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“If You Have Low Blood Pressure” 3 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 #47 of 85 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Naples
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“If You Have Low Blood Pressure”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

If you go to Topper's you have to be patient and not easily irritated. They only had one server for an entire room of guests. We waited for everything and my second drink came after I had finished my meal. The cook kept ringing an annoying bell to tell the server that her food was up...and he'd ring it more if he was annoyed. The poor girl was going crazy and the cook was only making it worse instead of understanding that she had to tend to a whole room. He was bothering everyone in the restaurant with that bell! As we sat there waiting we watched a cockroach crawl out of the kitchen door and when I looked down, there was a dead one at my feet...BUT my husband and I reasoned that all the restaurants on the island had cockroaches too (being a tropical island with many outdoor kitchens). So...don't expect much from the service or atmosphere...BUT THE FOOD IS GREAT!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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“The best prime rib we ever had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2010

On our trip in Oct. 2010 we ate here 2 nights in a row. We had heard the prime rib here was good by a friend. The first night we ate here we were amazed how excellent the prime rib was. The mashed potatoes, veggies and sauce were a perfect addition to the dish. The price was $25 a meal. The frozen drinks were excellent as well. We ended up going back the next night for the same meal and drinks.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

My husband and I just returned from our yearly visit to St. Martin and ate at Topper's By The Sea twice, and Topper's once. All our meals were delicious, especially the scrimp scampi. The meatloaf is consistently good, and the black & blue burger is outstanding. Both Topper's are friendly, fun places!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Horrible service !!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

My husband and I go to St. Marteen twice a year. Our daughter and her boyfriend came with us. We heard good things about Toppers. Well it was not a good night for us. It was about 8:30 they were not that busy and the food was nothing to brag about but the waitress was horrible .Our dinner took a good while and she never came back to ask us if we needed anything else or anything more to drink. We couldn't even get ahold of her to get our bill. She was to interested in a guy at the table behind ours. We had to finally ask the kid cleaning our table off to please get her. Then she gives us our bill with the tip already added on. She was lucky it was cause she wouldn't have gotten a $1.00,Go somewhere else...............

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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“Summing up the experience for the evening in one word - disappointing.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

Summing up the experience for the evening in one word - disappointing. While understanding the waitress was new, no excuse to ignore our table for over 40 minutes despite attempts to request service. During conversations with other tourists, the same theme about poor service was the general consensus. After looking forward each year to visit Toppers on our 1st night, and then several others including the Broadway Show evening, Toppers is officially off the diner selection list.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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