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St. Eustatius
(599) 318-2873
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful, quiet place on a beautiful little island.

The Old Gin House is a wonderful, small hotel wiith an outside restaurant and bar by the water. Rooms are nice and some have a great view of the water. Biggest advantage is they are next to the best dive shop in the Islands, Scubaqua!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
David C
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New Bern, North Carolina
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netherlands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Nice starter with muscles to die for. Ordered a rare steak that came well done so I blame that on the waitress since the cook assured me that 'well done' was the message. Waitress was not very welcoming and there was a lady cook slouched in a chair by the entrance of the restaurant whose appearance did not add to... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Old Gin House is a wonderful, small hotel wiith an outside restaurant and bar by the water. Rooms are nice and some have a great view of the water. Biggest advantage is they are next to the best dive shop in the Islands, Scubaqua!

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Maassluis, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were there with a group of collegues. The service was friendly and very patient with us. We all had different meals but on one thing we all agreed on, the food was excellent! The location itself is fine, it's close to the beach and it's easy to find a parking spot closeby.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

upscale (by island standards) open air restaurant with nice beach view. good walking distance (no hill climbing) from Old Gin hotel and a nice change from the hotel retaurant. Food not notable and expensive except for the pizza. my party made a fuss about the desserts....i was lukewarm over an $8.50 slice of cheesecake that might have come out of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Very friendly staff and a great view! This was my favorite restaurant in Statia. They had great pizza and key lime pie. We had a group of 15 and they were able to accommodate us with fast service.

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Barre
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Good food, very friendly and attentive. Enjoyable conversations with the owner. Good mix of dishes from top shelf to pizza. We had a member turn ill and they made special meals to go for us; I appreciate that kind of service.

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Grenada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

The food was not bad at all except for the deserts which were out of the freezer. He total bill for 4 came to 320 US$ which is steep. The fillet steak was good but was 2 small bits to make a portion. The Tuna was over cooked despite making a particular point of saying how rare we would like... More 

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Fair Haven, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

had lunch and dinner here and both time it was delcicious although we need reservations, it was nice.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food here is very good, although like all of Statia, expensive. The wait staff, and particularly the owner, are very friendly and helpful.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Blue Bead has outstanding food and excellent service especially considering its location on a remote Caribbean island! Our group had take out sandwiches a couple of times for lunch (between scuba dives) and went there for dinner twice within a week. I would highly recommend it during your stay in Statia.

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  • Address: St. Eustatius
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Eustatius
  • Phone Number: (599) 318-2873

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