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Local cuisine, Caribbean, Fusion, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
***Under New Management*** South Beach meets the Caribbean - Big Fish is a hip, modern and upscale casual dining experience. The design is like nothing you will find anywhere in St.Maarten. The menu is fusion style. Many other options are available for the non-seafood eater including steak, chicken, pasta and vegetarian options. A kids menu is also available. Great sharing snacks, a diverse wine list with a variety of options by the glass and full bar. The service staff are attentive and eager to please. The Outdoor Patio is magnificent with a waterfall fountain, sexy lighting and cool music. The inside features a large comfortable bar and open kitchen concept where you can enjoy the "show".
US$10 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Caribbean, Fusion, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly enjoyable culinary food. The 'regal fish main course' was simply amazing. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, highly recommended for a visit!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Fish is an amazng resturant, from the time you arrive to the desert. We had a wonderful time last night. My wife has several food alergies and the chief came to our table to speak to us and makedinner recomendations. The food and service...was first class as always.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed Big Fish on our last night and so glad we did. Beautiful open air restaurant with local, friendly servers. My daughter and I are vegetarians and the chef personally came out to talk to us. He created what was easily the best veg...meal we had that week - original (aka not pasta!), filling, and DELICIOUS. The rest of our party loved their seafood meals as well. Definitely visit - we’ll come again!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten at Big Fish three times in the last week. It's my go-to place on the island. The atmosphere is relaxed and casually sophisticated. I always go for the outdoor seating which is covered and breezy. The staff and owners are attentive, friendly and...accommodating. And the best part is the food...finest snapper I've ever eaten. Michael makes truly outstanding drinks. Chef Leslie is innovative and uses the freshest natural ingredients. I'm sounding like a commercial but I love the place...if you couldn't tell.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love the variety of sauces they serve with the fresh entrees. We went back a second time just to try a different sauce

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 1, 2021 via mobile

We’ve been to Big Fish a few times in the past but dining here 2 nights ago deserves the 5 stars! Excellence in service, attitude and Chef Leslie coming over to our table to personally meet my request for the prep of my mahi! The...ambiance was right on romantic. Our server Ian is an asset to this establishment as was the host for the night. Cocktails were perfectly made. Our main courses of mahi and grouper were outstanding! No dessert for us as Covid restrictions has broadened our waistlines! Seriously, don’t miss this gem at Dawn Beach. A 20 minute ride from Simpson Bay!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 26, 2021

My mom and I came back to this restaurant 3 times during our brief stay because we loved it so much...I wish I could come here all the time! What made the experience really amazing was our server, Patricia. She was so sweet and definitely...made us want to come back. In addition to the great service, every aspect of the restaurant is so beautiful and inviting. I love the vibe. And of course, the food was great! It's rare for a restaurant to have amazing food, service, and atmosphere- but Big Fish has all 3 :)More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 26, 2021 via mobile

Fabulous! The service was fantastic! From appetizers to dessert, everything was truly delicious! The atmosphere is so elegant and lovely, pure perfection!Our server, Patricia, made the experience for us! She was so kind, friendly, knowledgeable and super attentive! We wil definitely be back!!!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 8, 2021 via mobile

We had a lovely evening at Big Fish. Patricia, our server, was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. We'll definitely be back- yum!

Date of visit: February 2021
Big Fish, General Manager at Big Fish, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2021

Thank you Trudy for choosing to spend the evening with us at Big Fish. I am glad you had a great experience with out Big Fish Crew See you soon again

Reviewed January 31, 2021

Upon arrival the staff was warm and welcoming. The waitress offered very accurate knowledge of what we should have and were we ever so grateful. The presentation was very artistic and the taste buds were awaken to a delightful new level of excellent quality which...we must say is a welcome to what we have had in the past. Again EXCELLENT job !!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Big Fish, General Manager at Big Fish, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2021

Thank you very much for choosing to spend the evening with us at Big Fish. Hope to see you again The Big Fish Crew

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December 29, 2020|
Response from Philly-JoeyG | Reviewed this property |
I think the easiest way is to send an email with your date time and number of people Email address is on the trip advisor site
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Yes we do, just let our staff know and The Chef can guide you what your options are. Thank you
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Response from BigFishinOysterpond | Property representative |
Yes we are open since August already. Took a long time but we are back. Please do join us when you are in paradise. Kind Regards Donna
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