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“Quirky place!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fran's Grill

Fran's Grill
Beach Front, Caye Caulker, Belize
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Ranked #38 of 65 Restaurants in Caye Caulker
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Quirky place!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Hmm...where to start. So you arrive and choose a picnic bench outside the shack hut...its about the size of a small info both planted just off the beach. The husband throws random one liner jokes, meaning well, maybe a bit high, as he serves 'free' rum and punch to keep you occupied for the long wait...remember its a small kitchen.

The food is very tasty, we had the shrimp coconut curry but the portion sizes are small. Complimentary desert was chocolate brownie and cheesecake served in tin foil.

The catch was the bill came to BZ$20, which isn't much but relative to the rest of the island is a little steep when you can rock down to Rose's Grill and get a full seafood meal with delicious bbq vegetables for BZ$25.

Overall a good time but wish I'd had a few less rum & punches to have the brains and check the prices before ordering.

Visited May 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“2nd time around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

We ate at Frans 5 yrs ago and it was good then as it is now. We had a blast with Frans hubby, he is a real funny guy!

Visited April 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Best food on Caye Caulker.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

We have been to Belize twice and I think Fran's might be the best food there. Although I would say she could be more generous with her portion sizes. We had curried shrimp and the bbq chicken, both where excellent!!

Visited April 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Small shop, big taste!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Right on the beach in Caye Caulker, this little BBQ joint offers a great meal for $25BZ. Got coconut curry shrimp, garlic bread, mashed potatoes, a rum punch, and dessert for $25 BZ! It was very tasty food. Got cozy being seated with a bunch of travellers on the same picnic table and had a great time bugging the guy on the street calling people over to Fran's. He kept advertising a Barracuda steak but we found out after we were seated that they ran out. We joked that he needed to stop telling people about it because he'd forget from time to time and we'd have to warn passers by. For a good cheap meal, stop by Fran's for dinner.

Visited April 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“fun & tastey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

you really gotta try this place, don't judge it's picnic tables and just a shack. really tastey food, good portions, super friendly happy service from Fran herself and a full 3-course meal with rum punch (well that might have been the weak link, but truly it's about the food as rum is plentiful throughout belize) and dessert even. there's a reason it's packed every night!

Visited March 2012
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