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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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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We found this place via trip advisor and ended up eating here four times during our stay. It's very casual and laid back with a wicked sense of humor. The craft beer selection is amazing (we got to appreciate their 'leftover', which is a gamble on what you will get, but you can specify the style). Fantastic fish and chips,... More 

Thank YFCAndrea
Helena, Alabama
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped in to have a beer and a different perspective of Oyster Pond. After sampling a couple of beers from their extensive list, we ordered Coconut Shrimp. They came out very quickly , hot, juicy and well cooked. We could not have asked for better service or food.

Thank loribusby
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is probably an ok place... IF all you want to do is drink. But the food is TERRIBLE!! My husband and I went here for a casual dinner. He had fish and chips and I had "fresh-caught mahi mahi." Both dinners were barely edible. We used to love this place in years past... but no more! I would NEVER... More 

Thank FrequentFlyer1092
Mount Holly, North Carolina
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613 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For a fun casual spot to eat and drink, it does not get much better! If you are on St. Maarten and looking for a wide variety of great beers from the US, this is your place! The fun atmosphere. good food and beer made this really fun for our group! It will for yours too!

Thank Piseu
Ottawa, Canada
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183 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So happy that this place had great TA recommendations from most contributors. We were staying close by and decided to just have a nice chillaxed evening of pub food with wine in a nice relaxed setting. Well, this place definitely hit the mark. We showed up during their happy hour (5-7) and ordered about les of Rosé while looking out... More 

Thank Pat D
Burke, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are in Saint Martin for 10 days and, well actually we missed one night. Great place for a meal or nightcap. There is a special drink they make with passion fruit, no name for it that I know of. Friendly place, easy to meet and chat with folks. Many repeat patrons, so we ran into people we had met... More 

Thank DDotty s
Sacramento, California, United States
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89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a great little bar with live music some nights and the nachos are so amazing I came back twice for them. The beers are craft brews from all over. The menu is a trip to read with some hidden gems and bargains. This place is dog friendly too.

Thank Jason A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

In one word: AMAZING!. Their burgers are awesome, the staff is so much fun and the view over the marina is just incredible. I am stying for 6 months on this island, and this is my go to place to enjoy a casual night out with amazing food and drinks!

Thank essie2306
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there a few times for a snack! Nacho's were very good and our friends had the Muscle's special.

Thank christine N
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed excellent fish prepared in various ways and jerk chicken. The restaurant is on a covered dock overlooking ax docking area. Our waitress could not have been more accommodating. Great place to have lunch!

Thank Martha T

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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