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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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St Martin
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178 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived to the Boat House which used to be a favorite hangout years ago. 7pm Friday evening there is no welcome, you walk through a disco area with all the strobe lights flashing until you find the dining deck. In the disco there was a musician whose voice was ok but so loud when seated it got in your... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

In the past the Boathouse was very good. I believe after a management change it has sadly gone downhill. The waiter was brand new and barely knew the menu. They did provide us with bug spray which was very considerate. Took us a 30+ minutes to get the check (we were walking around the empty restaurant looking for someone). They... More 

Thank lj945
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

We visited right at the tail end of happy hour and the manager was good to uphold the 2 for 1 policy for the last few minutes. The mojitos were tasty and we enjoyed the coconut shrimp. Too bad that the resto wasn't more busy. Maybe it's the time of year?

Thank Andrea B
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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310 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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 23 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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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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4 reviews
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.

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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, Steakhouse, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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?