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Mr. Busby's Beach Bar

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# 6 Emerald Merrit Road | Dawn Beach Oyster Pond, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-543-6088
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Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Restaurant is Busby for breakfast & lunch, turning into a fine dining experience (Daniels) for dinner. Difference is adding the tablecloths and larger menu. Excellent view of the ocean. Obviously, seafood is featured, and Italian dishes, but the ribs and fries were surprising good and an excellent value. Available for lunch and dinner.

Thank Michael E
Kalamazoo, MI
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2015

We really enjoyed our many visits to Busby's. Great location, good service, and good beach food. If you want a chair and umbrella, they'll do that and continue service on the beach.

Thank Flexman77
Lakeville, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2015

While the travel guides will tell you that almost everywhere takes credit cards on the island, it's not true. Mr. Busby's is one of those places. They only take cash. It's on the Dutch side of the Oyster Pond, so it's nice because they speak English and things are listed in US dollars, but they don't take credit cards. The... More 

Thank agurenef
Danbury, Connecticut
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have been visiting St. Maarten for many years, and this establishment is always a highlight for us. During the day, it goes by Mr. Busby's Beach Bar, a cozy, right-on-the-beach, casual place that serves excellent salads, sandwiches, burgers, and even entrees. The staff is friendly and capable, and the views of Dawn Beach are spectacularly calming... More 

Thank Richard A
Marshall, MN
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

we love to go to this restaurant every year and are always happy that we did. The food is delicious and the ambience is truly amazing with a table by the sea. Great staff. I had their "culinary award winning" Red Snapper fillet in Creole sauce. I absolutely loved it and I am not a big fish eater either, but... More 

Thank Tom v
Austin TX
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Every year that we visit St Maarten we make several trips to Mr. Busby's for both lunch and dinner. The food is delicious and the menu has a wide variety of choices. We have always received a friendly greeting, friendly waitor/waitress advising the daily specials and taking our order; however, once you receive your food the service stops and the... More 

Thank DotBinder
Traveler1928, Owner at Mr. Busby's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am glad to hear that you enjoy your meals at our establishment , I am sorry that you felt neglected when it came to the check , the credit card situation it is bank related and very much beyond our control , you might feel that I did not follow up on the... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

A fantastic place to go for drinks where you are really close to the ocean. We ended our night here, but wish we would have gone earlier in the day so we could watch the sunset. Perfect place for a relaxing drink.

Thank Jennifer W
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136 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

VERY busy on Valentine's Day and our first night on the island. Atmosphere and view from our table were great, service was a bit confusing as staff in charge of many tables, hence confusion as to who was doing what at which table. Not so much an issue for us but seemed to be bad experience for some surrounding tables.... More 

Thank wisconsinlady
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Busbys at night was best meal we had while at the Westin area 3$ Taxi ride , the only poor part was the calamari very tuff steamed overcooked rest was great , Daniels during the day was fair, service poor, ribs were frozen then thawed very tuff, the review is for Busby

Thank joefromthedunes
Homer Glen, IL
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138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

This was a hard review, because my food was great-really great, and my husband's-not so much. We had originally gone there for Lobster as we had met Miriam the owner the night before. She told us how great her lobster was. Well, after being around the Sunset beach bar area all day, we were very surprised to find that this... More 

Thank CherylhHomerGlen_IL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, American, Caribbean, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: # 6 Emerald Merrit Road | Dawn Beach Oyster Pond, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Oyster Pond
  • Phone Number: +1 721-543-6088

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