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The Boathouse Restaurant

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Welfare Road #15, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-544-5409
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Massachusetts
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have always made it a point to eTc at the Boathouse when in St. Martin. We went there last week for the first time in 6 years. We had a good dinner and the waiter was very friendly and helpful. Discovered later that there was a 20 percent "tax" added. I thought wow, the island has added a tax... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food, service............were terrible. We actually talked after the waiter left our table, wonder if he was inadvertently trying to talk us out of eating there. Wish we had followed our sixth sense and moved on. Waste of money and time!

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Thank Ray S
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always follow your gut-instinct. When a restaurant is empty, has a dance floor and one employee.....run! In this case we didn't but should have. Ordered mussels and conch fritters. Mussels were literally inedible, chewy, fishy blobs with Parmesan cheese on them. Conch fritters were unrecognizable and something fried. Ordered our meals and overheard the waiter so they had no tartar... More 

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Thank jlowell70
Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to visit Pat at the roadhouse in front of the boathouse which now seems to be closed (or just empty now Pat has gone?). Real shame this nice little bar is so quiet now. Went in to eat anyway. Really disappointing. Place was dead, maybe 2 other tables had customers Food was rubbish. Seafood is obviously not fresh. Service... More 

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Thank joeyUSA_77
Asheville, North Carolina
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248 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant maybe 15 times over the past decade and have always enjoyed it. We went on a Saturday night at prime time and there was one other table. The floor plan is also very different. Due to the lack of customers we walked out. Maybe ownership has changed. Its unfortunate.

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Thank Erik S
Youngstown, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner. We sat in the back near the water. Cleopatra was very friendly and told us about things going on in the area. We had stuffed flounder and shrimp scampi with rice. Both dishes were delicious and beautiful. Would definitely go there again.

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Thank Sheila B
Ottawa, Canada
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

We were looking for a new place to eat in Simpson Bay with a couple of our local favourite hangouts now closed. We have walked by The Boathouse many times over the years but had never gone in. So we decided to give it a try. The restaurant was very quiet - virtually dead; not normally a good sign in... More 

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Thank Dave S
Dassel, Minnesota
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

This is not our first time dining at the Boathouse. In the past always great. Something has changed. Maybe new owner? When ordering a drink from the menu we were told they were out of many of the ingredients for many of them. The waiter... a bit scattered. We were pleasantly surprised when the food arrive. The coconut shrimp was... More 

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Thank Deb S
Kingston, Canada
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

Place was dead when we were there. Coconut shrimp is awesome. They had no garlic cheese bread on the menu so the waiter made us some on his own - and it was delicious. Add it to your menu.

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Thank Chriscave
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Boathouse used to be one of our go to restaurants every trip so we decided to give it one more try. Unfortunately the food is still as bad as its been for the last 5 years. The stuffed Grouper special was not fresh but frozen, and it was dripping in water when it was served. It was tasteless and just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$17 - $30
Cuisine
Seafood, Steakhouse, Caribbean, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Welfare Road #15, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-544-5409

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?