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The Palms Restaurant

25 Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 5542375
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“carrot cake” (41 reviews)
“lasagna” (41 reviews)
“ribs” (153 reviews)
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Caribbean, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
25 Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food here has been excellent. My husband got The Drunkin Ribs two times, the fillet the other. I had the fillet with creamy mushroom sauce---AWESOME... THE SIDES WERE DELICIOUS AS WELL....

1  Thank merrylandMd
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're looking for a restaurant that serves excellent food, has excellent service and has owners and staff that treat you like family, The Palms is THE place to go!

Thank jojoless
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Palms in Simpson Bay, ordered the famed Drunken Ribs and some ice cold beer. The ribs were super good, delectable and perfectly paired with real home made potato salad. Exactly what I was looking for, the ribs were not too wet or...More

1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spareribs are really good. The restaurant has a name for that one making it the best spareribs I ever tasted. Further more it is not expensive and there are several dishes to enjoy from. I recommend that if you are on St. Maarten to taste...More

Thank Rick_Oosterbos
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tiger shrimp in garlic sauce was very good. The shrimp was not tiger shrimp as it advertised on the menu but was good nonetheless. Potion size is quite small. My SO has the whole Snapper (quite small) but said it was good. Salad was...More

Thank asadia2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and overall great night with nothing but the best service and great quality food. Curry chicken and garlic shrimp and ice cream Sunday was our meal and it was spectacular make it a point to come here every time we are in St...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place & a 5 minute walk from our hotel. The owner, a Canadian transplant, seats you then cooks for you. His fiancee delivers your food and drinks. The meals are heavenly! There were 6 in our group and each person had something different, &...More

Thank BipaYhepa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this place on trip advisor and didn't get to it until our way out to the airport. Had a nice chat with the owner, and the food was fantastic. The fish and chips (mahi mahi) was probably the best I ever had. Limited...More

1  Thank YFCAndrea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of four went back a second night. That says it all. The talapia was excellent. Restaurant is on the main road but the setting was comfortable.

Thank petermcneil683
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ribs are the best I have had. My husband had the goat curry and loved it, we wanted to return before we left but ran out of time!

Thank Rita S
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Debbie A
We're staying at Royal Islander, where is The Palms in relationship to that? Can we walk there or should we take a taxi? Thanks for the help !!
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Rick_Oosterbos | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's not easy to walk in the night/evening on the roads of st.maarten. therefor a taxiride is more safe and relaxing. Enjoy your stay... grtz...
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How much are the drunken ribs?
March 20, 2016|
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Response from ThePalmsSXM | Property representative |
Hi there! The product we are using is Saint Louis style spare ribs, a high quality of meat. We marinate them in whiskey herbs and spices for 3 days, slow cook in the oven for 5 hours then finish them on the BBQ with a... More
Are you within walking distance of Simspn Bay resort?
November 9, 2015|
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Response from William A | Reviewed this property |
It would be about a 15 minute walk from Simpson Bay Resort and is completely safe as this is very much restaurant row in Simpson Bay. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 5542375
Our little Caribbean style restaurant has so much to offer: Laid back ambiance, great service, but the most important, delicious home cooked meals that will make you come back for more again and again. Like us on Facebook and be part of our community!