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Mr. Busby's Beach Bar

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# 6 Emerald Merrit Road | Dawn Beach Oyster Pond, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-543-6088
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Vienna, Virginia
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We've eaten here every year for the past four years. It started out good then had a down year last year. We had a great experience this year. The calamari appetizer was delicious, my wife had declared their snails the best she has had. I recommend the creole red snapper. No complaints from anyone at our table and the wine... More 

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Naantali, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

St. Maarten is one of my favourite Caribbean Island and although I like Maho Beach(where the Airport is), this Dawn Beach is more beautiful and Mr. Busby's is the place to be. Friendly service, ice cold beer, good food and beautiful views. What else do you want?

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Mr. Busby's is a great beach bar serving food, cold drinks and a friendly smile! My kids loved that they could so easily access from the beach and my husband loved that they combed the beach for orders! It was a perfect combination.

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Ottawa, Canada
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312 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Went twice for drinks, good place for a beer or cocktail right next to the beach. They serve pub food during the day, more of a restaurant menu at night. Friendly service and relaxed atmosphere.

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North Smithfield, RI
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Mr. Busby's is a place that everyone loves. Walk from the beach to the bar in your suit with no flip flops ! Food and drinks are reasonable. Mr Busby's also has chairs & umbrellas for rent. $12.00 a day. Cheap in comparison to some other beaches that rent the same. Food and drink are regular beach bar foods and... More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We ate at Mr.Busby's Beach bar several times throughout our week stay. We had dinner there our first night and lunch pretty much every day after. I had the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich with onions and it was so good I had it every day after. The service was great too! A tip if you eat here.....you will have to ask... More 

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Twin Cities, MN
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had a nice dinner at Mr. Busby's. The service was slow; the food was good. The restaurant is on Dawn Beach which is nice. My sister said this was her favorite meal on the island; she had a pasta dish.

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Michigan
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99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We were at the Westin (not great food over there) so came here for both a dinner and a breakfast. For dinner it is called "Daniels by the Sea" but it's the same place/location. Dinner was good- pizza large enough to share, great ribs, lots of pasta choices. Read several reviews about the prices being very reasonable and I would... More 

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Cape Cod, MA
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We make it a point to stop in at Mr Busby's at least once on each of our trips to the island. This trip it was twice. Great little place right on the sand with plenty of beachside tables. They pour an honest drink. They have a really nice menu with lots of variety. Their salads are really good and... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Initially looking at Mr. Busby's you would think that it was nothing but a local beach bar, you would be wrong. During the day it is a great beach bar, at night it is a fabulous Italian restaurant. It is great atmosphere right on the beach. The food is fabulous, especially the shrimp and lobster fettuccine in garlic Alfredo sauce.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Cuisine
Italian, American, Caribbean, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: # 6 Emerald Merrit Road | Dawn Beach Oyster Pond, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Oyster Pond
  • Phone Number: +1 721-543-6088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?