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“Alain ROCKS!”
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
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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"
Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Alain ROCKS!”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Happy Hour was a Blast! You and five friends need to try a "Ski Shot" and the BBQ ribs are OUTSTANDING. Bartender/server Alain keep everyone entertained and happy.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Wallingford, Connecticut
1 review
“Great Time!!!”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

I've visited the Dinghy Dock Bar 3x in my last 2 visits to St. Martin. This bar is a must to visit when in the area. Alain is an incredible bartender and Seth, the owner, is a great guy who likes hanging with the customers. The best is the "pour your own" happy hour!

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
“Best bartenders at the Dock”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

The image forms in your mind. Delicious, healthy island foods such as fresh fish, sweet pineapple and papaya and a tropical drink.

  • Visited July 2014
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Akron, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Our server was great and the fish and chips are a must!!! I was craving some all week and these were amazing!

Visited July 2014
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Kelowna, Canada
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“Great local bar”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Met friends for drinks and burgers .. Perfect place to unwind and visit next to the boats in the bay... Decent Margaritas and burgers too.

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