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Wish Willy - Bar & Grill

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Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American, South American
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near the split - opposite Frenchie's Dive Shop, Caye Caulker, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome place! Great food, great atmosphere, wonderful hosts! Highly recommended! Just remember you are on "island time"!

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Thank Paul B
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a tour guide and always take my groups here. Maurice never denies us a TRUE FEAST, even for upwards of 20 people--- my passengers rave about his meats and his hot sauce! I also see many couples here and the candlelit dinner by the BBQ with soothing reggae music in the background is just ace for anyone!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've read how great was this place and it's food. Beyond that Willy was very friendly, the food was normal so was the service. The beer was not cold. I couldn't understand why is so famous.

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Thank Chris72_AR
Cooroy, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This place is great. It's just rough tables & chairs set up in the front yard, sand underfoot, really rough & ready. The food makes this a must go to place, it was superb and very reasonable. Beer & wine available, I guess other drinks too.

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Thank DianneKamerling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We were so impressed by the amazing tastiness this place cooks up at such great prices! My boyfriend and I were just at Ambergris caye and was difficult to find reasonable prices meals, everything was so overpriced, resort style fancy meals and just not that awesome. At first glance Wish Willie's looks like you're hanging out at your friends backyard... More 

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Thank natallovertheworld
Cape Woolamai, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This place is an absolute gem! The lobster is out of this world! The staff is so nice. They made us a cake just because. Maurice and his gang do a fantastic job! Your Caye Caulker trip is not complete if you havent eaten here! Once you have food here, you will be back! Thanks guys!

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Thank onj_71187
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

After several days on the island, multiple people had referred us to Wish Willy so we decided to give it a try. Our only regret was not finding this place sooner!! The atmosphere was laid back and felt like we were just hanging out for a BBQ in a locals yard. They had multiple tables with lights strung across the... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Wish Willy has really good food. I also happen to really dig the location and ambiance too. You're basically eating in someone's backyard, with picnic tables and a charcoal grill. It may take a while to get served, it may not. Depends on what they're cooking and how long it takes. But the food has always been spot on--perfectly cooked... More 

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Thank DocTurk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Everything on the menu is 20BZE or 10 USD. Can't beat lobster for that. Portions aren't crazy but it was so delicious and nice to get during Lobsterfest. Nice chill vibe away from the crazy of the main strip. But if you want ceviche go somewhere else- it was ok but not worth 10 dollars. I would probably recommend the... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Stopped in after our bartender recommended this place to us one evening. Power was out on the island and we met up with some friends and ate, drank and had fun by candlelight. The food cooked right in front of you was amazing, and we went through 6 lobster tails and blackened fish. Not sure what the other reviews were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American, South American
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: near the split - opposite Frenchie's Dive Shop, Caye Caulker, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Caye Caulker

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?