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The Shak

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Bishop Walk (The Sidewalk), Placencia, Belize
Tuesday
Closed
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sweet place, better than it appears

We happened on this "fast food" open air restaurant, right on the harbour at the end of Main Street (which is a pedestrian walkway, not a street for vehicles). The decor was fun and interesting, the service efficient but very personable, and the menu quite interesting. Here's the key--we are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Keith S
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We went to the Shak for breakfast, we sat down and waited quite some time before the waitress came to take our order. When she arrived she was distracted and seemingly only half listening, she walked away and we waited 30 minutes with no drinks or food arriving. We inquired with another waitress about our order and she seemed confused... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We happened on this "fast food" open air restaurant, right on the harbour at the end of Main Street (which is a pedestrian walkway, not a street for vehicles). The decor was fun and interesting, the service efficient but very personable, and the menu quite interesting. Here's the key--we are vegetarians and it's very hard to find good food, especially... More 

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belize
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Shak offers an extensive menu and lots of cool shakes and juices. I was very impressed when I asked for a custom juice and it was served up right away without any problems. Not typical for Placencia and very much appreciated.

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St Maarten-St Martin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We love the Shak for a great breakfast and lunch. The smoothies are fresh and amazing with so many options! They re pretty big too! We enjoyed a variety of breakfasts and lunches. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was great, at the end of the path near the docks. Cute beach there and parking lot if... More 

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Placencia, Belize
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Friends of ours that visit Belize every year concur with our view - this is the place for stir fry. We have a friend arriving next month and he has asked that we go to The Shak as our first stop in Placencia. The smoothies are great too.

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pa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The Shak is located at the end of the peninsula next to the pier. The menu offers healthy and vegan meals. They have great smoothies. Funny thing is my husband tried to order a Coke Lite and was told they only serve healthy items. He wonders why you can get a beer there! Definitely worth a visit!

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Streatley on Thames, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

At the end of the boardwalk tuck into delicious great value food and have a stunning smoothie. Pity they don't open in the evening.

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Windsor
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went there a couple of times to get something cold to drink. It was convient to the area we was in - nothing special - but it wasn't too bad either

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had the shrimp ceviche and the jerk fish tacos as lunch to share. Ingredients were fresh and the food was delicious. The ceviche was outstanding and really tasty. Service wasn't as good. The waitress ignored us for a while despite U.S. Being the only people in the restaurant

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Nothing to fancy but tasty food. Friendly staff. Real coffee. Great beach location. Had huevos rancheros and omelet and liked them both. I'd go back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bishop Walk (The Sidewalk), Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?