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“A very relaxing experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wish Willy - Bar & Grill

Wish Willy - Bar & Grill
Ranked #18 of 92 Restaurants in Caye Caulker
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
arlington, va
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A very relaxing experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

Wish Willy's reviews seem to run the gamut, and I think I can explain:

1. The food is very good and everything is simple and fresh, especially the seafood.

2. The atmosphere is fun and very Caye Caulker - communal picnic table predominate.

3. Prices are very reasonable.

4. The owner Maurice is personable.

5. BUT when they get in the weeds as number of diners grows as the night progresses, it can become agony. And appearing impatient or in a rush will deem you a pain in the butt customer ANYWHERE on Caye Caulker. To mitigate, one might consider ordering two rounds of drinks at a time (they will not object), ordering their final round and asking for the check at the same time.

If you are high maintenance, I suggest you avoid Caye Caulker altogether, but if you still must go, Wish Willy's may not be the best dining choice. For me, I will go back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Princeton, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

Not sure why there's four dollar signs on here for this place, because it's definitely pretty cheap. For $15 BZ, you can get lobster, fish, and a ton of vegetables (plus rice) that really fills you up (and makes you feel pretty good for having a nutritious, great-tasting meal at that price). Lobster for 7.50 USD?? C'mon. It's a no-brainer.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

We had two lobster on the second night we went to Wish Willy. It was so delicious! The owner is a really nice person. We forgot our credit card there and he found us in the little city of Caye Caulker. He gave us back our credit card! And he was stressed out because we were leaving early in the morning the day after!

The first night we ate jerk chicken and it was good as well.

Visited November 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good price, nice guy, home cooking”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

We arrived shortly after Willy's opened and there were already about 10 people there. Willy came down and we had a brief conversation with him about the menu items. I had been looking forward to lobster (and had read many great reviews on the seafood at Willys), but he informed us that it was too cold for anyone to dive for lobster at this time and if any of the other restaurants on the island were serving lobster then it must be frozen. (Although i had lobster from another restaurant the previous two nights and it was amazing). Anyway, he said he had chicken, pork, fish and conch soup and we were left wondering if we had actually given him our order or if that was just him running over what he had. About 30 ish mins later we were brought one chicken and one pork meal and the meat was alright, although the potato mash wasn't very hot and the vegetable portion was on the small side. It was a tasty home cooked meal though we didn't really know we had 'ordered' when we had the brief conversation earlier and probably would have gotten seafood instead. The BBQ sauce on the meat seemed to take over the 'jerk' spices as well. We did have 2 beers and a cocktail and the whole thing only came to 40 BZE so we really can't complain, though i don't think we'll be rushing back either. All in all its a nice atmosphere and he seems like a cool dude.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing food and bad service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

We went to Wish Willys based on its great reviews. We arrived and it took someone about twenty minutes to come and show us the menu board. The food then took really long to arrive as there was a big tour group there who seemed to take up all of the staffs attention. We had the fish which was dry and overcooked, not pleasant to eat. We had to get a tub of chips down the road afterwards! The prices were a bit on the expensive side too. Definitely would recommend trying a different grill restaurant on Caye Caulker!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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