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“One of the reasons I am returning to SXM and staying in Oyster Pond”
Review of Dinghy Dock Bar OP

Dinghy Dock Bar OP
Ranked #3 of 17 Restaurants in Oyster Pond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean, Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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"
Reviewed June 26, 2014

I stayed in Oyster Pond last year. It was my first time in St. Martin. I am heading back next week and staying in Oyster Pond again... partly due to Dinghy Dock. The food was great, the service was incredible, the atmosphere was fun, and probably most important on the French side, the prices were amazing! Great value for the money. Real cool down to earth atmosphere. Looking forward to watching some of the world cup there next week! There are lots of places to stay on SXM on both sides but for me being able to walk to Dinghy Dock from the small French Hotels in Oyster Pond makes it the best place to stay, in my opinion.

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Thank GPCayman
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Reviewed June 26, 2014

Its a dive bar with great food!! The atmosphere is awesome and the staff is too..really enjoyed Kendall and Alan..the owner isn't bad either ;) Fish and chips..YUMMO...Ribs..YUMMO...Mahi Mahi ...YUMMO. My drinks were never empty...and neither was my shot glass. ( Hey ALAN..FIIIRE..LOL!!) Its a great place to kick back and relax..or get up and dance (which I did plenty of). Love this place and if I ever make it back to SXM...I will be returning to the Dinghy Dock!! Feel the magic in the air ole ole ole........

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

Talk about the Friendly Island, we have been frequenting the island for years and love this hidden gem! The staff are all awesome and welcoming. Always our first and last stop when we arrive on the island. Can't beat the happy hour and their dinners are delicious! Can't wait for our next visit!

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Thank Shelly B
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Reviewed June 26, 2014

Tasty and reasonably priced pub food, pour your own drinks at happy hour, crazy, friendly staff, great location. I will definitely come again.

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Thank Left_at_Albuquerque
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

We traveled to St. Maarten and spend an evening in Dinghy Dock Bar. Not a fancy place but the environment is nice. Appetizers (Coconut Shrimps and Chicken Wings) and were good. Cold draft beer and good Caipirinha. We ordered Fish and Chips and in addition an order of Ribs that were good. A nice place for a fast and not expensive dinner. They provide insect repellent, if requested.

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Thank Mirabi
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