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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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Porter's Island Thyme will be closed from May 15, 2015 to December 15...
Porter's Island Thyme will be closed from May 15, 2015 to December 15, 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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
It really is the Best Island Bar ever!

When we walked into Porter's we were already family- greeted warmly, enthusiastically, and each meal, each drink, was a joy. Porter, Haidee, Apol and Lolli are excellent hosts- they anticipate needs, are present when expected, and grant privacy as guests request. Our vacation was MADE through our... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Detroit, MI
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Detroit, MI
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

When we walked into Porter's we were already family- greeted warmly, enthusiastically, and each meal, each drink, was a joy. Porter, Haidee, Apol and Lolli are excellent hosts- they anticipate needs, are present when expected, and grant privacy as guests request. Our vacation was MADE through our encounters with the staff, the food (varied and delicious- we ate most of... More 

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant

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

Our TEAM wants you to be part of our Salt Cay family...going beyond what is typically expected at a restaurant in the Caribbean. We strive to be your 24/7 Concierge when on Salt Cay and can make most things "happen"...just let us know. We will be closing for the summer May 15, 2015 and will re-open December 1, 2015 for... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Great food, drink and absolutely great company. Come to find out, I grew up within miles of Haidee in the burbs of St. Louis. Also unbeknownst, Haidee, Porter and I went to the University of Missouri and missed each other by one year. All of that is superfluous because they greet and treat everyone like best friends, not customers. I... More 

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

Our TEAM's goal is to make Island Thyme a memorable part of your Salt Cay holiday. Be it the quality of our food, weekly "events," the diversity of our libations, the service or the attention to detail that we feel is so critical to one's overall experience. We appreciate the great review and look forward to your return to Salt... More 

California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This review is late. We were at Porter's in June 2012. We had the best "On Island" experience ever!! Porter, Haidee Lolli, and Apol are so much fun!!! We felt like locals with these fantastic people. We had the best time on this island. Poker night, a super fun BBQ on the beach, great scuba diving, and fantastic food at... More 

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

Our TEAM strives to create an experience unlike any other in the Caribbean. Be it the quality of our food, the uniqueness of our libations, or the customer service we pride ourselves in. We enjoyed meeting you and our TEAM says thank-you. We all look forward to having you back on Salt Cay! More 

Dansville, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Porter, Heidi, thank you so much for your warm hospitality, great food, friendly co-workers/staff, camaraderie, poker night and a chance to get to know the people of Salt Cay.

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

Thanks for recommending dining at Island Thyme every night! Our TEAM thanks you! We do however recommend trying the other restaurants on Salt Cay to gain the complete Salt Cay experience. We can provide honest guidance and be your 24/7 Concierge while on island. We look forward to your return to Salt Cay! Thanks again. More 

Sherwood Park, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We really loved our week on Salt Cay! Porter and Haidee were wonderfully helpful and very welcoming while we were there - even going so far as to help my son get his forgotten stuffy back after we had flown back to Provo! The island was exactly what I hoped for - quiet and relaxing - we aren't divers but... 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 your Island Thyme experience special and Salt Cay is unique compared to most other places across the globe. We can not wait to have your family back on Salt Cay and would like you to consider staying at Castaways on North Beach when you come home to Salt Cay! Thanks... More 

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 

Bronxville, New York
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
19 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
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 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 

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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 15, 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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