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The Shak

Bishop Walk (The Sidewalk), Placencia, Belize
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Ranked #14 of 54 restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Saugatuck, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
1 review
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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33 reviews 33 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Santa Monica, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We ate here every day for 3 days. Breakfast was perfect. They have a wide range of smoothies that are all fresh and delicious. I had the Yoga blend several times. Basic breakfast was great, pancakes, eggs, bacon, bagels with tomatoes, cucumbers and cream cheese. Lunch quesadilla's and taco's were big and filling. Great place for basic flavorful food.

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San Pedro, Belize
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I know The Shak has great ratings, and I do know that my partner enjoyed her food, but I can't say the same. We only had one chance to eat there - not breakfast or lunch. When we stopped for dinner, we were the only diners there. The atmosphere at The Shak is delightful. It's a small and in a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Jerk fish tacos made with fresh snapper, with vinegary cabbage on top? Yes please. Also, delicious smoothies and a great view of the harbor.

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