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Porter's Island Thyme

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North District, 11111, Salt Cay
+1 649-946-6977
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Porter's Island Thyme will be closed from May 15, 2015 to December 1...
Porter's Island Thyme will be closed from May 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015. Porter's Island Thyme is the gathering place where the cultures mix on Salt Cay. Everyone is welcome! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily in a casual atmosphere. Choose to dine in the Coconut Room or have drinks on Zen Sky, the raised, back deck that overlooks the entire island. Island Thyme can be party central or the place for romantic dinner for two. The choice is yours in one of the three dining room options each with a different ambience. There are special events every week. Let us be your concierge 24/7 while on Salt Cay. We are closed daily from 3 PM to 6:00 PM and all day Sunday. Reservations are required by 3 PM. Check our Web site and/or Blog for additional details.
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Porter's is the kind of bar/restaurant you go into for that 'Island' experience. Travelers come on shore from their boats, people with houses on the Cay come for dinner, and hilarity ensues as people try to finish the "Porter's Zoo" drinking game. The food was good and the company was fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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singapore
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

You've got to meet Porter and Heidi, the most helpful and friendly people ... Watch out for Porter's hot sauce and shots! Very fun 😜

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pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

Your review highlights our TEAM is achieving our goal; not only to be the top restaurant on Salt Cay but throughout the Turks & Caicos. We do encourage guests visiting Salt Cay to experience the other restaurants on island as each is unique and provides a different dining experience. Haidee and I are both always available to assist in planning... More 

Milton, Vermont
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Porter's is the kind of bar/restaurant you go into for that 'Island' experience. Travelers come on shore from their boats, people with houses on the Cay come for dinner, and hilarity ensues as people try to finish the "Porter's Zoo" drinking game. The food was good and the company was fantastic. You can buy fantastic rum and locally produced salt... More 

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pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We will re-open for the Season December 1, 2015. Currently we are offering 30% discounts on stays at Castaway-Salt Cay. Please contact Haidee for details. Our TEAM strives to give our guests the ultimate island experience where everyone knows your name and you become one with the community of Salt Cay. Either at Porter's Island... More 

Cordele, Georgia
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Porter is as much a part of the Island Thyme experience as the food! The man has a thousand tales and knows how to tell them. But, the food is the star attraction. We were there at the very end of the season; they were leaving for the states the day after we left, but we weren't made to feel... More 

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pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

Island Thyme on Salt Cay will re-open December 1, 2014 for the 2015 Season. Your review highlights that our TEAM is achieving our goals...be it the variety of our menu, the quality of the ingredients we use or the overall Island Thyme experience. You may want to sign up to follow our Blogs or like us on Facebook. I have... More 

Bedminster, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

When on a small, out of the way Caribbean island, there is nothing better than finding a great bar/restaurant with incredible food, atmosphere, and enthusiasm run by fantastic people. Salt Cay is a warm, welcoming place with great diving, whale watching, and relaxing. Island Thyme is the central hub for visitors and a great place to end the day. Most... More 

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pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

We strive to be a place for all ages to enjoy and we tailor activities to the guests who are visiting Salt Cay. We will be closing May 15, 2015 but will re-open December 1, 2015. Our goal continues to be to set the highest standards for restaurants in the family islands in the Turk & Caicos. Our TEAM appreciates... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Lolli is an amazing cook. She does so much on an island where the opportunity to get fresh and varied produce is practically non existent. We had fantastic rum punches, and tried many menu items. We could interact with others and just be alone and kick back. Well recommended.

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pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

Thank-you for the great review...it shows we are achieving our goals and not resting on our laurels. Always expect the unexpected at Porter's Island Thyme! Quality is job #1 at Porter's Island Thyme; be it in the quality of the ingredients we use, our preparation methods, the variety of the dishes we prepare or the level of cleanliness you will... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A great place on Salt Cay. We went to a lively party night and met some lovely people. Great fun! A boat ride from GT.

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pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

We loved having you visit Salt Cay! Salt Cay is a very special place and we strive to be the "hub" of activity on island where all the cultures mix. Our dining venues are varied and we strive to provide the ambience suitable to everyone. Be it the casual elegance of the Coconut Room, the Flamingo Terrace, Zen Sky or... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If your going to visit Salt Cay this is the place you don't want to miss. Porter and his wife Haidee are the best. The food is the best the island has to offer. Other resteraunts have a reputation for not being to clean. Eater be ware. But Porters is Clean and the food is great. People are great and... More 

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pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

Porter's Island Thyme has high standards! We strive to be the "best of the best" not only on Salt Cay, but in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Even before you "reach" Salt Cay we can give you honest input on where to stay, activities going on during your stay, where to dine and the companies that have the same standards... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Island Thyme on Salt Cay, TCI, is unique in the world of casual island eateries, since it is more of a "coming home to the family you wish you had" experience. Delicious food, great bar drinks mixed by the masterful bartender/hosts Haidee and Porter, and possibly the nicest mix of people you could imagine; locals, tourists, dive masters, police, young,... More 

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pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

Salt Cay is a special place where all the cultures mix and everyone is welcome. Our goal is to make your holiday one that you will not soon forget. We ask you tell your friends about our special piece of paradise in the Turks & Caicos. Thanks for the great review and our TEAM looks forward to your return to... More 

Georgia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Porter and Haidee were wonderful and eager to help at a moments notice. We arrived late Saturday and with restaurant closed on Sunday Haidee found up a loaf of local bread for us to munch on Sunday. So kind. Porter is full of advise, knowledge, and insight about the island and the inhabitants. A confusing cast of character, but nice... More 

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pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

Our goal is to make your holiday as "seamless/stress free" as possible. We work with the premier companies on Salt Cay and in Grand Turk. We can make anything happen be it whale watching, snorkeling trips, scuba diving...just ask and we will put you in contact with companies who provide the same quality of service as we do. Our goal... More 

Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

At Island Thyme the food is top-notch. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every meal is delicious! You can tell Haidee and Porter are foodies with the quality, freshness and taste of their food and diversity of choices on their menu. Lolli and Apol do a great job in and out of the kitchen. The dinner appetizers, main... More 

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pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

WOW what a great review! You have captured the spirit of Island Thyme and Salt Cay. Your review highlights that the Island Thyme TEAM is meeting our goals and is a place not to be missed on one's visit to Salt Cay, be on a day trip or for a longer stay. Island Thyme and the Island Thyme, Ltd. businesses... More 

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Address: North District, 11111, Salt Cay
Phone Number: +1 649-946-6977
Location: Caribbean  >  Turks and Caicos  >  Salt Cay
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North District, 11111, Salt Cay
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Turks and Caicos  >  Salt Cay
  • Phone Number: +1 649-946-6977

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood

Description

Porter's Island Thyme will be closed from May 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015. Porter's Island Thyme is the gathering place where the cultures mix on Salt Cay. Everyone is welcome! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily in a casual atmosphere. Choose to dine in the Coconut Room or have drinks on Zen Sky, the raised, back deck that overlooks the entire island. Island Thyme can be party central or the place for romantic dinner for two. The choice is yours in one of the three dining room options each with a different ambience. There are special events every week. Let us be your concierge 24/7 while on Salt Cay. We are closed daily from 3 PM to 6:00 PM and all day Sunday. Reservations are required by 3 PM. Check our Web site and/or Blog for additional details.

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