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Cheri's Cafe

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Address: Maho Beach No. 45, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number: 1 721 545 3361
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Located on the Dutch side of the friendly island of Sint Maarten in the...

Located on the Dutch side of the friendly island of Sint Maarten in the center of Maho, Cheri's cafe opened in 1988 and has continued to grow in popularity ever since. 'A jewel within a jewel!'Music & live entertainment six nights a week with our very own 'Sweet Chocolate' band. Each night we try to surprise our guests with something different, whether it's Tina Turner, LuLu or Louis Armstrong or any of the many other characters that all add up to a fun night to remember at Cheri's Café.Dance beneath the stars at the most popular nightspot on the island, a lively and exciting venue for tourists & locals alike. If you haven't danced in a while, it will be hard to resist the live rhythmic dance beat here; or how about a romantic slow dance?We are known for our fun loving pleasant atmosphere, complimented by great food, honest prices and great entertainment.Our aim is to please you by increasing your happiness level while you are in our care. We care about our community as well as the 46 staff members. Our goal is customer satisfaction, we want you to have a fun time, together with great food! Enjoy!We look forward to welcoming you back again.Frommers ReviewAmerican expat Cheri Batson opened this cherished institution in 1988. The rare tourist trap that even appeals to locals, this great place to meet people is outfitted in an irrepressible color scheme of scarlet, hot pink, and white.Everybody from rock bands to movie stars, casino high rollers to beach bums makes a pit stop at this open-air pavilion.The surprisingly good, relatively cheap food (think burgers, steaks, pastas, and fresh fish) is a bonus, but most come for flirting and dancing to an assortment of live acts 6 nights a week.Don't miss such regulars as Sweet Chocolate Band, if only to watch the guys don wigs and falsies.

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Loved the food and comedy good price and food was amazing. So entertained with the comedy act and I'm in love. Not only entertaining but captivating full of audience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calamari was sub-par. Drinks were okay. Overall this is more of a tourist trap more than anything. They stay busy with folks who are into that thing. And willing to overpay to avoid really exploring what the island has to offer.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Sort of a last resort restaurant. Ten years ago it was hopping with live entertainment for "save all year long" tourists. Now boring, quiet, just average or below average on all factors including fun, atmosphere, and service. Time to move on!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Loved the food and comedy good price and food was amazing. So entertained with the comedy act and I'm in love. Not only entertaining but captivating full of audience participation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful time. Good Food. Special attention to a birthday boy. Band deserves more tips!!! I would go back again and I highly recommend it.

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Beverwijk, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

We went to this place because an friend of ours recommended it to us. Our first impression was actually really good. There were cute lights and the waiters all had an Hawaii-tropical blouse on. We all really enjoyed the atmosphere until all the waiters began screaming like they were watching some football game or something. It really annoyed me, especially... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great place to take the Family or go alone, to have Lunch or attend the Dinner show at 8 pm nightly. Good food, entertainment, and dancing.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

just when you fancy a burger,you will not be disapointed with this place,firstly greeted with a big welcome from the guys that work there,friendly,not over tyhe top,good professtional service.couldnt flault the .place.next guy on the other table had steak and lobster which looked great.

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Carrollton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

My first night in Sint Maarten and my brother in law takes my wife and me here. I saw him go speak with some staff briefly and though nothing if it. Won't spoil the fun for anyone else, but let's say I got 'volunteered' for the show. Food was great as was the show. Highly recommend going.

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The Valley, Anguilla
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

For live entertainment filled with good cheer, cool vibes and great ambiance, then you should definitely check out Cheri's Cafe. St. Maarten's own "Tina Turner" always dressed to impressed will definitely make an appearance and along with the rest of the Band who does a fabulous job will keep you laughing, cheering, clapping...and coming back for more and more...time and... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stayed in Maho the 2nd and 3rd week in feb 15 and before we arrived I had read that Cheri's was not to be missed. Well we were not disappointed, the staff were very welcoming and attentive finding us a seat and making sure we always had a drink. We didn't eat here but the food looked delicious and... More 

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