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Fran's Grill

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Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
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Beach Front, Caye Caulker, Belize
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Mackay, Australia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Good: We went to Fran's after being enticed by her promise of great food, unlimited rum punch and dessert while walking past in the late afternoon. The location is great and at just $12 for a main meal and aforementioned rum + dessert, it seemed to represent good value. On the night we went the two long tables were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having heard glowing reviews of Fran's, the six of us decided to check it out for dinner. The rum punch was delicious and free flowing- unfortunately the meals were a let down. We waited for over an hour for our food, without any updates or explanations for the delay. The other tables were already seated with their meals, so we... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fran calls to everybody who passes her place through out the evening "good food, unlimited rum and cake", We stopped in, had 4 different plates, unlimited rum and cake. The food was good the cake was okay and the rum like everywhere else, was rum. We sat at a weathered picnic table with the sea on our left and folks... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We had the jerk chicken and the lobster but the wait for it was just crazy. You can get the same type of food cooked the same way for much less time. Problem is that you pay upfront so it isn't something you can say... well, no thanks. I would say move elsewhere if you want a nice meal within... More 

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Thank ExcursionsByKate
San Diego, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I want to say that I think both the positive and negative reviews for Fran's were true. The food is very good, and the service does leave a lot to be expected. I've worked in the service industry and I try to approach every interaction through the eyes of an industry worker. That said, after 45 min when I politely... More 

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Trujillo
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152 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Small shack on the main 'strip' - just outside Vista del Mar. Fran will heckle you in and you won't be disappointed. Chicken and prawns are the best we had on the island. For 25belize you get the meal plus unlimited rum punch. This is a good deal when compared to restaurant prices on CC and much more fun -... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Fran's is a food shack right on the beach, and off of a Front St in the main strip of town. A fun spot, where you sit out on communal picnic tables chatting with new-found friends and enjoying unlimited rum punch until your order arrives (which can take a LONG while). I expected more food for the price point. BZ$25pp... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Don't just walk by Fran's on your way to the Split. She only has a small wooden building and two picnic tables on the sand. Best cook on Caye Caulker, we visit every year and always stop to have Fran's Jerk Chicken. You will meet interesting people while eating, too. Rib's are great too.

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Thank K B
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Fran's grill food was delicious, we had 2 free drinks with our meal which was so reasonable. The atmosphere was super friendly, everyone sharing tables. Ideally suited to Caye Caulker.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great grill food stall. I had the best shrips ever (coconut curry) and my boyfriend some delicious BBQ chicken. Loved the fact that it's one of the few places on the island where you still get a good price/value. And the unlimited pineapple/rum is a really good deal!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Front, 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?