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Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721 5436442
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful dinner night, great service impeccable food, my husband and I loved it ! I'll certainly be back.

Thank sammy_oxl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great service, great location in Oyster Pond especially for Oyster Bay Beach Resort visitors. Within a short walking distance from the resort, the restaurant is situated on the Oyster Pond side of the road, down the pier, between Pier Grocery and Private Yacht Charters. We both had the fabulous conch chowder, filled with lots of tender cubes of... More 

Thank DoxieLover49
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Canoa our first night in Sint Maarten. October is off-season and we went for an early dinner. It is located on the pier so we had a view of the water and boats anchored in the harbor. My husband ordered the Kobe beef burger. He said it was excellent. It came with a little cage of fresh,... More 

Thank Linda H
Belfast, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So pleasant sitting on the deck. Stuffed grouper was excellent and my husband enjoyed the large portion of seafood pasta. A little pricey, but generous portions and friendly staff.

Thank Christine U
Oxnard, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of the many restaurants of my two week honeymoon over a year ago, this restaurant still comes to mind as a great memory the most often. We were seated outside on a September afternoon and there was occasional rain right onto the water near us (we didn't get wet at all), and it was absolutely beautiful. Very romantic and... More 

Thank Donaven S
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an absolutely excellent restaurant, the staff were more than accommodating, the plating and presentation off the food was superb and delicious. my wife had the vegetarian pasta with wine and garlic sauce and it was excellent, we had the roman ceaser wedge, and I had the kobe burger- one of the best burgers i have ever had- I'm sure... More 

Thank Rossval91
Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Oyster Bay Beach Resort with another couple (60-70 year olds) We visited Canoa after a sunset cruise. The restaurant is open with ceiling fans for comfort. We were thirsty and not very hungry so only ordered appetizers. The waite staff seemed indifferent and did not smile or greet us, We ordered water and were told by our... More 

Thank fletcherbf
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Listen, This place is right on the dock. Its a nice atmosphere but I got to say the food looks faaaar better than it tastes. Igot the seafood pasta and my friend got the Mahi Mahi. They were both bland. Like my linguine was cooked well and the alfredo was fine but the mussels and fish in my dish seriously... More 

Thank pavel n
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While Canoa definitely does a great job marketing itself, I thought the dinner was a bit over rated. We had the stuffed plantain app, Kobe cheddar burger and exotic salad. Nothing was bad about the meal it just wasn't great either. I could have eaten at my hotel and had better food, for a better price honestly. I will say... More 

Thank Brian L
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gem of a restaurant on the water. It is moderately priced with excellent Caribbean cuisine. The service was very friendly, attentive, had an eye for detail. They had just the right tempo and mix of attentiveness without being overbearing or annoying. The music was relaxing and soothing. The food was very well prepared and the presentations were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Oyster Pond
  • Phone Number: +1 721 5436442

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