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Porter's Island Thyme

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North District, 11111, Salt Cay
+1 649-946-6977
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hamptonville, NC
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had so many great meals here, but hurry to enjoy because this jewel is closing March 31, 2017. Hosts Porter and Haidee Williams are a great source of information and entertainment.

Thank Parents2
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

When Porter says to say when, say when or he keeps pouring! Great food and even better drinks and an incredibly friendly staff and absolutely love the friendly owners! (I take that back, the food is as good as the drinks!)

Thank Teresa W
pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your Island Thyme Experience! We strive to be a step above what one would normally expect in an out island in the Caribbean. While we offer typical Caribbean fare: conch, lobster, fish and chicken; our menu highlights dishes you would not normally expect in remote island in the Turks & Caicos. The full menu is... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Poter and Haidee they rock, best people i have ever met in life they are real entertainers!!! Travel Poters Island if you really value your money you can't get best then this anywhere else......

Thank Burhanyousuf
pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us! One of our goals is to provide true value for your travel dollar, and your review shows we are achieving our goal. Thanks again for the great review and we look forward to seeing each other again. More 

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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

This beautiful restaurant in Salt Cay not only serves up the best food and has great service, but it has amazing views!! For a thoroughly enjoyable experience - and the best conch fritters ever - don't miss out!!!

Thank BasiaZD
pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience at Porter's Island Thyme! Our TEAM strives to be "the best of the best" and your review highlights we are accomplishing this. We will be closed for the summer, but will re-open in October 2016. If you are not receiving our newsletter please drop Haidee a note at haidee127@gmail.com and she... More 

Staten Island, New York
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58 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Just a fun place to enjoy a meal. Wonderful ambience. We ended up eating here a few times during our weeks stay in the island. Haidee and Porter are awesome hosts. Always up for a good time with their guests. The food was fantastic, too. Kudos to the chefs - Lolli and Apple.

Thank lgene c
pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

We strive for our ambience and food to surpass what is expected on an "out island" in the Turks & Caicos! We have always wanted Island Thyme to feel like your "home away from home" joining old friends at a dinner party on Salt Cay. Getting to be "one with the island." Our TEAM appreciates the great review and look... More 

Newburyport, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Delightful atmosphere. Charming company, both at the bar & behind it ... even in the morning when you stop in for coffee or to pre-order a dinner selection (and be sure you do). Must tries? I adored the conch "martini", and the tomato salad. And I confess to having one-too-many of Porter's muddle-your-own-mint Mojitios one night, and consequently felt a... More 

1 Thank JillSolo
pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

Our TEAM is delighted you enjoyed your Island Thyme experience! We will be closing May 15 and will re-open in the fall. Planning to come to Salt Cay next season? Premier accommodations on Salt Cay are already filling up for key dates, so we suggest finalizing your reservations sooner than later. If we can be of any help please drop... More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

During our time on the island we were able to experience breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Porter's Island Thyme. What a treat that was! When planning our trip I was a bit nervous as a picky vegetarian would not be able to be accommodated. How I was mistaken. Not only was the food delicious but the menu was varied enough... More 

2 Thank wrennwalls
pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

We cater to everyone's culinary preferences! Be it vegetarians, vegans or hearty meat eaters. Our Caribbean dishes and local seafood are in a league by themself. The complementary tapas (hors d'oeuvres) are something new for this season and we will be continuing for next season. We plan to close for the summer, May 15 and will re-open in the fall.... More 

Rochester, New York
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

We had Breakfast and Dinner at Island Thyme. We also attended one of the Happy Hours.The Owners - Porter and Haidee are absolutely delightful! easy to talk to, funny and full of island information. For Breakfast we had the French Toast which was presented beautifully and tasted delicious. Happy Hour has free snacks of various kinds. The bar fills with... More 

Thank 46er5811
pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We will be closing for the summer May 15 and will re-open in late October. We are glad you enjoyed our complementary tapas at Happy Hour! We have tapas on most nights of the week and feature delights we have discovered in our travels. Our TEAM strives to make your dining experience unique for an... More 

Skokie, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

Porter and Haidee, the owners make your entire stay at the restaurant as well as the island absolutely wonderful. The food is way way way beyond what you may expect for a tiny island. Fresh delicious dishes and plenty of variety. Friendliest spot in Turks and Caicos. Highly recommend a visit here.

1 Thank Rodd G
pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

You don't know how much your review means to our TEAM, coming from a major restaurant owner in the U.S! Our goal is to be a "step above" what one would typically expect in an "out island" in the Caribbean...Thanks for the great review! We look forward to your return to Salt Cay in the near future! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

We arrived on Salt Cay, and we were immediately felt welcomed when the proprietors, Porter and Haidee gave us a warm welcome and told us they had been waiting for us. The restaurant is so charming, feels like home with a Caribbean flare. Food was delicious. We had two meals there in 4 days! Would definitely return!

Thank Giovanna B
pwiii, Owner at Porter's Island Thyme, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at our flagship restaurant, Island Thyme! Our goal is to provide more than one would expect on an "out island" in the Turks & Caicos. You further complelmented our TEAM by purchasing a Gift Certificate for your friends who arrived on Salt Cay after you departed. On your next visit please consider staying at our property,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North District, 11111, Salt Cay
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Turks and Caicos  >  Salt Cay
  • Phone Number: +1 649-946-6977
Porter's Island Thyme is the gathering place where the cultures mix on Salt Cay. Everyone is welcome! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily in a casual atmosphere. Choose to dine in the Coconut Room or have drinks on Zen Sky, the raised, back deck that overlooks the entire island. Island Thyme can be party central or the place for romantic dinner for two. The choice is yours in one of the three dining room options each with a different ambience. There are special events weekly. Let us be your concierge 24/7 while on Salt Cay. We are closed daily from 3 PM to 6:00 PM and all day Sunday. Reservations are required by 3 PM. Check our Web site and/or Blog for additional details. Island Thyme will close for the off season on May 20, 2016 and will re-open November 1, 2016.

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