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“Delicious fresh local cuisine at bargain price”
Review of Dawn's Grill

Dawn's Grill
Ranked #5 of 73 Restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Nova Scotia, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious fresh local cuisine at bargain price”
Reviewed December 2, 2011

Been to Placencia this year and last year, and keep coming back to Dawn's food at the Grill n go. This is home cooked food where the portion size is filling and the price is extremely reasonable. The BBQ pork or chicken is excellent and the coconut rice or rice and beans is a filling accompaniment. For a thirst quench try the fresh lime, watermelon or orange juice.

  • Visited November 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“The divemaster was right! Great authentic Caribbean food!”
Reviewed November 30, 2011

While on a diving outing we mentioned to our divemaster, a native Belizean, that we would love to find some good, authentic food. He insisted that the place to go was Dawn's Grill N Go. We put it on the list but, unfortunately, did not stop in until we were on the way to the airport to head home. If we had found it sooner, we'd have been regulars.
As others have described, Dawn's is essentially an outdoor deck with a garden wall around it. The minute we entered, Dawn was greeting us personally and helping us find a seat. She and her staff are friendly and helpful to a fault. The food was great and, as the divemaster had promised, completely authentic. The menu for lunch was three grilled meats; lamb, chicken or ribs. I had the lamb and my wife had chicken. Each was grilled to perfection and flavored with Caribbean spices. The coleslaw was fresh and tasty, but not the over creamy or vinegary stuff we get in the States. When we got the bill it was half what we had been paying for lunch on the beach and the food and service were much better. When we return to Placencia, and we will, this will be our place for lunch. Excellent!

  • Visited November 2011
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Portland, Oregon, United States
2 reviews
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“Outstanding food at a great price”
Reviewed October 21, 2011

I highly reccommend that anybody visiting Placencia have dinner at Dawn's Grill N Go, you won't be disappointed. The Grill N Go is a very simple place with only a few tables setup on the deck of her house facing the main street but the food is over the top good. She also makes her own pepper sauce that is for sale if you want to take some home.

  • Visited October 2011
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Winlock, Washington
1 review
“Outstanding!!”
Reviewed October 11, 2011

A favorite restaurant with excellent service and wonderful meals!! Dawn is a marvelous cook. The specials can range anywhere from spaghetti to lobster tail and everything is outstanding.

  • Visited October 2011
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Best food in Placencia”
Reviewed October 10, 2011

Tried several places in Placencia for food and then found the Grill n Go. Have to say we didn't venture further and enjoyed multiple meals cooked by the ever gracious and friendly Dawn. Best picks to me were the "Reef and Beef" Sweet n Sour Chicken and of course the Thursday night "Spaghetti". My friend Teresa also raved about the "Creole Conch". Downhome food with a flair....everything was delicious!

  • Visited October 2011
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