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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Best food EVER!

We had dinner one night sitting outside by the water. The waitstaff was so attentive and friendly. The food was superb! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for some really good food and great ambiance!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Cynthia S
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had dinner one night sitting outside by the water. The waitstaff was so attentive and friendly. The food was superb! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for some really good food and great ambiance!

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This review is long over due as was our first visit to Canoa. We have a timeshare in Oyster Pond and Canoa is a quick walk from our resort. We visit the area twice a year and always seem to visit the same restaurants when we go out to eat. This visit, my wife suggested we try Canoa as it... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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200 reviews 200 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We eat here every time we visit the island. It is very close to our timeshare and the food is consistently prepared well. We made it twice this visit. It's not fancy , but good choices on the menu. My husband tried the Coconut shrimp, where we are from this would be fried so it was different but the rum... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I found the staff not to be so friendly. The service was poor. The Maha Maha wasn't the best. Could have been fresher

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Omg...the salmon here is to die for.and of course presentation is beautiful..the service is aaaww some friendly staff and live music...And it is a local chef can't go wrong with that..Shermon When visiting the island make Canao restaurant a priority

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Cologne, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This boat-house is, especially on weekend-nights, the get-together for the rich and bautiful locals and visiting home-owners. Try to get an outside table, inside might be noisy and hot. Excellent cuisine international style,. When busy, it might be slow service, so you can enjoy the location over the water even longer.

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ATLANTA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner here. The food was good, but not as good a other places on the island at the same per person price. The service left something to be desired as our reservation was early and the restaurant was not busy for a Friday night. We would probably return, but this would not be one of our first... More 

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Cornelius, NC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a small restaurant located just outside the Oyster Bay Resort (OBBR). The place gets decent amount of traffic from OBBR and it might be difficult to get a decent table on some nights. There is a water (laguna) seating with several small tables - I highly discourage anyone from sitting on the dock's edge and starring to stinky... More 

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Managua, Nicaragua
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner here - the coconut shrimp, the Canoan plantain appetizer and mah mahi special were delicious. Getting a table was slow with no reservations, but the service was great and the dockside location was just what we wanted.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had been told that Grand Case had the best restaurants in the island so we went there on our first two nights but then came to Canoa ( make reservations before hand ) and loved it. The place is inside a Marina. It is super cute and food is very good. Chicken curry was amazing. Staff was friendly, considering... More 

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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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