We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Ok food, ambiance seems nice, but the wait staff will rip you off.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Pineapple Pete

Pineapple Pete
Simpson Bay East, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
544 6030
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #30 of 78 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Ok food, ambiance seems nice, but the wait staff will rip you off.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We decided to go to pineapple petes one night of our 6 nights on st maarten. We saw all the horrible reviews but thought we would go because the ambiance seemed fun. We ordered the hamburger and jerked chicken wrap, and it was decent. We were asked if we wanted water and was brought a big bottle of water in a champagne bucket, that's when I should have known there was going to be something wrong. When the bill came for our two ten dollar entrees it was 32 dollars. 6 dollars for two glasses of water, and then 4 dollars for taxes. When asked about the tax, I was told it was 3 percent for tax and 15 percent tip. Besides the fact that the math doesn't add up, adding your own tip is just shady, on top of that, we found out there is no tax for food on st maarten . Never will go back. They are just trying to rip you off

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

802 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    337
    275
    124
    38
    28
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Love it!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We could eat there everyday! The staff is friendly and the food is delicious...so are the frozen mojitos!:) Just an FYI; they do add 15% no matter what size of your party is and we didn't realize that and double tipped. Wasn't a huge deal since we caught it before going back again but it's something you should be aware of. Since we have kids it's great that they are family friendly. We enjoy it each time!:)

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, Massachusetts
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Just okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The menu here is large, so that is a bonus...unfortunately I wasn't overly impressed with the food. The flavor was lacking overall and I left disappointed. The atmosphere is nice however, and there was live music while we dined.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint Pete Beach, Florida
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good times, good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

After several recommendations from locals we went to Pineapple Pete's for dinner. The atmosphere is super laid back, island feel. Live music every night. The food was good, huge menu. Service was a little slow in regard to getting drinks but not horrible and server was always busy with other tables... I would go back.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lake City, AR
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“totally cool place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

whole family loved this place so much we all bought shirts. wonderful food. fast and friendly service! i wear my shirt once a week!

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Pineapple Pete also viewed

 
Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten
Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten
 

Been to Pineapple Pete? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Pineapple Pete, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.