our friends. I had fried red snapper with beans and rice and hot wings and the second time conch soup with rice. Both times were awesome. Specials change daily and we're here for another 3 days I can't imagine going anywhere... More 

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Thank Stiffin
San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having frequented most of the eateries in the area, I keep returning to Joycln's again and again. Her seaside deck (recently expanded) affords welcome sea breezes and a wonderful sense of calmness while enjoying her tasty local cuisine. IN addition to the everyday stew chicken and fried fish, her jerk chicken is amazing and when lobster is in season, 10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We headed to Joyclyn's for lunch yesterday after hearing glowing recommendations from several locals familiar with what's on offer in Punta Gorda. Our meals were both delicious (coconut cream lobster and fried snapper) and tremendous value. The well-seasoned portions were very generous.

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Thank Nancy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Everything I have eaten at Joycln's has been to die for. Jerk chicken (spicy or unspicy) is amazing. One night we had her coconut lobster and it was really good as well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Chicken Wings Chicken Wings Chicken Wings!!!! Slammin' - especially if you are as hungry as I was; after the long drive from Corozal down to Punta Gorda. The hot wings from here hit the spot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Very simple but delicious menu of chicken, fish or pork with "rice 'n beans" or "beans 'n rice". It's our favorite lunch spot with a nice breeze on the waterfront.

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Thank Marie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We have eaten here a couple of times and havent and haven't been disappointed. Try the jerk chicken it's the best. Our companions had the fish and pork... We were all delighted, and yes it's very cheap.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Front Street (Across from Petrol Station), Punta Gorda, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Toledo District  >  Punta Gorda

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, South American, Central American

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