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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Dinghy Dock Bar OP

Dinghy Dock Bar OP
Ranked #2 of 17 Restaurants in Oyster Pond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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"
Wichita, Kansas
2 reviews
“Would go back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

Great service we visited on Dec. 12th for dinner and drinks. Kendall offered great recommendations and service. We will be back on our next visit.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Concrete, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dinghy Dock always delivers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

Dinghy Dock is always a must stop for us in St. Martin. This visit was not exception. It was our first night on the island, we were wearing from traveling and the Dinghy Dock was what we were needing. The service is awesome here. Kendall took care of us, making sure our glasses were never empty. Despite a full bar, she took care of us!

  • Visited January 2014
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ottawa, on
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“#1 bar in Oyster Pond”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

Seth and crew (especially Ben and Bryan) made this place a familiar, friendly bar, even at first visit. Excellent food, great value, wonderful service and overall A+ atmosphere. Would make a special trip to Oyster Pond just to experience the great vibe at the Dinghy Dock. Keep up the great work Seth!

Visited December 2013
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
1 review
“Good Times!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

Great bar with a friendly and accommodating staff! The owner, Seth, made sure me and my freinds had a memorable time. The marina was beautiful and the food was great. Best vacay ever!!! Will definitely be back!

  • Visited December 2013
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Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great local bar!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I come here often since we live in Oyster Pond. We love the pour your own drinks from 5-7 and the wings are excellent! If you are looking for good time, this is the place. Also a good spot to watch sports.

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