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The Shak Beach Cafe

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Bishop Walk | The Sidewalk, Placencia, Belize
+501 523-3252
07:30 - 18:00
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Peoria, Illinois
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734 reviews
575 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good spot to stop when your wandering about the Village. Our food was good, along with some tasty and fresh tropical drinks.

Thank islandexplorer
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved this place!! Excellent food with a fun relaxed atmosphere. Its right on the beach too! It was our favorite spot during our trip. Prices were fair but not cheap. Caribbean influenced menu that is veg, vegan and gluten free friendly. Fresh fish. Loved the jerk tacos!

Thank pixiesnackgirl
Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The shakes and breakfasts are great! The ceviche is quite tasty. The coffee wasn't amazing. It has an incredibly scenic location on the water. I asked for a substitution on my shake, and a for something else on another visit. Neither happened. So, I wouldn't suggest trying that. One of the servers was pretty grumpy but everyone else there was... More 

Thank bklynnyctravels
Corpus Christi, Texas
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We ate lunch here and both the conch ceviche and conch salad were the best we got in Belize. They had a wide range of smoothies and drinks. The food was fresh and well spiced, and they had a good variety of daily specials. The only downside that we experienced was the service wasn't great, bordering on rude. That said,... More 

Thank Buck D
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We went to The Shak several times during our stay in Placencia. We only had breakfasts there, and had a different smoothie each time. Oh my!!!!! They are delicious! Our breakfasts were very good also! Good fresh items! One of the times, I had carrot pancakes. They were loaded with freshly grated carrots, and very good!!! The location right on... More 

Thank 680janej55
Washington, Illinois
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We stopped here to get refreshed while on a walk, on a hot day. They have drinks to satisfy most anybody. There are many flavors of smoothies available as well as alcoholic beverages. Appetizers and sanwiches are also sold. My wife and I had an order of fried calamari which was excellent. The breading was light and the calamari was... More 

Thank TomC333
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We are here several times and was never disappointed!! For lunch one day they had fry Jack's stuffed with jerk chicken. Awesome dish!! Just beware...The jerk is super spicy!! Just make sure you have lots of beer or rum on hand. Lol. Highly recommend!

Thank Kath C
Portland, Oregon, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had breakfast, though my favorite repeat visit reason was their expansive list of smoothies. There is one for practically every taste- try em all! Shanda was always there and taking good care of us!

Thank Tom E
Central Oregon
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Right at the end of the road by the pier. Enjoy the drinks and cheap beer. The food is okay but not super. Restrooms are so-so and you need a key.... Or pay a buck to use....

Thank captaingary
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Delicious smoothies and tasty stuffed fry jack. This was our last meal in Placencia before flying home and it was enjoyable and filling for great value.

Thank Lori G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bishop Walk | The Sidewalk, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 523-3252
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?