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“Fun night spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Topper's By The Sea

Topper's By The Sea
6 Billy Folly Road | Flamingo Beach Resort, Simpson Bay 5995, St Maarten-St Martin
544.6002
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Ranked #48 of 81 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Nutley, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Fun night spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Just spent a week in Simpson bay and we ended two of our nights at Toppers for karaoke. The bartender is super friendly and a good singer too. Topper was there and was personally welcoming everyone to the bar as they came. Nice guy who cares about his clients.

I cannot speak to the food as we were just there for drinks but we had a great time.

Visited May 2013
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Brick, NJ
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92 reviews 92 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Sad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We have been going to Toppers for many years and were disappointed. The server was very nice but the food wasn't that good. Don't think we will be going back

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Yummy carribean lobster”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We ate in the bar the last night we were there and took advantage of their lobster special. The service was great and the food delicious. We're just sad we found it on our last night in ST Maarten

Visited May 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 restaurant reviews
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“Best Beachbar/Restaurant On Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This was our second year at Flamingo Beach Resort and spending a lot of time at Toppers. This is more than a great beach bar. It is a great restaurant. I think we ate dinner there 4 to 5 nights out of the 7 nights on island. Not counting a few lunches. Their menu is extremely varied with a lot of options and everything we had was excellent. Prime Rib (excellent), snapper (very good), stuffed mahi (very good), Black and Blue Burger (excellent), coconut shrimp (excellent), seared ahi (excellent), buffalo wings (very good), and more. Jimmy and his staff, especially the manger Ollie are the best around in the world. They are so committed to customer service, pay attention to details, are hands on, and certainly take pride in maintaining their excellent reputation for service, great food, and a strong family feel and relationship with everyone that works there. They are famous for their hanging kabobs. They are also excellent. We did not have any this year, but did last year. Too many other items attracted us. Prices are reasonable for island pricing and as stated earlier the variety and quality of their food is great. Every time we thought of going some where else for a meal, we kept going back to Toppers By The Sea since we knew we would have a great meal and great service along with a great veiw. This is THE PLACE to watch the sunset and have cocktail or appetizer and then have dinner. Sunset view is awesome.

  • Visited May 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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Midwest
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“Eating reasonably, ten feet from the water. Great breakfast!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Considering the unbeatable location, it is hard to believe that people would complain about prices that, frankly, are well below(!) what you would pay elsewhere. We ate a few lunches there, ranging from burgers to BBQ combo, and had a very pleasing breakfast on our last full day @ St Maarten. We were generally underwhelmed in SXM by most restos, but found this place to be more than adequate for lunch. PS: We would recommend that they be a bit more upfront to patrons re the 15% service added to the Monday buffet -- this is not mentioned externally and is only noticed in very small print on a blackboard once the buffet begins. The $ amount was not an issue; it is more of a perception matter.

Also, our thanks to Carol for always being so fun and friendly! Try a mango or peach mojito -- great stuff!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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