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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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 51
    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
Good smoothies

This is a great place to get something refreshing to drink and people watch. The smoothies were very tasty. I had the Caribbean Crush and it was perfect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Tanis T
,
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to get something refreshing to drink and people watch. The smoothies were very tasty. I had the Caribbean Crush and it was perfect.

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The Shak is right by the dock and has a great view of the water, and people watching from the dock. We came here after our day of diving, we had some time and since we weren't staying in the village, we didn't want to go back to our BNB so we came for a late afternoon snack. Conch ceviche... More 

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Awesome location right on the point in Placencia, great breakfast food with very good prices. Food came quick and the service was friendly. Really nice colorful place!

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Greer
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

So I didn't think I would come to Belize and have such a great salad as I did at the Shak! I had a Greek sale that was really really good also the location was nice on a beach near a marina. We also had a piece of their frozen key lime pie that I did NOT care for. It... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 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
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167 reviews 167 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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?