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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, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Ribs on the Island

Every time we go to St Maarten, it's a must-do on a Friday evening for delicious ribs. You will not be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Ottawa Canada
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Ottawa Canada
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Every time we go to St Maarten, it's a must-do on a Friday evening for delicious ribs. You will not be disappointed.

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St Maarten
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Located behind the Gourmet Marche in Simpson Bay, you would never think you could get such delicious homemade Greek food. Tasty gyros, moussaka, dolmidas, pastitio, Greek platters and a big fat Greek sandwich all top the bill! Friendly people, attentive service and great food. Go...enjoy!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This was one of our first meals on the island, and definetly won't be our last time there!! It is a great location and a cute local bar feel, some delicious drinks and an amazing gyro!! My husband had the lamb kebabs and they were delicious and I am craving to go back for another gyro! Our service was great... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I've been here 2 times now and both times the food was good and de service was excellent. The ribs are really recommend at this place (only on Friday :(...)! But ask anyway, sometimes they have them on other days as well. If you are in the neighborhood of Simpson Bay and you want to have a good price-value food,... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Address: 46 Airport Rd | Portofino Marina, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: +1 5817697
Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
Cuisine: Greek

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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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