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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, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Debbie P
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Cordele, Georgia
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Cordele, Georgia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 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
1 helpful vote 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 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 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Grand Turk
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A unique island of only 78 residents....beautiful beaches and visit the White House where it was the largest salt mine until the 1960s..then eat at Porters and try to complete the drinking game

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

Coming to Salt Cay for a day trip or staying on island don't miss Porter's! We are "foodies" and our TEAM strives to go beyond what is expected on a small island in the Turks & Caicos. Porter's Island Thyme will be closed from May 15, 2015 until December 1, 2015. Thanks for the great review and we hope you... More 

World citizen
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great food and lovely decor. Wonderful attentive staff. Thanks! Entertaining. The entrance to the cafe and bar goes thru lush gardens and features a large parrot. The bar reminds of jungle refuge with the slatted shades and lots of local and exotic art work abounds.

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

Quality is what Porter's Island Thyme is all about! Be it the quality of the ingredients we use, the services we provide or our overall ambience. We want your Island Thyme experience to be something you will remember long after your holiday is over. We can be your 24/7 Concierge while on Salt Cay and can organize all sorts of... 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

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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