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Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-543-6442
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Montreal
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had eaten here 6 years ago when it was called "Floaters". It wasn't a great name but it was great food with great ambiance. Now, it is still good and a good choice if your staying in the vicinity. Money well spent

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Rohnert Park, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I went here for dinner on the second night out of our vacation. We were very impressed by the excellent food and service. We ordered the stuffed mushrooms for our appetizer, and seafood pasta and Thai curry for our entrees. The staff was very professional, friendly, and attentive. We will definitely go back again before we leave.... More 

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Massachusetts
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50 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon this place on our first night in St Maarten and were so glad we did. We had a cute little table outside by the water. Service was good - quick. Food was wonderful!

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Thank Diana B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try the grilled snapper! Great service. Right on the dock. Walking distance free several resorts in Oyster Pond.

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Connecticut
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed this past week in the Dawn Beach area and ended up at Canoa two evenings. The first evening we sat at the high top tables in the bar area for drinks and dessert. We had the cheesecake and the molten lava cake, both of which were excellent. The hostess that evening was so friendly and lovely. She took... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very casual restaurant. The menu is good island fare. Definitely, make a reservation because it gets busy.

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Westlake, Ohio
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated our anniversary with several other couples. Stuffed plantain appetizer was delicious as well as escargot in wine sauce. I would recommend stuffed grouper or coconut shrimp. Shrimp is Not breaded and fried rather sauté in a coconut sauce. A very nice quiet atmosphere over looking Oyster Pond. Juliette, the hostess, is delightful and made our experience fun. Manager is... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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154 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our go to restaurant at Dawn Beach /Oyster Pond right outside the Oyster Bay Beach Resort where we love to sit at the bar and receive great service, warm conversation, and a nice smile from ALI. A bottle of 2014 Stags Leap Chardonnay started the night. Sweet!!! Followed by a nice cold wedge of Caesar salad. For the main course,... More 

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Thank msdet1529
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lamb chops.... where overcooked. Seafood pasta not tasty enough. Will not repeat this one. Staff was excellent.

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Thank Ronald-Islander
Gig Harbor
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure to make reservations if you want to sit outside. The service was incredibly slow and I often had to catch someone to get something. It's okay to be on "island time" but I think it was a bit extreme especially when others were getting their orders taken well before mine But the food and wait staff made up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Oyster Pond
  • Phone Number: +1 721-543-6442

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