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“April 11 2016”

Captain Hook's Shrimp Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Ladyville
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Central American
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Caribbean Shrimp Farm is a small sustainably minded shrimp farm located in the heart of beautiful Belize. Surrounded by a privately protected wetland habitat, the farm is the home of the new “Captain Hook’s Shrimp Restaurant & Croc Bar” and ACES Educational Crocodile Eco- Sanctuary.The 266 acre farm offers travelers and locals alike a great diversity of experiences. Educational shrimp farm tours teach you how these tiny crustaceans grow into the delicious shrimp we love to eat.Everybody loves to watch birds and here the amateur and professional birdwatchers alike will be overwhelmed by the abundant variety that you may encounter.Take a walk through time on the Mayan Nature Walk that meanders through the jungle that was once a thriving trading center. Get a first hand look at the local flora and fauna while witnessing the evidence of an ancient culture that litters the walking trail.Enjoy ACES Educational Croc Eco-Sanctuary and be thrilled and amazed by the rescued American and Morelet’s crocodiles. These prehistoric giants are the crocs that are too big and dangerous to be relocated into the wild. Feel the rush of being this close to one of the World’s most deadly apex predators. ACES staff will be happy to educate you on the importance of the preservation of these threatened and protected animals. By participating in this educational tour you are directly contributing to ACES efforts to protect an endangered species.After this much excitement enjoy some of the best food and beverages Belize has to offer at “Captain Hook’s Shrimp Restaurant and Croc Lounge.” Cool off, relax, and experience the freshest shrimp you will ever eat. Caught with a hand thrown net right before your eyes and on the table in minutes. No chemicals, no preservatives, just the best tasting organically raised shrimp you will ever have. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, why not take a free lesson in net casting and catch them yourself.Directions: Head North 1.5 km from the International Airport road junction and turn right on Marge Road (look for the rocket on the corner). Then drive 1.8 km straight down to the gate. Open for tours between 8:00am and 5:00pm daily. Call the Captain at 600-9945 for reservation or more information.
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Can you get it any fresher??? Do you want a fun,smiling,laughing,joking waitress/cook,and a Cold Beer, PLUS fresh SHRIMP Then this is the place for you. If your in a hurry go some place where you get frozen shrimp. Here it is the real deal FRESH caught shrimp with every order. They actually have to net the shrimp clean it and then cook it for you.There is the breeze,the ponds,and the crocs to pass time till your food is ready.The music isn't so loud that you can actually have a conversation with your friends.We were here for lunch and also ordered shrimp to go.They will clean the heads off for you at a small extra charge or you can do it your self when you take them home. Congrats to having fresh food Daily.

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Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is a great place to get fresh shrimp caught especially for you. You can watch the net being thrown as you sip on a cold drink. After you order, your shrimp is caught and brought to chef Judine where she cleans, prepares and cooks it up to your specification. The coconut shrimp is awesome! Have lunch or dinner and take some home with you too. Friendly staff and the coldest beer can get without freezing.

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Thank Leslie K
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Coconut shrimp are really good. That's the good news. It takes 45 minutes to an hour to get the food though. Enjoy the location and free WiFi while you wait.

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Reviewed 1 February 2016

I've had lunch at Captain Hook's a few times recently. It's a great spot for a leisurely lunch before or after stopping at the international airport, or if you happen to be passing through Ladyville.
Depending on what you order, you may have to wait for your shrimp to be caught fresh. This is not a place for 'fast food'. Plan at least an hour. Bring your camera and if possible binoculars, as there are a variety of birds to be seen, along with crocodiles in the shrimp ponds.

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Thank mngl0betr0tter
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

They farm shrimp, they catch shrimp and they serve shrimp. That is pretty much all they do....but they do it phenomenally well!

Dirty cheap for what it is. All food served on plastic plates - I wouldn't consider proposing there....unless she loved shrimp!

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1  Thank Rhys R
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