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Dawn's Grill


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, International, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly

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Small Belizean, no-frills, family-owned restaurant focusing on big flavors. We offer meat and seafood specialties and regionally and internationally inspired dishes. Vegetarian and vegan friendly.
$7 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
International, Central American
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This has to be the best place to eat in Placencia. I had shrimp curry and the flavour was awesome and this was followed by Dawn's homemade bread pudding...oh my God...it was delicious. The waitress was very kind and patient and gave extremely good table...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Sanjit D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were in Placencia for a month. Dawn's was a favorite of ours, especially anything with fish! Loved the space. Very down home and local.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank MommaBybee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 2 sons and I were returning to the village mid afternoon from fishing all day and stumbled upon Dawn’s. The staff was very friendly, the food was great and came out very fast.....the tuna sandwich is awesome.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank C2097FLpaulp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had the pleasure of eating at Dawn's Grill several times during my recent visit to Placencia. Whether dining on conch or a big steak, the food was prepared well with complementary flavors adding to the taste. The staff are very helpful....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cabezon59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was fantastic.Dawn's Grill was suggested to us.It was one of the best places we ate at during our stay. Good portions and the price was great.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The daily specials were awesome and very well priced. Top this off with delicious key lime pie and you have a perfect lunch.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Dee H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about Dawn’s Grill is amazing!!!!! The atmosphere is intimate (there are only about 7 tables in a small seating area), welcoming, homey, and authentic. For me, the experience was just as amazing as the food we ate. From the moment we walked in our...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank averyo39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here on a recommendation from my taxi driver. It was DELICIOUS. There are only a few seats, the food is delicious at a great price. I had the chicken in wine sauce with rice. YUM. They also had great looking desserts but I...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Stacey C
Reviewed March 15, 2019

We had lunch here and dinner as well. We stopped in for lunch because we strolled by and they were making the barbecue ribs and chicken for lunch and it smelled so good! For dinner we had various seafood dishes, i had curry shrimp which...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sunseeker1066
Reviewed March 12, 2019

We had dinner here and sat at the picnic table outside. It took a little while to get our food, but it was packed inside. It was worth the wait. The sweet and spicy shrimp was delicious. Jolee, Dawn's daughter waited on us and she...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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August 7, 2016|
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Response from DAWNP44 | Property representative |
Opens at 7:00 until 3:00 Reopens at 5:30 until 9:00 for dinner. Breakfast 7::00-11:00
June 20, 2015|
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Response from samazing | Reviewed this property |
I agree with previous travelers. You don't need to reserve, but if you in a group, then just stop by some time before meal and book for the many of you. Most especially, enjoy your meal! :)
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