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Yvette's Restaurant

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Quartier D'Orleans, St. Maarten-St. Martin
87 32 03
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Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best home cooked, local cuisine on the island! We visit Yvette's at least once every time we visit the island and are never disappointed. Love the Conch & Dumplings and the Snapper with Creole Sauce! The Johnny Cakes are to die for! We did buy the cookbook on our trip last year. Excellent food and value for your money. I... More 

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Thank Kerry B
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found Yvette's on trip advisor. Our hotel staff agreed that this was a great place. Quality food in great quantity! Everything was so good that we bought their cookbook! We went back a second time during our stay on the island.

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Thank Kschwartz62
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes even a great restaurant misses the mark Our food was good but not great perhaps because it was Luke warm and not hot We realize that this can happen but We still sent friends to this place because of the overall rating by others

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Thank Gary Y
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Yvette's on the recommendation of a friend who travels often to St Martin. We were advised to make a reservation after 6:30 and to bring cash. We had a little trouble finding it coming from Orient Bay, but spotted the little sign after turning around. We were greeted by Yvette's grandson and shown into the air conditioned... More 

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Thank Liz F
Nova Scotia
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Ribs, johnny cakes, conch ceviche, fish cakes, whole snapper creole style and fried plantains - This is authentic Caribbean food, prepared and served by a friendly family. There is a mix of seafood and meat on the menu, our dishes were flavourful and simply prepared, a nice change from the typical tourist fare on the island. The dining room is... More 

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Thank orionblu
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The best authentic Caribbean-food restaurant in the region. Food presentation always good. Johnny cakes to die for. Conch appetizer is the best. Succulent stewed shrimp dish, or banging broiled whole snapper with fungi. Always more than enough rice and peas, as well as fried ripe plantain. Warm coconut tart for dessert. Excellent value for money.

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Thank Doc P
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Everything we had at Chez Yvette's was delicious, and the service was fantastic. We had the conch soup, whole snapper prepared both in the creole and pan-fried, and it was all delicious. The conch is amazing and the snapper was definitely among the most fresh -- and definitely the most delicious -- fish we had on the island. Affordable, simple,... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Want to eat at a "local's" restaurant that many tourists treat as a destination event? Try Yvette's. Alas, Yvette is no longer with us after many years, but her family continues to run the place and we haven't noticed many changes over a number of years. This is basic down home country cooking; I can tie many aspects of this... More 

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Monmouth, Oregon
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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The food is authentic, Caribbean/Creole cuisine. Sauces are great. Fish, chicken, meat are all prepared well and are all fresh. Main courses come with great sides like rice and peas, Johnny Cakes, and fried plantains. Salt cod fritters come with a great dipping sauce. Service is friendly and efficient. It was kind of cute that our server wore a shirt... More 

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Lorain, OH
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We were pleasantly surprised that our friends took us to this restaurant. We ordered creole red snapper, creole combo, creole shrimp and garlic shrimp. All were scrumptious. The Johnny cake and the plantains were the best I've ever had. I can't forget the satisfying beans and rice. The salad was colorful, yet fresh. Even the salad dressing was homemade!! I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quartier D'Orleans, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  Quartier D'Orleans
  • Phone Number: 87 32 03

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