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Fran's Grill

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
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Beach Front, Caye Caulker, Belize
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Cold Lake, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is usually packed in the evenings, so expect a bit of a wait. But the food is worth it! There's not much to choose from, but the jerk chicken is to die for. Plus, it includes unlimited top-ups of rum punch. And Fran is a sweetheart who makes sure you are looked after.

Thank LA K
Denver, Colorado, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many better places to eat in Caye Caulker. We fell into Fran's trap with her free rum drinks (there is no rum in them) and the wait for food is super long.

Thank Megan M
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was seriously delicious! I got the vegetarian curry with mashed potatoes and garlic bread and free rum and pineapple all night which was great because we had to wait about an hour for the food. Although there was a big group of us, as well as others getting food!

Thank tara_murrell
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best meal on the island! The barbecue chicken was to die for. Only "bad" part was Frans runs on the Caye Caulker motto of "Go Slow". But the rum punch and atmosphere greatly make up for the time you wait!

Thank Megan A
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

What more can you ask for! Great bbq chicken plus unlimited rum punch on the beach! Perfect dinner in Caye Caulker

Thank Zach C
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had wonderful food... The jerk chicken was awesome, shrimp not as tasty but still good. Was nice to have potatoes instead of rice for a change, garlic toast yummy. Unlimited rum punch and great conversation. Took long time to get food but we weren't disappointed. Met some very nice travelers while we waited. Remember you're on Belizian time 😊

Thank Llbecker
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The night we ate here they were cooking barbecue chicken with mashed potatoes. It just was not near as good as the places that grill beach front further up the beach towards the split and was double the price. Do yourself a favor, keep walking towards the split, find any of the guys set up along the beach grilling jerk... More 

Thank Angela N
Mackay, Australia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

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 

Thank Ben D
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 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 

Thank flygirle84
Kitchener, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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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?