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

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Falafes in Placencia! Nice shakes and vege options.

The falafel wrap was really good! They have a reasonable selection of vegetarian options. The bananna shake was perfect on a hot sunny afternoon. Plus the view and breeze is great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Placencia, Belize
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I will go back again to see if The Shak is better than my first experience there. I had a smoothie and it was average at best. The food others had looked okay but nothing special. The service was okay. The setting was okay. There are just so many places in town that I really like. The Shak didn't jump... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The falafel wrap was really good! They have a reasonable selection of vegetarian options. The bananna shake was perfect on a hot sunny afternoon. Plus the view and breeze is great.

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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stopped here for smoothies (so many choices) - we had a mango smoothie and a seaweed smoothie both of which were delicious. Later that day we went for lunch. The setting can't be beat - right on the beach next to the pier. The fish tacos were excellent and the lamb burger was so flavourful and juicy. Mmmm -... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Waited 1 hour to get food and still was not prepared. The girl at the counter was rude and unfriendly. It only takes a smile to make the experience worth while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very relaxed atmosphere at the beach and probably the best smoothies in Placencia. Can only recommend to go there

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had to come back here 2-3 times a day to try all of the flavours, we loved the selection (and great view!) Great place with healthy options as well- down by the docks over looking the ocean! Come here!

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went for smoothie and a bite to eat. The 'jerk' there is going to set your mouth on fire so don't order anything described as 'jerk' unless you're ready for that. The smoothies are so good and they have a ton of them. It is right at the end of town by the pier. You can watch kids jumping... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

great place to kick back and enjoy the scenery and really good local food. nothing fancy so if you are the least bit high maintenance forget this place. the tables are painted picnic tables and everything is hand made while you wait. service is good to very good and the local drinks are worth trying.

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had both breakfast and lunch here and both were great. We highly recommend any of the smoothies or fresh seafood dishes. Simple food, well prepared, and friendly service!

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This place is great!! The smoothies are delicious as is the food. And, the beach is nice, the water always calm and warm.

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Additional Information about The Shak

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

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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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