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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: Seafood
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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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
Toronto
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Friendly ambience, lively conversation and excellent food. We arrived soaking wet from a sudden heavy downfall after riding bikes from Castaway on North Beach to visit new friends in the South District, then on to Porter's Island Thyme. Haidee and Porter gave us towels to dry off and new t-shirts to wear. We had a delicious dinner and fun meeting... More

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

Thanks for the great review! Our TEAM strives to provide a dining experience not expected on an "out island" in the Caribbean, where everyone knows you name and you can become one with the community. We also appreciate you staying at Castaway on Salt Cay's pristine North Beach, where our goal again to provide the unexpected. We look forward to... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great chef and wonderful food. It was on the expensive side but being on a remte island and having to get supplies from Grand Turk, a memorable nite!

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

Our TEAM is delighted you enjoyed your Island Thyme experience! As you noted the Turks & Caicos is not an inexpensive destination. Eeverything is imported and Custom's Duty in the TCI is significant. The costs on the smaller more remote islands, lilke Salt Cay, is even higher as everything goes through multiple hands to get to isalnd. Regardless we strive... More

Concord, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We arrived "on island" Saturday to start the birthday celebration weekend. We were greeted warmly by Porter and Lollie. Our first stop was at Island Thyme to place our dinner order and make our reservation for that evening. We arrived back later that evening to get the party started. The appetizers, beverages, hospitality and food were wonderful and delicious. We... More

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

We know how to. "make" an event at Porter's...just let us know and we can make it happen! We are also delighted you enjoyed Enrique's at Deane's Dock and your Crystal Seas Adventure. Thanks again and we look forward to your return to Salt Cay! Our TEAM says THANKS! More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Porter's Island Thyme on Salt Cay is first rate whether you are stopping in for a cool drink or want to sample the local cuisine. Porter provides friendly service and Lollie is an excellent chef whether you are looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Nettie, long time resident of Salt Cay provides delicious homemade breads& muffins. By far, the most... More

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

Thanks for the great review! Our TEAM strives to be the best of the best on Salt Cay...be it our food, ambiance or service.. Our goal is to make our guests one with the community of Salt Cay! We provide advice on the activities that make Salt Cay unique....be it clamming, conching, fishing, snorkeling or whale watching or the best... More

ottawa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We arrived on a Friday afternoon on Salt Cay, so we had the pizza at Porter's on Friday night. It was excellent. We had breakfast & dinner the next day there as well. All of our meals were excellent. Lolly was a friendly, sweet girl who clearly takes pride in her cooking. Although it is "recommended" that you let them... More

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

We are glad you enjoyed our food and are sorry for your unfortunate experience. On your welcome tour, as well as in our brochures, it is clearly stated dinner reservations and your order should be placed prior to 3 PM. That is when the decision is made to bring in or not bring in staff. Restaurants will close, as you... More

New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

If Porter's Island Thyme is the center of everything "happening" in Salt Cay, then its cheerful owners, Porter and Heidi, are its commander. You'll meet everyone on Salt Cay at Porter's Island Thyme, a warm restaurant where strangers become fast friends in the blink of an eye. Porter's is one of those rare restaurants where hospitality is taken as seriously... More

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

Thanks for the great review...you have captured the essence of Porter's Island Thyme in your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your Island Thyme experience and look forward to your return to Salt Cay! More

Owen Sound, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We had such a great time at Porter's. Every night is a little special memory, whether you want a private meal for two, a little socializing with other guests and island residents, or an all out party. It's there for the choosing. Porter and Haidee are great hosts. I have to have Haidee's granola recipe. Lolli's meals are absolutely fabulous....and... More

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

You don't know how much our TEAM appreciates your review! Our goal is to provide a dining experience for everyone....romantic dinners in the Coconut Room, alfresco dining on the Flamingo Terrace, star gazing in Zen Sky, the Pub atmosphere, or an all out Party when the stars are aligned. We also are glad you enjoyed your stay at Castaway the... More

Battle Ground, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Haidee mentioned that her granddaughter once thought this restaurant was just the dining room of their house, and that friends just came to visit. That's about right. Lively conversation with everyone, very good food, very good drinks - great atmosphere. Being really the only game in town (except for Debbie and Coral Reef) makes it even more impressive that they... More

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

Thanks for the great review! Our TEAM strives to make Porter's Island Thyme your "home away from home" when you are on Salt Cay. Our goal is for you to have as "seamless" a holiday as possible and we can be your 24/7 Concierge while on island. Leave the details to us and enjoy your vacation. We look forward to... More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you're looking for a place with complete privacy and the feel of family then this is the place to vacation. Thanks to all our new friends for their wonderful hospitality. Haidee and Porter are wonderful hosts with an exceptional venue for entertaining guests. Lolli is the island version of Celine Dion with the cooking abilities of a Top Chef.... More

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

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate you staying at Castaways, dining at Porter's Island Thyme and becoming one with Salt Cay! We will add you to our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter. We look forward to your return...for a vacation experience unlike any other. Please let us know if we can be of any help planning your... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I had a fabulous time at Porter's. The food and drinks are fantastic and Porter is very entertaining. I laughed until my sides hurt.

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

Our slogan at Porter's Island Thyme is "let the good times roll." Our varied dining rooms each offer a different ambiance...from the Pub Room, to the barefoot elegance of the Coconut Room or the Flamingo Terrace overlooking the salinas....not to mention Zen Sky. Come to Salt Cay for a day trip or forever...our TEAM will provide memories that will last... More

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