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Manatee Lookout

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8 1/2 Miles Northern Highway Belize | Just south of the international airport on the Northern Highway, Ladyville 78583, Belize
+501 205-2391
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Limerick, Maine
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant had a variety of dishes we didn't find elsewhere in the area. However, some items were not available the evening we were there even though it was on the main menu. I had the lamb chops which were cooked well, and had a nice sauce. Nothing special, though. The outside seating is much nicer than the seating inside.... More 

Thank gleveillee
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for a late lunch and enjoyed it. The food took a little long but that was fine since we took in the view of the river and spent some time looking for manatees. We only saw one ... I'm sure some days they're everywhere in the river. My son ordered the generous serving of tasty chicken wings.... More 

Thank chester97
Livonia, Michigan
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169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Because we had rented a house nearby, we visited this restaurant twice and both times had excellent meals. Our choices for three couples included burgers, conch fritters, chicken kebabs and kafta. All were large portions and excellent. The only issue that we had, especially on the second visit was the long time that it took to be served. The food... More 

Thank David C
Columbia, Missouri
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a great place and a must see on your trip. I seen so many manatees I was surprised at how many would come up. The water is just beautiful there.

Thank julielS8511JU
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the Manatee look out the first night we arrived in Belize. The view was terrific over the river and the server was friendly and helpful. We all ended up ordering burgers so we weren't exactly being adventurous but they were very good and the portions were a good size.

Thank Catherine M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is a very cozy spot off the highway. The people are so very friendly and the food is absolutely delicious! I had the chicken kebab and it was perfectly cooked and the sauce drizzled on it was amazing! I certainly would come back for drinks, dinner, or just the friendly atmosphere on my next trip to Belize!

Thank Kevin D
Yokohama, Japan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is the first time visit to Belize.And I'm gona enjoy the middle America meals.but l have no choice to go to another bar.lve never eaten lebanon dishes.I thought that Mid East meals are only meat dishes.But this thought was fault.Salads are very good.That was a nice surprise.Especialy TABBOULEH. BUT ALL DISHES WERE GOOD.the Host and the ladies are friendly... More 

Thank milkoba
Toledo, Ohio
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585 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We visited here for dinner after dark so we cannot speak of the view although we assume it is lovely. The indoor bar decor is mediocre and did have the smell of spilled beer. The food, however, was excellent. We recommend eating here for the food.

Thank Rasharra_Solarix
Margate, Florida
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125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I've known the owner, Jamil, for a long time and Manatee Lookout used to be one of my week end haunts. I left Belize for eight years and returned. Nothing had changed. Same good food, same good service and ambiance. Jamil hasn't changed a bit! Same regular customers...caught up on a lot of gossip! I love this place.

Thank BobbyDesab
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The place is good, just that there are lots of sand flies so take your repellent with you! My friend and I ordered the chicken fingers, it was really good and I love the dipping sauce. Only slight issue is that they take long to serve the food but with the view they have, it didn't bother me.

Thank Mau 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
Lebanese, Bar, International, Pub, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 1/2 Miles Northern Highway Belize | Just south of the international airport on the Northern Highway, Ladyville 78583, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize District  >  Ladyville
  • Phone Number: +501 205-2391

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?