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The Palms Restaurant

25 Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 5542375
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“carrot cake” (41 reviews)
“lasagna” (41 reviews)
“ribs” (158 reviews)
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Caribbean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Heavenly Red Snapper! Well seasoned done to the bone. Super awesome and friendly service. Chicken in creamy mushroom sauce was delicious. The location was quite peaceful and cozy as well. Will definitely be going back.

Thank deidreorion
Reviewed 5 days ago

On the final day of a week long trip, a friend and I were planning a final crawl through the Simpson Bay neighborhood to cap off an amazing vacation. When we realized our initial destination was not open for Happy Hour, we meandered down the...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had dinner here during low season, the service was great and the food was awesome. One of our favorite meals in our week long stay here. It is in a great location and has an inviting atmosphere! The chicken with creamy mushroom sauce is AMAZING!!

Thank laurendonovan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited The Palms for dinner and Greg was an amazing host. Very attentive. We tried the beef curry and the ribs and we are from Texas

Thank KandyKane056
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am frequently on the island and this is the one place that is a Must every time. I was just there this evening and had a fantastic dinner. The Drunken Ribs fall apart with a fork - my favorite on the menu and quite...More

1  Thank tzphill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to The Palms a couple of times in the past and the food was good (not excellent) and prices reasonable. This past visit we found the ribs at $29 a plate. This restaurant is on a busy street with no ocean view...More

1  Thank VacaHounds
ThePalmsSXM, Owner at The Palms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm a little confused. Are you not pleased because of the price of the ribs or the lack of ocean view? In the last year we have changed the cut of our ribs to St....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here has been excellent. My husband got The Drunkin Ribs two times, the fillet the other. I had the fillet with creamy mushroom sauce---AWESOME... THE SIDES WERE DELICIOUS AS WELL....

1  Thank merrylandMd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a restaurant that serves excellent food, has excellent service and has owners and staff that treat you like family, The Palms is THE place to go!

Thank jojoless
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Went to the Palms in Simpson Bay, ordered the famed Drunken Ribs and some ice cold beer. The ribs were super good, delectable and perfectly paired with real home made potato salad. Exactly what I was looking for, the ribs were not too wet or...More

1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Spareribs are really good. The restaurant has a name for that one making it the best spareribs I ever tasted. Further more it is not expensive and there are several dishes to enjoy from. I recommend that if you are on St. Maarten to taste...More

Thank Rick_Oosterbos
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Debbie A
We're staying at Royal Islander, where is The Palms in relationship to that? Can we walk there or should we take a taxi? Thanks for the help !!
25 May 2017|
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Response from asadia2017 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry wrong answer, I was thing of hotel in simpson bay not Maho. From Maho you must take a cab or public transportation.
How much are the drunken ribs?
21 March 2016|
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Response from ThePalmsSXM | Property representative |
Hi there! The product we are using is Saint Louis style spare ribs, a high quality of meat. We marinate them in whiskey herbs and spices for 3 days, slow cook in the oven for 5 hours then finish them on the BBQ with a... More
Are you within walking distance of Simspn Bay resort?
9 November 2015|
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Response from William A | Reviewed this property |
It would be about a 15 minute walk from Simpson Bay Resort and is completely safe as this is very much restaurant row in Simpson Bay. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 5542375
Our little Caribbean style restaurant has so much to offer: Laid back ambiance, great service, but the most important, delicious home cooked meals that will make you come back for more again and again. Like us on Facebook and be part of our community!
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