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All 52 Placencia Restaurants

The Shak

Bishop Walk (The Sidewalk), Placencia, Belize
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Ranked #17 of 52 Restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A rustic little place on the southern tip of the peninsula. Great smoothies and a great beach. The jerk fish tacos were pretty good too. Worth a visit for sure!

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Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We passed by The Shak upon arrival in Placencia after disembarking from our sailing trip with Raggamuffin and on the way to our hotel. I was intrigued by its "look." I was looking for a good breakfast place on TripAdvisor and I saw the reviews saying "do yoga, and then walk on the beach until you reach The Shak, then... More

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San Diego
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This restaurant is right next to the new pier and it was OK. The food was good and the fruit smoothies were also good. It was a little hot in the restaurant as there isn't any ventilation. You are under a thatched roof.

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had dinner and returned the next morning for a fresh fruit smoothie. I had the greek salad w/falafel - excellent, fresh, large and affordable. Michael had a spicy veggie curry w/rice - also good. It is right on the ocean w/a great view of the dock. The smoothies were also excellent! I highly recommend the Shak for healthy eats... More

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Saint-Raphaël, Quebec, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place is on the beach, while you eat you can watch the waves and feel the breeze from the ocean. The food is excellent and price reasonable.

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Tempe, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was the best place I went for breakfast while in Placencia. I ordered the Huevos Rancheros and iced coffee - the coffee was fantastic (which was a little surprising considering how hit or miss coffee is in Belize) and the food filled me up and I would recommend it in a heart beat! The people sitting next to me... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My husband and I just returned from Placencia, Belize. Our mornings consisted of a walk on the beach and a fresh fruit smoothie from The Shak. The smoothies are made from fresh fruit delivered daily. My favorite was the Coco Colada, made with the best tasting pineapple and coconut. Another favorite was one made made with watermelon, pineapple, coconut milk... More

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Punta Placencia, Stann Creek, Belize
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I've always liked the Shak and am never disappointed but a couple of Saturdays ago on a hot afternoon I went with a friend and varied from my usual and was of course pleased with my choice. Now of course I can't remember the name of the smoothie but it had pear in it and was delicious and so was... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

When you wake up your first morning in Placencia, do yourself a favor and walk down to the end of the main sidewalk to the Shak. Order yourself a smoothie to go, and drink it while walking around on the beach. Repeat the next day. We went to the Shak 3 different times out of the 4 days we were... More

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London
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163 reviews 163 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Went here for lunch on a slow-moving day. My food order was taken and my juice delivered rather swiftly. After 45 min's waiting time and only four tables occupied, I ventured to ask how much longer I should expect to wait. By two different staff members, I was explained that I was last in line, having arrived the latest. Apparently... More

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