WARNING! If restaurants are very important to your vacation enjoyment, DON'T visit St. Maarten/Sint Martin from the week after Labor Day through the rest of September. This is the Island's vacation-from-vacationeers period. Many restaurants and other hot spots are closed for remodeling, repairs, or owner/staff R&R.
Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant,
Simpson Bay serves more than Mexican food, i.e., American style breakfast.
They offer you the use of their internet connection as well.
Captain Oliver's Hotel-Restaurant, Oyster Pond overlooks a marina full of boats and yachts
Cheri's Cafe, Maho Reef is a trendy outdoor cafe with ambiance and good food .
Ric's Place, Philipsburg.
Try their Phillie steak sandwich or big American burgers. Free ice
tea refills (yes, most other places charge per glass and powerful thirsts
occur in Sint Maarten!).
Chez Yvette, Quartier d'Orleans. Local Creole style food. St. Martin chicken is tender and a favorite of many, but if you really want something unusual try their Ox Tail stew. OK, this is not an easy place to find and sometimes its closed, so call 87 32 03 before going there.
Fish Pot, Grand Case
The best bouillabaisse and tiramasu on the island.
Lynette's, Simpson Bay. Seafood, grilled and island dishes with live music / local entertainers. Reservations are a must.
Pizza-Pasta, Maho Reef. Small enough to miss behind Cheri's Cafe, this is a favorite of the locals. Great value, delightful food.
Saratoga Restaurant, Simpson Bay. Gourmet dinners masterfully prepared by European chefs.
Thai's Garden, Sandy
Ground (Marigo). Unexpected ambiance with a wide variety of unique
and traditional Oriental specialties.
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