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“Happy hours should all be like this”
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: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, 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"
Somewhere between East and West
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Happy hours should all be like this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

A great place to meet boaters and locals alike. Right on the dock at Captain Oliver's Marina. The food is good too.

Visited January 2014
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great bar on the waterfront.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Just head down the hill on Oyster Pond past Captain Oliver's hotel for a good time. Great happy hour, delicious food right on the dock with the boats and harbour. Seth the owner chatted about living as a local making us feel welcome.

Visited January 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
“Great Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

Our group loved this restaurant! We had a group of 40 and were impressed by friendliness of the staff and the ability to quickly serve a group of this size. Many people in our group said that this was the best night out we had in St. Martin because of the laid-back atmosphere. I would highly recommend visiting Dinghy Dock!

  • Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Best night in St Maarten”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

I came in with my company for a night out and what a night. Great music, Fantastic friendly service, beautiful cocktails and scrummy food all by the sea.

  • Visited January 2014
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

Very good food, wonderful location, nice staff. Great place to spend an afternoon getting to know the locals

Visited January 2014
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