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Barnacles Greek Bar & Restaurant

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

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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
Ottawa Canada
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Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Wish we had stopped here sooner. Had a craving for Greek food and the food was wonderful. Well prepared and nice portions. Wait Staff was attentive. My friend had the ribs and said they were excellent. Will be back

West Frankfort, Illinois
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Cute little place on the lagoon next to the gourmet marche grocery store in simpson bay. We stopped here for dessert as part of a 3 course pub crawl on the Celine. Dessert was apple pie. It was hot and homemade and came with ice cream and was delicious! We saw some food people had ordered while waiting to board... More 

Thank leslierph
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A husband and wife team own and run this family friendly Greek cafe, I was privileged enough to share some time with them during my visit and they are truly passionate people about the food they prepare and serve. Flavorful and fresh! Wait staff is chill but attentive, just what you need when you're trying to relax on the island.... More 

Thank Experience_Often
Ottawa Canada
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank LuggageMan
St Maarten
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

2 Thank caribgirl48
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Thank PR1992
Rochester, New York
1 review
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 

Thank ileftmyheartingreece
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

1 Thank someonewhotravels511
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160 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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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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, Bar scene

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