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Canoa

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Caribbean, International
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Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 721 5436442
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • 260
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  • 28
    Average
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Outstanding.

My wife and I had supper 3 times here during our recent week in St Maarten. Our food was so outstanding on our first night that we returned to not miss the opportunity to try other items on the menu. Francesca was a delight each night, and the manager is wonderful. The food never disappointed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
MyBrideandMe
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LaGrange, Georgia
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Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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LaGrange, Georgia
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I had supper 3 times here during our recent week in St Maarten. Our food was so outstanding on our first night that we returned to not miss the opportunity to try other items on the menu. Francesca was a delight each night, and the manager is wonderful. The food never disappointed. Every item was perfectly prepared... More 

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Mineola, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We settled on eating there 3 of the 4 nights of our visit. Friendly service. There was outdoor dining, but the awful smelling seaweed made that difficult one of the nights. A man would come and talk to us and sit at our table. Don't know if he was the owner or the matre'd, but he was funny and great... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Our early dinner at Canoa was very pleasant. There were not many people due to the time, so the service was attentive and quick, relative to island standards. The fisherman's stew was delicious as were the pasta dishes that my boys ordered. I appreciated that the kids' menu food was well cooked and generous. My husband thought the conch dish... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

What a great restaurant... if you are in St Maarten, go here for dinner! Make reservations, they stay busy!

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Nice place, table so close to the water you can almost touch it Ordered mahi mahi and conch mains. A bit heavy, but good Well priced

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East Wareham, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a small restaurant that serves good food in a lively, informal dock side setting. Five of us were treated to inventive seafood plates. I had the fresh red snapper stuffed with seafood which was presented with a flourish (a plantain spear sticking up from the mashed potato). Al five of us enjoyed the evening and we will return... More 

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Excellent food. Make sure to make a reservation. Spencer is a great host. Try something different from a great menu.

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Carefree, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was our first time to this restaurant although I believe it's about 4 years old. The food was simply delicious. We had trouble making up our minds as the menu has so much to offer. We each had an appetizer and then seafood for the entree. The portions are a little on the large side so be sure you... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Sits right on Oyster Bay. Had a table right near the water which was very romantic. The food was great, especially the fresh fish. Restaurant has a really cool bar and live music almost every night

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Real food beautifully presented by real locals in a lovely waterside restaurant. Yummy! Enjoyed it so much, we ate there 2 out of 3 nights. Very fresh and inventive. Super convenient for Westin Dawn Beach.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  Oyster Pond
  • Phone Number: +1 721 5436442

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, International

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