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“Good food and great atmosphere”

Running W Steakhouse & Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 77 Restaurants in San Ignacio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $40
Cuisines: Central American, American, Steakhouse, Caribbean, South American
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Good for: Romantic, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Honoured with the title of Restaurant of the Year 2016 by the Belize Tourism Board, the Running W Steakhouse & Restaurant (located at San Ignacio Resort Hotel), offers a newly remodelled air-conditioned dining hall that boasts exceptional views of the hillside property. The menu is international with all the flavours and the best of Belizean cuisine featuring meats from the family's ranch, Running W Brand Meats. Dining outdoors very often includes the visit of resident birds, including toucans, that come to feed on nearby trees making for a unique "dining with the birds" experience. Some favourites include specialty steaks as well as tasty Lebanese dishes derived from the family's recipes. Running W Steahouse & Restaurant's Lobby Bar is open to the outdoor dining area and offers a modern Baroque themed décor. In this relaxed, open concept and air-conditioned setting, guests can enjoy an innovative selection of classic cocktails and Belizean mixology offered alongside a menu of light plates. With live music on some weekends, the Lobby Bar is the perfect place for an afternoon drink, early aperitif or, late evening cocktails.
Bluffton, Indiana
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good food and great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

I was here with my daughters on the last two days of our trip around the country. At the end they just wanted something normal. This was as close to American food as we could find. They loved it. The location in the hotel overlooking the pool and gardens was beautiful.

Visited August 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A room with a view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

The San Ignacio Hotel is a hallmark for Cayo and their restaurant is a great place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The mahogany chair in the dinner room and the patio furnishings on the terrace are great places to enjoy your meal. Check out the Lebanese features that the harks from the owner's family history.

Visited June 2013
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great food at reasonable prices, excellent views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Hadn't planned to, but ended up eating all our meals there during our 3 day stay. The service and meals were outstanding, and the prices were very reasonable by comparison to the outer cays. While we didn't expect great beef in Belize, the Running W serves steaks from their own ranch nearby. The Filet was excellent, though the T-Bone was about average. Loved the Carrot soup, the Banana Pancakes, and the fact we could get coffee at 6:30am before our early tour.

Visited July 2013
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food slow service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

We had dinner one of the nights we stayed , it took 45 min for us get an order of salad served.
But the food was good and pricing reasonable.

Visited June 2013
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Midland, Texas
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184 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Excellent Choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

We ate our first meal in Belize here, and many more over the week we visited the Cayo area.
Food was excellent--our family of 5 tried nearly everything on the menu during our visit.
Everything was extremely fresh! My boys loved the deserts...the coconut pie was the best I have ever had.
We tried a other restaurants in town, but this was our favorite.
Service was excellent.

  • Visited June 2013
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