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The Boathouse Restaurant

Welfare Road #15, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-544-5409
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“brown rice” (3 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Steakhouse, Caribbean, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Welfare Road #15, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

TJ (Tjandra) and Pria were our bartenders and made the initial experience of this restaurant one to remember. Then we had the pleasure of meeting Jimmy (the grill cook), Cleo (owner), and Richard (other owner). We had the most amazing time with them all and...More

Thank jpartschjr
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We have always made it a point to eTc at the Boathouse when in St. Martin. We went there last week for the first time in 6 years. We had a good dinner and the waiter was very friendly and helpful. Discovered later that there...More

Thank loanlady
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Food, service............were terrible. We actually talked after the waiter left our table, wonder if he was inadvertently trying to talk us out of eating there. Wish we had followed our sixth sense and moved on. Waste of money and time!

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Always follow your gut-instinct. When a restaurant is empty, has a dance floor and one employee.....run! In this case we didn't but should have. Ordered mussels and conch fritters. Mussels were literally inedible, chewy, fishy blobs with Parmesan cheese on them. Conch fritters were unrecognizable...More

Thank jlowell70
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Went to visit Pat at the roadhouse in front of the boathouse which now seems to be closed (or just empty now Pat has gone?). Real shame this nice little bar is so quiet now. Went in to eat anyway. Really disappointing. Place was dead,...More

Thank joeyUSA_77
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I have been to this restaurant maybe 15 times over the past decade and have always enjoyed it. We went on a Saturday night at prime time and there was one other table. The floor plan is also very different. Due to the lack of...More

Thank Erik S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner. We sat in the back near the water. Cleopatra was very friendly and told us about things going on in the area. We had stuffed flounder and shrimp scampi with rice. Both dishes were delicious and beautiful. Would definitely go...More

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were looking for a new place to eat in Simpson Bay with a couple of our local favourite hangouts now closed. We have walked by The Boathouse many times over the years but had never gone in. So we decided to give it a...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is not our first time dining at the Boathouse. In the past always great. Something has changed. Maybe new owner? When ordering a drink from the menu we were told they were out of many of the ingredients for many of them. The waiter......More

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Place was dead when we were there. Coconut shrimp is awesome. They had no garlic cheese bread on the menu so the waiter made us some on his own - and it was delicious. Add it to your menu.

Thank Chriscave
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Welfare Road #15, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-544-5409
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