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The Palms Restaurant

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25 Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 5542375
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here has been excellent. My husband got The Drunkin Ribs two times, the fillet the other. I had the fillet with creamy mushroom sauce---AWESOME... THE SIDES WERE DELICIOUS AS WELL....

Thank merrylandMd
Rhode Island
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a restaurant that serves excellent food, has excellent service and has owners and staff that treat you like family, The Palms is THE place to go!

Thank jojoless
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Palms in Simpson Bay, ordered the famed Drunken Ribs and some ice cold beer. The ribs were super good, delectable and perfectly paired with real home made potato salad. Exactly what I was looking for, the ribs were not too wet or dry, just in the middle, and tender but with some character. Then for desert got... More 

1 Thank Charles S
Helmond, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spareribs are really good. The restaurant has a name for that one making it the best spareribs I ever tasted. Further more it is not expensive and there are several dishes to enjoy from. I recommend that if you are on St. Maarten to taste them.

Thank Rick_Oosterbos
Queens Village, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tiger shrimp in garlic sauce was very good. The shrimp was not tiger shrimp as it advertised on the menu but was good nonetheless. Potion size is quite small. My SO has the whole Snapper (quite small) but said it was good. Salad was fresh. Service was great. We would go there again.

Thank asadia2017
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and overall great night with nothing but the best service and great quality food. Curry chicken and garlic shrimp and ice cream Sunday was our meal and it was spectacular make it a point to come here every time we are in St Maarten because it is that good every time!! Thank You!!

Thank Jeremy B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place & a 5 minute walk from our hotel. The owner, a Canadian transplant, seats you then cooks for you. His fiancee delivers your food and drinks. The meals are heavenly! There were 6 in our group and each person had something different, & all 6 dinners were perfect! Caution: CASH only, no CC, travelers cheques, etc. Also, I... More 

Thank BipaYhepa
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this place on trip advisor and didn't get to it until our way out to the airport. Had a nice chat with the owner, and the food was fantastic. The fish and chips (mahi mahi) was probably the best I ever had. Limited menu, which means everything is fresh. Awesome place, don't miss it.

1 Thank YFCAndrea
Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of four went back a second night. That says it all. The talapia was excellent. Restaurant is on the main road but the setting was comfortable.

Thank petermcneil683
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The ribs are the best I have had. My husband had the goat curry and loved it, we wanted to return before we left but ran out of time!

Thank Rita S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 29
Caribbean, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 5542375
Our little Caribbean style restaurant has so much to offer: Laid back ambiance, great service, but the most important, delicious home cooked meals that will make you come back for more again and again. Like us on Facebook and be part of our community!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?