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“show out meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Orchid Restaurant

Black Orchid Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 184 Restaurants in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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.
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“show out meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

The best meal and drinks hands down. We had the tri tip special ( twice baked potato , veggies and shrimp scampi ) that will melt in your mouth ..We had the meatballs and bread (for an appetizer) were the best anywhere. Drinks were amazing.. Thanks so much . We will be back ! Oh like that wasn't enough cheesecake to go !!!!!!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shannon M
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Judyann H, Owner at Black Orchid Restaurant, responded to this review, August 30, 2014
Shannon M.....Thank you very much for taking the time to write this excellent review....Our kitchen staff were all smiles as you described some of our favorite dishes.....We are all reminded why we take the time to make every little thing from scratch.....We hope to serve you again during your next visit....In the meantime we wish you lots of great meals..... :) Hurry back!
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Fritch, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“food, staff, amenities”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

Started with cool, moist, eucalyptus-scented terry face towels...perfect for Belize, where the you can sometimes feel like a licked stamp...

Staff, especially Dolores, aware of every need, but not hover-y...

Surf and turf the best on the island. South American ribeye, a bit chewier than the States, but flavorful and cooked to perfection. Lobster from heaven...

Judyann and Tom---hosts. Incomparable margaritas and a wine selection that made even oenophile cousin Ray smile in approval...

(I also celebrated my 60th birthday party here, in a large curtained area and with a wide variety of island friends. Judyann and Tom were in on the surprise...and I thought turning 60 would be depressing! lol)

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank andarme
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Judyann H, Owner at Black Orchid Restaurant, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Hello andarme.....Thank you for this Excellent review....As we read most of our reviews to the staff it came to quite a surprise that you are 60....You look awesome! ......All of us remember your visits and your guests with extended island family.....Such a lovely group with lots of smiles & kindness. We look forward to a lot more visits.............
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San Pedro, Belize
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65 reviews
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“Spectacular food ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best places to eat on the island by far. This fish dip was outta this world and staff was very friendly. These guys also make a mean cake for a party we had this place is a must try for anyone visiting San Pedro.

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Thank Timmy131970
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Judyann H, Owner at Black Orchid Restaurant, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Hello Timmy 131970....Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent review....It means so much to us when we hear from our neighbors that their dining experience was outstanding. As you know we're a small island with a whole lot of heart and just as many restaurants....That makes your review very special to us.....Thanks again and we look forward to serving you in the future.
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Georgetown, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Gourmet in San Pedro, Belize”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a shock to find a trained chef (Judy Ann) and husband Tom operating a restaurant in San Pedro! Watch out for those great margaritas from Tom!
Even though the low season brings fewer customers, the Black Orchid offered wonderful lobsters accompanied by a 4 oz ribeye to our party. I had the grouper and it was terrific, but managed to sample my wife's lobster and beef. Desserts included carrot cake and chocolate cake. Super! Dolores was our server and she was attentive, quick to respond to all our needs. Nice selection of wines as well. Very nice looking restaurant and modern. They also serve iced water...others just give you a semi-cold bottle of water. Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ray S
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Judyann H, Owner at Black Orchid Restaurant, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Hello Ray S.....You have flattered us beyond words with this excellent review. We read many of our reviews to the staff and this one left us sitting in silence for a moment. Thank you so very much for these kind words and detailed description. We hope to serve you again in the future.
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Humble, Texas
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15 reviews
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“Excellent Grouper”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

Celebrated my mother's 70th birthday with 13 family members and her friends who live on the island. They recommended this restaurant, and it definitely did not disappoint! Excellent food, everyone enjoyed their meal.

Visited August 2014
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Thank VLaBroski
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Judyann H, Owner at Black Orchid Restaurant, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
VLaBroski....Wow this is a fabulous week of celebrations....We have enjoyed; birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, marriage proposals and host of vacationers since we opened....Your family and that evening has made the list as one of our favorite groups....Thank you and we hope to see you again next year.... :)
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