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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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Brought out the wrong order, had to wait 10 minutes while watching others eat. Still didn't get it right the second time and made no effort to fix the problem. Never returned for drink refills. Portions not worth the cost. Spoke to the mgr to get a discount and remove the service charges. Won't be going back!

Thank ghost2201
Panama City Beach, Florida
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to get a beer. The view it back is on a canal, and while not tremendous, will let you are some boats going by. Staff was very friendly. Thanks

Thank rossdmd
San Jose, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after arriving on the island. The good: Very surprised by the extensive vegetarian options on the menu. Service was very friendly and good. Flavors on the vegetarian options. The average: Price Creole flavors Texture of the vegetarian food The poor: Salad was a waste of food - bland, boring

Thank Kimo_Leahi
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

We went on Saturday night and the place was empty. The swordfish was dry and tough and bland. The fries were undercooked and side salad was very small. We also ordered the salmon and it also was bland. I would not return to this spot.

Thank jaxlova
Hudson, New Hampshire
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

We had dinner here for the first time and I must say we were pleasantly surprised. Our dinners were really delicious (two of us had chicken, one had scallops and one had whole red snapper). The waitstaff are polite and attentive. All in all we had a very nice dining experience.

Thank Joanne V
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

We've been eating at the boathouse for many years and have noticed it going down hill for a while now. We tried one more time because our daughter loves the chicken. The inside is a mess, chairs broken and over turned like there was a fight and they didn't bother to straighten up, main part of restaurant was also messy... More 

Thank girliesmama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

Was in the mood for Conch Chowder, the only restaurant on the Island that had it. We went for a early lunch (Opened at 3)and was the only people there.

Thank dhartman11
Rochelle, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

We had read some of the reviews on the Boathouse restaurant and were a bit skeptical to eat there. We were very pleasantly surprised with our evening! The atmosphere was wonderful! The food was delicious! Our server Jay was charming and very prompt and courteous! All in all it was a very relaxing and enjoyable evening!

Thank Betsy E
Richmond, VA
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

The manager was the only staff visible and made great recommendations - I had the grouper covered with crab. And he was right, Caribbean brown rice is nothing like what I think of at home as brown rice. I can't say enough good UNTIL we got the bill and saw there was a line item for SC that was roughly... More 

Thank smb4x4
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

Food was great, atmosphere could be improved. We sat outside by water which was fine, but restaurant inside was dark and unattractive. Excellent crab stuffed grouper and the best mojito ever. Great waiter!

Thank Marian L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $30
Caribbean, Seafood, American, Steakhouse, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?