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46 Airport Rd | Portofino Marina, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 5817697
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Little Dive on the Water- GREAT food and service

Husband and I were tired of coming back from the beach and getting dressed up to go have mediocre food. So, we decided to try a few dive-y places. We hit Barnacles after reading reviews here. Good greek menu, served right on the water on picnic style chairs. Inexpensive and delicious. We had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

One of the locals recommended this to me on my last trip to St Maarten but didn't have time to make it over, so I made sure to go this time, and oh my gosh I am so glad I did. It was the most amazing meal I've had here. If you like Greek food, you HAVE to go here.... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a lovely location with what I thought was a decent staff but when I sent back a charred octopus (totally overcooked and not was on the menu with a vinaigrette) I was approached by the chef telling me that is how they serve it in Greece, she went on to say in a fairly violent way that she... More 

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153 reviews 153 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed Barnacles. We had the Greek Salad which was only tomatoes, onions and feta. No cucumbers, olives or other pizazz the make it stand out. The burger was good, but nothing to write home about. The fries were the large non-crispy kind. Just filler, really. I would go here again for a drink and decent food at a decent... More 

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MA
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81 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Husband and I were tired of coming back from the beach and getting dressed up to go have mediocre food. So, we decided to try a few dive-y places. We hit Barnacles after reading reviews here. Good greek menu, served right on the water on picnic style chairs. Inexpensive and delicious. We had the Saganaki and I had Chicken Souvlaki.... More 

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Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We come to this bar/restaurant more then ones a week. Sometimes just for a drink (they have Heineken draught) and an appetizer sometimes for dinner. Their food is great: excellent dips and pita, their meat is awesome and really try their ribs made by Stefan. It falls of the bone! the owners and everyone that works there is super friendly... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a nice find...we were looking for a casual place to eat one night last April and we found it. Food was fresh, authentic and tasty and we sat outdoors right on the harbor. I'm no wine snob but found it very odd that I was asked if I wanted my Pinot Noir chilled or at room temperature...! I'll... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We went to Barnacles while visiting my little sister who lives on the island. Best Ribs!! (fall off the bone) on Friday ( only for lunch). The owner came out and talked to us about the ribs being from St Louis. Later we went back for happy hour and dinner. I had the pina coladas, which I think are the... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We enjoy Barnacles so much we go there for drinks and dinner at least 3 times a week. They have a great happy hour and we almost always order the calamari, we think it is the best around. We recently went to our friends birthday party at Barnacles and it was awesome, great food and superb service. It is obvious... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Because of our experience, we have chosen Barnacles for our last meal before we left the island (it looks like many people do that, because it is close to the airport and you can have a quick lunch and then catch your plane to Europe or whereever else). Because our favourite meal was the Gyros platter, we couldn´t have anything... More 

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Very great experience at Barnacles greek bar. There food is excellent. I was pleased with my meal. The staff is very friendly and I would recommend this place to all my friends :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 Airport Rd | Portofino Marina, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 5817697

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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