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Welfare Road #15, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 721 544-5409
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We went here to watch the women's soccer match, we were supposed to meet others there but they didn't show so we moseyed up to the bar. Glad we did. The bartender, the brother of the owner from Conneticut, was great! Helped us with our selection of food!! Made great drinks, had us laughing the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
SteveLalaE
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Alta Loma, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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Alta Loma, California
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243 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went here to watch the women's soccer match, we were supposed to meet others there but they didn't show so we moseyed up to the bar. Glad we did. The bartender, the brother of the owner from Conneticut, was great! Helped us with our selection of food!! Made great drinks, had us laughing the whole time we were there!!!... More 

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Cleopatra D, General Manager at The Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks guys for the awesome review! I told Kineni about it and as you can imagine he was elated. Please do remember to drop in during your next visit to St. Maarten!!! Cheers! Cleopatra More 

Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My family took me to this restaurant for my birthday today. Waitress was not very nice. Told us appetizers were $2 off and drinks were buy 1 get 1 free. We ordered a round of each and then ordered an additional appetizer about 20 minutes later. When the bill came out, the appetizers were full price. When she went back... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

went to watch ufc,not my thing but popped in for drinks,bigs screen great for sports fans,what ever you want they r more than happy to help,friend had calamari, frys, and chicken strips,fortunataly hes not a big eater and i finnished them over, the hosts where Great i dont remember how many free drinks we had.left there out of it.. good... More 

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Nannestad
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

The good at this place was ok, had a burger and it is hard to screw that up. But it was ok. I guess the waitress was new and therefore the service was bad and very slow. But a few things is never ok, to ask your guests to have the sigarette bud so someone else could light up theirs... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We visit here every year for their steak. It's mine and my daughters favorite place outside of Jimbo's!!!!!! I'm surprised by the mixed reviews!!

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Corunna
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Just got back from trying this restaurant and all I can say is don't go! They have a no smoking section but allow patrons to smoke anyway. The bartender was also our waiter and the service was a little slow but to be fair he was trying to take care of 5 tables AND the bar. Ordered the coconut shrimp... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Just decided to drop in for dinner and were pleasantly surprised. Our server was friendly and helpful and service was super quick. We had the crab cake appetizer and the crab stuffed grouper; the grouper was really fresh and arrived nice and hot. The guavaberry colada was great.

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San Diego, CA, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The best thing about the boathouse is their free wi-fi! The service leaves a lot to be desired. The waitress basically ignored my and my empty beverages for most of my meal until i asked them for refills when I walked to the bar. The bartender is kind of snotty in general. The food is average. I had a steak... More 

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San Jose, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised. Place was pretty empty when we got there...we were the only ones there to be specific. Accordingly, our service was great, the food was just as good and the price we more than reasonable. They made a VERY good planters punch too! They also have a deck over looking the marina.

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Kennedale, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We wanted to try a restaurant within walking distance of our resort and the boathouse was chosen. It is an open air place near the bay and right on a busy street but hey, your on an island and Simpson Bay is busy. We had good food and good service. No problems except the waiters could not remember what drinks... More 

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Additional Information about The Boathouse Restaurant

Address: Welfare Road #15, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: +1 721 544-5409
Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
Average Prices: USD 17 - 30
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Welfare Road #15, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721 544-5409

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic

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