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“Best Dinghy Dock in St. Martin. Alain is awesome!!!”
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: Breakfast, After-hours, 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"
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“Best Dinghy Dock in St. Martin. Alain is awesome!!!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Had a great time. Alain is an engaging and fun bar tender. Food was great and we had a great relaxing time. Our teenage kids had a great time in front and behind the bar. It's a great place for drinks, dinner and after dinner fun.

  • Visited August 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
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25 reviews
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“Best Happy Hour Ever!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

This bar has the best happy hour ever! Daily from 5-7p "Pour your own drink" for $3/U.S. They literally hand you the bottle, mixer and a glass of ice. The owner Seth is American and is so nice. We also ate there twice and all of us really enjoyed our food. Would definitely go back!

  • Visited June 2014
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
“One of the best bars on the island”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I love Dinghy Dock Bar. It has a great location/view, stout drinks, nice selection of beer, and good bar food. Best happy hour on the island.

Visited July 2014
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
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“Great Times with the Family”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

This was a great place to enjoy an extremly well prepared meal with the family. Large portions, so all went away full, with no room for desert. The atmosphere in the marina was great, views great as well. A nice walk after dinner viewing the fleet of million dollar yatchs.

  • Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A Real Treat on St Martin”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Tucked along Captain Oliver's Marina is one of St Martin's true gems. The Dinghy Dock Bar and Restaurant. There is nothing pretentious, just good food, drinks, service and conversation. You might sit next to a local character and on the other side, someone from the states. The atmosphere is friendly and everyone introduces themselves and the conversation flows. Might be fishing, the CRAZY "Pour Your Own" Happy Hour(s), the special of the day or the various resident dogs that befriend every table. The prices are on the low side for the island and the food is as good or better than many of the "name" restaurants. Do yourself a favor and go at least once. If you're like my wife and I, you'll go back, again and again.

  • Visited July 2014
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