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Friars Bay Beach Cafe

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Friars Bay Beach, La Savane, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+590 690 49-1687
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Groton, CT
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326 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selection of French inspired food in a beautiful setting. No credit cards and bring Euros if you can.

Thank Peter P
Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this beach twice on this trip. My friends love this beach & I can see why. Friendly staff, good drinks & food. I had a few mixed drinks & a couple buckets of beer. I had a "big lolo" which was delicious & portion was very good size. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals.

Thank sunshinevt
Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 3rd trip to St Martin and Friars Bay Cafe is always on our list. We went 3X. Food and service are always top notch. Check out the specials too.

Thank C J
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130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was okay (a bit overpriced) but the service was awful. The waiter acted like we were a nuisance. No chairs at our table, 2 pieces of bread brought for 6 people with no plates or butter, on and on we felt like we were a pain. Meal took forever to arrive.... Cost $160 for 3 adults and 3... More 

Thank Steve M
New York City, New York
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1,125 reviews
723 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent an afternoon at Friars Bay beach and had some drinks here. There is an inside bar and outside area to drink and dine. We did not stay for lunch but the menu looked inviting and unusual.

Thank lollygal
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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173 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lunch on the beach, can't get any better than this, nice quit beach great beach lunch , service is great and food is quite good, several offerings on menu so there is something for everyone, full bar offers drinks of all kinds as well as beer and wine to enjoy all day long on the hot beach

Thank Dickruns
Turner, Maine
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You should plan on over an hour for lunch here, as in keeping with French dining habits. The food is well prepared, service is good and you can try some French cuisine you may not be acquainted with. It is a bit on the expensive side for lunch but a good wine on vacation can be worth it!

Thank Jodith
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very tasty caribbean salad with fresh lobster. Was not happy with the service from the bartender Alex. He was very rude to my boyfriend he asked a question and he gave a rude response made us feel uncomfortable we didnt want a drink after that at all!!! Our waiter was amazing though very attentive didnt catch his name!

Thank marieeeeeo
West Hartford, Connecticut
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128 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Friar's Bay is our favorite beach on the French side of SXM and the Friar's Bay Beach Cafe is without question the best restaurant/bar on the island. Always hopping, always hip and the menu is wonderful. March 2017 we were here 6 out of 9 days!

Thank ELNO523
Lakeville, Minnesota
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167 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice during our 2 week stay in St. Martin. Food and service were great. Lovely setting right on the beach.

Thank joycemoynihan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Caribbean, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friars Bay Beach, La Savane, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin  >  La Savane
  • Phone Number: +590 690 49-1687

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