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“Great beach, kind and attentive service and really good food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karakter

Karakter
Simpson Bay Road 121, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
599 5239983
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Ranked #10 of 71 restaurants in Simpson Bay
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
New Haven, CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great beach, kind and attentive service and really good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

We came here as a party of 9; 4 adults and 5 children. The waitstaff was super attentive and very friendly. They were very accommodating about one of our children's nut allergy. The food, drinks and service were great. We ordered kids meals and entrees which were cooked to perfection. We will definitely return here again.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Gorgeous Beachfront view & healthy food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Very casual & peaceful setting on the beach with casual and good healthy food and great service. You can make a day of it and stay on the beach with their chairs and umbrellas.

Visited November 2012
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely bar with a lovely view, and a great staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Off the beaten path, this little hideaway was a great place to unwind after a grueling day at the beach. LOL! The drinks are wonderful, and the staff is cheerful and eager to please. I would recommend this bar to anyone!

Visited November 2012
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Oak Park, Illinois
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Our new Bar on St Martin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The Karakter Bus was highly recommended to us by people who live part of the year on St Martin. It is located on the beach close to the airport. You can be in your bathing suit and enjoy great drinks and excellent food! I think it is a well kept secret and a great relief from the craziness of the Sunset Bar and all the drunk cruise folks there. It gets its name from the old bus that his been converted to a bar of sorts..it's great fun. We were there during the day but they serve dinner and have music on specific nights. If you stay near the airport, it's easy to get to. It's a great place to hang out.

Visited October 2012
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virginia
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“Hard to find but well worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

It is located on the other side of the runway at the airport down a road that I have forgotten the name of..near Mary Boons. Beach is secluded and they have a bus that is converted into an eatery..so cute! Dutch owned and so gracious...sat in beanbags while enjoying the view with great food and drinks. There is music on certain nights so be sure to inquire!

Visited July 2012
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