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“Great friendly place by the water” 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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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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"
Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
“Great friendly place by the water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

Really nice place in this cute marina with very good drinks, food and music. Also the owner and all the staff are very friendly. Would go back for sure!

  • Visited July 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Scott City
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A Nice Breath of Fresh Air”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

The Dinghy Dock Bar is a breath of fresh air. The food and drinks we had were very good and the service was impeccable. Kendall took good care of us and made sure we had everything we needed. The atmosphere was relaxing even though there was a lot of activity going on. It just has a certain aura that makes it a fun place to be and the view of the marina is an added bonus. Thanks for an enjoyable evening.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“Best Dinghy Dock in St. Martin. Alain is awesome!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had a great time. Alain is an engaging and fun bar tender. Food was great and we had a great relaxing time. Our teenage kids had a great time in front and behind the bar. It's a great place for drinks, dinner and after dinner fun.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rich W
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Happy Hour Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

This bar has the best happy hour ever! Daily from 5-7p "Pour your own drink" for $3/U.S. They literally hand you the bottle, mixer and a glass of ice. The owner Seth is American and is so nice. We also ate there twice and all of us really enjoyed our food. Would definitely go back!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jodi F
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
“One of the best bars on the island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

I love Dinghy Dock Bar. It has a great location/view, stout drinks, nice selection of beer, and good bar food. Best happy hour on the island.

Visited July 2014
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