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“I recommend this place”
Review of Fran's Grill

Fran's Grill
Ranked #51 of 93 Restaurants in Caye Caulker
Cuisines: Caribbean, Barbecue, Central American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Vernon, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I recommend this place”
Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

I think the food is good and it is decent bang for your buck. I totally was happy but you sure get dropped when they get you seated. Fran can almost be to much but once she gets you in then she's done with you. The cake at the end is to die for.

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English first
Edmonton, Canada
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best lobster ever”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Stopped in at Fran's little beach open air BBQ spot and enjoyed the best lobster ever. It might have just been one of those lucky days when the best lobster was cooked to perfection as when returned in January it was not quite as tasty but still very good and fresh. It did cost $15 US and served with rice and a baked potato. Don't like rum so I just had a soda and of course her chocolate cake after the meal. Stopping at Fran's is all about timing. If you happen to arrive just as the food is ready then you're in luck. Otherwise you might be waiting for awhile but conversation around the table is always interesting so people don't seem to mind the wait.

  • Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Al Fresco Experience. Not to be missed.”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Fran only seems to operate in the eve. But its worth getting there early

She uses 2 benches adjacent to the main street and beach. You literally dine under the stars.


The food (fresh fish, prawns, lobsters.....plus chicken or steak) is very very tasty and excellent value.

A couple of free drinks are included as is a slice of yummy cake.

Fran is like your Aunty on the beach. A really nice lady.

Tips...take a fleece or jumper as it can get breezy. And get there early before the best seats go or food sells out.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Hass1967
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Brooklyn, New York
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“It's all about the atmosphere”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Though Fran's Grill is known to have some of the best food in Caye Caulker, it was the atmosphere that I was most impressed with. The food was ok and overpriced (you do get two free drinks!!) but the people sitting together on bench tables and the outdoor location by the beach are what makes Fran's so special. The service was also wonderful... Fran welcomes you into her space and provides personal attention to her guests.

  • Visited January 2013
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Gatineau, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Off night at Fran's”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

This beach side outdoor stand is centrally located on Front street. Fran stands by the street and welcomes you to try her restaurant. Free drinks & dessert, BBQ'd eats, the ocean breeze - all for about $25 BZ ($12.50 CAD). In principal, it's all great but once you've ordered, you're sort of forgotten about! It was difficult to get a refill on drinks and Fran actually snapped at my friend who asked for one. The food took a long time and they seemed to have forgotten about my meal which arrived much later and undercooked (lobster..). The dessert is a spoonful of cheesecake in tin foil. Maybe it was an off night (although, it was actually Christmas!), but I was disappointed. The price is right and my friends found this place ok so we'll say it's 'average'.

  • Visited December 2012
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