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Dinghy Dock Bar OP

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Captain Oliver's Marina, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin (Formerly Dinghy Dock)
+1 721-586-5057
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07:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Mon 07:00 - 00:00
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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to both of these bars. Good bar eats, great atmosphere and funny regulars. Looking forward to going back next year!

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Thank Roontoon
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere, on the water by the marina. The best fish and chips! We were there for dinner staff was quick and informative. The building is out of the way and kind of hidden, when you find it you will be glad you did!

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Thank ScarletIsland
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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168 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been to DD in Simpsons Bay and was delighted to learn about the Oyster Pond location. AMAZING selection (bottled) and a great burger!

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Thank Pierre R
St. Maarten-St. Martin
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

THE place for fried iguana legs! Well, one day I hope. Fun place for regulars and visitors alike. Love their fish & chips and crazy cocktail names.

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Thank Ilja B
Etobicoke
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Iguanas share your bar space side by side. But it's OK, I never saw them drink a rum punch. Too bad because they are so smoooooth. Can Happy Hour be too long, well, not in the Islands Mon.

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Thank slowasmolasses
Lafayette, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

CRAZY FUN SPOT! Must stop in and visit Seth and the gang if u r ever lucky enough to get to this island!

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Thank LisaHagan70
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to Saint Maarten for a few years now and I have tried most of the bars and I can honestly say that this one is the best by far. The food is great, their signature dish has to be their "worst fish and chips" they are simply divine. The vibe is great, the guy behind the... More 

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Thank steve b
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice setting very nice service staff helpful servers good food great beer selection live music was nice

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Thank TarheelTiff
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Straight from the airport on arrival we headed to our place in oyster pond, dropped our bags and headed to find a spot for a good local island vibe - we found it here. The food is good. The staff is friendly and you can even find some really nice craft beers if you've had enough Carib and presidente. We'll... More 

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Auburn, Maine
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was at this place, I was greatly let down. There were literally no options for vegetarians except salads, if you like salads go ahead. We will not be going here anymore

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Captain Oliver's Marina, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin (Formerly Dinghy Dock)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Oyster Pond
  • Phone Number: +1 721-586-5057
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"

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