If you are a lover of great food, then you have come to the right spot. St Maarten/St Martin for such a small island has probably the highest concentration of fine restaurants per square mile in the entire Caribbean. There are over 200 restaurants to choose from, and many provide the finest cuisine making for visitors return to the island again and again.
On our Restaurant pages, you will find a comprehensive overview of restaurants, with location, type of cuisine, phone numbers, web site, and email links.
As there are so many restaurants, not even included the roadside stands and "Lolo´s", we split the overview into the Dutch and French side.
Where the editors could contribute, they did by including praise for exceptional experience and critical comments, where necessary. We always appreciate your comments, just email:
If you wish for some guidance, consider to participate on an exciting 4 hour food tour across 5 restaurants on the Dutch and French sides of Sint Maarten/St. Martin with Flavors of St. Martin Food Tours’ Culinary Road Trip. Unwind in unique, hidden spots only locals and in-the-know travelers know about while enjoying a panoramic tour of the island. from St. Maarten +52 55 4170 7517
The French side is concentrating on European cuisine, mainly French and Italian, as well as Antillean cooking. Most of its fine restaurants are in Grand Case, the "Gourmet Capital" of the Caribbean, but there is also excellent dining in Marigot, Mont Vernon and French Cul-de-Sac area.
On Dutch St Maarten, mainly in Philipsburg and Simpson Bay, you will find a wide spectrum of cooking styles and ethnic food (French, Italian, American, Mexican, Indian, Jamaican, Japanese, Chinese....)
We list 100 restaurants and bars on the French Side, and 70 places for eating and having fun on the Dutch side!
Rentals next to the best restaurants can be selected here or here.