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Ocean View Terrace

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St. Eustatius
(599) 318-2934
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Went back two times for dinner in six days

Very friendly staff and very accommodating. I had snapper and it was excellent (I'm from Florida and have seafood 80% of the time) and I mean excellent. A nice red wine in a nice big glass was a bonus. A great value in the middle of the old historic downtown.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jayson H
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Florida
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Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff and very accommodating. I had snapper and it was excellent (I'm from Florida and have seafood 80% of the time) and I mean excellent. A nice red wine in a nice big glass was a bonus. A great value in the middle of the old historic downtown.

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Thank Jayson H
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice view, which unfortunately could not make up for the food. The fries are deep-fried to death. There was no flavour or potato left in them but oil and grease. Nothing on the menu is fresh, which the waiter did tell us when asked before ordering, but the fish was thrown directly from the freezer into the frying pan, which... More 

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Thank lonnekes92
St pauls Bay
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

René the owner greats everybody with a speech about the food and a few joke's . The for was excellent and will worth the wait. It's the best value for money in town we really enjoyed it and if we are back on the island will surely visit you again. Derek and Marion

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Thank DerekStpaulsBay
Meise, Belgium
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

To be honest it started badly as we turned up one night and the place was full, and the wait far too long, so we decided to go elsewhere. BUT we gave it a second chance that turned into a third as we then came two nights running! The food is very good, the setting is lovely on the terrace... More 

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1 Thank AILSA L
Port Huron, Michigan
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101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We descended on the Ocean View with 22 people, with advance notice, of course. The staff handled our orders with precesion, and the kitchen somehow got out our orders very quickly. The restaurant is situated next to the Governors house, and is very picturesque. The owner is an extremely nice man, who just happens to look like Tom Petty!

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Thank PenguinRob
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The food was excellent. The service was very good even when they were full. And, the value of the meals were outstanding. Cash only but doesn't break the bank. During a week long trip, my group went there twice for dinner. And, check out karaoke on Friday nights there!

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1 Thank Scott P
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

On our 1st visit we were told we could only order drinks as the chef was too busy preparing for a large order. One of our group asked for tea & they only had de-caf. On our 2nd visit the restaurant was full & the only waiter was far too busy. Our request to have an entire up-sized to a... More 

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Thank Jenn L
Berlin, Germany
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ocean View is a cosy restaurant right across Fort Oranje, with a terrace on the first floor overlooking the entrance of the fortress and the ocean. The dinner was good, for a reasonable price. The place is owned by a Dutch-Statian couple that runs this restaurant for almost 15 years. As far as we could see, they really tried to... More 

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Thank Arthur K
Knoxville
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A nice hike up the huge hill from the Gin House, across from the fort is the Ocean vie Terrace. Ok, you don't really have an ocean view (or not much of one). The food is nice, but the place is beyond slow. The locals say you should go an hour before you get hungry...2 hours might be better.

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1 Thank KnoxvillePufferfish
Cody, Wyoming
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Incredible food, wonderful staff, and perfect atmosphere! Make sure you bring cash!!!! And, if you are in Statia on a Friday, stop by for local karaoke!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St. Eustatius
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Eustatius
  • Phone Number: (599) 318-2934

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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