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Bishop Walk (The Sidewalk), Placencia, Belize
Today
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great smoothies

The best smoothies. Some of the best fruit mixtures ever imagined. I tried the Seaweed smoothie for the first time, yum. Tastes a bit like egg nog, a must try.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
2012Travelnut
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Warren, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Warren, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The best smoothies. Some of the best fruit mixtures ever imagined. I tried the Seaweed smoothie for the first time, yum. Tastes a bit like egg nog, a must try.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The Shak is a great place to eat, breakfast, lunch or supper and it is very reasonably priced. Belizean owned, operated and staffed.

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Akron, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Shak is a great place for lunch or a mid day smoothly and snack. Located adjacent to the new Pier at the end of peninsula and Main Street The Shak is perfectly located to give shoppers and tourist a place to relax and enjoy good food.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Nice and friendly staff with great sea views in the shade. It's right next to the pier to check out fishermen's catch and sail boats. There were plenty of choices for food and something like 28 flavor combinations for smoothies. Try the chocolate coffee and banana.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is the last building on the boardwalk so it is as close to the water as you can get - a Tiki hut porch on a sandy beach. Breakfast was good, service was pleasant. view was fantastic and that's why we were not bothered by the longish time to get our food. We did not try them but this... More 

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Placencia, Belize
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great fish tacos and the best salad on the island. Greek salad was huge, made with real romaine--not iceberg--loaded with tomato, cucumber, olives, capers, red onion, $22Bz. The frozen drinks are a nice midday treat. Easy to order "to go" and walk out on the pier for sunset, or enjoy under the roof at The Shak.

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Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here before and found that the food is much more tastier then before. The prices are amazing for what you get. Would most definitely go back again. Can't beat their specials.

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iowa
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108 reviews 108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Located at the pier with overall Belizean appearance service was fine and 2 of 4 said very good food. Our special of lobster on tortillas wass just ok. Prices were about average.

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vancouver
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We love the shak for it's consistently yummy food, fantastic smoothies and waterfront ambience. Located at the beginning (or end:) of the wonderful Placencia village sidewalk, the Shak looks out onto the gorgeous Placencia bay that is always full of life! My favorite dish at the shak is the Huevos Rancheros. Thanks to Magda and her crew for keeping the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stopped in for smoothies and truly enjoyed them. The Shak was recommended to us and I`m glad we decided to go!

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