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“Two Toppers, this one and the Toppers by the Sea (Billy Folly Road at beach)”

Topper's By The Sea
Ranked #34 of 111 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
St. Maarten-St. Martin
2 reviews
“Two Toppers, this one and the Toppers by the Sea (Billy Folly Road at beach)”
Reviewed January 20, 2011

There are two Toppers in this review section that have been conflated. Many of the photos for the address above at Toppers Restaurant and Bar on Welfare road are actually for the Toppers by the Sea at 6 Billy Folly Road (on the beach) at Pelican Bay at Simpson Bay. There are also several reviews that are for one or the other.

There appears to be no way to separate them out, or create a review for Toppers by the Sea.

Toppers by the Sea:

Great beach drinks with happy hour from 4-6pm, service at your beach chair, and a daily drink special that is delicious and not too sweet. Delicious bar snacks (the steamed edamame were delicious!) Also, wednesday nights are Lobster night. You should reserve by Wed. AM to request the lobster dinner which is a salad, baked potato and a 1.5 lb spiney freshly steamed lobster. Absolutely delicious and a steel at $30 a person.

Also.. short wine list, but very good reasonably priced French wines, about $5 a glass or $25 a bottle. Tried a rose from Provence that was very nice with seafood.

The service was lovely though sometimes a little slow when packed as it is for the lobster dinner.. but they are always very nice, very friendly and accommodating to requests. For evening, you can request dinner at a table just outside their lenai area, where you can dine on the sand with the waves about 10 feet away. Gorgeous.

  • Visited January 2011
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“The prime rib was awful”
Reviewed January 20, 2011

We went there last night based on a tip from someone from our time share (pelican) and because the reviews here seemed fairly upbeat. Plus we were really in the mood for a nice prime rib and weds is their prime rib nite. Well we were in for a very disappointing meal. The prime rib was tough, covered in a syrupy, congealing weird gravy! I would definitely have asked for any gravy to be put on the side but it was not listed on the menu and waitstaff never mentioned. Really truly I have eaten a lot of prime rib- I know it can be variable, but this was the absolute worst. The man at the table next to us sent his back TWICE!! I should have too. But I was too disgusted. Also, if you ever go there DO NOT get the house "special" salad- it is a weird metallic garlicky dressing. In fact, I recommend that you do not go.

  • Visited January 2011
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Gorham, New Hampshire
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“Don't just drive by - stop!”
Reviewed November 21, 2010

Not much to look at when you drive by. No big waterfront view, no huge sign, just good food. We stopped for lunch and I had the penne with vodka sauce which was really good! Nice thick sauce and a fair sized portion, typical island price of $15. Husband had the blue cheese burger, he was not as impressed. Lacked a bit more flavor. Enjoyed seeing the resident cat sleeping on one of the chairs. Alot of other folks we spoke with loved this place and we would definitely be back.

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Naples
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“If You Have Low Blood Pressure”
Reviewed November 20, 2010

If you go to Topper's you have to be patient and not easily irritated. They only had one server for an entire room of guests. We waited for everything and my second drink came after I had finished my meal. The cook kept ringing an annoying bell to tell the server that her food was up...and he'd ring it more if he was annoyed. The poor girl was going crazy and the cook was only making it worse instead of understanding that she had to tend to a whole room. He was bothering everyone in the restaurant with that bell! As we sat there waiting we watched a cockroach crawl out of the kitchen door and when I looked down, there was a dead one at my feet...BUT my husband and I reasoned that all the restaurants on the island had cockroaches too (being a tropical island with many outdoor kitchens). So...don't expect much from the service or atmosphere...BUT THE FOOD IS GREAT!!

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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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“The best prime rib we ever had”
Reviewed November 9, 2010

On our trip in Oct. 2010 we ate here 2 nights in a row. We had heard the prime rib here was good by a friend. The first night we ate here we were amazed how excellent the prime rib was. The mashed potatoes, veggies and sauce were a perfect addition to the dish. The price was $25 a meal. The frozen drinks were excellent as well. We ended up going back the next night for the same meal and drinks.

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