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All 2 Salt Cay Restaurants

Porter's Island Thyme

North District, 11111, Salt Cay
+1 649-946-6977
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Salt Cay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: 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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English first
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

No high rise condos on Salt Cay. Just a full dose of true island living. Porter's Island Theme is possibly the center of nightlife on this island. Try to be a Zoo Keeper by finishing 5 shots and making the noise of the animal its named after. The restaurant walls are covered in brass plaques commemorating all those who survived... More 

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

Salt Cay is the Caribbean of yesteryear...far from the maddening crowds. Refresh, relax, and rejoice in the natural beauty and solitude that Salt Cay provides. Or head to Porter's to see what is happening while you are "on island." Rake & Scrape, dancing, karaoke,Texas Hold-em are just a few of the options that await. Just ask and we will make... More 

Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Rarely do you meet someone like porter. He alone is worth the trip. His wife & staff of lallie & apple make you feel like family & feed you delciuos food in one of the most fun restauant/bars I've been to - can't wait to return. If you want dinner at porters you must let them know what you want... More 

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

We loved having you as part of our Salt Cay family! All our dishes are prepared individually using the freshest of local ingredients (when available) and with our extensive menu we ask dinner orders be placed by 3 PM. If you are joining us for breakfast or lunch it is not necessary to pre-order your meal. We always suggest guests... More 

London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We were staying at the Castaway cottages, run by Porter and Haidee Williams for 19 nights over Xmas 2014 to 10th January. Porter's Island Thyme is one of 2 restaurants/bars on the island. We tried the other one, a divers' bar which was typical Caribbean food and the standard we'd expected. Porter's is a different league and combines Caribbean ingredients... More 

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

3 Michelin Stars, what a complement! Your review confirms that our TEAM at Porter's Island Thyme and Castaways are meeting our goals to provide a vacation of a lifetime on a remote island in the Turks & Caicos "where everyone knows your name." We enjoyed your visit and we look forward to you coming home to Salt Cay in the... More 

Stockholm County, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We are a family of four with two teenage daughters (13 and 15). We stayed at Salt Cay 12 nights in Dec-Jan. There are three restaurants on the island and one of them is quite small (Pat`s). We divided our meals a bit between Coral Reef Bar and Porter`s Island Thyme. Generally the food is best at PIT although also... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! Dining at Porter's Island Thyme is an "event." We pride ourselves in using the highest quality ingredients...serving local red snapper, Salt Cay conch & lobster just to name a few. Our wine selection is unsurpassed in the Turks & Caicos and our libations are legendary. We look forward to your return to Salt Cay! More 

Fano, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Good food, karaoke, drink, funny, happiness ...very nice and friendly...it's a beautifull place in a beautifull island

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

Thanks for the great review! We strive to be the place on Salt Cay "where everyone knows your name." Where the food is beyond what is expected and smiles and laughter abound. Please consider staying at Castaways on your next visit to Salt Cay. Our TEAM thanks you again for the great review! If you would like to receive our... More 

Southport, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

PIT is the hub of Salt Cay. There is always a welcome, smiling face and beverage at the ready along with great music when you walk in for breakfast, lunch and dinner or just to say hello or get caught up on the local news. . Want to go clamming and eat what you've worked for, PIT will set you... More 

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

We have an intimate knowledge of Salt Cay...the places to stay in every price range, the activities and who provides the best service as well as the stores and places to dine on Salt Cay. We can be your 24/7 Concierge when you plan to come to island. Contact Haidee at haidee127@gmail.com for any additional information you may need. Want... More 

Southport, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Imagine a place where time forgot--where people care whether you have had a good meal, a great bottle of wine, good conversation. Then go to PIT and you won't have to imagine because you will find the food, service and convivality are all very real. Porter, Haidee, Lolli and Apol have created a restaurant that is the center of the... More 

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

Thanks for coming home to Salt Cay! Your review delights us, as we are meeting our goals: to be a unique gathering place where all the cultures mix and the food surpasses what one would expect in an "out island" of the Caribbean. If you will the social outpost of Salt Cay. On your next visit please consider staying at... More 

Long Island, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Porters Island Thyme is a so much more than an island outpost restaurant. It is the social hub of the little island of Salt Cay, and Haidee and Porter are just the most wonderful, warm and welcoming hosts. We had pretty much all of our breakfast and dinners there during our stay. Porters serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (... More 

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

We really enjoyed having you on Salt Cay! Our goal is to provide an experience not often found in an "out island" in the Caribbean. We pride ourselves in the quality of our ingredients and their preparation/presentation, sourcing local ingredients whenever possible. We serve local conch and lobster. If you desire fish, our selection is red snapper and yellow-fin tuna.... More 

New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My wife and I greatly enjoyed this restaurant. Heidi and Porter were very nice and welcoming, truly phenomenal hosts. They took the time to get to know everyone and they personally took care of all the guests to ensure that they have a great experience. This restaurant was definitely our favorite place on the island. In fact it didn’t feel... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! We enjoyed having you become part of our Island Thyme family. Food is expensive in the Turks & Caicos as everything is imported, duty is 40%+ on most items. Goods go through multiple "hands" once they arrive in Provo to get to Grand Turk and finally to Salt Cay. Our goal is to provide the... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

This was my fourth trip to Salt Cay but my first time visiting Island Thyme. Can't believe I had not been before! My wife and I made a day trip over from Grand Turk. Porter and Haidee were incredibly welcoming and friendly. We had lunch and a couple of beers at their bar/restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed chatting with them about... More 

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

Thanks for coming back to Salt Cay and we are delighted you enjoyed Island Thyme. On your next trip to the Turks & Caicos please consider spending a few nights on Salt Cay at Castaways...the only rental on Salt Cay's pristine North Beach. And then there is Spirits of Salt Cay rum that is distilled on Salt Cay. Thanks for... More 

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Additional Information about Porter's Island Thyme

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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