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Friars Bay Beach Cafe

Friars Bay Beach, La Savane, St Martin / St Maarten
+590 690 49-1687
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“lunch” (54 reviews)
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French, Cafe, Seafood, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Friars Bay Beach, La Savane, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed yesterday

Friars Bay Beach Cafe is a nice place right on the beach. We only stayed for a couple of drinks as we were on an island tour. The beach and bay is beautiful and laid back and pretty quiet.

Thank Scott_Smith6064
Reviewed August 18, 2017

I could go on & on about Friars Bay Beach. The beach is gorgeous! Very calm and quite and spacious! The service is impeccable and they are so sweet, as they make you feel at home. Their café food is fantastic! We had their Mahi...More

Thank Brittany S
Reviewed August 17, 2017

This is not your average burger and sandwich bar on the beach. Great ambience (I particular appreciate The Kinks poster on the wall), and clearly liked by many of the local population, and they in turn were appreciated by the proprietor François (le Français). Nice...More

Thank SSwith3
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Always visit Friar's Bay Beach. This time we ate at the Cafe. The drive up was on an unpaved road with lots of pot holes. Food was outstanding. Service could have been a little better but they were nice guys. The guy putting up chaises...More

Thank senza210
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

We came here yesterday for lunch while spending the day at beautiful Friar's Bay Beach. The Carribean Seafood salad was delicious as was the shrimp and salmon salad. They went perfectly with the Sancerre wine. You need cash as they don't take credit cards. The...More

1  Thank Stelly3665
Reviewed July 23, 2017

We love to come to the Café at Friar's Bay as the beach is so lovely and the food and service at the Beach Café is delicious. We came with our kids and grand-kids this time: 12 of us, and they had food for all...More

1  Thank FromSaoPaulo
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Friar's Beach was probably the most peaceful beach I visited whilst in St. Maarten. This is on the French side, between Marigot and Grand Case. It's very quiet and a little isolated. Forewarning to families, it is a topless beach. But it is so worth...More

Thank EricaCamp
Reviewed June 18, 2017

I have been visiting this beach for years and have seen improvement in the food at this cafe. I had the cod fish fritters which was delicious. My friend had the ribs which was succulent and tender. Price is a bit on the high side...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed June 1, 2017

We ate lunch here one day while visiting the beach. We found the food to be good, but a little pricey. Good service, very convenient while on the beach. They only accept cash which makes it difficult while traveling as a large group of 9.

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed May 25, 2017

The place is big, right on the beach and when you have lunch and drinks there you get the beach chairs for free. The food is nice enough but a little expensive. The choice is great, something for every taste

Thank Binkievan
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Melissa S
January 17, 2018|
Response from SSwith3 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I've never taken a cab there, but Friar's Bay is about a 40 minute drive from the docks, if traffic is normal/busy. It's about 10 minutes longer than going to Orient Beach. They are both great beaches, but very... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friars Bay Beach, La Savane, St Martin / St Maarten
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Martin / St Maarten  >  Saint-Martin  >  La Savane
  • Phone Number: +590 690 49-1687
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