We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great night in St. Maarten”
Review of Dinghy Dock Bar OP

Dinghy Dock Bar OP
Ranked #3 of 17 Restaurants in Oyster Pond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Caribbean, Pub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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"
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Great service, our server Alain was wonderful. The fish and chips were fantastic! The owner Seth made us feel welcome.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Dorie S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (1,230)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

897 - 901 of 1,230 reviews

Reviewed 15 July 2014

Very casual night with great friends and terrific service!! Alain was our spectacular bartender/server!!! Wonderful atmosphere at the marina. Breezes abound you!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank mamalaura54
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Not really what it has been before. Food is good! Service left a little to be desired- party of five. Our food came out over time, 2 of our party was completely finished when the last one finally came out. Good fish tacos.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Lisa J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Great place. Fun, friendly, beautiful location. The food was excellent. Everyone in my family really enjoyed their meals. We liked it so much we went back the next day.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank 322carolk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Came during the World Cup final when it was packed. One bartender for the entire joint, Kendall was a total pro. Never had an empty drink and was johnny on the spot with our food orders. Kendall's a true pro and Dinghy dock is the best bar in the West Indies. A locals spot where everyone is welcome.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank JonathanHoskins1980
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Dinghy Dock Bar OP also viewed

Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten
Oyster Pond, Sint Maarten
 
Oyster Pond, Sint Maarten
Oyster Pond, Sint Maarten
 

Been to Dinghy Dock Bar OP? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing