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Dinghy Dock Bar OP

Captain Oliver's Marina, Oyster Pond, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-586-5057
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (125 reviews)
“ribs” (103 reviews)
“burger” (71 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Captain Oliver's Marina, Oyster Pond, St Martin / St Maarten
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151 - 160 of 1,164 reviews

Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Had been to DD in Simpsons Bay and was delighted to learn about the Oyster Pond location. AMAZING selection (bottled) and a great burger!

Thank Pierre R
Reviewed January 12, 2017

THE place for fried iguana legs! Well, one day I hope. Fun place for regulars and visitors alike. Love their fish & chips and crazy cocktail names.

Thank Ilja B
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Iguanas share your bar space side by side. But it's OK, I never saw them drink a rum punch. Too bad because they are so smoooooth. Can Happy Hour be too long, well, not in the Islands Mon.

Thank slowasmolasses
Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

CRAZY FUN SPOT! Must stop in and visit Seth and the gang if u r ever lucky enough to get to this island!

Thank LisaHagan70
Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to Saint Maarten for a few years now and I have tried most of the bars and I can honestly say that this one is the best by far. The food is great, their signature dish has to be their "worst...More

Thank steve b
Reviewed January 9, 2017

nice setting very nice service staff helpful servers good food great beer selection live music was nice

Thank TarheelTiff
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Straight from the airport on arrival we headed to our place in oyster pond, dropped our bags and headed to find a spot for a good local island vibe - we found it here. The food is good. The staff is friendly and you can...More

Thank rpspilla
Reviewed January 6, 2017

When I was at this place, I was greatly let down. There were literally no options for vegetarians except salads, if you like salads go ahead. We will not be going here anymoreMore

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RevSeth J, Chief S*%t Talker! at Dinghy Dock Bar OP, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us, but did you know where you were? We are a pub, not a vegetarian restaurant. Did you read the menu? We have 7 items that are vegetarian on the menu, as well as several that a vegan...More

Reviewed January 6, 2017

It's a shame the service was so bad... and I am pretty laid back. The atmosphere is a great laid back local style on the Oyster Bay Pond. Food is reasonably priced and good quality. Granted, it was busy. But even after the rush died...More

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RevSeth J, Chief Remembererer at Dinghy Dock Bar OP, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Thanks for the review. I'm glad you agree, our food is damn good. The staff remembers you too. Sometimes in life we get what we give. After dealing with you guys, she needed a cigarette. Maybe you guys should try something else in the area...More

Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner on the dock. Dinner took a while to get there but the awesome beer list made up for it. Fun friendly staff.

Thank Keith S
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George R
August 29, 2017|
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November 11, 2015|
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Response from bustersherrill1 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Goward...great vibe. Next time I'm in St Maarten, I will hit the DD !!!
Brad B
August 1, 2015|
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Response from RevSeth J | Property representative |
Everyday. As I'm an ordained minister, it's all good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Captain Oliver's Marina, Oyster Pond, St Martin / St Maarten (Formerly Dinghy Dock)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Martin / St Maarten  >  Sint Maarten  >  Oyster Pond
  • Phone Number: +1 721-586-5057
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The Dinghy Dock Bar is a true Caribbean dive bar. Situated on a historic marina in Oyster Pond, the bar straddles the Dutch and French line sitting over the water. It's a place where high and low, locals and tourists, rub elbows and party the night away. It was originally a place to get the rowdy drunken sailor's out of the finer establishments in the area. Sit at the bar and to hear stories told, some true and many not, from around the island and around the world. The "mix your own" happy hour is the best around. That's right, you get the bottle, glass, mixer, and make you own drink. This is also one of the best-stocked bars on the island, with the usual suspects, as well some unusual ones - even a selection of craft beers from the US for those missing a taste of home. The kitchen makes some of the best casual bar food around, lunch and dinner. You won't find better fish and chips, ribs, burgers, wings, or anything else on the menu. Daily specials vary from goat stew to jerk pork chops to blackened grouper. We open at 8am for coffee and fresh baked croissants. The kitchen opens around 11am and runs until you're stuffed. All are welcome - kids, dogs, iguanas, random dock critters, old and young people - provided, of course, they're up for a good time. Family friendly most of the day and night, late night is definitely more suited for the "big kids". You never know what will happen at this place. There is also live music every Sunday night and usually 2-3 other nights of the week. Sports fan? The game is always on at the Dinghy Dock. Whether it's NFL, NHL, NBA, Soccer, College, Pro, Olympics, you name it and we will like be watching. Stop by and yell at the tvs(that's right, more than one) with us. You are guaranteed to have a good time no matter what night you go, and once you've been there, you will be back. Maybe because you got so drunk you forgot your shoes, or maybe to do it all over again. Dinghy Dock Bar "The Peril of Oyster Pond"
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