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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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  • 280
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
The best restaurant in Oysterpond.

I dine at Canoa about once a month, or less, with family or friends. I never have a complaint because the items on the menu are always very good and I enjoy my visit. I always bear in mind the challenges faced of operating a good F&B business on a small Caibbean Island. However last night my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Oyster Pond, St Maarten-St Martin
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  • Late Night
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English first
Oyster Pond, St Maarten-St Martin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I dine at Canoa about once a month, or less, with family or friends. I never have a complaint because the items on the menu are always very good and I enjoy my visit. I always bear in mind the challenges faced of operating a good F&B business on a small Caibbean Island. However last night my visit to the... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

went here for dinner one night and the food was great. Got two different fish entrees and they both were delicious. The atmosphere was great. Got a table outside and it felt like you were right on top of the water. I definitely recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food is very good one of the best on the island been there 3times with my wife an family our waitress jacky gave us an excellent services well definitely keep going back

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Westport, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Recently went to Canoa for a special night out with friends. We all really enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the attentive and amusing staff! Friday night they also had a wonderful singer, Christine, who was so talented and created an intimate club atmosphere. Don the host and Jacky our server were just great. Oh, and the food! We sampled... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We have this restaurant on our "must do list" every year. We are at Oyster Bay, so we can just walk over, enjoying the night air. Husband decided that this trip we NEEDED good food. Couldn't chance a hit & miss dinner. We had not slept the night before and had a long day of travel. He chose Canoa. Husband... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I've been to Canoa quite a few times and although the service could use improvement at times, the food is always quite delicious. The lamb chops and burger are excellent. Other favorites are the Madras Chicken and Curried Conch!

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We have been to St. Maarten/St. Martin for the last 6 years and usually try to mix it up and try new places based on Trip Advisor reviews...we went to Canoa last year and it was my husbands favorite meal of the whole 2 weeks we were in St. Maarten, I wasn't as impressed but it wasn't bad. This year... More 

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New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was the first restaurant we ate at after arriving on the island at Princess Heights, adjacent to the Westin. The host/manager did not even say hello, nor did he approach us as we stood there for at least a minute looking into an empty restaurant. We did come early and was offered an outside table, as the other side... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Fantastic restaurant! Some of the best meals you can enjoy. My wife and friends always stop by for dinner and drinks whenever we are in SXM for a few days. We had our wedding rehearsal dinner here in 2014 (46 guests/destination wedding), and it was amazing. Their classics never fail...champagne with the Canoa porkchop, stuffed grouper, stuffed plantains, all on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Placed 4 small pieces of bread for started with a delicious garlic butter. Got the bill and saw a charge of $6.00 for the bread - really???? Shared a salad which was very good. The eggplant croutons were a nice surprise. Coconut shrimp was very tasty. Our server was very nice but everyone else ignored us. Will not return.

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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?