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Joycln's Restaurant

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Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
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Front Street | Across from Petrol Station, Punta Gorda, Belize
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San Pedro, Belize
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Jerk Chicken, fried snapper, fresh fruits and veggies. Joycln is a wonderful cook and host. The atmosphere by the sea with smooth music is reason enough to visit this fine eatery.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

OK, this is very strange but my rating is without having actually eaten there. We were there 3 times but the food was always either not ready when we had to eat or had been sold out. But Joycln and her staff warmly welcomed us each time and we had beer on the deck overlooking the ocean. I smelled the... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

I ate here three times, and each time I loved it. I had the best chicken wings I had every had one night, a chicken stew next time, and then a fried snapper the last time. It was arguably the best food I had there. The view is phenomenal (as are all the sea-side places on Front Street, and the... More 

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Thank DanZDSM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

This was the bomb! The fish was caught fresh that day and the shrimp were divine. The best orange juice I have even consumed. This is a must for visitors to PG. Joycln now has a full wrap around deck on the sea shore. Check out new Hope Baptist Church while your there.

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Thank Carl G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Joycelyn's Restaurant is some of the best food in PG (and there is a lot of great food in Punta Gorda). If you are looking for amazing food, and a welcoming atmosphere, check this place out. First of all, I have eaten here several times, and have never had a bad meal. With her spicy ribs, fresh fried fish, coconut... More 

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Thank Carmela1986
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We were too late to eat but she went and got us beers and had the best, most animated conversation with her! Go meet this woman!

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Thank Joe C
Buffalo, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

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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Thank Laura M
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Front Street | Across from Petrol Station, Punta Gorda, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Toledo District  >  Punta Gorda

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