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Hilmas Windsor Castle

Main Road | Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good6%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“salt fish” (17 reviews)
“patties” (6 reviews)
“johnny cakes” (25 reviews)
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Main Road | Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly, Hilma's Windsor Castle is gone. Hurricane Irma literally carried Hilma's trailer off into the ocean. All that's left is an axle. Hilma herself is fine, but she's not planning to rebuild.

Thank BeachWanderers
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Spent several afternoons drinking Dutch coffees, enjoying the delicious food and delightful conversation with Hilma. I hope she is well and this landmark returns.

Thank flycou
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Hype going back to 2004, when Anthony Bourdain review Hilma's tiny trailer as his favorite place to eat on St. Martin. Timing is everything with Hilma, go too early she isn't open yet, go too late and she has sold out. It took us a...More

Thank Eszter B
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This little trailer has the best chicken, johnny cakes, and drinks. Hilma is a beautiful wonderful person and a delight to speak with. Such a delightful person. Five of us stayed around for 2 hours talking and eating. Better food and company here than in...More

Thank stephenv215
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I must have driven past Hilmas dozens of times over the years without noticing it. It is in a small trailer nestled next to a bank. Hilma is there every day making fresh Johnny Cakes, some with eggs, some with fish. She makes great hot...More

Thank Paulrob2012
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Although we were staying at a 5 star all-inclusive, it did not stop us from venturing out in search of a great meal several times during our trip. Hilma's was on my "must visit" list of places to visit for my most recent time in...More

Thank jando24
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Had to visit Hilma's on our first visit to the island. Ordered the Ox Tail Soup and the Salt Fish on a Johnny Cake. WOW!!!! That says it all. To top it all off is the opportunity to sit and chat with Hilma herself, this...More

Thank Northerngolfnut
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Driving by, you'd barely even notice this place, unless you were really looking for it. But if you're visiting St. Maarten, you absolutely need to find it. HIlma's is a little, four seat bar at the end of an old trailer tucked away next to...More

Thank illini737
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We found Hilma's after watching an old Bourdain show about the Island. At 10am we fell in love with the Johnny Cake sandwiches. I had the pulled pork and my sweetie had the chicken curry. We added a piece of fried chicken for good measure....More

Thank StephanieEhrlich
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Had to try the johnnycake sandwiches - I had herring and husband had salt fish - perfect lunch. All posts about Hilma are bang on - what a hard working personable woman!

Thank Patty C
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26 May 2017|
Response from Patty C | Reviewed this property |
It's a trailer in the parking lot beside the Royal Bank in Simpson Bay. Not a restaurant, just a place to pick up excellent johnnycake sandwiches
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Martin / St Maarten  >  Sint Maarten
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