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“This is Germany on the Island!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bavaria Restaurant

Bavaria Restaurant
103, Welfare Road, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 721-544-2665
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Ranked #21 of 85 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $24
Cuisines: German
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Dining options: Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Authentic German Cuisine,24 years in business,same location,same owner,outdoor dining "beergarden style",also indoor,70seats in total.Friday nights "german grill"with german sausage specialties,extra bar open outside
Houston, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“This is Germany on the Island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We went to eat here after reading the reviews from other 'Trip-Advisors'...and we were Not Disappointed!
Sure, the atmosphere is 'homely'...but that's just it....its a home-style restaurant of the European/Carribe flair.
Another reviewer wrote that they had the BEST RED CABBAGE....and WE AGREE!~
Actually, everything was here De-LIC-ious!
The Sauerkraut was fine and the Bratworst, grilled to perfection.
Beef stew thick and hearty, and the Cheese Plate appetizer....yum-yum! (Blue Cheese was gone first!)

One the advice of yet another reviewer on this post I tried the Erdinger Heffe Dunkel, and discovered another of what is now a favorite beer. Dark, moody, and delightfuly clean.

Don't forget to order a apfelstrudel...and a hot cup of fresh coffee for dessert.
It was the perfect end to a fine meal.

The only setback- I can not frequent this fine food when I return to Texas!

To sum this visit up in one word... "Wunderbar".
Bon Appetit!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Union, New Jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Best red cabbage”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Bavaria is a truly authentic German restaurant located in the most unlikely of places; in St. Maarten. I had excellent sauerbraten and red cabbage to die for. My dining partner wasn't nuts about the wienerschnitzel but also raved about the red cabbage. Bavaria is a tiny place on the side of the main drag and you can easily pass it by. I would suggest that you slow down and look for it. There's several tables outside in the front yard of the establishment and a few more inside. There's a nice little full bar inside. Bavaria is a real treat if you like German food. Go there.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Eldred, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“German on St. Maarten, why not!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Been coming to island for years and decided to do German cuisine. This place has been around for years and I understand. The food and service was very very good. Had the Vienna Schnitzel, indeed delicious. The homemade roasted potatoes and onions just melted in your mouth. Everything tasty and the staff always made sure your visit was pleasurable. Cant wait to come back and try something else.

Visited May 2013
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Highland Mills, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“GOOD FOOD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This restaurant has been open and under the same owner for over 20 years that says They must be doing something right. This place dose everything right . The owner MARIEA is at the restaurant making sure everything is up to her standards, which are high.
The food is excellent SERVICE IS FRIENDLY .
The restaurant offer many standard Germen food plus specials, is family friendly and it is one of the few places to have a kids specials,.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“It's OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I found this place to be a little awkward. Sitting solo at the bar, I quickly discovered that this place seems to cater to a very local of year-round residents. I had to ask for a menu after two beers and was never made to feel welcome-which is very unusual on the Dutch side of the island. The food was served and it was good-but not the best German food I have ever enjoyed. My advice would be find a good German restaurant in Germany. On SXM-look for the local cuisine.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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