Caribbean Cuisine in Philipsburg

Caribbean culinary staples are enjoyed throughout the islands by newcomers and locals, particularly for including tried-and-true spice blends, exotic produce, and some of the best seafood in the world. Luckily, there's an over-abundance of dining options for this cuisine.

With choices such as the very casual locale of Cheri's Cafe to the beautiful smells of dinner and lunch at Oualichi Beach Bar, you could encounter a dish you'll return for again and again.

The following list allows you to peek at the large collection of places serving Caribbean cuisine awaiting St. Martin's guests. See one that catches your eye? Click its name to learn more about its dress code, food, or even nearby attractions.

Cheri's Cafe

Maho Reef | (721) 545-3361

Cheri's Cafe

Cheri's Cafe is situated near Point Pirouette; it is 1.4 miles to the west of Simpson Bay. Sure to please everyone, Cheri's Cafe isn't just Caribbean food and hamburgers, but wouldn't you know they're also known for putting out great seafood. <p>With entertainment every night of the week, Cheri's is one of St. Maarten's favorite spots for nightlife. Cheri's features an tropical theme, with island-style decor, and even patio furniture provides seating indoors. Plane spotting is a favorite activity among guests, and is possible just around the corner at Maho Beach.</p>

Taloula Mango's

Philipsburg | (721) 555-7000

Taloula Mango's , which is part of St. Rose Arcade, is found toward the heart of Philipsburg. Perhaps you could guess that this place is best known for Caribbean goodies, which yes, includes seafood, but here they're also dubbed a hotspot for tapas. <p>The restaurant is located within a Dutch style building, though inside the decor is bright and tropical. Dining is done indoors, though the restaurant is quite open to the outdoors, and the atmosphere is relaxed and carefree.</p>

Lee's Roadside Grill

Simpson Bay | (721) 544-4233

Lee's Roadside Grill

Located along the southeastern outskirts of Simpson Bay, Lee's Roadside Grill is a logical selection worth considering if you're exploring this section of Sint Maarten. Speaking of delicious, specialty Caribbean food, this place is known for its barbecue and seafood. <p>Lee's has a undeniable laid-back atmosphere, and locals come here to dance the night away and unwind while sipping on drinks from the fully stocked bar. Overall, the restaurant and bar is known to be a relaxed and comfortable place to chill. However, Lee's is not all party, their food is also top-notch, and they have forty-seven tables for diners to enjoy their meal.</p>

Tides Restaurant and Bar

Simpson Bay | (721) 545-7000

Set near the middle of Simpson Bay, Tides Restaurant and Bar is a part of Marys Boon Beach Plantation. Speaking of delicious, specialty Caribbean culinary creations, this visitor favorite eagerly offers their seafood and steak. <p>The ambiance at Tides is romantic, offering a mesmerizing view while guests have candle lit dinners in a clean restaurant with a distinctive decor and accompanies by music during the weekends.</p>

Skip Jack's

Simpson Bay | (721) 544-2313

Skip Jack's is located along the southeastern outskirts of Simpson Bay. The fresh taste of fish and Caribbean cuisine make for an exciting meal at this friendly favorite. <p>Skip Jack's menu has a wide range of seafood entrees like grilled and fried snapper, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, and others, as well as steaks, chicken, and an assortment of appetizers. There is also a specialized lunch menu that includes smaller plates and sandwiches.</p>

Caribbean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Barefoot Terrace 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg Caribbean (721) 542-0360
Beau Beau’s Oyster Pond, 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Philipsburg American, Caribbean (721) 543-6040
Big Fish Oyster Pond, 2.7 mi. Northeast of Central Philipsburg Caribbean (721) 554-3009
Bigwood Grill 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg American, Caribbean (721) 580-1191
Butter Fish Restaurant Simpson Bay, 3.2 mi. West of Central Philipsburg Caribbean, Creole (721) 580-7351
Caribbean Blend 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg Caribbean (721) 520-9669
Caribean Grilled Flavors Simpson Bay, 3.1 mi. West of Central Philipsburg Caribbean --
Caribisch Gastvrijheid Beheer Lowlands, 5.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Philipsburg Caribbean (721) 544-2179
Cheri's Cafe Maho Reef, 4.9 mi. West of Central Philipsburg Caribbean (721) 545-3361
Chesterfields Restaurant 0.5 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg Caribbean (721) 542-3484
Gingerbread Cafe Little Bay, 1.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Philipsburg Caribbean, International (721) 542-3362
Harbour Queen Simpson Bay, 3.5 mi. West of Central Philipsburg Caribbean --
Jack Fish Simpson Bay, 3.2 mi. West of Central Philipsburg Caribbean (721) 522-6575
Lee's Roadside Grill Simpson Bay, 3.0 mi. West of Central Philipsburg Caribbean (721) 544-4233
Mark's Place Saunders, 1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Philipsburg Caribbean, Creole (721) 543-2625
Oualichi Beach Bar 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg Caribbean, Creole, French (721) 542-4316
Shieka's Vegetarian & Caribbean Cuisine 0.3 mi. East of Central Philipsburg Caribbean (721) 542-0068
Skip Jack's Simpson Bay, 3.0 mi. West of Central Philipsburg Caribbean, Creole (721) 544-2313
Taloula Mango's 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg Caribbean (721) 555-7000
The Boathouse Simpson Bay, 3.0 mi. West of Central Philipsburg Caribbean (721) 544-5409
The Point Restaurant Maho Reef, 5.0 mi. West of Central Philipsburg Caribbean (721) 545-2115
Tide's Beach Restaurant and Bar Simpson Bay, 3.9 mi. West of Central Philipsburg Caribbean, European (721) 545-4235
Tides Restaurant and Bar Simpson Bay, 3.9 mi. West of Central Philipsburg Caribbean (721) 545-7000
Yellowtail Restaurant Simpson Bay, 3.2 mi. West of Central Philipsburg Caribbean (721) 555-6044

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Also worth considering if you really love Caribbean food, you will find similar ingredients and influences at places like Jerk Grill Bar Restaurant which specializes in Jamaican style eats.

Sometimes, the most exciting places to try Caribbean food in St. Martin are those that you didn't expect to find yourself craving while journeying to and from your hotel. However, jotting down a couple of delicious-sounding restaurants in your travel plans, means even your fall-back options are good ones. To read much more regarding the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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