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Canoa

Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 721 5436442
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Ranked #3 of 16 restaurants in Oyster Pond
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Caribbean, International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just got to my hotel and the conceirge recommended this one! You have to drive past a very steep hill and make a turn to Dawn bay!It is by the shore line with a small boat tide to it! You realize immediately, you are on vacation!Food was French and SA influence! The ceviche? Was excellent!Yes there was escargot The salad... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The food was very good however the service was very slow. The manager/owner did try and apologize when we brought it to his attention, however he should be walking around to see how his customers are doing. We may go back since the food was great,,,work on the service!!!

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churchville,PA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

On our first night at Oyster Bay Beach Resort this year we took our friend and her daughter to Canoa. When we got there I requested a waterside table our side the bar. They told me they were not setting up the tables outsude as it was early in the season. i spoke to the waiter who wnt to the... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The coconut shrimp justifies unspeakable acts, it's great. Since the departure of Wally, however, the restaurant has lost a bit of its atmosphere. Nevertheless, it's worth a visit. Overlooking the water, featuring a large outside area, it certainly is nice there.

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

If you want good food go elsewhere. The staff is more concerned with coworker interaction than serving the customers. The food is described as "exceptional" on the menu, and I guess you could say that. It is exceptionally bad. Save your time and go elsewhere.

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

What a dump. Looks like a nice place but if the food doesn't make you sick, the service certainly will. Prime steak is a total lie - they admit it is Choice when you confront them. I doubt it is even that good. Waitress makes you feel like you are interrupting her personal time and never felt any reason to... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The food here is very good so they keep quite busy. Be sure to make a reservation. We did not have one and I felt we waited extraordinarily long for a table. There is a bar to wait at, but once you are there, you will not be called in a hurry. Our seats were in the back by the... More

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Turner Valey, Alberta
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139 reviews 139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Overall our visit was very pleasant. We were seated out by the water where they turn the lights on the water so you can watch the fish. Very nice. Our appetizer was a Plantain Canoa which is a plantain stuffed with sausage and topped with melted cheese. For something I have never tried before, it was pretty good. My main... More

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Abington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Reserved a table here for our last night in St Maarten, got seated right away, had cocktails and appetizers,no problem. We then sat for over one hour with no entrée arriving. server came to table several times to say the meal would be right out. We got up to leave, attempted to pay check for appetizers & drinks to hostess... More

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Trumbull, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We went to Canoa the first night we were there. The food was excellent and the service good. We returned on our last night hoping for a repeat. We were very disappointed and disgruntled. The restaurant was busy. We had to wait a half hour despite a reservation. That happens so we did not mind. However the service that night... More

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