Big Wood Grill - Right on the beach


Right on a white sand beach, overlooking the turquoise Caribbean sea and only steps away from the region's most exciting shopping district, you'll find the Big Wood Grill, a truly Caribbean restaurant and bar with its own segment of Great Bay Beach.

This is the heart of Philipsburg, charming capital of Sint Maarten and one of the world's most active cruise ships ports. If you arrive by ship, the tenders will deliver you right to the doorsteps of the Big Wood Grill. If you stay in one on the island's resorts or rental villas, walk past the historic courthouse and turn left on the Beach Boardwalk.


St. Maarten is known as the culinary highlight of the Caribbean and the Big Wood Grill honors these high expectations with an eclectic menu. Guests in search of traditional, but deliciously prepared comfort food, will be equally satisfied as the ones who pride themselves on a fine palate and are interested in a fusion cuisine of American, Caribbean and international influences.

"This is a casual place," explains owner Guy Allen,"but we do care very much about the freshness and flavor of the food we serve." He points to the separate juice bar: "And we make sure that we don't only offer standard drinks, but bring some Caribbean goodness to the table."

Enjoy the cozy dining room for a meal, maybe just cocktails, or take some beach chairs with an umbrella to protect from the strong tropical sun and have your food served right there on the water's edge.

Great location, ambiance and food have to be complimented by inspired service – and the team at Big Wood Grill sparkles with enthusiasm. Host and manager Thelma agrees: "Yes, its true; the whole team loves this place. Its so much fun to meet people from all over the world, and its even better if they appreciate what we serve – as almost everybody does!"


The Big Wood Grill is located right on the beach in the center of Philipsburg, capital of St. Maarten's Dutch side. The pier for the cruiseship tenders is basically in front of the restaurant.

The restaurant is ideally located for groups or families, where some wish to enjoy the Caribbean sun and the crystal clear water of Great Bay.


The following dishes are just a small selection of the delicious meals BIG WOOD GRILL is offering:


Chicken and Avocado Tortilla Wrap $9.90
Thinly sliced chicken with tomatoes, onions and red peppers

Greek-style Quesadillas $ 9.95
Roasted chicken, feta cheese, red onions, cucumber, tomato and olives

Black-forest Ham and Swiss Cheese $8.90
Thin slices ham, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, Dijon mustard on grilled rustic bread

Roasty Beef French Style $11.90
Lettuce, tomato, red onion, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard served on crispy French bread


Fish Caribbean Burger $12.50
Fresh tuna or salmon filet, green cabbage, tomato served on pita bread

Big Wood - Special Burger $12.95
1 pound lean ground beef, tomato, shredded carrots, chile peppers, served with guacamole


Lobster Tagliatelle $21.00
With sea urchin cream


Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail $13.90
With Big Wood spicy cocktail sauce and salad

Big Wood Chicken Sate $8.90
With peanut sauce - spicy Indonesian style

Pick-up Sticks = Orange Chicken Kebabs $8.90
With honey-mustard dipper and toasted sesame seeds

Calypso Shrimp Sate $13.90
Fresh jumbo shrimps, honey, fresh ginger, shredded coconut, peanut, créme fraiche and lime juice


Caribbean Fisherman Plate $28.00
Baby lobster, shrimp, mussels, squid, fish

Fresh Grilled Royal Lobster $Market price
With a tasty Creole sauce

Mussels à la Plancha $18.00
Served with fresh garlic, parsley and spices


Reggae Baby Back Ribs $16.05
Fresh ginger, dark rum, lime juice and mango BBQ sauce

Big Wood NY Strip Steak (10oz) $26.95
Served with mozzarella, potatoes, mushrooms, onions and vegetables

Caribbean Pork Kebab $15.95
With roasted bananas


All styles of pizza from $8.95 to $12.95


Caribbean Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken $9.95
Fresh Romaine leaves with parmesan shavings and Big Wood croutons, served with our own Caesar dressing

Nicoise Salad with Grilled Tuna $13.95
Baby greens, romaine salad, spinach, herbs roasted tuna, French green beans, small tomato, red onion, potatoes, egg, capers and Dijon basalmic vinaigrette


Creme Brulée with Coconut Cream $6.00
Baked with Tahitian vanilla beans, topped with fresh raspberries and coconut cream

Suity Big Wood Dream
Strawberries salad and fresh mint leaves - served with a frozen cheese yogurth on a stickay and others plan to explore the amazing shopping the small town has to offer. Being in the center of all the action, the Big Wood Grill will keep everybody happy with their stay in St. Maarten.