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Canoa

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Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-543-6442
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Montello, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reservations are required. On the water. Can be romantic. Delicious food. Steaks, pasta, and seafood . Presentation is mouthwatering. A little pricey.

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Thank Charlotte G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have been there many times with my friends from St. Maarten. The menu is very extensive. However, I always find my self ordering the grouper and the escargot.

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Westminster, Maryland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined there two times during our stay at OBBR. Always enjoy the food and the ambience. Our kids and grandkids love this too.

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Thank TERPFAN1115
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we were staying in the Dawn Beach area, we took the opportunity to eat at multiple places in the immediate area. Canoa's location right on the water is perfect with very nice ambience, especially sitting outside. Ate twice - first night was four of us and the food and wine pairing was superb. The stuffed grouper and Thai curry... More 

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Thank snrkl
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108 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Actually ate here twice in October. Expertly prepared fish with very friendly service. Both dinners were great. Plantain appetizer sounded out of my comfort zone, but was delish! Second night here I just let our server order for me, told her what we tried on our first visit and let her pick, great again! We will be back!

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Thank foiefl
Allen, Texas, United States
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner hoping for a great restaurant close to Oyster Bay Beach Resort. The table they seated us at was a crowded small table on the pier, feeling removed from the restaurant and was up against two large potted trees/shrubs. It felt like an after thought and too close to the trees. The rest of the seating... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an incredible dinner here, just spectacular. You can't go wrong with any of the food. Amazing! My boyfriend got the tomato soup as an appetizer and tuna for dinner incredible! I got the seafood pasta with lobster sauce also an amazing dish. Both of us ordered desserts as well which didn't disappoint, there was no food left. We... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here while staying at Coral Beach Club. Good menu selections and top notch service. The food was absolutely delicious and plated perfectly. There was also entertainment which was a nice touch.

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Thank pat j
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Canoa is a lovely spot for a quiet dinner. Excellent food, and awesome service! Try to sit outside near the boats if you can, the view and breezes are best there. Their plantain appetizer is a must! After that, just throw a dart at the menu, and anything you hit will be delicious!

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Somerset, Kentucky
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were placed inside at a "high top" and it became a little uncomfortable because there was no air moving. BUT, the food was first class, beautifully presented and very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Oyster Pond
  • Phone Number: +1 721-543-6442

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?