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Karakter

Simpson Bay Road 121, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
599 5239983
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Ranked #9 of 74 restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sheridan, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A pleasant suprise as the restaurant is not fancy but the meals were excellent, drinks were good. service was slow and a bit laid back like they were letting me relax and not rushing me which did help me get relaxed.

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Clinton, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Fun place to gather right on the beach. Unique. You get food and drink served out of a old bus. Seating is on old lawn chairs and cushioned couches.

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Furstenfeldbruck, Germany
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This bar is conveniently located to chill out after a busy plane spotting day at Maho beach, since it's not far from the famous beach but much quieter. At this bar you can also combine your chilling with a bit of plane spotting since the bar sits right next to the SXM runway. The beach in this area of Simpson... More

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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were walking Simpson Bay and came across this gem. Totally unexpected cuisine. A must visit, for sure!

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Nice place at the beach. Diverse crowd. Service could be a bit quicker. Nice food, reasonable prices. Could use some refurbishment and paint. Excellent place for a relaxing sunset cocktail.

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Turner Valey, Alberta
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139 reviews 139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went there for some drinks and had a hard time getting served. We finally got served and the drink (melon coloda) wasn't all that great. Parking is next to impossible. The good thing about Sint Maarten is there are many other places to go.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Excellent food and drink. Nice casual atmosphere with an interesting and diverse crowd. Get a tequila on the rocks!

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Muscatine, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The New Year's day celebration is a blast! If you are in sxm check it out! It's a nice secluded little beach next to the airport. If jet noise bothers you, then it's not a place for you.

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Amsterdam
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

If you have some spare time before your flight goes, this is the best place! There is a bus on the beach from where the serve food and drinks! Nice beach beds (not to much, about 50 of them) with umbrella's. The beach beds are for free if you take a drink. And a terrace with tables for lunch. Nice... More

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Billerica, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The food and service was excellent and the beach is right there, + free beach chairs and umbrellas. There was always a person asking you if you needed anything + everyone was very friendly and enjoying their jobs.

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