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The Shak Beach Cafe

Bishop Walk | The Sidewalk, Placencia, Belize
+501 523-3252
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“smoothie” (70 reviews)
“lamb burger” (6 reviews)
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Caribbean, Cafe, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Bishop Walk | The Sidewalk, Placencia, Belize
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1 - 10 of 389 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

During breakfast, we watched dolphins at play and enjoyed the morning breezes. Fry jack was on point.

Thank APlusTestPrep
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes we had cold drinks and we were right next to the ocean, but the manager should be careful how she speaks about visitors. We had ventured down to the very tip of this town and walked the concrete dock and spotted this place very...More

Thank Defseek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While every restaurant is essentially cheap compared to the US, The Shak was expensive for here and offered a standard Belizean selection. Not bad, but not worth a return visit.

Thank Greg T
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We really loved their fresh fruit shakes combinations! Exotic fruits and seaweed. We ate here twice and my son had the lobster fritters both times. They were great.

1  Thank funinthesunshine4
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Chilled atmosphere; nice to relax and have a beer although there was no music playing at the time, would have been better with some music. We had conch fritters and they were super delicious, a must have.

Thank Sefania V
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This was a great place for a chilled hour or so, enjoying some delicious seaweed shakes (trust me) and incredible lobster nachos. The restaurant itself is a little lacking in atmosphere and was filled with very loud Americans when we visited but all in all...More

Thank Lizi S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We only had a smoothie and a beer. The atmosphere was great and I loved the look of the place! Perfect for the beach! The waitress was not very friendly however and could have made it a much better visit.

Thank MaryWM
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were taken their by a couple of locals while we're waiting for our boat out to Hatchett Caye key. I am so glad they took us there because the food was so fresh and delicious! We were in a bit of...More

Thank luckiest1
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Huge selection of smoothies with great tropical flavors to cool you down on a hot Belize day! Sits right on the beach at the municipal doc where the diver charters and fisherman are in an out.

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A sleepy beach cafe next to the pier where fishermen gather at the end of Palencia. We had a lunch of lobster fritters, a Caribbean lobster roll and vegetable curry. The lobster roll was a delicious, creamy mess that I'll remember and go back for....More

Thank Hale F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bishop Walk | The Sidewalk, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 523-3252
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The Shak Beach Cafe's menu boasts bold, flavorful food and smoothies with a healthy appeal, all made to order from the freshest ingredients. We find that superior, simple ingredients including real fruit and veggies set our smoothies apart from the others.
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