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Canoa

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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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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
Never Disappointed

My husband and I were in SXM for 3 weeks and visited this restaurant twice and were never disappointed - rating it one of our top 3 on the island. The customer service wonderful, the ambiance wonderful, and the food wonderful. Make reservations ahead of time to be sure to sit outside. We had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Goldie073
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Eden Prairie
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Eden Prairie
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were in SXM for 3 weeks and visited this restaurant twice and were never disappointed - rating it one of our top 3 on the island. The customer service wonderful, the ambiance wonderful, and the food wonderful. Make reservations ahead of time to be sure to sit outside. We had a wonderful evening together.

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Chicago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

very convenient if in Oyster Bay area. Appetizers tend to be very good. Escargot in puff pastry, Greek salad, ceviche — all are worth coming back for. Blackened mahi was also pretty good. But do NOT order the sushi grade tuna. Is such a shame that someone in the kitchen does not know how to handle this fish. Came with... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best meals we had on St. Maarten. We loved the calamari appetizer and the orient fusion salad with grilled shrimp and calamari was fantastic. The coconut shrimp entree is not the usual battered and fried shrimp, instead the shrimp are grilled and served with a delicious sauce that has coconut in it! The crab stuffed... More 

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We did not end up eating here, however the restaurant was packed when we were here. We enjoyed a couple hours at the bar visiting with the staff. The atmosphere is nice and the meals passing us by looked appetizing. We really enjoyed our time here and wish we'd had enough time to go back for an evening meal.

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Rye Brook, New York
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28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I had high hopes for our recent meal at Canoa, remembering a pleasant meal two years ago, but we were sorely disappointed. The service was extremely slow, it took over two hours to feed the four of us, and it seemed like three. By the time the meal was over we were the last people in the place. The food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Fish OK , mahi- wife had skirt steak tuff and not a skirt steak service good, wine list and drinks OK

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The canoa signature dish was just weird. The red snapper was small and all bones, but tasty. The stuffed fish was too salty to eat. It is a beautiful looking place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went to Canoa as a walk up (no reservations) @8:00 PM. We are staying local. Sat inside next to maitrede. Ordered app, soup, and entrees. App never came. Pumpkin soup was good. Rum Coconut Shrimp was tasty. Fisherman Stew....I should have ordered something else... Bill came and it included a $36 bottle of wine we never ordered. When I pointed... More 

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Farmingdale, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Came with my wife and two children ages 3 & 9. We were seated on the dock with a great view. Had an attentive waitress (Francesca) who went out of her way to make sure the kids were well taken care of. The food was phenomenal (even the kids meals- yes I'm that dad that tries his kids food). My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

First time dining at Canoa despite multiple trips to the island. Wished we found it years ago. Great experience and atmosphere in Oyster Bay on the wharf. Service and food excellent. Lobster was awesome. Everything was great. Can't wait to visit again soon.

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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  >  Sint Maarten  >  Oyster Pond
  • Phone Number: +1 721 5436442

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, International

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?