jazzgal
(Traveler)
07/07/13 03:56 PM
65.102.61.51
Calabash Cafe / Shipwreck Grill

I have a friend whose only trip to SXM was 28 years ago. He remembers eating at the Calabash Café, which was in the hotel (Dutch side) he and his wife stayed in. They also ate at Shipwreck Grill, which was on a beach.

Does anyone remember where these places were or what they might be now?


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/07/13 05:13 PM
24.177.37.255
Re: Calabash Cafe / Shipwreck Grill

Dawn Beach I think......

kim
(Traveler)
07/07/13 06:17 PM
24.151.45.6
Re: Calabash Cafe / Shipwreck Grill

Maybe Calaloo or something like that in front street??

pat
(Traveler)
07/07/13 06:19 PM
75.58.127.169
Re: Calabash Cafe / Shipwreck Grill

Linda,

While I kinow the name I'm not sure about the Calabash Cafe - for some reason I thought it was on Front St but not the water side, and I'm not sure but I'm betting, whether I'm right or wrong, Barbara would know if it was there, or if not, where it was.

As for the Shipwreck Grill, the original one was nearer the point at Mullet Bay Resort and connected to the beach by the same 'Honeymoon Walk' that connected the point and all it's venues, but I'm thinking the one your friend is recalling from about 28 years ago was right on the beach at Mullet about where Rosie is today. That little bit of remaining sidewalk between the parking lot and Rosie's used to lead to the Shipwreck and the lovely beach bar there.

That one I'm quite sure about. It was the second location, the original version, I'm thinking, having been destroyed possibly by a kitchen fire.

We started bringing our girls to the island in '83 and enjoyed many a Shipwreck breakfast buffet before we would begin our beach days at Mullet. On Sunday evenings they would hold their weekly beach barbecue in the same location.

It was a very different Mullet Bay back in the day...


kim
(Traveler)
07/07/13 06:22 PM
24.151.45.6
Re: Calabash Cafe / Shipwreck Grill

And Shipwreck was the open air restaurant on mullet bay beach

pat
(Traveler)
07/08/13 06:50 AM
75.58.127.169
Re: Calabash Cafe / Shipwreck Grill

Linda,

I'm still hoping someone can shed some light on the Calabash Cafe question. The name is so familiar and I know we should probably know where it is.........ah, the mind is a dangerous thing to lose!!


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/19/13 11:34 PM
65.8.202.121
Re: Calabash Cafe / Shipwreck Grill

There was a backgammon club/disco at the Mullet Bay resort called the Café Calabash. Just off of the beach - many happy memories!

Barbara
(Traveler)
08/20/13 10:17 AM
72.252.9.49
Re: Calabash Cafe / Shipwreck Grill

Calabash Cafe..wow, so familiar but I don't remember where it was....sorry....have to ask around
The one pat is thinking of was Callaloo Cafe on Front Street which was a very popular spot 30 years ago.


pat
(Traveler)
08/20/13 02:11 PM
75.58.127.169
Re: Calabash Cafe / Shipwreck Grill

You're absolutely correct, Barbara. It was the Callaloo Cafe I was thinking of. And if I'm not mistaken, it was on YOUR side of the street, no?

Another poster mentioned a place right off the beach at Mullet Resort and much as I thought I knew MBR&C, I have no recollection of the one they're speaking of. I do remember a disco at Mullet but it - the one I remember - was well off the beach and I don't recall anything about backgammon, but then we don't play so why would I.....and the way things came and went down there....it may have come and gone without us even noticing it.

But surely someone must remember the Calabash - it's such an unusual name.


CarolynandWalt
(Traveler)
08/20/13 09:05 PM
72.252.9.50
Re: Calabash Cafe / Shipwreck Grill

I just googled "Cafe calabash SXM" and there was a newspaper article from 1979 that said that at Mullett Bay Resort the Deli was the place for ssanndwiches and salads while Cafe Calabash was the place for quiches.

mikentara
(Traveler)
08/22/13 05:19 PM
67.209.26.255
Re: Calabash Cafe / Shipwreck Grill

Spent many evenings there--Happening place with cute bartenders! Mullet Bay/Maho area

pat
(Traveler)
08/22/13 05:47 PM
75.58.127.169
Re: Calabash Cafe / Shipwreck Grill

But do you remember where specifically? I just can't seem to place it on either property yet I do remember the name.

Barbara
(Traveler)
08/22/13 06:00 PM
72.252.9.49
Re: Calabash Cafe / Shipwreck Grill

pat, my friend says Calabash Cafe was at MBBH near the casino. And Sweet Tooth Ice Cream was there too and there was a pool.
I vaguely remember this.


kim
(Traveler)
08/22/13 06:16 PM
64.134.66.234
Re: Calabash Cafe / Shipwreck Grill

Didnt Calloo serve "vegeables"????

pat
(Traveler)
08/22/13 07:45 PM
75.58.127.169
Re: Calabash Cafe / Shipwreck Grill

Barbara,

Assuming we're talking Mullet Bay Resort, I can picture the ocean side pool, the Gourmet Restaurant, the casino there (before it relocated out past the 19th hole....), the convention center, the Sweet Tooth and all the little shops just outside the casino but I just can't see the Calabash Café. Was it there for any great length of time? I don't remember the disco being in that area either, but then, as I've said so often, the mind is a terrible thing to lose and I'm just not sure the disco might have been on our horizons in the first place.

I do remember when the hurricane destroyed most of that area for the first time and all of the above relocated off the cliffs and out past the front desk and reception area and onto the road by the golf course that lead up to the hillside area. I think the only thing they rebuilt by the ocean/cliff side was the wrecked pool and the little bar.

We used to stay in one of the units about three buildings up the road from the final Grand Casino area and the little plaza area where the disco was. But again, this was all back in the early to mid to late 80's and some days have a hard time remembering if I had my morning coffee so these memories and recollections may be a little off base.

And yes, Kim, I think the Callaloo on Front St. may have been the place with the vegable soup. Or was that also Pinocchio's? Do you remember how good their croissants were first thing in the morning?



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