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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Like a dear friends dinner party....

Eating at Porters is like being invited to a charming dinner party at a dear friend’s house. Porter is the consummate host making introductions while creating delectable cocktails. You felt as if you were sitting at a bar in his home as he regaled us with his stories of his life and experiences... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
mlsearles
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Sarasota, FL
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Sarasota, FL
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Eating at Porters is like being invited to a charming dinner party at a dear friend’s house. Porter is the consummate host making introductions while creating delectable cocktails. You felt as if you were sitting at a bar in his home as he regaled us with his stories of his life and experiences. Lolli (the chef) would bring out mouthwatering... More 

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

TEN STARS! Your review highlights that our TEAM is achieving our goals. Always expect the unexpected at Porter's Island Thyme...be it our complementary tapas, the quality of our entrees or our selection of sweets after dinner. We strive for Island Thyme be your home away from home while you are on Salt Cay in the Turks & Caicos. Thanks for... More 

Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The proprietors of this lovely eatery are the best. Porter and Haidee Williams greet everyone as if they've been life-long friends. They're so glad to see them. The Williams know that hospitality on a small island goes far beyond serving good food and fun drinks. They're eager to help you have a great time on their slice of paradise (Salt... More 

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

Our TEAM appreciates the great review! We strive to make your holiday an experience of a lifetime, experiencing everything Salt Cay has to offer. Be it Castaways, Chill Spot, Island Thyme, Pat's Place or the other venues on Salt Cay. Not to mention whale watching with Crystal Seas Adventures. Expect the unexpected at Island Thyme; be it the fresh catch... More 

Goch, Germany
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow - what a thrill it was to be part of the Salt Cay Community - if only for five days...but meeting people like Haidee and Porter (plus their team) makes it really easy to have a good time and feeling welcomed. Outstanding service and hospitality combined with great food and cool drinks - what else could you ask for,... More 

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Thank tz5632
pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

Our TEAM strives to take your Caribbean holiday to a different level! We hope on your next visit to Salt Cay you will consider staying at Castaways on North Beach. Thanks for the great review and our TEAM look forward to your return to Salt Cay. More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good drinks, good eats, good conversation....the ability to make everybody happy all of the time! Porter and Heidi make everybody feel very much at home. "Zoo Keeper" was a memorable experience, and Patrick thanks them! Their different varieties of rum were divine, and I just wish I could find them in SC. Totally enjoyable experience, breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Helpful?
Thank Julie M
pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

Our TEAM is delighted you enjoyed your Island Thyme experience. We hope you will consider staying at our property, Castaways, on your next visit to Salt Cay. Thanks again for the great review! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Haidee and Porter are such amazing hosts! Once you step inside Island Thyme you will have trouble dining anywhere else. Porter and Haidee welcomed us with such genuine warmth and enthusiasm. They clearly enjoy what they do and their lives on Salt Cay. They make the effort to educate you and help you understand all your options and ways of... More 

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1 Thank Nancy H
pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

Our TEAM's goal is to provide a Caribbean experience unlike that found in the rest of the islands...where everyone is welcome and you can become one with the community. Our menu is broad and varied and offers Caribbean seafood dishes, as well as other exotic offerings we have discovered throughout the world. Our desserts are all homemade with natural ingredients... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Porter and Heidi are the owners. They have a beautiful place and delicious food. Their bar is famous for creating hangovers, but the place is still family friendly. We especially loved the desserts. Because the island is so small, its always good to check in a few hours before you want to eat and let them know you are coming.

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Thank KellyG1987
pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

We strive to provide an ambience for everyone! Be it the quality of our cuisine or its variety. However we do ask you make reservations for dinner before 3 PM. Your dining experience can be customized to your personal desires in three seperate dining areas. We love having families at Island Thyme and can tailor our menu for the younger... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We lived right across the street from Porter's for a week at The Purple Conch house (very awesome house) and went to porters in the morning for wifi and coffee. porter and Heidi, the owners, are American and very friendly. The restaurant is really good as well and we have both lunch and dinner there one day. If you're up... More 

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

We appreciate your review. However based on your comment: "the restaurant is really good' we were surprised at your average rating as we strive provide culinary delights typically not found on an "out island" in the Caribbean. Thanks again and we look forward to your return to Salt Cay. More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Good atmosphere, good food, tasty cocktails and good service and many unique gifts to choose from....

Helpful?
Thank Candy H
pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

Our TEAM strives to make your Island Thyme experience unlike any other you would experience in the Caribbean. Join us for complementary tapas in the Pub Room prior to dinner most nights, enjoy cocktails in Zen Sky or dine in the Coconut Room and experience our casual ellegance. We pride ourselves in the quality and the variety of our menu... More 

singapore
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 😜

Helpful?
Thank lckemelcee
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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank kfountain44
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 

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?