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Gingerbread Cafe

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Octavius L. Richardson Road | Belair Beach Hotel, Philipsburg 46224, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-542-3362
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Charlotte, NC
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Belair Hotel the week after Thanksgiving. We ate dinner at Gingerbread Cafe on the property the first night as we were a bit tired after a day of traveling to get to the island. Dinner was okay, a decent fish entree that was a bit overcooked, rice was disappointing, and an underpoured small glass... More 

Thank IslandJackCharlotte
Missoula, Montana
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very unassuming, but the food was excellent. The establishment was clean, the servings were large, and the food arrived hot. Our server, Bradley, was pleasant, funny, and attentive. Highly recommend the shrimp scampi, ribs and chicken, Caesar salad with grilled shrimp and the swordfish special.

Thank saucey23
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

My 2nd review of the Gingerbread Cafe. Once again, it's the Cafe that's associated with the Belair Beach hotel. Anyone can go there, open to the public 7 days a week. Not quite sure why I haven't reviewed this fantastic place more often...seeing as I never eat there less than 3 times each time I visit the island for a... More 

Thank Surf C
Berlin, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Terrible for vegans, and average for non vegans. The salad was not edible - thawed cucumbers, cardboard lettuce, rancid oil. We felt like we were burdensome to the waitstaff.

Thank Lisa M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Don't underestimate --- or overestimate this small restaurant on the beach. We only ate dinner here and came 2 times - once for dinner our first night on the island and again for all you can eat BBQ. My red snapper dish was fantastic, probably the best fish I had on the island. My friends did not like their hamburgers... More 

Thank Olga Y
Carneys Point, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

People we met suggested this place to us. It is on the beach and was a sort walk from out unit. Friendly bartenders (we when three times). Food was very good -- recommend the seafood scampi -- and plentiful. Very relaxing atmosphere.

Thank dmurphy35
Rochester, NY
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We walked here from the Divi Little Bay, the Belair Beach Club Hotel is the next hotel over. You can walk over via the beach. The food was very good, the beers cold and the service wonderful. Would most certainly go back the next time we're there.

1 Thank Sand088
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I enjoyed going to the Gingerbread Cafe because it is like having dinner right on the beach. The atmosphere is very relaxed, no need to over dress. It's a small place and can get a little steamy in there but, the food was excellent.

1 Thank happycamper575
Montverde, Florida
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

During our stay at Belair Beach Hotel we enjoyed several very yummy meals. Staff is very friendly, making you feel like family. Food and drinks - yummy!

Thank laurallamson
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The Gingerbread Cafe makes some of the best Guavaberry Coladas on SXM and their 2 for 1 happy hour can't be beat. When in P'burg between 3-6, I highly recommend stopping by the Gingerbread Cafe at the Bel Air and enjoying some of their Guavaberry Coladas. 🍹 An added bonus is the view, which is truly had to beat.

1 Thank SXM P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Octavius L. Richardson Road | Belair Beach Hotel, Philipsburg 46224, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Philipsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 721-542-3362

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?