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Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-543-6442
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Finksburg, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we were a party of 5 and booked this at the last minute because we couldn't get to Grand Case that evening due to protesting at the border. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was above average and while the seating was cramped it was adequate. Service was a little slow but they did go out to buy the wine... More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful stay on the island of St. Maarten/Martin and ate at many great places.While Canoa was conveniently located for us, our experience there was average. The service was ok, our waitress was very kind. We suspect that some of the problems we had with service were not her fault but the fault of the kitchen. My food... More 

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Thank Anne M
Eden Prairie
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We gave this a great review last year. But this year were were very disappointed. We made an online reservation and received an email confirmation but when we arrived they did not have our reservation. By 630 pm on a Friday night they had not even set up the tables. The service was slow, unfriendly and the food marginal. We... More 

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Hamilton
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nestled between board walks in the Oyster Pond marina is Canoa, a Carib restaurant with patio-style seating both in the front and the back. Tables outside the back entrance face the marina. We stumbled onto this restaurant late Saturday evening, after a long day of travel. We were not expecting a delicious meal. True taste of Caribbean! From appetizer (Curry... More 

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Thank Phoenix224
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We've eaten at Canoa a number of times and the food is always great! The fish is fresh, creatively prepared, and plated nicely. Staff is always pleasant. Met the owner, Sherman, this visit. He thanked us for coming from Simpson Bay because it's a bit of a drive. By the way, Sherman just recently opened a new restaurant in Simpson... More 

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Thank DebbieV1964
Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been staying in the Oyster Pond area for several years now and we always try to get to Canoa! Sitting on the deck/patio is the perfect way to unwind and the food is delicious!

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Thank NikTrips905
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a delightful dinner on the "new" dock. Get the Caesar Salad Wedge, and it is large enough for two. We both ordered seared tuna steak RARE, believing it would be sashimi grade, but it was so thin it hardly had a chance to be seared and remain rare. Service was fine and ambiance was very pleasant.

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Thank BrogensFam
Long Island, United States
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Canoa for dinner after it was recommended by a friend. He also recommended Big Fish which we thought was dramatically better. The service here was good, and the servers were polite and attentive. But the food was not up to par. The escargot had a Pernod base that was overpowering. The grouper was tasty, but the pork chop... More 

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Thank Craig M
Liverpool, NY
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right on Oyster Pond, Canoa is a fun, fine dining restaurant. Staff is engaging and ready to laugh. Everyone fights over the bread with garlic spread and the mahi mahi with mango melange is my favorite dish. Glasses of wine are generous. Can't really comment on dessert - have always been too full to order any.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the Mahi Mahi, including perfect vegetables. Server not willing to make recommendations and seemed annoyed that we asked. So excellent meal with lukewarm service.

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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
Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?