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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
07:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Mon 07:00 - 00:00
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new england
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A watering hole with decent food. I had Fried Grouper Sandwich which was plentiful and pretty good...hubby had the ribs. Good portions. The big downfall for us are the picnic benches. Very uncomfortable. I heard you can get cushions for sitting. Next time. There are a couple of tables w/chairs but hard to get. The setting is amazing. We go... More 

Thank contessa1
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Before or after jumping on your boat, stop at the dinghy dock for a Pain killer and a hamburger. Great selection of wings too!! Friendly service. Super casual.

Thank Henri C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place had a craft beer selection that would rival many bars back stateside. The service was top notch. Young man named Clayton took the time to be personable and share his story of coming to St Martin with us and make a few recommendations of things to do while on the island. I had the fish and chips with... More 

Thank Dude_Loves_Button
Canton, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed dinner and drinks there last night. This place is tucked way back and was a bit hard to find but well worth the walk down to the dock. The menu itself is funny and a board on the wall displays the soup du journal as BEER! Yes really. I had two strawberry daiquiris and really... More 

Thank joseinman
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have great service, AMAZING food and awesome scenery! I will definitely be coming here again and would recommend it to everyone else! You won't be disappointed

Thank Jamie H
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a hidden gem on the island. Their food is quite good and very reasonable prices. The seating is seat yourself at large picnic tables which can accommodate about 8. It is quite common to have someone join you and vice versa. The food is always freshly prepared. It is open air and right on the pier. People... More 

Thank James K
Westerville, Ohio
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're visiting Oysterbay in your down by the marina you can't miss dinghy dock bar. It's a must to stop have a cold beverage and an order of nachos. Not to say that there are other menu items are great, but you have to have the nachos

Thank billroebuck
Twin Cities, MN
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great lunch at Dinghy Dock. The fish and chips are great. The service was good; although the "chili" was not ready yet. It was around noon. Signs in restaurant are entertaining and we sat near the water. Fun dining experience. Definitely would recommend.

Thank CoopyCob
Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very casual, and friendly restaurant. It is located right on the water with some great views. They have a fabulous beer list, and some great Nachos. I recommend it .

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Thank jthoms123
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one of our last evenings in paradise sitting at a picnic table on the dock of Oyster Pond with friends while the sun set over the harbour. The young men who served us were cheerful and friendly, the drink menu had plenty of tasty choices and the meal when it came was tasty, fresh, hot and plentiful. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Caribbean, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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
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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