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Running W Steakhouse & Restaurant

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18 Buena Vista Street | San Ignacio Resort Hotel, San Ignacio 99999, Belize
+501 824-2034
07:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 07:00 - 22:30
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service was impeccable. Food was amazing and of course my chocolate dessert topped it off. The service was like non other, very attentive and polite.

Thank Juliet M
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the kind of restaurant where the servers place cloth napkins on one's lap. Try the chicken and lime soup. I wish I'd ordered a quart of it!

Thank Suzanne C
Wilmington, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations here for our family for my husbands birthday. The service was polite but very slow. Food was disappointing as well. We were excited to have the steaks we heard so much about but they were fatty and not cooked to order. I expected a better quality and ended up throwing most of it out. Definitely not worth... More 

Thank brannin327
San Ignacio, Belize
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was not friendly. Our table cloth was dirty and the food was cold, meaning not fresh. Small portions. American prices, you can get a lot more for your money elsewhere. Drinks were watered down. The ONLY reason to go here is ambiance.

Thank Chicabravaaa
StephSIRH, Marketing at Running W Steakhouse & Restaurant, responded to this review

Good afternoon, thank for visiting our Running W Steakhouse & Restaurant. Management depends on this type of feedback so we can continue to improve our product and ensure our guests are provided with unsurpassed levels of hospitality and service. We apologize your visit was not our standard and I will reach out to find out more about your experience. Please... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Funny thing about a little country like Belize, you eat the food of the area. We had just been on a boat for a week so mostly fresh fish and a little chicken. Cayo district is the cattle area (along with some many adventures). Running W was written as the place to go. Was a bit hesitant as it was... More 

Thank gmgOc
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate several meals at this restaurant and enjoyed each one! Breakfast was delicious, especially the Breakfast Heart fruit shake. The steaks were delicious for dinner!

Thank MBKTaroundtheworld
London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great drink at the bar and dinner after the iguana project tour. The drinks were fantastic, dinner was good (especially the steak) and the service was really good.

Thank Linzrp
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22 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service here is great. Attentive but not annoying. The pizza appetizer is amazing. All of the food we had here was really good. The drinks are also delicious especially the mojitos!

Thank Vance N
StephSIRH, Marketing at Running W Steakhouse & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Vance, thank you so much for the review. Glad to see you liked your overall experience at the Steakhouse. The lime juice is definitely one of my personal favourites as well! More 

Somerset, New Jersey
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We heard the Running W had the best steaks in San Ignacio, so we went for dinner. From the beginning it was clear that service was not the strength of the restaurant. The onion soup was excellent. My wife's aged steak was largely gristle. Mine was okay. This was our most expensive dinner in Belize, but definitely not the best.

Thank Mi_2_Jo_2
StephSIRH, Manager at Running W Steakhouse & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi! Firstly, I would like to thank you for choosing to dine at the Running W Steakhouse & Restaurant. I would like to apologize for the experience you had-- here at the Resort and Restaurant we strive to surpass our guest expectations and unfortunately, that did not happen in this case. Your comment is appreciated and helpful. Please note that... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Sitting with friends on the far corner of the balcony that evening was one of the most peaceful and yet sensitizing experiences. The ambiance, both natural and created by the hotel was brilliant! All this before the Toucans dropped by for a late evening visit!!! Service was courteous and prompt. The wine and food was delicious and well presented. Kudos... More 

Thank BelizeYvette

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$40
Central American, American, Steakhouse, Caribbean, South American
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Buena Vista Street | San Ignacio Resort Hotel, San Ignacio 99999, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Cayo  >  San Ignacio
  • Phone Number: +501 824-2034
  • This restaurant is at San Ignacio Resort Hotel
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.

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