Restaurant Options in Sint Maarten

Dining is one of the most popular pastimes amongst vacationers in St. Maarten

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Despite being the Dutch side of the island, St. Maarten is overrun with French restaurants, but that seems to be a-okay with locals and tourists alike. From fine dining to the local bakeries, you're in for a treat when you dine on this tiny Caribbean island.

Grand Case on the French side of the dual-nation island of St. Maarten and St. Martin is most known for having more restaurants per capita than any other city in the Caribbean. But, the Dutch side of the island has more than its fare share of great dining establishments as well. As you wonder around you'll find a huge offering of gourmet restaurants, as well as simple diners, bakeries, fast food restaurants, and even local lolos (beach side barbecue and grill shacks). Throughout these establishments you'll encounter a varied selection of cuisines. French, Creole, and Italian cuisines are most prevalent, you can also find American, Indonesian, Mexican, and Indian foods. Nobody vacationing in St. Maarten will ever complain about going hungry!

Tourists should take notice that restaurants in St. Maarten will often serve breakfast and lunch, then take a break for a few hours before opening again for dinner. While it is always best to call ahead to confirm operating hours, you can typically expect to see restaurants that serve breakfast to open at 7:30 a.m. Lunch will last from 11 or noon until 3:00 p.m., and dinner is typically served from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Check out our Restaurant Directory, where you can search for a particular restaurant and view that spots details. Oftentimes, we have their operating hours listed for you there. You can always check the list below.

Because dining is so popular in St. Maarten, it is wise to make reservations in advance for any of the gourmet restaurants you may plan on eating at.

While most restaurants have a t-shirt-and-jeans vibe about them, more upscale restaurants will require more formal attire. Slacks and sports shirts are suitable for men while sundresses or pant suits will work for women. If you are unsure of what to wear, the best course of action would be simply to call ahead and ask for the dress code.

Dining costs will vary by restaurant, but you can expect to pay anywhere from $25 to $50(USD) per person for the most upscale restaurants, between $10 and $25(USD) for your typical bar and grill, and under $10(USD) per person at a fast food restaurant.

A 15 percent service charge is usually added on the final bill in St. Maarten, but generally there is no tax on the meal. If the gratuity is not already included, it is customary to tip around 10 to 20 percent.

Caribbean Cuisine

Cheri's Cafe

Caribbean cuisine is extremely popular in Sint Maarten. Since this kind of fare contains elements from many different cultures and culinary techniques, nearly any type of diner will find dishes to their taste at these restaurants. Remember that you can read additional details regarding each restaurant on the page by clicking on them.

Cheri's Cafe is a lunch and dinner option Maho Reef, in western Sint Maarten. This fun loving restaurant is a perfect place to unwind and have a good meal while enjoying the music, dancing, and general festivities. Cheri's Cafe is a favorite among tourist looking to get the most of the Caribbean spirit. They're located at 45 Rhine Road.

Taloula Mango's is situated at St. Rose Arcade and offers a couple of different specialties to enjoy, including seafood and tapas. Delving into the core of Caribbean cuisine, Taloula Mango's offers dinners spicy and flavorful food in a carefree setting that encourages laughter, light heartedness and fun. Grab a group of friends, order a few drinks and tapas, and enjoy your time. Visitors will be able to find them on Front Street.

Beau Beau’s is located at Oyster Bay Beach Resort and has a couple of cuisines to try, including American and Caribbean. Although it is located on Oyster Bay Beach Resort property, Beau Beau's is a favorite amongst locals, and tourists are drawn to the lively atmosphere that you can feel pulsing through the door as you walk by. The restaurant is owned by popular local personality King Beau Beau and favored amongst those looking for a good time. Visitors will find them at 10 Emerald Merit Road.

Take some time and look through the table down below if you want to see all the Caribbean possibilities that you will be able to find within Sint Maarten.

Caribbean Restaurants in Sint Maarten
Name Location Phone Number
Barefoot Terrace 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg (721) 542-0360
Beau Beau’s 0.3 mi. East of Central Oyster Pond (721) 543-6040
Big Fish 0.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central Oyster Pond (721) 554-3009
Bigwood Grill 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg (721) 580-1191
Butter Fish Restaurant 2.3 mi. South of Central Marigot (721) 580-7351
Caribbean Blend 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg (721) 520-9669
Caribean Grilled Flavors 2.5 mi. South of Central Marigot --
Caribisch Gastvrijheid Beheer 0.5 mi. West of Central Point Pirouette (721) 544-2179
Cheri's Cafe 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette (721) 545-3361
Chesterfields Restaurant 0.5 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg (721) 542-3484
Gingerbread Cafe Little Bay, Central Sint Maarten (721) 542-3362
Harbour Queen 1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Point Pirouette --
Jack Fish 2.3 mi. South of Central Marigot (721) 522-6575
Lee's Roadside Grill 3.0 mi. West of Central Philipsburg (721) 544-4233
Mark's Place Saunders, Central Sint Maarten (721) 543-2625
Oualichi Beach Bar 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg (721) 542-4316
Shieka's Vegetarian & Caribbean Cuisine 0.3 mi. East of Central Philipsburg (721) 542-0068
Skip Jack's 2.5 mi. South of Central Marigot (721) 544-2313
Taloula Mango's 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg (721) 555-7000
The Boathouse 2.5 mi. South of Central Marigot (721) 544-5409
The Point Restaurant 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette (721) 545-2115
Tide's Beach Restaurant and Bar 1.4 mi. Southeast of Central Point Pirouette (721) 545-4235
Tides Restaurant and Bar 1.4 mi. Southeast of Central Point Pirouette (721) 545-7000
Yellowtail Restaurant 2.3 mi. South of Central Marigot (721) 555-6044

Local Cuisines

Visitors will find at least a few opportunities to enjoy local dishes during their stay in Sint Maarten.

Captain Oliver's Restaurant has a couple of cuisines to try, including Creole and French. Opened by Oliver Lange in 1982, Captain Oliver's Restaurant is a seafood restaurant at Captain Oliver's Resort known for its glass floor with views of the aquarium below. The property is situated on Avenue du Lagoon.

A local establishment to think about is Rancho Argentinian Grill. While Rancho's main focus is in steaks, the kitchen does cook many other dishes ranging from saucy pastas to local fish. No matter what you order, you can expect the same care and expert craftsmanship to go into your dish as they put into their steaks. Guests will find them on Airport Road.

The table directly below presents the 4 different possibilities you will be able to see inside Sint Maarten.

Other Local Restaurants in Sint Maarten
Name Location Type Phone Number
Captain Oliver's Restaurant 0.3 mi. Northeast of Central Oyster Pond Creole, French (059) 087-4026
Jerk Grill Bar Restaurant 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot Jamaican (721) 543-2570
Le Planteur 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central Oyster Pond Creole, French (059) 029-5321
Rancho Argentinian Grill 2.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Point Pirouette Argentenian, Latin American (721) 545-2495

European and Asian

Shiv Shakti

If you and your group are looking to find some European fare, you'll find plenty of different restaurants to choose from in the area. Alongside Italian cuisine, you will be able to choose from French and Creole restaurants as well.

Ocean Lounge Restaurant is located at Holland House Beach Hotel and is a local grill situated in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten. On this island, gourmet restaurants are a dime a dozen, so you always want to make sure you choose wisely. This spot in particular has won multiple awards and is known not only for its excellent food and presentation, but its elegant style and attentive waitstaff. They are situated at 43 Frontstreet.

Travelers might want to think about trying Sopranos Restaurant. Voted the Best Italian Restaurant on the island in 2013, you'll find their authentic cuisine is indescribable. There is also a full bar, making your experience here even more enjoyable. If you're looking to call before booking a room, you can do so at (721) 545-2485.

Bamboo Bernies: Bamboo Bernies is a upscale sushi bar and Japanese steak house that serves its food with passion. Everything from the vibrant decor to the thoughtful presentation of the food reassures you that this is a restaurant that knows what it is doing. The property is situated at 2 Beacon Hill Road.

Diners should think about dining at Temptation. Temptations offers a variety of Internationally themed dishes that have all been fused to include Asian flavors, ingredients, or traditions, creating a unique cuisine that includes such dishes as Asian Beef Filet Mignon and Ginger Roasted Duck. The property is situated on Rhine Road.

Below you can look through the 56 places offering visitors this kind of food.

European and Asian Restaurants in Sint Maarten
Name Location Type Phone Number
Anand Simpson Bay 2.7 mi. South of Central Marigot Indian (721) 544-4696
Anand's Philipsburg 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot Indian (721) 542-5706
Antoine Restaurant Philipsburg, Central Sint Maarten French, Italian (721) 542-2964
Aura 0.5 mi. South of Central Oyster Pond French (721) 543-6700
Bacchus 1.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Philipsburg Italian (721) 087-1570
Bamboo Bernies 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette Japanese (721) 542-3622
Bavaria 2.6 mi. South of Central Marigot German, International (721) 544-2665
Bon Appetit 2.9 mi. South of Central Marigot American, French --
Calypso Pizzaria 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot Italian (721) 542-4552
Captain Oliver's Restaurant 0.3 mi. Northeast of Central Oyster Pond Creole, French (059) 087-4026
Carri Pizza 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot Italian (721) 542-6931
China Palace 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot Chinese (721) 542-3711
China Town Restaurant 1.6 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot Chinese (721) 548-3144
Daniel's By The Sea 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Oyster Pond Italian (721) 543-6828
Domino's Cole Bay Cole Bay, Central Sint Maarten Italian (721) 543-7374
Golden Dragon Restaurant 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot Chinese (721) 542-5294
Granduca 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette Italian (721) 545-2800
Izi Pasta Lounge Central Sint Maarten Italian (721) 544-3079
Just Sushi 2.0 mi. South of Central downtown Marigot Japanese (721) 544-4311
L'Escargot 3.9 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot French (721) 542-2483
L'Escargot Restaurant 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot French (721) 542-2483
La Dolce Vita 1.9 mi. South of Central downtown Marigot Italian, Mediterranean (721) 544-4311
La Gondola Ristorante 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Point Pirouette Italian (721) 545-3938
La Rosa Italian Restaurant 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette Italian (721) 545-3470
Lal's Curry in a Hurry 1.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Point Pirouette Indian (721) 587-9059
Le Planteur 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central Oyster Pond Creole, French (059) 029-5321
Mama Pizza 0.2 mi. North of Central Oyster Pond Italian (599) 527-1009
Moulin Fou 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette French, Japanese, Thai (721) 545-5777
New China Night Bar & Restaurant 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot Chinese (721) 542-4214
New York Bar Chinese Restaurant 1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Point Pirouette Chinese (721) 545-2477
Ocean Blu 0.5 mi. South of Central Oyster Pond Japanese (721) 543-6700
Ocean Lounge Restaurant 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg Contemporary, Eclectic, European (721) 542-2572
Oualichi Beach Bar 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg Caribbean, Creole, French (721) 542-4316
Paris Bistro 0.8 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette French, Mediterranean (721) 545-5677
Pasta Cafe 1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Point Pirouette Italian (721) 545-3098
Pizza Galley 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay Italian (721) 587-1330
Pizza Hut Simpson Bay 1.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central Point Pirouette Italian (721) 545-3211
Pizza Pasta 0.5 mi. West of Central Point Pirouette Italian (721) 545-4034
Pizzamenia 0.5 mi. West of Central Point Pirouette Italian (721) 545-2429
Pizzeria Napoli 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette Italian (721) 545-2115
Pride Of India Central Sint Maarten Indian (721) 586-1125
Quai Ouest Restaurant and Bar 0.3 mi. Northeast of Central Oyster Pond Italian (059) 087-4026
Rancho Pasta Cafe 2.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Point Pirouette Italian --
Shiv Shakti 2.8 mi. South of Central Marigot Indian (069) 581-9620
Slim's Chinese Bar & Restaurant 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot Chinese (721) 543-7798
Sopranos Restaurant 0.8 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette Italian (721) 545-2485
Sushi Bar 0.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Point Pirouette Japanese (721) 545-2254
Sushi Itto Maarten 2.0 mi. South of Central downtown Marigot Japanese (721) 554-5252
Temptation 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Point Pirouette Asian, Fusion (721) 545-2254
Thai Savanh 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Point Pirouette Pan Asian / Pacific Rim, Thai (721) 553-1204
The Waterfront Café & Pizzeria Philipsburg, Central Sint Maarten Italian, Mediterranean (721) 542-2446
Tide's Beach Restaurant and Bar 1.4 mi. Southeast of Central Point Pirouette Caribbean, European (721) 545-4235
Tutta Pasta 2.6 mi. South of Central Marigot Italian (721) 557-5162
White Swan 1.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central Point Pirouette Chinese (721) 544-2844
Zee Best Port-de-Plaisance 2.1 mi. South of Central Marigot French (721) 526-3097
Zee Best Simpson Bay 1.2 mi. Southeast of Central Point Pirouette French (721) 544-2477

International

Fusion

International cuisine is especially easy to find in Sint Maarten. This is an area that has tremendous cultural diversity, so it's no surprise that you can find plenty of culinary diversity as well.

Greenhouse Philipsburg can be found at Bobby's Marina and offers a couple of cuisine options to try, including American and International. The Greenhouse Restaurant has plenty for everyone. Diners will be able to choose from fresh fish and lobster, certified angus steaks, chicken, pasta, and many other types of entrees.

Bajatzu has a variety of dishes to choose from, including seafood and steak. Famous for thick and juicy cuts of meat, Bajatzu is one of the best places on the island to go if you are looking for a gourmet steak. The upscale dining room, rich scenery, and formal, yet welcoming atmosphere is perfect for a late night meal after exploring the island. They are situated at 1 Rhine Road.

Cappuccino Restaurant: The Cappuccino Restaurant offers a little of everything from salads, steaks, and seafood to hamburgers, pizza, and sandwiches. Breakfast is available 24 hours a day. Visitors will be able to find them at 83 Welfare Road.

Fusion is a great place you might want to try. Fusion seeks out the finest and freshest ingredients available, regardless of how far they have to go to find them. This restaurant doesn't limit itself by serving only one style of food. You'll be able to find them at 71 Welfare Road.

Get Wet Bar and Grill is situated at Great Bay Boardwalk and is a restaurant with a casual theme located in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten. Get Wet is a bar and grill at heart, serving up hefty portions of grill favorites like ribs, chicken, burgers, and hot dogs alongside a heaping pile of crispy french fries. Because you are dining in the Caribbean, you'll find a nice listing of grilled seafood on the menu as well. Guests will be able to find them at 1 Loodgieter Street.

Take some time and go through the table below if you want to learn of the International restaurants that you will be able to find within Sint Maarten.

International Restaurants in Sint Maarten
Name Location Phone Number
3 Palms Cole Bay, Central Sint Maarten (721) 544-3839
Bajatzu 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette (721) 545-2021
Bavaria 2.6 mi. South of Central Marigot (721) 544-2665
Cappuccino Restaurant 2.6 mi. South of Central Marigot (721) 544-3331
Doctor Fish Restaurant 2.3 mi. South of Central Marigot (721) 586-0313
Firehouse Bar and Restaurant 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg (721) 580-2629
Fusion Simpson Bay, Central Sint Maarten (721) 553-4300
Get Wet Bar and Grill 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg (721) 552-1678
Gingerbread Cafe Little Bay, Central Sint Maarten (721) 542-3362
Greenhouse Philipsburg 0.5 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg (721) 542-2941
Greenhouse Simpson Bay 2.7 mi. South of Central Marigot (721) 542-2941
Hard Rock Cafe Philipsburg 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg (721) 542-7014
Infinity Restaurant 0.3 mi. East of Central Oyster Pond (721) 543-6040
Karakter 1.3 mi. Southeast of Central Point Pirouette (721) 523-9983
Lagoonies 2.3 mi. South of Central Marigot (721) 544-2914
Molasses Restaurant Philipsburg, Central Sint Maarten (721) 542-2446
Ocean Terrace Restaurant 0.8 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette (721) 545-3100
Ocean Terrace Restaurant 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette (721) 545-2115
Sheer 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg (721) 542-9635
The Hideaway 0.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Simpson Bay (721) 544-3005
The Stone 3.1 mi. South of Central Marigot (721) 526-2037
Topper's 2.5 mi. South of Central Marigot (721) 544-3500
Topper's by the Sea 2.8 mi. South of Central Marigot (721) 544-6002
Vesna Taverna 2.3 mi. South of Central Marigot (721) 524-5283

American and Other

There are plenty of restaurants that offer American meals in Sint Maarten. As an alternative, visitors will be able to choose between eclectic and Mediterranean fare, among other options.

Sunset Bar & Grill is located at Caravanserai Beach Resort and is a local lunch and dinner possibility situated in western Sint Maarten. With a sign proclaiming that "Topless Girls Drink for Free," Sunset Bar & Grill is a spot you may want to avoid with youngsters. Still, this is St. Maarten's most popular bar and grill, where you can relax with a cold drink, eat some delicious grilled foods, and enjoy the party atmosphere. Guests will find them at 2 Beacon Hill Road.

A area restaurant worth thinking about is Jimbo's Mesquite Grill. Since 2003, Jimbo's Mesquite has been bringing gourmet Mexican fare with the more laid back style of Tex-Mex to create a menu that everyone can dig into. Visitors will find them on Welfare Road.

Pineapple Pete Restaurant & Bar is a nearby option worth considering. "Great food, Great service" is the motto at Pineapple Pete's where they serve what might be considered fancy fare at one of the most laid back spots around.

You can use the collection down below to get specifics about these types of options within the area.

Other Restaurants in Sint Maarten
Name Location Type Phone Number
Abu Ghazi Shwarma Central Sint Maarten Middle Eastern --
Azul Mediterranean Restaurant 0.8 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette Mediterranean (721) 545-3100
Baskin Robbins Sint Maarten Little Bay, Central Sint Maarten Eclectic (721) 543-7981
Bay View Restaurant Philipsburg, Central Sint Maarten Eclectic (721) 542-2446
Beau Beau’s 0.3 mi. East of Central Oyster Pond American, Caribbean (721) 543-6040
Bigwood Grill 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg American, Caribbean (721) 580-1191
Bon Appetit 2.9 mi. South of Central Marigot American, French --
Brother Jimmy's Barbecue 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette American, Tex-Mex (721) 545-3564
Burger King Philipsburg 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg American (721) 543-2515
Burger King Simpson Bay 2.6 mi. South of Central Marigot American --
Café Organica 2.0 mi. South of Central downtown Marigot Eclectic (866) 786-2278
Carousel Gelateria Bar Cole Bay, Central Sint Maarten Eclectic (721) 544-3112
ESPN Cafe Cole Bay, Central Sint Maarten American --
Front Street Cafe 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg Mediterranean (721) 542-0342
Haagen-Dazs Sint Maarten 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette Eclectic (721) 545-2988
Jimbo's Mesquite Grill Cole Bay, Central Sint Maarten Tex-Mex (721) 544-3600
KFC Cole Bay Cole Bay, Central Sint Maarten American --
KFC Daisy Road Saunders, Central Sint Maarten American (721) 590 87-1732
KFC Phillipsburg 0.2 mi. East of Central Philipsburg American --
La Dolce Vita 1.9 mi. South of Central downtown Marigot Italian, Mediterranean (721) 544-4311
Maho Café 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette Eclectic (721) 545-2115
McDonald's Philipsburg 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot American (721) 543-2760
McDonald's Simpson Bay 2.4 mi. South of Central Marigot American --
Ocean 0.5 mi. South of Central Oyster Pond Contemporary (721) 543-6700
Ocean Lounge Restaurant 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg Contemporary, Eclectic, European (721) 542-2572
Palms Grill Restaurant & Bar 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette Eclectic (721) 545-2115
Paris Bistro 0.8 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette French, Mediterranean (721) 545-5677
Pasanggrahan Restaurant 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Philipsburg Eclectic (721) 542-3588
Peg Leg Pub Steakhouse 2.0 mi. South of Central downtown Marigot American (721) 544-5859
Pineapple Pete Restaurant & Bar 1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Point Pirouette Eclectic (721) 544-6030
Rancho Argentinian Grill 2.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Point Pirouette Argentenian, Latin American (721) 545-2495
Seabreeze Restaurant 3.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central Marigot Eclectic (721) 542-2333
Subway Airport Road 2.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Point Pirouette American (721) 545-2632
Subway Philipsburg 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot American (721) 545-2632
Subway Rhine Road 0.7 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette American --
Sunset Bar & Grill 1.0 mi. South of Central Point Pirouette Eclectic (721) 545-2084
Temptation 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Point Pirouette Asian, Fusion (721) 545-2254
Tequilla 2.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Point Pirouette Tex-Mex (721) 545-3098
The Dingy Dock Bar & Restaurant 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Oyster Pond American (059) 087-4026
The Oarhouse 2.4 mi. South of Central Marigot Contemporary (721) 522-1639
The Waterfront Café & Pizzeria Philipsburg, Central Sint Maarten Italian, Mediterranean (721) 542-2446
Top Carrot 2.4 mi. South of Central Marigot Mediterranean (721) 544-3381
Toucan's Café 3.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central Marigot Eclectic (721) 542-2333

Dining in St. Maarten is a real treat, with numerous gourmet offerings available amongst a smattering of restaurants that offer low-key fare. Everyone will find something to enjoy on the island, especially when you consider that combined with St. Martin, there are over 400 restaurants to choose from.

 

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