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The Taste Factory

The Taste Factory (Mullet Bay, Sint Maarten) – located near Simpson Bay on the Dutch side, this nicely-lit bakery is competitive with the ones found on the French side of the island.  This bakery is just as known for its tasty Panini sandwiches as it is for its pastries and bread items.

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The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse (Bobby’s Marina, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten) – this waterfront restaurant offers tourist favorites like burgers, prime rib, and steaks.  That, along with two-for-one drink specials.

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Taloula Mango’s

Taloula Mango’s (St. Rose Arcade, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten) – located on the boardwalk at Philipsburg on the Dutch side of the island, this restaurant offers simpler dishes than those typically served on the French side, such as Bonzai Chicken Skewers to Blackened Mahi-Mahi and Classic Burgers.  The real attraction of this restaurant is the beautiful […]

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Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town (Blvd. de Grand Case, Grand Case, Saint Martin) – this is a BBQ shack restaurant favored by more budget-conscious locals, stressed by the use of paper plates and plastic utensils.  Items served range from succulent grilled ribs to stewed conch, fresh snapper, and grilled lobster at the most reasonable price on […]

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Spiga

Spiga (4 Rte. De L’Esperance, Grand Case, Saint Martin) — located in a restored 1914 Creole house, Spiga has both indoor and outdoor dining, and serves dishes with Italian and Caribbean ingredients, such as the gnocchi gorgonzola, pappardelle pork and italian sausage, lobster ravioli, as well as seafood items, and tiramisu (for dessert) and Illy […]

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Sol e Luna

Sol e Luna (Etang Chevrise, Mont Vernon, Saint Martin) – as the name implies, this restaurant already stands out because it serves various Italian dishes, such as linguini vongole; angel hair pasta; shell pasta with mussels, scallops, clams, calamari, and shrimp in marinara sauce; and seafood items like pan-seared red snapper fillet, and roasted wild […]

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Rosemary’s Restaurant

Rosemary’s Restaurant (Place du Marché, Marigot, Saint Martin) – for those who want a break from high-end French dining, this modest restaurant (known as a lolo – which appeals to those of all income levels for its simplicity and reasonable prices) offers Caribbean-centric such as fish, rice, plaintains (along with salad and vegetables).  Such dishes […]

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Ocean Lounge

Ocean Lounge (Holland House Beach Hotel, 43 Front Street, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten) – those wanting a break from French cuisine will be content with this restaurant with its offerings of fresh fish and steaks.  Its real attraction is the location by the popular boardwalk area.

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Mario’s Bistro

Mario’s Bistro (48 Rue Morne Road, Sandy Ground Bridge, Marigot, Saint Martin) – overlooking the Marigot channel in Sandy Ground, combining a French Caribbean Menu and Asian Influences courtesy of award-winning Chef Mario Tardif.  Dishes served there include:  bouillabaisse with green Thai curry, a duet of grilled lamb chops and braised lamb shank shepherd pie, […]

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Le Bistrot Caraibes

\ Le Bistrot Caraibes (81 Blvd. de Grand Case, Grand Case, Saint Martin) – this charming restaurant focuses on seafood (with a French flair), ranging from Grilled salmon steak to braised red snapper, roasted sea scallops, and there’s even a tank full of live lobsters for diners to choose the one they want grilled (served […]