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The Palms Restaurant

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25 Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 5542375
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked to go here before our stay in Simpson Bay and Greg came straight back to us to confirm our reservation. Great food and good value drinks, smallish menu but all cooked to order. In fact, I heard some customers being told that there would be a 30 minute wait as all the food is cooked freshly, which is... More 

Thank hotelscout
Rosseau, Ontario
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best ribs on the island. We always enjoy chatting with Greg and Jo, especially on nights when the Leafs play the Canadiens!

Thank TandMFraser
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here twice, for dinner. Staff really friendly. Served all homemade food - amazingly from a small kitchen. Our particular faves were the bao buns, the shrimp curry and the drunken ribs (house speciality). Also make a mean espresso martini! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. A real find.

Thank Poppettt
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon The Palms while waiting for a bar to open. Had some time to kill sonwe thought we'd grab a drink and check it out. The first thing I noticed was they greeted us immediately. So many places just let you wander and then ask you how you are. The staff really feeds off the energy of the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across this restaurant at that awkward hour that is too late for lunch and too early for dinner. They had just started to open up for the night and we're so great about accommodating us before they were technically "open". They had a whiskey smash cocktail on special for $5! and even though I never order whiskey, it... More 

Thank Jessica K
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to Sint Maarten for the last 3 years with my parents who have been coming for 10 years. My parents go to The Palms every year without fail. From my experience here, this is a great little restaurant. We have never had a bad meal. The food is delicious fresh home made food. It is clear... More 

Thank Stacey P
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hands down the best ribs my husband and myself have eaten. So good we ate here twice in one week. We also tried the sirloin burger and carrot cake which was delicious. Lastly, the staff and owner Gregory are attentive and very friendly.

Thank happytrais2you
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a delicious meal at the palms. I had the stuffed meatloaf special which melted in my mouth. It was so flavorful. My wife had the jerk chicken which she said was delicious. We both said we would come back again...and we just might before we leave. Cash only like some places on the island so... More 

Thank Jonathan W
New Bern, NC
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you enter The Palms your are asked if you want to sit inside or outside. Since this is an open air restaurant you would be hard pressed to tell the difference so we sat "outside." Depending on the night you are there Jo or Ivana (not that one) will be there shortly to take your drink orders. They have... More 

Thank cgcrawford
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was amazing (drunken ribs - gotta get them; shrimp curry - delicious!)! Owner Greg and his fiancée were incredible hosts for the evening, as we sipped rum cocktails and enjoyed the pork buns (the tamarind sauce is drinkable!) plus dinner. We talked hockey (on an island!) and laughed. It's a small place that lives up to the hype,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Caribbean, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 5542375
Our little Caribbean style restaurant has so much to offer: Laid back ambiance, great service, but the most important, delicious home cooked meals that will make you come back for more again and again. Like us on Facebook and be part of our community!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?