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Kali's Beach bar

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Bar, Pub
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Friar's Bay Beach, St. Maarten-St. Martin
06-90-41-17-97
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Chattanooga
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here on New Year's Day. We had ribs and chicken ceasar salad and cold drinks. It was a great lunch on the beach. The service was a little slow, but nothing unexpected for the island. We also had lunch at Friar's Bay Cafe the week before. It is way more upscale, but also more expensive. Kali's is... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I am a researcher and this beach was recommended by a bunch of other people we had met on vacation, basically meaning..I hadn't researched it at all so I really didn't know what to expect. There are two beach bars on the bay, one at each end. We sat at the first one we stumbled upon which happened to be... More 

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Westbury, New York
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158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We have visited this place for the pas 5 years during our annual St Martin / Sint Maarten visit. The place has gone down the past 2 years. Food is still OK. Service is horrible. Filthy bath rooms. We do not plan to ever come back there. Just walk along the beach a little further and visit the next place(Friars... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I only had a beer at this beach bar so I can not comment on the quality or price of the food. I did see the chef cooking fish, chicken, ribs, etc. on a set of grills. The bar manager was a real go getter -- selling chairs and umbrellas, etc. He allowed me and my wife to use his... More 

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Thank ChuckL568
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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191 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Some of my friends and I visit one day to have a couple of drinks. Great view of the beach. A little out of the way of most the resorts.

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Los Angeles, CA
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Great spot. Good bar with buckets of beer and tropical drinks. Fun music. Colorful tables and chairs (for rent)...on one of the most serene and beautiful beaches. Perfect family spot for hanging out, not overrun with tourists, super chill. We didn't try the food unfortunately, but we were sure curious about the iguana stew. Sounded YUM.

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Richmond Hill, GA
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

This was our only disappointment during our week's stay in Saint Maarten. There are two restaurants at Friars Beach and we definitely went to the wrong one. I should have sent my food back. Why I didn't, I do not know. I think I was concerned the language barrier may be a problem. My Mahi smelled like it was spoiled.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Located on one of the nicest small beaches on the island, this place is a complete dump. The restrooms are disgustingly dirty, the food overpriced for the quality and quantity. It is unacceptable that places with such low sanitary third-world standards are allowed to operate in the Caribbean. The only saving grace was the cold beer.

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83 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

The beach was nice, but avoid going to this restaurant go to the other restaurant on beach, this was the worst restaurant on the island, the service was terrible had to go get the server after waiting forever, we ordered the barbecue ribs and half a chicken as they were cooking it outside and it smelled good, but the smell... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

Was recently in St. Martin for our cruise which was departing from here. We had enjoyed the day at the lovely Friar’s Bay beach and decided we needed to get back to our hotel for our afternoon pickup to the cruise ship. Unfortunately, we were not aware that there was a big carnival parade going through town and found it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friar's Bay Beach, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin
  • Phone Number: 06-90-41-17-97

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?