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Johnny B's

Welfare Road, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
19 Oct 2016
“Best ribs on the island”
27 Jan 2016
“Great Ribs and Chicken”
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Caribbean, Barbecue
Welfare Road, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Finally got to try Johnny B's after hearing so many years of accolades. The ribs and chicken were fantastic...meaty and tender with great flavor. The sauce is amazing. Johnny B's will be on my agenda for every future visit to St Maarten!

1  Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 27 January 2016

This place is tucked in the Simpson Bay Market, near the draw bridge. The ribs and chicken were excellent. Very small place, but worth searching for! Very friendly people!

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Past reviews were split between two locations (under the tree and on Simpson Bay). The only establishment operating is on the Simpson Bay at the warf. We ordered ribs, chicken and snapper. The ribs seemed re-heated from the day before and the chicken was okay....More

Thank GVish
Reviewed 4 March 2015

I had some ribs with fries with the family last Sunday, and as usual the food is always good here. Isn't my first time here! It was nice and quiet, and the personnel, locals and guests all talk with each other since it's not a...More

Thank Etienne R
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Johnny's is yet another "Must Visit" when on the island. This year we had a difficult time getting there...because he moved! No longer under the trees. :-( One of my favorite things was the original location. Very low key down and dirty...LOVED IT! He has...More

1  Thank Cj B
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Johnny B Under the Tree is no more, but it lives on as Jackfish in the Simpson Bay Market. Johnny is now there, oprating a sit down restaurant. Most dishes are accompanied by rice and peas, a salad, a fried plantain, and potato or pasta...More

1  Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 3 December 2014

We have been going to Johnny B's for many years and have always had top notch service and the food is amazing. Ribs so tender, fall off the bone and there Johnny cakes are the best, can not get enough of these. We will be...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Johnny B's is a great place to get barbeque . . . ribs, chicken, goat, conch and the most amazing langostino (lobster). It's definitely a shorts and tee shirt place and has apparently moved its location from where it was in years past but it...More

2  Thank SophiaSpeaks
Reviewed 29 October 2013

I don't know what happened to Rick, but we've been eating at Johnny's for years, and have never had a bad meal. This trip, we ate there twice. My wife had the chicken twice; I had the Conch stew first time, and the chicken and...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 20 May 2013

after being to the island a few times we were determined to visit some of the small locally owned places to see if they were as good as people keep saying they are. we were told the original johnny b's under the tree was now...More

2  Thank rick00001967
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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Welfare Road, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Martin / St Maarten  >  Sint Maarten  >  Philipsburg
On Simpson Bay Lagoon in Sint Maarten.
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