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Dawn's Grill

Placencia Road | Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
+501 523-4079
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (68 reviews)
“coconut rice” (33 reviews)
“curry” (27 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hours
International, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Placencia Road | Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first visited Placencia in Dec 2014 Dawn's Grill was one of the places we ate at for dinner. It was wonderful. We have been living here full time since July 2015 and Dawn's Grill is still one of our favorite dinner spots. Last...More

Thank Candace F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’d craved lobster, and I heard this is one of the best in Placencia village. On our third attempt to try Dawn’s Grill, hehe, half-dozen of us out of 130 scuba divers that visited Placencia last week finally got a taste of this tiny local...More

Thank Jojo S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dawn makes some great food. Daily specials and a great menu. It is a tiny restaurant on Main Street, worth trying. Huge lobster sign on front. She makes great local dishes and does have a vegetarian special. I had the chicken breast in wine sauce...More

Thank Gilbert R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small restaurant in Placencia proper, although you can't miss it by the lobster sign out front. Specializes in mostly local dishes and freshly caught seafood. Try the catch of the day when you are there. Portions are good sized. A bit pricier than other 'local'...More

Thank CarLars3437
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for lunch based on a recommendation and I'm glad I did. Stewed chicken and coconut rice was absolutely delicious and came out quickly. I hadn't had coconut rice before, but its one of my new favorite ways to have rice now. Wish I...More

Thank OutboundBecki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough great things about Dawn's. First of all the food is amazing. We had a group of 11 people and they were able to accommodate us all at 1 table. We went early though because Dawn's is always busy!! The service was...More

Thank Leslea T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is small but the food is the BEST. If Cobia is on the menu, definitely order, as it is the best fish. Service was great and food was plentiful. Also a must eat dessert is the warm BREAD PUDDING.

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped looking for barbecue ut ended up getting curry shrimp and grilled porkchops. The food alone was great but the cherry on top was the warmth and how welcoming the owner and her daughter were. It was like being at your favorite aunt's house.

Thank Jackattack7051
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The vibe was great and so was the portion sizes. The food was good and fresh. The only reason why this is 4 instead of 5 is because the price it was a little bit more pricey than any other restaurant we went to in...More

Thank Shala H
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We're so glad that we stopped into this bustling little place...DELISH!!! My husband thoroughly enjoyed the coconut shrimp and lobster. The portions were quite generous. I was looking for a vegetarian dish and was so happy with my meal. The waiter asked me what I...More

Thank dfries10
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Questions & Answers
Chris B
August 7, 2016|
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Response from DAWNP44 | Property representative |
Opens at 7:00 until 3:00 Reopens at 5:30 until 9:00 for dinner. Breakfast 7::00-11:00
June 20, 2015|
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Response from samazing | Reviewed this property |
I agree with previous travelers. You don't need to reserve, but if you in a group, then just stop by some time before meal and book for the many of you. Most especially, enjoy your meal! :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placencia Road | Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 523-4079
  • E-mail
Small Belizean, no-frills, family-owned restaurant focusing on big flavors. We offer meat and seafood specialties and regionally and internationally inspired dishes. Vegetarian and vegan friendly.
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