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Manatee Lookout Restaurant and Bar

8 1/2 Miles Northern Highway Belize | Just south of the international airport on the Northern Highway, Ladyville 78583, Belize
+501 205-2391
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb kabobs” (2 reviews)
“the river” (31 reviews)
“lebanese food” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
Bar, Lebanese, International, Pub, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8 1/2 Miles Northern Highway Belize | Just south of the international airport on the Northern Highway, Ladyville 78583, Belize
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Reviewed yesterday

Great Food, although you will wait for your meal. Food is always fresh and never disappoints. Nice atmosphere next to the River.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Etienne S
Reviewed 22 August 2018

On the river, but we didn't see any manatees (or dolphins, for that matter). Might be able to, during the proper season. We ordered the lamb kabobs and they were out of this world, perfectly seasoned, perfectly cooked. We actually tried to eat here again,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jmielziner
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

It was in a good location, it wasn't busy. We booked for 20 of us 2 days in advance. When we comes in they send us to a room upstairs. we all order our starters and mains together. I order​ Fulfil and fish. Some of...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Rohan D
manateelookout, Owner at Manatee Lookout Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for your response and feed back .. sorry I’ve just come around to address this issue. I’m deeply sorry for any inconvenience cause , wish there is a way to make it up to you .. if by any means you happen to...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner based on Tripadvisor reviews. Didn't expect to have Lebanese food our last night in Belize but it was delicious. It's right on the river which was nice to sit and relax while we waited for the food to come out. It was...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank trvlmom1
manateelookout, Manager at Manatee Lookout Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Thank you for your feed back . Hope to have you back very soon at Manatee Lookout, and enjoy our happy hour specials on Wednesday’s

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Nice atmosphere on the river. Close to the airport. Good cold beer and great hamburger. Great little place to stop after arriving from the airport or before boarding.

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We ate right on the river and it was really peaceful and relaxing. I know everyone seems to complain about the wait for the food but honestly it seemed normal for a meal that is actually cooked to order. Regardless I'd wait any amount of...More

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank Bryon M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank gleveillee
Reviewed 8 April 2017 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...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank chester97
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...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank David C
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.

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank julielS8511JU
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Questions & Answers
9 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from manateelookout | Property representative |
Yes there is parking
11 April 2015|
Response from manateelookout | Property representative |
Hi there, we locate at mile 8 1/2 northern HWY . A 5 minute Drive from the Airport on the right hand side .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, 有泊車位, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
Situated alongside the Belize River , indoor and outdoor dining, 2 minuets from the international Airport Great food new and improved service. Improved Fast food service. Ice cold beer. Expecting to see... Manatee during dry season, dolphins, crocodile and birds.
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