St. Martin - St. Maarten Travel Guide

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What to Eat in St. Martin - St. Maarten

Bring your appetite to St. Martin/St. Maarten, because you'll most assuredly put it to good use. Fresh seafood is often the star of many menus here (it is an island, after all), but there is a rich variety of cuisines to be found, from high-end French to Lebanese to Italian to traditional barbecue. Typical Creole dishes often include conch, goat and oxtail. You'll also want to try the island's national liqueur, Guavaberry, made from rum, cane sugar and local, wild guavaberries. A bottle also makes a great souvenir to take home.

Some visitors say the island's dining is some of the best in the Caribbean, especially in the Grand Case area on the French side. Bistrot Caraibes in Grand Case consistently earns rave reviews from diners, who praise both its food and service. The restaurant's signature dish is lobster, a big favorite with repeat diners. La Villa Restaurant, another Grand Case mainstay, is equally praised for its French-Caribbean menu and exceptional service.

If you're looking for a casual meal, try one of the lolos, or open-air restaurants on the beach (outdoor cooking on large barbecues is very popular here). In the evening, live music is often a staple at these local spots. Recent travelers especially enjoyed the bars and grills along Simpson Bay. The Palms was a particular favorite thanks to its Caribbean and international menu. Popular dishes include the jerk chicken and curry chicken. Izi Ristorant Italiano was also a hit for those passing through Simpson Bay for its variety of Italian classics.

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  • #1
    Le Sous Marin
    #1 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 160 reviewsTripAdvisor (160)
    $ | French, Cafe, European
    Marina Royale, Marigot 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #2
    Tropicana
    #2 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1032 reviewsTripAdvisor (1032)
    $ - $$ | French
    Rue de Sandy Ground Marina la Port Royale, Marigot 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #3
    La Petite Auberge Des Isles
    #3 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 184 reviewsTripAdvisor (184)
    $ - $$ | French, Caribbean, European
    11 Auberge de Mer Marina Port la Royale, Marigot 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #4
    Croissant Royal
    #4 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 272 reviewsTripAdvisor (272)
    $ - $$ | French, Cafe, European
    Marina Royale, Marigot 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #5
    Mezza Luna
    #5 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 217 reviewsTripAdvisor (217)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
    Nettle Bay Beach Club, Marigot 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #6
    La Main a la Pate
    #6 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 387 reviewsTripAdvisor (387)
    $ - $$ | French, Caribbean, Seafood, European
    Dockisde at Marina Royale Marina Royale, Marigot 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #7
    O Plongeoir
    #7 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 270 reviewsTripAdvisor (270)
    $ - $$ | French
    Waterfront Marina Fort Louis, Marigot St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #8
    Rosemary's
    #8 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 407 reviewsTripAdvisor (407)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
    Water Front, Marigot St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #9
    Enoch's Place
    #9 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 123 reviewsTripAdvisor (123)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Seafood
    Marigot Market, Marigot 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #10
    Le Bistro Nu
    #10 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 151 reviewsTripAdvisor (151)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    Allee de l'ancienne Geole 23 rue perrinon, Marigot 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #11
    Gutside Bar and Restaurant
    #11 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 50 reviewsTripAdvisor (50)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Seafood
    Friar's Bay, Marigot St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #12
    Chez Coco
    #12 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 120 reviewsTripAdvisor (120)
    $ | Caribbean
    13 Place du Marche, Marigot 97225 St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #13
    Bateau Lavoir
    #13 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 30 reviewsTripAdvisor (30)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, French
    2 rue du Tribunal, Marigot 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #14
    Chay's Thai
    #14 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 44 reviewsTripAdvisor (44)
    $ | Asian, Thai, Sushi
    Route de Sandy Ground, Marigot St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #15
    La Sucriere
    #15 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 67 reviewsTripAdvisor (67)
    $ | French
    Front de Mer, Marigot 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #16
    La Terrasse Restaurant
    #16 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 55 reviewsTripAdvisor (55)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    Rue de la Republique Front de Mer, Marigot 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #17
    Sandy's Waterfront Bar
    #17 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 69 reviewsTripAdvisor (69)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Seafood
    9 Place du Marche, Marigot 97225 St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #18
    Restaurant Be Kool
    #18 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 23 reviewsTripAdvisor (23)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    Marina Port Royale, Marigot St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #19
    Bistro de la Mer
    #19 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 175 reviewsTripAdvisor (175)
    $ - $$ | French, Bar, Cajun & Creole
    Bistro de la Mer, Marigot St Martin / St Maarten
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  • #20
    Restaurant Yacht Club
    #20 of 105 Places to Eat in Marigot
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 102 reviewsTripAdvisor (102)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Caribbean
    Rue de la Repubblique Marina Fort Louis, Marigot 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
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