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Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-543-6442
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Antwerp, Belgium
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149 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant sits near Oyster Pond. You can dine outside with a view on the small harbour. Atmosphere is relaxing. Service was good and attentive. Food has a Caribbean twist. We had stuffed Cajun crab backs and escargots in pastry for starter. Both were excellent. As the main dish I chose for a creole stew of conch, a bit tough... More 

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit to Canoa and it was as outstanding as it was last year when we stayed at the Oyster Bay Beach resort. It is literally steps from Oyster Bay and it's location right on the pond is great. We had the Mahi with a mango sauce (truly exceptional) and the stuffed snapper. We started with their... More 

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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at princess heights. At the last minute we went to canoa . We were very pleasantly surprised . Charming atmosphere , great service and the food was excellent . Nice being on the pond with the boats. We will go again on our return trip next year . Give it a try you will be glad you did .

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Ottawa, Canada
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164 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great vibe on the dock, nice place to eat out at night on the pond. The food was fantastic, from the appetizers to the main course, everyone really enjoyed the food. The service was horrible. No smiling, bad attitude the whole time, it ruined the entire experience. Our main waitress was the worst offender and was downright miserable. We ate... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been coming here for several years! Location is unique, service is excellent and the food is to die for. My favorite is the Wedge Cesar followed by Jerk Pork Chop followed by current "Worlds Best Key Lime Pie," my ranking. There is always an excellent wine to go along with dinner. During a week stay on the island,... More 

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Sterling, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I truly believe in divine intervention. Sometimes you are just in the right place at the right time for wonderful things to happen and tonight was one of those times! My husband and I were simply meandering outside of our resort on this glorious Caribbean evening. We didn't have any particular dinner plans but then there was Don. Don is... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wandered in for an early dinner. We were seated on the side toward the mountain....not the greatest view. Service was slow considering no one was there! Food made up for it. Split the delicious island salad. I had the grilled lobster which was cooked perfectly. Hubby had stuffed grouper. Excellent!

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a nice table at the front deck. The food was great! We both had the Mahi Mahi wich was delicious! And they have friendly service.

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Thank Bas V
Montreal
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had eaten here 6 years ago when it was called "Floaters". It wasn't a great name but it was great food with great ambiance. Now, it is still good and a good choice if your staying in the vicinity. Money well spent

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Rohnert Park, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went here for dinner on the second night out of our vacation. We were very impressed by the excellent food and service. We ordered the stuffed mushrooms for our appetizer, and seafood pasta and Thai curry for our entrees. The staff was very professional, friendly, and attentive. We will definitely go back again before we leave.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
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: +1 721-543-6442

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