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“The reason we keep coming back to St Maarten”
Review of Caribbean Blend

Caribbean Blend
Ranked #9 of 103 Restaurants in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“The reason we keep coming back to St Maarten”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

This place is, no lie, the reason we decided to come back to St Maarten for our Honeymoon after a brief stopover on a cruise the year before! They have the most amazing ribs. They are dry rubbed with a caribbean spice mix and served over rice. The grill they cook everything on is seasoned with years of delicious meals which makes the experience even cooler. We have been here twice and will be going back on our next visit in July!

The only negative is that they do not accept card, so bring cash.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Christopher Z
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  • Dutch first
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rib and Chicken”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

On the waterfront in Phillipsburg is this very colorful eatery. On one side there is a barbecue grilling up marvelous flavors. The other side is a counter where the staff hangs out and talks about their day. The gentleman manning the barbecue is a mainstay at this establishment, and he can cook ribs. He has the right spices down to make this dining experience a sure pleasure. The other staff is very attentive to your needs but not like other restaurants, they are not loud. They make sure your dining experience is to your liking. If we ever return to Saint Maarten we will definitely come back.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Sos716
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Carneys Point, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cruise stop over”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

Stopped over here on our cruise this food was the absolute best authentic Caribbean,you feel like your a part of the island because this is also where the locals eat,you wont go wrong!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Nathan T
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Groveland, MA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Authentic St. Martin Lolo”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

My family visited for lunch on our last full day in St. Maarten and we are so glad we did! The food is delicious and my two picky teenagers absolutely loved the grilled chicken burger (my daughter said it was the most tender chicken she has ever had) and hamburger(the condiments on the burger added nice flavor my son said). My husband and I split a Creole shrimp dinner plate with the plantains, rice and peas and greens. It was plenty for the two of us for lunch. Caribbean Blend is a bit of a walk down the boardwalk from where the cruise ship launches dock, but well worth the effort to find authentic local cuisine. We wish we had found it earlier in our vacation trip because we definitely would be back. The waitress and grill master were very friendly and made us feel right at home. Well worth a visit if you are in the area of Philipsburg.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank myreviews08
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Sayreville, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Chicken and Ribs”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Can't go wrong here. The chicken and ribs were outstanding. Stopped by after the Carnival, one of the only places open, and we couldn't have been happier. Then they had a DJ going around 5:00 PM. Everyone was dancing having the best time. All in all, great time - we went back again for lunch two days later.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Cassandra H
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