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“Watching UCONN basketball at Dinghy Dock”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dinghy Dock Bar OP

Dinghy Dock Bar OP
Ranked #2 of 17 Restaurants in Oyster Pond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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"
Bethany, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Watching UCONN basketball at Dinghy Dock”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

What could be better than watching UCONN basketball in a very friendly atmosphere with good food on the water.

  • Visited April 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Warrenton, Va
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Casual, fun, and price is right!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We are in St Maarten about a dozen times a year ....The Dinky Dock is always a must. Food is delicious for a bar on the dock. Drinks are outstanding...just a really fun atmosphere! Seth has limited his menu, but not too much, just right, so what he does ...is done very well! Kendal is great....and always helpful and efficient!

  • Visited March 2014
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Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
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1 review
“great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Best nachos I've ever had, along with a great atmosphere. Seth (The owner) had some wonderful recommendations for food at the bar and on the rest of the Island. It's always our first stop when we get to the island as it's one of the most entertaining places to go to. Drinks are great and very reasonable.

  • Visited March 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
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“Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We were at dinghy dock while waiting for a ferry to St Barths. The bartender was amazing and the service was really exceptional. If we ever travel back to St Marteen we'll be sure to stop by again !

  • Visited March 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“LOVE the Dinghy Dock Bar - a must go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

We spent 3 of our 7 nights at the Dinghy Dock Bar! We made our own drinks at happy hour (loved the Vodka Tings - first time I'd ever had it). We watched the sunset from the bar, which is on a marina, and it was beautiful. The food was typical bar food, but very tasty. We had fish and chips, ribs with an asian sauce and coconut shrimp. The atmosphere was festive and the bartenders Kendall, Alan, and Seth were so good - took the time to talk to us and kept us entertained. I would highly recommend this bar if you're looking for some fun!

Visited May 2014
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