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Mr. Busby's Beach Bar / Daniel's By The Sea

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Italian, American, Pizza, Barbecue, Pizza & Pasta
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# 6 Emerald Merrit Road | Dawn Beach Oyster Pond, Oyster Pond, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 721-543-6088
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always good service, food and selection.

We come to this restaurant a couple of times in one week. Never disappoints. Great friendly service, large menu and food always prepared to our liking, including any special requests we may have. Pastas are good size portions and properly cooked. They have done a bit of renovating in the last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Holakat
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Mississauga, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Mississauga, Canada
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We come to this restaurant a couple of times in one week. Never disappoints. Great friendly service, large menu and food always prepared to our liking, including any special requests we may have. Pastas are good size portions and properly cooked. They have done a bit of renovating in the last year and have great seating areas under roofs with... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Daniel's by the Sea is seriously at the water's edge of Oyster Pond! Simply beautiful! We were seated promptly, the service was professional, polite, fast, but not rushed. The lobster cocktail with pink sauce was cold and delightful. To my surprise, the Veal Parmesan was cooked perfectly and served over pasta. The marinara sauce was a little heavy but overall,... More 

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colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location right on the beach. Relaxing spot. You can't beat their Johnny Cakes. Never had a better breakfast.

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Flourtown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

These restaurant(s) were recommended to us by almost everyone we met at our resort. It is actually one in the same restaurant worked by 2 different owners/chefs. One cooks lunch the other Italian style dinner. Both are very good. We particularly liked the lunches as you could find great fish as well as fresh salads. We actually ate lunch here... More 

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Richmond Hill, GA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My family had dinner here on our first night in St. Maarten. The salad, bread and entrees were pretty good, but we had better food at other places during our stay. The only wines offered by the glass are house wines. The waiter said they were from New Zealand and the ones we had were fine. The waiter was extremely... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

got engaged on this beach so holds a special place in my heart. food is still good split a rack of ribs and beer is cold. servers move at their own pace. looking at the beach itself really was disappointing, nothing is being done about the seweed situation. at 2 pm not a soul lying out. in the sand. it's... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This place was fantastic! Our group actually went there, two nights in a row. Daniel was there both nights. He was super helpful with the menu and told us everything we needed to know. The wait staff were great, too. We split four pizzas between the six people in our group the first night. This was more than enough for... More 

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Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you are in Oyster Pond or on Dawn Beach, you should check out Daniels by the sea at night. While during the day it is Mr. Busby's. We loved the bread. Mahi Mahi with a cream sauce was to die for. The white pizza dipped in the spicy infused olive oil was wonderful. We all visited this place twice... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Chef's message on the back of the menu goes on about all the careful attention preparing something fresh and perfect for you. I ordered. The plate was delivered less than 5 minutes later - obviously had been sitting around waiting for someone to order it. Veal and pasta. Poor quality, cold, and I think the check came to over $30.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A nice upscale open air restaurant featuring a large walk up bar and fresh seafood and steak. The food, a little pricy, was excellent especially the phenomenally fresh fish. If your visiting Orient Bay and a little adventurous take the scenic and winding road to this establishment just few miles up the beach. There was an odor from all the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: # 6 Emerald Merrit Road | Dawn Beach Oyster Pond, Oyster Pond, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Oyster Pond
  • Phone Number: +1 721-543-6088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza, Barbecue, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

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