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“Fine dining in the last place you would expect it.”

Black Orchid Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 183 Restaurants in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $30
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Island Dining at It's Best....Serving Dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30p-9:00p......Happy Hour Social from 3p-5p......Just 2.5 Miles South of town, a quick Golf Cart Ride beyond the Croc Pond and well before the Marco Gonzales Maya Ruins.....Reservations Recommended.
Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fine dining in the last place you would expect it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

OK folks, if you are on the Caye, and appreciate fine dining, this stop is a must. The service was great, and the food was better. I had the lobster special and it was prepared to perfection, sweet, tender and moist. The mashed potatoes were good, and I am not a fan on mashed potatoes. My wife had the orange rum grouper and it was even better. The coconut rice was excellent. We shared the plates and agreed that Chef Judy Ann had prepared the perfect grouper. A bottle of Proseco and it was a great meal, and we are really picky. To prove it, our one complaint was the Mosquitos, as this is an open air restaurant near to the lagoon. However, the proprietor was ready with the off.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Dellanno31
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Judyann H, Owner at Black Orchid Restaurant, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Hello Dellanno31......We sincerely appreciate your detailed & excellent review.....With every meal that we prepare our hearts & soles are a part of making them the best we can....However, we must give some of the credit to these beautiful Belize waters providing us with incredibly great Seafood to include the Spiny Caribbean Lobster and the Sweet Grouper.....We are very happy to hear you enjoyed both and maybe we'll see you again for another trip to our little piece of sand.
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Our first stop for dinning.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was our first time to the island and staying South of town, we wanted something close so we chose the Black Orchid. It was a wonderful experience! Our waitress was so sweet and took care of us very well. I had the lobster which was not only delicious, but more than I could finish (but of course I did)! My husband had the grouper and that was great too. We met Tom and Judyann and we could tell that they put their heart and soul into their restaurant and the cuisine. Judyann even showed me the kitchen and introduced me to her staff. I was very impressed. My husband is a retired carpenter and he even said that the building was very well made!
Our last night we went back for more lobster. Once again, we were not disappointed. We will definitely be back next year. Thanks to both of you and your staff!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank jerome4
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Judyann H, Owner at Black Orchid Restaurant, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Hello Jerome4.....Wow! Thank you for such an excellent review.....When our staff read your words they were all so very proud......They work hard to bring the best meals with the best smiles they can create....and it all comes from their hearts.....Thank you again, we appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again.....
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice on a hot day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Went out golf carting and was surprised to see this beautiful restaurant along the dirt road. Owners were very friendly and the food was good. They made their own bread and pasta.

Visited July 2013
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Judyann H, Owner at Black Orchid Restaurant, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Travelbug 261....Great to hear you enjoyed your stop with us....Thank you for taking the time to share with other readers.......Maybe you'll take another golf cart ride down our dirt road again and we'll be able to visit more in the future.....
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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161 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Classy new restaurant on Mosquito Coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

The Hortons are great hosts with Judyann exploiting her culinary skills in the kitchen and Tom overseeing the front while sometimes tending bar. Never a disappointing visit with unique twists on many island favorites and introduction of other soon to be popular choices. Always enjoy their Eggs Benedict. Can't wait to return.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank CrystalCoasBroker
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Judyann H, Owner at Black Orchid Restaurant, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Hello CrystalCoasBroker......So glad to hear you enjoy our Restaurant....We really appreciate you taking the time to write an Excellent Review........Our staff has done a great job using Local Culinary Techniques & ingredients while combining some traditional styles we have all learned.......Yes, the Island Eggs Benedict is one of our creations using exactly that methodology.... Thank you for noticing and we'll look forward to seeing your smiling face again very soon!
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Clifton, Texas
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great spot for lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We were touring the island by golf cart and stopped here for a bite to eat. Food was fresh, hot and delicious! Especially the gourmet grilled cheese and awesome fish and chips. Great atmosphere and creative cocktails. Our kids enjoyed it too. We will definitely be back next year during our annual trip to San Pedro.

Visited July 2013
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Thank natkoehler
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Judyann H, Owner at Black Orchid Restaurant, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
natkoehler.....So glad you took the time to write a review about your lunch stop with us....We truly appreciate that you noticed the freshness in our food.....We work hard to make that happen and we enjoy hearing when our guests notice....We'll look forward to seeing you again next year....
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