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Best Place on the Boardwalk !!
We love this place. Best seafood nachos. Great place to enjoy a cold beer and a great lunch. Everything from the burgers, seafood wraps and nachos are all freshly made and the service is excellent. Thanks Honky Tonk!!!!
Guelph, April 2017
Great Food and Location !!
Stopped for a drink or two after being dragged around the shops. Food looked good so decided to eat here. Went for the chicken wrap and fries which we really good and tasty and enough for 2 share. Good cold drinks, good prices and friendly staff. Another good place for just chilling. Burgers looked very good and decent portion. Definitely worth a visit.
Eastleigh, UK April 2017
Good Shrimp Creole !!
Prices are reasonable for the location. Shrimp creole was great. Calamari was so-so - not bad, just different batter than what I am accustomed to. Nice bar. Stop by!
DBWilliams, Woodbridge, Virginia, April 2017
Best Nachos on the Island !!
We stopped here a few times on our trip. Its a great place to eat & look at a fantastic view. The staff, especially Simon, are excellent. Simon generously gave my father-in-law some wings to taste. My father-in-law wanted them & we didn't order them. LOL! The food is phenomenal and a must try. I have never had nachos like the one's they serve here. Make sure you share them as they are very filling. The prices are economical. If you are in Philipsburg on your trip make sure you go. It is at the west end of Philipsburg, toward The Sonesta Great Bay Resort. If you can't find it while walking the boardwalk, ask a local like we did. Its worth the trip.
LeahSXM, Turner Valley,
Alberta, Canada March 2017
Great Stop on the Boardwalk !!
We had a week in St. Maarten & managed to stop by here three times. Nice bartender, remembered our drinks from our last visit. Lunch was excellent. Portions were large. Fish sandwiches & burgers were excellent. I'd stop back here anytime. Really nice folks. Nice view of the beach & ships too.
Timothy B, South Burlington, Vermont April, 2017
Best Burger on the Island !!
By far the best burger I have had anywhere in a while. Go for it! Only open til 4 p.m. but depending on ships, Simon may stay open a little later.
Lorijeannj, Northfield, NJ, February 2017
Great Food and Rum Punch !!
Go see Simon at the Honky Tonky bar for a sea front view and enjoy great food and sample the rum punch, best on the Island!
Simon's Place !!
While jewelry shopping in Philipsburg, we stopped in to see Simon and have lunch. My wife ordered the Grilled Shrimp salad and I had the seafood wrap. Drinks were cold beer. Service was great and the food very good served piping hot.
Allentown, New Jersey. February, 2017
Value and Tasty !!
Delicious seafood wraps, burgers great right on the boardwalk in Philipsburg. Too bad it's only open for breakfast and lunch.
Filacouridis, Montreal, Canada February 2017
Simply Amazing !!
Best value and service you will get anywhere on the Boardwalk. Food is Delicious and well/fairly priced. Amazing view, great vibe and friendly staff. The staff treats you like family. If you don't visit Honky Tonk on your visit to St. Maarten your doing something wrong!
Soccer221, Columbus, Ohio January 2017
Best Spot on the Island !!
Ok, so to start, my girlfriend and her family raved about this place before we came down.. When we arrived the first thing we did was come here, they did not lie.. We ate at the Honky Tonk every day for lunch during our 10 days vacation. The food is amazing, beer is cold.. the view is fantastic! To top it off, Simon, he is one of the coolest bar owners you will ever meet. Can't wait to be back in June!
What You See is What You Get !!
This bar is right in front of the beach, very good food and fast service. the owners are very nice and make you feel at home.
Lateshow999, Las Vagas, NV November 2016
Great Place !!
If you ever find yourself in St. Maarten . You just walk to the beach , by the end you will find this place , it's good to be by the beach and have buckets of beers . And call it a day !!
Santos M, November 2016
Great Burgers !!
This is the kind of place that you come to have great food! Great burgers! Just in front of the beach, it's a good deal, plus free wifi which is not the best, but still can manage a good conversation.
Good Cold Beer and Eats !!
We had the Seafood wrap-spicy. I saw a review and the writer had this, so my husband & I went in for a cold beer and split a wrap. It was big enough to split and was excellent. Seafood was plentiful. Shrimp, Scallops and Mahi-Mahi. We had it spicy but it wasn't really hot, just right. A must stop when shopping in Philipsburg.
Kinzukid, Spring City, Tennessee Sept 2016
This place is always go to stop to use your wifi. And just sit and relax and watch the world go by. It's a great bar to go to.
Colin E, Manchester, UK. Sept 2016
Can't Go To St. Maarten Without Going Here !!
We love Honky Tonk and the
staff. We have visited St Maarten 4x and each time we come here and have a few
buckets of Amstel Bright and enjoy the view, staff and music. Great little place
to visit and great location. The food is good, the staff is super friendly and
the beers are a great price!
You have to visit Honky Tonk while you're on the Island, it's a gem.
2Hicks, Orlando, FL August 2016
Nice Place For A Quick Lunch With A Nice View
We stopped for a quick snack. It was too early for a beer (**) so we ordered bottles of water and nachos with chicken. The food was good and the staff was very friendly and helpful. It has very nice view of the beach. I recommend.
(**) Never too early, it's 5-o'clock somewhere PrBorg July 2016
Tyler Nordsven and Friends at Honky Tonk
Best on the Boardwalk !!
My "significant other" & myself
have been staying at the "Sea Palace Resort" just a few yards from the Honky
Tonk Bar for (4) years in a row!! The very first time we stopped in back in 2012
Simon greeted us with "open arms" & he has taken us under "his wing!" He is in
our opinion one of if not the hardest working bartender we have ever been
around. He is very pleasant, personable, & extremely outgoing making sure his
patrons are totally satisfied prior to them leaving his establishment. We ALWAYS
look forward to seeing Simon "in action" behind the bar. He is "quick as a cat"
when it comes to slicing up the lemons & limes! Our trip to St. Maarten &
especially to Philipsburg would not be the same WITHOUT Simon! We LOVE you.
Janice & Jim Boston, MA. (USA) April 2016
Loved It !!
When we didn't feel like eating at our resort, we stoped by Honky Tonk and took chicken burgers. It was fresh and very good. Good ambiance and our waiter was very nice and welcoming. It closed early when there were no cruise ships in town.
Cathie V. L'Assomption, Canada April 2016
My Hubby Loves it Here !!
Debbie W, Ontario, Canada. April 2016
Still as Good !!
No frills beach bar. Free wifi, ice cold beer and very friendly staff. What more would we need from a bar??? We'll be paying it a few more visits over the next fortnight.
70, Belfast, United Kingdom April 2016
Lunch on the Beach !!
We were walking the Boardwalk and wanted a smoothie so one of the locals sent us here. Smoothies were from mixes but we also had a seafood wrap that was delicious. Loved the view of the harbor and relaxed for a bit.
MMA, Saint Clair Shores, Michigan March 2016
Lugar Muy Agradable !!
Este lugar ofrece comida rápida con muy buen sabor, ademas puedes ir a la playa justo a 10 metros frente al lugar, tambien cuenta con un bar muy agradable, los costos son bastante razonables.
Very Nice Place !!
This place offers quick food with very good taste, also can go to the beach just 10 meters in front of the place, also has a very nice bar, the costs are quite reasonable.
Juanito49, Acapulco, Mexico March 2016
Great Bar !!
Second time we were at Honky Tonk. Love the atmosphere. Great service, and Simon the bartender was still there from 5 years ago. Hopefully we will be back in a few years from now. Burgers and wings are awesome, also great adult beverages and Cold Beer. Highly recommend!
Toledo, Ohio, USA March 2016
Worth the Trip !!
My wife and I came here 3 years ago and visited while on a cruise. We had a blast then so this trip we tried it again. Same employees and same awesome service. The food was and is worth it in size and quality. Right on the boardwalk and on the beach.
Royal Flush Todd, March 2016
Good Location and Beer !!
Went here and just had a beer. I didn't eat because we just had lunch. But the menu looked great. The different nachos sounded so good. That staff was friendly. And it's right on the main Boardwalk.
Great Place to Eat on Boardwalk !!
Best food for price in Phillipsburg. Short walk from the ships. Very relaxing looking out at Great Bay and harbor.
Rick S. Pawleys Island,
South Carolina February 2016
Bel endroit, bon service !!
Bel endroit pour cocktails et
restauration. Une jolie terrasse face à la plage. Des tables en bois pour
déjeuner par exemple d'excellentes salades ou de burgers qui sont
particulièrement excellents. Le service est vraiment sympa.
Un restaurant à retenir parmi tous ceux qui longent la plage.
Nice Place, Good Service !!
Nice place for cocktails and dining. A pretty terrace facing the beach. Wooden tables for lunch, such excellent salads or burgers that are particularly excellent. The service is really nice. A restaurant to remember from all those along the beach.
Great Seafood Wraps and Nachos !!
We love this bar/restaurant! We love the seafood wraps- delish. One of our group ordered the seafood nachos and now we can't get enough of them. The restaurant looks over the boardwalk and ocean- great view. The owner is accommodating visits with everyone. A great place to stop.
TravlinLady, Fargo, ND February 2016
Hammered at Honky Tonk
A great bar with decent food to relax on the beach in St. Maarten. Very relaxed nice staff , service can be a bit slow at times, but definitely the place to be in St Maarten if you want to avoid the crowds and be able to walk into the ocean. :)
PJ C New York, February 2016
Still Making great Hamburgers !!
Visited here a year ago for a hamburger and happy to say the food is just as great this year. We had surf and turf hamburgers and the shrimp were large and delicious. Great wait staff, very friendly. Nice location on the boardwalk. Can't really do much better in terms of ambiance and taste if you want basic fare. Great French fries. Fairly busy but a nice spot to hang out for a bite and some beer. Prices OK.
Andre Toronto, Canada Jamiary 2016
Awesome Burgers !!
We had burgers and beer after our snorkeling excursion. The food was amazing, the service super-fast. Definitely a great go-to for some familiar food!
Leannelavoie, Sudbury, Canada January 2016
Nice Selection !!
With so many bar/restaurants on the beach. this is the one that offered the best selection of food. service was great, although the place was PACKED, but they still got to you & were very pleasant. Food was OK--not great, but would still pick it over the 100 others that all offer the same alternatives. Would definitely go back & recommend.
Yachta, Chicago, Il USA January 2016
Cute Place, Right on the Beach, Awesome Music, Great Vibe !!
Cute little place, right on the beach. Drinks good priced, atmosphere fun, laid back, great music playing. Many drink choices, I enjoyed my time here.
Ellie U. Kent, WA USA December 2015
Great Food at a Great Spot at the End of the Beach !!
I visited this place many times with my wife and friends. Located at the end of the run of bars and shops, the part of the beach this bar sits on was always a little quieter than the rest, which is which we like. All the food I had was really good, the pasta's, sandwiches and even the burger I really enjoyed which isn't usually something i get to enthusiastic about. If you only have the chance to visit once and you like seafood, you must try the Mahi Mahi it was fantastic. The view is good, the beers are cheap and by the bucket and the english guy who i think owns the place is very friendly. This isn't the most upmarket place on the island, but if you want great food and a nice relaxed break on the beach, this is the place to go. We will definitely be back.
Enganian87, Fleetwood, UK December 2015
Honky Tonk Prima !!!
Zeer gezellige bar, goed en vriendelijk personeel, lekkere hapjes en drankjes, leuke muziek en een prachtige plek direct aan het strand, de Board Walk én Front Street te Philipsburg. Een bezoekje zeker waard.
Very nice bar, good and friendly staff, delicious food and drinks, nice music and a beautiful place right on the beach, the Boardwalk and Front Street in Philipsburg.
Well worth a visit.
MarleneVA, Philipsburg, St. Maarten Nov. 2015
Best Food on the Boardwalk !!
Great Place for a COLD Beer! The food was very good, had several lunches. The Breakfast was good too! Friendly Staff!!
L.Planner, Lake Stevens, WA November, 2015
Excellent Bar & Food !!
Right on the beach, you can hire your beds, get some wifi, have some excellent food and of course drink ! Lively atmosphere, friendly staff & great location . If your going to Philipsberg this bar is a must !
Mon 969 Nov. 2015
Average Party Pub !!
We enjoyed drinks and pub food on
the boardwalk. This is a very noisy bar. So it's busy! 5 beers for $10.00 is not
bad. Many choices for food.
TD South Milwaukee, Wi. Nov. 2015
Nice Place for a Cool Drink and Great Food !!
We stopped in on our walk from Sonesta Great Bay for some lunch and a cool drink. Food was good, drinks were cold, service was excellent!
Linda & Doug D, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada Nov. 2015
Again, A Great Time at the Honky Tonk Bar !!
We went back again before returning to the cruise ship. I had my rum and coke and nachos and this time we tried the Fish and Chips. It was really really good. It is always a fun and relaxing stop everytime we go to St.Maarten. My good buddy Simon is still running the place and his assistant and the cook are just great. Even if the place is full, the service is fast and friendly. The atmosphere is awesome. Thanks Simon for being so nice with us even if your were busy like crazy. Until next time.
Southguy, Terrebonne, Canada Oct. 2015
Image courtesy Trip Advisor
Just Crew Members Can Understand !!
Nice place located on the beach famous to most of all crew Members of the ship which docks right in front of it. Internet availability, good food and nice prices make of this place a wonderful restaurant where to spend your day!
Morbs, Naples, Italy Oct. 2015
Nice Hangout on the Beach !!
Caribbean PUB. great location and decent prices, is a nice hang out for a couple of beers during your beach stay, the menu is not very appealing but the owner/bartender is very friendly.
Taylorspawn October 2015
Crew Bar on Land !!
Great place for hanging out with your bar staff off your cruise ship. Great location, really good beach fare, good WiFi and cheap beer...... everything a crew member needs to spend their hour off.
Matthew H. Miami, FL October 2015
Great Prices, Friendly people !!
The staff at this small beach restaurant are very courteous and helpful. They have free wireless internet and make sure you talk to "Sweet Andy" who will help you with beach chairs or anything else you need while you're on the island.
Todd G. Winter Garden, Florida, October 2015
Amazing Food !!
The food and service was absolutely amazing!! My fiancé had the best mahi-mahi of his entire life! The drinks were good and strong and so cheap! Definitely a must try if you are going to St. Maarten!
Lisa H, Poquoson, Virginia Sept 2015
Great Beach Bar, Good Prices, Great Food !!
Amazing fun going atmosphere. Its a ways down the boardwalk from some of the other places but its worth the walk. Great views and great drink prices. Food was great. Crew Members hang there...and that's a good sign.
Deptacon, Alabama, Sept. 2015
Great Rum Punch !!
We didn't eat here because we were on a cruise ship and had just eaten. The bar, however, is ace; great cocktails especially the rum punch (something I've dreamt of drinking on a Caribbean beach). The view is sensational, exactly like you might have imagined. We met one member of staff and he couldn't do enough to make our short visit special.
Stenybobs, August 2015
Great Lunch !!
Simon was a great host with great food! Busy man, but he took the time to come out and joke with the kids. great location near our Villa1
03Eunos, St John's Canada Sept. 2015
Nice Place for Lunch and/or Drinks !!
The owner is very nice and friendly. Very good food. Great relaxing location by the beach. Perfect place to stop after shopping or before. Will go back again.
MyTime2Relax August 2015
Home Away From Home !!
Popped into the Honky Tonk on Saturday and made it a point to visit everyday for cocktails for a week. The music is what drew me in. Laid back atmosphere, great price for a cold one and a bartender that remembered your name and drink. My husband and I were always welcomed back by the owner Simon and really enjoyed sitting at the bar, looking at the great view and soaking up the local atmosphere. Highly recommend this place. Well worth it.
Srdlugin2, Freeport, NY July 2015
Bring on the Food !!
And it was delicious! Also, best piña colada yet !
Jolande, Keith, Ger, Marlene and Bowe - The Gang of 5 (although only four on this picture, August 2015
What a Great Little Spot !!
This place is on the board walk and a great place to stop in for a beer and converse with the bar tender I happen to call professor. Only because he is a very knowledgeable guy but he is a Manchester City fan.
Jimmy S, Monroe, Michigan, July 2015
Consistantly Great Food !!
We have been going since
Simon opened up. Not only is he a nice guy his food is actually very
consistently great! Chili, wraps, fish and chips, nachos and pizzas which are
worth the trip alone. I actually think he has the coldest beer on the island.
Thanks Simon for doing what you do and give your chef/cook a pat on the back because he/she is great!
USA July 2015
The St. Maarten Jazz Festival and Very Good Food !!
This restuarant is located
right on the Great Bay Beach and Boardwalk in Philipsburg the capital of Dutch
St.Maarten. It's also located right across the spot were the local JAZZ FESTIVAL
is held every last Sunday of the month with the best local and international
stars. If you are a music lover it's a must visit.
You can sit in sand right in front of the stage on the Boardwalk or by the HONKY TONK BAR and RESTAURANT and enjoy one of their amazing dishes
TravelCons, Curacao, June 2015
Perfect Place to Eat a Relaxing Beach Meal !!
People barefooted and laughing as they bring you your food- what could be better on the beach! The nachos were wonderful!
Oklahoma City, OK July 2015
Decent Food on the Beach !!
I ordered fried shrimp ($10),
fries ($3), and a bottle of beer ($2.50). The staff were friendly and the
service was quick.
Keep in mind, it is an open air beach bar / restaurant; it will be warm, but it is under shade with a nice breeze. If you are in St. Maarten via cruise ship, this is a nice place to get a quick snack or bite to eat and they will pack up your food for you to eat on the beach if you like. It's right on the boardwalk.
York, PA USA June 2015
Good Food on the Beach !!
We were in St. Maarten in off season, so you have to check with them to get their hours. We missed them a couple of times. But once we got there, good food, inexpensive and nice beach bar atmposphere
G, Gainesville, GA, USA
Great Place at the End of the Boardwalk !!
The Honky Tonk is located at the end of the boardwalk - so if you are visiting from a cruise ship- keep walking- keep walking - keep walking - it will be worth it. Great drinks- Simon will make you a wonderful Pina Colada. We went a few times during our stay in Phillipsburg and ordered various meals and all were great (particularly loved the seafood wrap).
Canada, April 2015
Mahi Mahi Fish & Chips....... Yummy !!
While in Phillipsburg, don't miss this little quaint fish and chip joint! Great service, wonderful food and great views. And very reasonably priced! Keep walking down the boardwalk to find this little gem!
Bill B., Airdrie, Canada, April 2015
Two Thumbs Up!!
We stopped here on about 15 recommendations for a good lunch spot with great drinks... Exactly that! The food was delicious (I had fish and chips) and the drinks were exactly what we needed!!! The owner was behind the bar and made us the perfect shot to start our girls trip vacation.
Iris S. Davie, FL April 2015
Royal Caribbean Sports Team
crew member for Royal Caribbean this amongst all the stuff I do was my spot in
St Maarten. from sam stanton paying the sexy shandee to shut up over the mic and
play amazing tunes... I loved Honky Tonk and Simon in the bar is the man...
shared many memories here from buckets of Desperadoes to shots of after shock
cheap as chips... the chicken cheese nachos are amazing.... Ollie if you ever
read this you are the man. I have seen people crumble over the epic shanangans
that has occured here... from tori spewing and being barely able to stand to
crew members i.e. me passing out on the beach. jet skiing bannana boat rides
everything happens at honky tonks.. I even took my dad when he cruised and ye he
bought the t shirt. speaking of t shirts any former or current sports staff from
RCI get the MAW t shirt signed
Loved it and is a popular spot for crew members. The wifi is garbage in peak times but hey ho its ST Maarten baby awesome!
The Tornado, Grangemouth, United Kingdom April 2015
Great Relaxed, Casual Dining !!
We enjoyed a terrific casual lunch at the Honky Tonk Bar on our friend's recommendation. The location is just a few steps away from the busy Front Street and Boardwalk. Will be back again next time we visit St. Maarten.
Terry K, Valley Forge, PA March 2015
Honky Tonk Bar !!
Fantastic bar right on the beach. 3 beers for only 7 dollars. What more can you say, you can watch the world go by.
Paulleyshon, Swansea, United Kingdom, March 2015
Best Pina colada on the Island !!
Best pina colada on the island! !!! The burgers are very good, but it's the bar that gets my attention!!
Jocelyn B, March 2015
Worth the Walk !!
We have been stopping in here for years... quickest bartender on the island, great food, great music and a beautiful view of the ocean. It is down towards the end of the boardwalk but well worth the walk!
Katers, Fishkill, NY March 2015
Good Food !!
Good food, priced right for a tourist. Lots of loud music. The waiters ready move fast and they are pleasant!
Sandi B., Pittsburgh, PA March 2015
The Best Bar on the Boardwalk !!
Simon hustles, makes a mean drink. The service is great and the food delicious. Has WiFi and great atmosphere. Music is a plus too.
Jane W. Manchester, CT March 2015
Great Burgers and Guavaberry Coladas !!
Forget the pina coladas. Try one of their burgers (I loved the bleu cheese burger) with a guavaberry colada (or two, or three, or...). Best burger on the beach.
Flexman77, Kalamazoo, MI March 2015
Super Burger !!
Nous avons passé la journée à
la plage en face du resto. Si vous prenez le lunch à ce resto les chaises et
parasol sont sans frais (économie de 20$). Essayez le burger, il est excellent.
Service à la plage directement à votre chaise. Vous êtes à quelques pas des
We spent the day at the beach in front of the restaurant. If you take lunch at this restaurant, chairs and umbrellas are free ($ 20 savings). Try the burger, it's excellent. Beach service directly to your chair. And you are only steps from great high end shopping
Rob333, Montreal, Canada February 2015
A Must Stop Every Time When at St. Maarten !!
3 years ago when we were on the beach in Philipsburg the sky became gray and the rain started we ran up to the Honky Tonk and had the the best time that you could ask for. Simon was an outstanding bar tender, friendly and very accommodating. The food is great, one of my favorites is there BLT the bacon is done perfect. Ty that has the umbrellas and chairs in front of the Honky Tonk is awesome. We started a tab at the bar and Ty would check on us and bring us what ever we needed. I cant say enough about the service and great attitudes. We will always make the Honky Tonk a must stop when in St. Maarten
Jack B, Downingtown, PA February 2015
Images courtesy Trip Advisor
Great Atmosphere !!
This place is one of the best on the beach side of Philipsburg. Staff is very friendly. Prices are fair. Pity, they do not serve a simple cup of tea.
Nuenen, The Netherlands, February 2015
Really Live !!
Good music wonderful service and the food is amazing and a good pizza menu selection....wasss up Francis and Simon
Dylan Williams February 2015
Best Chicken Nachos Ever !!
So we were looking for a spot to split something to eat and have a drink and near the end of the beach was Honky Tonk. Loud music, picnic beach tables, but don't let that fool you we order beers and decided on the chicken nachos to share, OMG, the spice on the chicken was amazing! Loved every bite of the nachos!!!
Nevada 60 January, 2015
Great Food at Good Prices !!
It's not a fancy gourmet restaurant but the food they make (hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, etc) is delicious so I'm rating it a 4 based on the type of fare they offer. Amazing french fries. Nice location on the Boardwalk. Friendly, rapid service. Reasonable prices. Definitely a good place for lunch.
Andre, Toronto, Canada January 2015
Fun Times !!
Simon's chicken rap is the best ever, we have been to the honky tonk 8 years in a row and we always stop in at least 3 or 4 times. The staff are friendly and Simon always gets you happy with his drinks and attitude. It always feels like home when we stop there. Heading down the end of January and I'm sure it will be one of our first stops
Colash, Richmond Hill, Canada December 2014
God Hamburgare !! (Good Hamburgers !!)
Jag och sambon åt varsin burgare under en lunch. Kyparen var trevlig och uppmärksam. Maten var god, burgarna kom in med underdelen på ena sidan och överdelen med salladen på andra. Smart, på så sätt får du själv lägga på dressing/ketchup/senap m.m.
Me and my boyfriend ate a burger during lunch. The waiter was nice and attentive. The food was good, the burgers came with the part on one side and top with salad on the other. Smart, that way you get to put on the sauce/ketchup/mustard, etc.
L, Lulea, Sweden December 2014
Super Place Pour le Lunch !! (Great Place For Lunch !!)
Le midi pour le lunch, cet endroit est fantastique. Les burgers, la pizza sont excellents et pas chers. Le service offert est amical et très efficace. Vue sur la mer, que demander de mieux avec une bonne Corona ou Heineken...je vous le conseille vivement!
Noon for lunch, this place is fantastic. Burgers, pizza are excellent and cheap. The service offered is friendly and very efficient. Sea view, what more with a good Heineken or Corona ... I highly recommend it!
Mamy69, Quebec City, Canada December 2014
This place was fantastic! Hands down the best burger, best fries and best Bloody Mary I've ever had! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! It's close proximity to The Dive Shop was a huge bonus as was the quick and friendly service.
Fort Worth Texas, December 2014
My Favorite Spot Before Returning to the Cruise Ship
We have been to St.Maarten on a few occasions and since we went to the Honky Tonk Bar the first time years ago, we always return for a couple of drinks before going back to the ship. The main reason now is because of Simon's welcome and kind attitude. The food and drinks and the service are excellent. The beach is right in front of you and you can rent chairs and umbrellas. The ship is only minutes away with the ferry. You can relax up to the last minute not worrying to make it back to the ship on time. Simon, it was a pleasure to see you again. You are a great friend. See you again at the end of March.
memories from Cleveland and Diane. Terrebonne, Canada November
See You Soon !!!
Diane & Keith, October 2014
Good Vibes !!!
Great breakfast here, as well as lunch. Had the best rum punch here. Thanks for the hospitality, Simon!
sunwalker2001, Yonkers, NY October, 2014
Honky Donk, Bodonkey Donk !!!
Going again in December of this year for the third time to St Maarten, the Honky Tonk is the place to be in the afternoon when everybody is going back to the ships,sit back relaxxxx and enjoy great food colddd beer what else can you ask for ""try it you'll like it"" take a walk down the beach and look for the Villas on Great Bay AWESOME PLACE To stay !!!!!!!!!!!
Paul Bouf, Randolph Maine
Worth the Walk !!
We went to the Honky Tonk Bar
on a recent cruise stop. Although it's a pretty good distance from the
Philipsburg cruise port, it is definitely worth the walk (about 20-25 minutes).
We got there early, about 11:15 a.m and, lucky for us, they were offering $2.00
beers until 12:00. Our waiter kept a good eye on us and we had a couple of the
discounted beers before deciding on some beach time. When heading out to the
beach, he directed us to one of the nearby banks of lounge chairs and introduced
us to a fellow who got us situated with four loungers and two umbrellas for
$20.00. Places closer to the cruiseport were charging $40.00 for the same. We
spent about four hours at the beach swimming and relaxing, and although
approached by several vendors for massages and beach cover-ups, we never felt
pressured. After a courteous "no thank you" they simply moved along (everyone
has make a living).
We will be back in St. Martin in November and plan to spend another day at this relaxing beach!
RojoSmart, Newark, NJ
This is the Place To Be !!
This place is awesome. Good
music, excellent cocktails, and they can create some for you if you don't find
your happiness here.
The food is big and tasty. You got different type of burgers, salad, etc.
This team make your holiday extra good.
Thanks Chris, Simon, and the rest of the team to have made my days over there awesome.
Images courtesy trip Advisor
Excellent Food !!!
Good prices and fast service. Credit cards accepted. Just a few steps from the beach. Recommended!!!
Jose P, Puerto Rico, August 2014
We stopped in the Honky Tonk Bar on our walk to Philipsburg from the Sonesta Great Bay Resort. The bartender (Simon) was a super funny fellow from England. We enjoyed our quick visit to the Honky Ton Bar.
New Orleans, LA August 2014
Best Place on the Boardwalk
We visited the Honky Tonk on a late afternoon after the cruise ship had departed. In Phillipsburg, once the cruise ships leave, the whole boardwalk basically closes down for the day, but luckily for us, Honky Tonk stays open. We started our late lunch with a round of shots from the bar and had nachos and burgers. Fantastic food to say the least. Simon and the bartender (sorry I forgot your name but you truly were great!!!!) were AWESOME and made sure we had an unforgettable experience. We'll be back for sure!!
G. New York City, August 2014
First Time to St. Maarten !!
I would recommend eating at Honky Tonk! It was our favorite meal!
N July 2014
Fish and Chips, You're Welcome !!!
Just do yourself a favor and go try the fish and chips here! I dont know what kind of batter Simon (owner) uses, but it is amazing! This is such a cool little beach bar/restaurant. You get such a great vibe just walking in the place!!! It might have something to do with the beautiful beach view right across the boardwalk! :)
USA, July, 2014
Amazing Food !!
Honky Tonk Bar has everything, great food, good banter, fabulous drinks, nice clean facilities, sunbeds and umbrellas, free wifi,
I am going back again this xmas and can't wait.
M, Northampton, England, UK July 2014
Best Burger on the Island
Great burger! You have to try it at least once during your stay! The food was great! The service was wonderful! The view and atmosphere was just what you would expect in St. Maarten!
Scott Peters, Jacksonville, FL July 2014
Good times at Honky Tonk Bar May 2014
Lesa and I discovered the Honky Tonk bar after a day of scuba. We had a blast. and Simon, our bartender was great. We loved that you are right on the beach. Lesa loved that you are so close to shopping too. We will see you next year.
Scott and Lesa. Scottsdale AZ. USA , May 2014
, May 2014
Hi Simon, Hope you enjoy this picture !!
Bob Hooker, Ontario Canada May 2014
Fun, casual atmosphere. Great service and Simon and his staff are the best. The chicken & Hamburgers are fabulous. Lots of people watching as this is right on the boardwalk of Philipsburg.
Liz & Bob, Ontario, Canada, May 2014,
Jim and Deb from Montreal, Canada having a great time at your bar. May 2014
Great Bar Right on the Beach !!
The Honky Tonk Bar is right on the boardwalk and on the beach. We stopped here on our cruise and spent the whole day on the beach. The Honky Tonk Bar has happy hour from 11-12 every day and the beers are $2. The food was really good and reasonable prices. The bar tending staff were really cool and lots of fun.
Kim N, Colorado Springs, Colorado March 2014
Image courtesy trip Advisor
Excellent Value and Great Atmosphere
We have never tried this restaurant before and it was a great find. We stopped in for lunch and my husband and I both had nachos. He had the seafood nachos and I had the chicken. The portions of the nachos was perfect for the value and we have never had nachos with the right cheese/meat ratio before. It was excellent! The atmosphere was very good as was the service. We will definitely be back.
LeahSXM, Turner Valey, Alberta. March 2014
Images Courtesy Trip Advisor
Good Food and Music !!
We heard the music from Front
St. And decided to give it a try. Nice setting on the beach and boardwalk of
Great Bay Beach in Phillipsburg, St..Maarten.
I ordered the deep fried shrimp which was an appetizer. It was fabulous. Deep fried coconut batter shrimp with a spicy dipping sauce. Very good and reasonably priced. I will go back again and encourage others to try the Honky Tonk Bar.
325, Blaine, Minnesota March 2014
Worth the Visit !!
Simon, the owner, is friendly, hard working and passionate about pleasing his guests! We had breakfast and lunch there and couldn't have been happier with the food and the beautiful view.Staff was great too!
Philadelphia, PA March 2014
Images courtesy: Trip Advisor
Carolyn & John Enjoying Honky Tonk Bar March 2014
Cold Beer and Good Bar Food !!
We have enjoyed St Maarten
for at least 7 times over the years starting in the early 90s. Front Street has
grown with the cruise ships, so we were happy to find cold beer good bar food, a
nice view, at the "far end" of the "board walk".
We especially liked the BLTs that had almost too much bacon. Simon and his wait staff were friendly and let us sit and enjoy for literally hours.
For good bar food and inexpensive drinks on the boardwalk in Philipsburg, this is our go to place!
Herb H S, Brookline, Mass February, 2014
Great Beach Bar
During our week long visit in St Maarten, we found ourselves at the Honky Tonk frequently. They offer excellent deals on buckets of beer (6 for 12) and they offer a happy hour from 11-12 every morning. Their staff is friendly and their service is great! We will continue to return to the Honky Tonk on our return visits!
BrayLady86, Mentor, Ohio February 2014
Caroline & Kate having s great time at the Honky Tonk Bar following a great meal
and a few drinks on 14th February 2014
Great Food !!
Awesome breakfast and lunch. Omelets were the best! Always looked forward to eating here when in St Maarten. Super friendly owner and staff. Great view of the ocean.
Windingbar, Council Bluffs, Iowa, US February 2014
A Great Place to Chill Out !!
The Honky Tonk Bar is a
favourite of ours that we always visit when we are here. You are always sure of
a great welcome from the boss Simon, who seems to have an extraordinary knack of
doing at least three things at once, and his staff are always friendly too ! The
views are fabulous with it being situated right on the sea front in Philipsburg,
and you can either sit under cover but still in the fresh air, or soak up the
sun whilst having a refreshing drink and watching the world go by. Happy
hour is 11 am-12. the food is lovely and reasonably priced, we were here with
friends and between us had the ribs, the jalapeno poppers, the onion rings and
chips, all of which were totally scrummy! the Pizzas also looked delicious as
did the burgers the people were eating at a neighbouring table. Wi-Fi is
free and pretty reliable unless you are there on a day when two other cruise
ships are too when it slows down as you would expect. They also provide
beers etc, if you want to sit on the beach instead of in the bar.
One of our favourites in the whole of the Caribbean ! Do visit it's well worth it !!
Angie R, Barnsley, UK February 2014
Great Food, Lovely People !!
Good price, good food, kind
people. What did we need more?
The Honky Tonk is the place to eat or drink in Philipsburg after your shopping.
Simply and fresh food with a good taste. The service is perfect.
In front of the sea, a place to relaxe and enjoy the marvelous colors of the carribean sea.
We love it and came back.
Marjolein V, Leige, Belgium February 2014
As Simon says, "Stop Thinking - Start Drinking"
Great bar on the boardwalk offering chairs/umbrellas on
the beach and great valued food and drinks. The staff are friendly and will go
out of their way to make sure you have fun.
If you like burgers - try the Honky-Tonk Burger!!! You will not be disappointed.
Nattysimps, Hamilton, Bermuda February 2014
"Seafood Nachos, Best I've Ever Tasted"
Been to the Honky Tonk a few
times now. Always found it to be friendly with very tasty reasonably priced food
and drinks. Right by the boardwalk overlooking the beach, easily accessible from
Main Street for the disabled. Staff very friendly and free WiFi, what more could
you want, there are tables in both the sun and shade with loungers and umbrellas
available on the beach for a very reasonable price.
I had the seafood nachos for lunch, and can honestly say it was the best I have ever eaten, good selection of fish and seafood, the scallops were devine! And a nice cheese melted on top. I can recommend very highly.
B, Helston, UK January 2014
Great spot for an Afternoon Drink and people Watching !!
My wife and I stayed on the island last week and decided to spend some time in Phillipsburg taking in the sights on Front and Back Streets and the Boardwalk. We stopped in to the Honky Tonk, grabbed a table under the tree right by the front steps and ordered some drinks and appetizers. The music was good and the cold drinks and delicious nachos and ribs were just what we needed. It's toward the far end of the boardwalk (away from the cruise ships). Worth the walk!
PDIMarco 0331 Cedar Falls, Iowa US January 2014
“Cerveja gelada e bons petiscos” ("Cold beer and good snacks")
É um bar de praia. Vários marcas de cerveja e todas bem geladas. Os petiscos são ótimos e dispõe de rede wi-fi grátis para os clientes. Os garçons de praia são bem atenciosos e fica em frente ao mar. Nada especial, mas um bom lugar para ficar relaxando numa praia linda.
It is a beach bar. Several brands of beer and all well chilled. The snacks are great and offers free wi-fi network for customers. The beach waiters are very attentive and is next to the sea. Nothing special, but a good place to be relaxing on a beautiful beach.
Solon Ferreira, Manaus,
Amazonas, Brazil Jan 2014
|Had a great day listening to music and
relaxing in Honky Tonk.
Amanda and Chris Bingham. Sheffield UK Jan. 2014
Great Food and Service
Sun, Suds, & Sounds
Arriving on Christmas Day , there were not a lot of options, however, I did find a place that made me smile. You know that you are on a holiday here. I was looking for some fruit smoothies for the kids and margaritas for the adults on a hot and beautiful day in the Caribbean. The sounds of current music streaming through the outside bar/restaurant created an inviting atmosphere and caught my attention. The tables were full with relaxed vacationers and the bar was busy. I managed to get the bartenders attention, and he delivered 6 ice cold drinks that were generous. Flip flops are the norm here - very relaxed.
JHawk5, Turin, Italy December, 2013
Good Food & Music
This restaurant provide great food and excellent entertaintment. Staff very friendly and helpful. Can get 1umbrellas, 2beach chairs and 5 beers for excellent price.
Ontario, Canada Dec. 2013
Must Eat place in Philipsburg
We ate at this restaurant / bar twice on our vacation because it was so good. The cheeseburgers were great. Service was good, drinks good. Expect a little wait if there is more then 4 cruise ships in port. Note: Most all restaurants / bars are dead at night or closed down after dark. When the cruise ships leave port the boardwalk shuts down. A few restaurants stay open, but its not a big party atmosphere.
Jesse S, Charlotte, NC
USA December 2013
Good Spot for a Drink and Great View
We stopped here for a drink when we were off our cruise ship for the day. The food looked good and the menu listed lots of comfort food, definitely catering for US visitors. The beer was served cold and the owner/manager was interesting to talk to. We can see why it gets such good reviews, it's so easy to wander into (at the end of the boardwalk)!
Ros T, Wokingham, UK December 2013
Good Food !!!
Enjoyed a great lunch here. Surroundings and the music were quite loud but we realized that before we opted to sit down. Pizza was excellent!
Wonderful Place, A Must Try
We have been visiting the island for 10 years and just found this spot this year. We have never seen the hustle that the owner/manager exhibited during that visit. Food was top notch and service fabulous although he seemed to be doing it almost all of by himself! Next time we visit we will be enjoying this great find numerous times.
BEACH4ME2014, Spring Hill, KS December, 2013
Found This Gem a Few Years Ago From Our Jeweler
The best spot on the beach and boardwalk! You can get your beach chairs and umbrellas here...have a restroom...and some of the greatest food on the beach and awesome drinks!!!! Free wifi was available also! Always see the cruise ship crew eating here also...so has to be good! Something for everyone....He had this amazing mahi mahi when we were there...can't wait to get back!!! Great food...great prices!!! awesome atmosphere!
Crisndeefromde, Smyrna, DE December 2013
Would have never tried this
gem if it were not for Trip Advisor and what a great hidden local spot.
The owner is Simon who was there waiting on tables and making sure the customers are happy. Our group ordered great comfort food, Mahi Mahi, chili nachos, hamburgers and etc. and all were excellent. Reasonable and right on the beach at Philipsburg downtown area on the Dutch Side. So much better than the Front Street same old places. Thank you to the Trip Advisor contributors for the great reviews that got us to try ? Honky Tonk Bar and Restaurant!
Great Choice at End of Boardwalk
We spent the day on the public beach from a cruise ship and the guys at honky tonk were awesome! First they were able to get us 2 chairs, an umbrella and wrist band for my daughter to use the water trampoline all day for $15. They also have jet skis and banana boats on this beach. Simon was the nicest guy and drink prices were incredible! There is a full bar food menu. The pizza was delicious and just what we needed for a good snack after beaching all day. It just a casual beach bar with picnic tables and everyone running around without shoes. Go expecting this and you will not be disappointed. The cheapest excursion we did and loved every minute!!
tlhighfield October 2013
I didn't eat there but all the food I saw coming out
looked great! Someone got a HUGE tuna salad that made me want to order
but.........I stopped in for a beer with plans on walking back to the ship for
the day but instead went back onboard just long enough for the laptop for the
free WiFi. Simon really knows how to run a business. You'll think of him
as an old friend. Beer prices were great esp during the early happy hour. Really
great laid back atmosphere.
Florence, AL October, 2013
The place has something for everyone and Simon has a smile and some banter ready for every visitor. Great drink offering, Great Food, Great views and Great atmosphere. Worth a visit every time. Well done Simon see you next year. Shirley M, Panicuik, UK August 20, 2013
Last Day of our Cruise. Great Food & Great Service.. Beautiful view of the Beach, Ocean & Cruise Ship.. Nice little place to spent some relaxing time with friends.... A must stop by and see if you are in the area.
Freedom, Pendergrass, GA Sept 24, 2013
A Happy Place !!! Great food and drink. Very reasonable! Top notch staff. Fast service. Fish was ocean fresh! Breakfast was great. Good Pizza! Steven, Bronx, NY Aug 27, 2013
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