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Mark's Place #110542
10/25/2016 07:58 PM
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Upstate New York
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Does anyone know if Mark's Place is closed on certain days? Thanks!

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Re: Mark's Place [Re: BruceandEdie] #110543
10/25/2016 08:18 PM
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Closed on Sundays

Re: Mark's Place [Re: NakedAsAJaybird] #110544
10/25/2016 08:27 PM
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Upstate New York
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Thanks so much. Getting in next Monday so that works out!

Re: Mark's Place [Re: BruceandEdie] #110545
10/25/2016 08:29 PM
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Hey, good to see you guys here!! It's been a long time! Hope you are well.


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Re: Mark's Place [Re: NakedAsAJaybird] #110546
10/26/2016 12:12 PM
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We haven't eaten at Mark's in years so want to give it a try this trip.

Re: Mark's Place [Re: fabila] #110547
10/26/2016 12:27 PM
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A good variety of reasonably priced and well prepared food. Lots of local business and a brisk carry-out business most of the time also.


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Re: Mark's Place [Re: NakedAsAJaybird] #110548
10/26/2016 01:40 PM
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We have eaten at Mark's Place on lots of Sundays in February. If he's closed now, it doesn't say so on his website. I would definitely call there to check it out.<img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />

Re: Mark's Place [Re: toothdoc] #110549
10/26/2016 01:46 PM
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Possibly a low season thing to be closed on Sunday?


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Re: Mark's Place [Re: fabila] #110550
10/26/2016 01:55 PM
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They provide good food, and usually a lot of it, at a very reasonable price. I usually end up with their chicken alfredo, which they call 'garlic chicken' or something like that, and always have enough left over for at least one meal, sometimes more!


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Re: Mark's Place [Re: ruralcarrier] #110551
10/26/2016 02:26 PM
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When I read about them being closed on Sundays I was surprised, too. I know we've eaten there on numerous Sundays but not sure if they were in December or April. We love to go there for lunch on Sundays and see all the island families coming in after church all dressed up and looking great as we sit there in our more casual attire. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Mark's Place [Re: pat] #110552
10/26/2016 03:20 PM
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Still haven't gotten there after 16 trips. What is good besides ribs? This will be the year. We will have four weeks to get there.

Re: Mark's Place [Re: ruralcarrier] #110553
10/26/2016 03:33 PM
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Possibly a low season thing to be closed on Sunday?


They are open on Sundays in April/May. Not sure about right now through.

Re: Mark's Place [Re: BruceandEdie] #110554
10/26/2016 03:40 PM
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We eat there each trip and was just there a week & a 1/2 ago. Always consistent and always good. I don't know about Sundays.

Re: Mark's Place [Re: SandS] #110555
10/26/2016 04:15 PM
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I'm not a fan of them myself, but many people have said the mussels are very good. Otherwise, it's burgers, as I said, alfredo chicken, sandwiches, comfort food. Great garlic bread too..


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Re: Mark's Place [Re: Carol_Hill] #110556
10/26/2016 04:33 PM
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Auburn, WA
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They serve French fries with the mussels. We always sub pasta for the fries. Now that's a meal.

Re: Mark's Place [Re: wilsonck] #110557
10/26/2016 05:34 PM
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We always love the Chicken Creole.


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Re: Mark's Place [Re: Biturbo] #110558
10/26/2016 08:22 PM
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Sounds like Gimme de Ting

Re: Mark's Place [Re: SandS] #110559
10/26/2016 09:47 PM
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Still haven't gotten there after 16 trips. What is good besides ribs? This will be the year. We will have four weeks to get there.


EVERYTHING that they put out is delicious. I have had some of the Italian food there...lasagna, veal parm, etc...and it is BETTER than most of the fancy Italian restaurants mentioned here often....but priced under 15 bucks...and twice the size portions!!!!! Mark's Place, hands down, is probably one of the island's best kept secrets. Very casual.....inexpensive.....and GREAT service go a long way!!!!! They do a tremendous take out business also with the locals. A true hidden gem.

Re: Mark's Place [Re: EdB] #110560
10/27/2016 07:39 AM
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We thought their lasagna & Chicken parm was far superior to Izi restaurant in Simpson Bay.

Re: Mark's Place [Re: RonDon] #110561
10/27/2016 07:43 AM
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We had take out from there this past Sunday which is the day they have their spinach mashed potatoes.

Re: Mark's Place [Re: EdB] #110562
10/27/2016 10:36 AM
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I have had some of the Italian food there...lasagna, veal parm, etc...and it is BETTER than most of the fancy Italian restaurants mentioned here often


You mentioned this about two years ago here on TTOL and I took your suggestion and ordered the Veal Parm. BIG MISTAKE as it was awful. Worst meal of the trip. Everyone's tastes are different and I respect that but to say that Mark's is better than most of the Italian Restaurants on the island is incredulous .
Now I like Mark's Place for most of their menu items and will dine there again in a couple of weeks but NOT the Veal Parm.



Re: Mark's Place [Re: Pan] #110563
10/27/2016 03:08 PM
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Sorry you had a bad meal. It wasn't me who mentioned it 2 years ago but someone else did here and I took their advice.

We live so close to the best Italian food in NE that we seldom eat Italian while on vacation. Locally, hubby has a specific place for Bolognase, another for Parm and so on. He had the Parm and said it was very good. I had the Lasagna which was far better than Izi's. At Izi's the sauce tasted like Campbells tomato soup.

Re: Mark's Place [Re: RonDon] #110564
10/27/2016 05:52 PM
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only been to sxm about 5 times, have never seen Marks place,,,we are staying at Royal Palm,,,do I head towards Phillipsburg and possibly see it before going up the hill? Sorry I am not sure what people mean when they say the Cul-de-sac? Still getting to know the streets, etc. but sounds like a place I would like to try. Thanks
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Re: Mark's Place [Re: megamania] #110565
10/27/2016 06:25 PM
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No, if you're going toward P'burg, you go UP the hill and DOWN the hill, going sort of straight through the roundabout at the top of the hill (as opposed to turning right to go down into P'burg proper) and Mark's is at the roundabout at the bottom of the hill, right there by the Grand Marche.


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Re: Mark's Place [Re: megamania] #110566
10/27/2016 06:36 PM
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Actually, Meg - its in the Grand Marche parking lot and a part of the same building, I think.......... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Mark's Place [Re: pat] #110567
10/27/2016 07:35 PM
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Totally separate building from Grand Marche, although it is at the end of a "strip mall" and share the parking lot.

Re: Mark's Place [Re: NakedAsAJaybird] #110568
10/27/2016 07:45 PM
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Thanx, Naked. I know exactly where it is but I couldn't recall if it was a seperate building or a part of the same one. The mind is a terrible thing to lose.........<img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Mark's Place [Re: Carol_Hill] #110569
10/27/2016 07:48 PM
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Hi Carol,

Edie and I are doing well. We only get down to SXM once a year or so but still enjoy it. After spending 3 months in Florida each year, Edie like to enjoy our time at home as much as possible. It's hard to believe it's been 27 years and about 48 trips to SXM. A lot of good friend and good memories!

Re: Mark's Place [Re: pat] #110570
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Anyone remember the old location in Cul de Sac? Is it still the same owner? Back then we would be there twice a week at least in January.

Re: Mark's Place [Re: ruralcarrier] #110571
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Just got back from SXM and went to Mark's Place 3 times. Love the food , atmosphere, and the prices. Parking can be tricky but always find a spot.

Re: Mark's Place [Re: rpotter28] #110572
10/27/2016 09:52 PM
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Yes, I do remember, and yes it is the same owner.


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Re: Mark's Place [Re: megamania] #110573
10/27/2016 10:11 PM
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only been to sxm about 5 times, have never seen Marks place,,,we are staying at Royal Palm,,,do I head towards Phillipsburg and possibly see it before going up the hill? Sorry I am not sure what people mean when they say the Cul-de-sac? Still getting to know the streets, etc. but sounds like a place I would like to try. Thanks
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Re: Mark's Place [Re: rpotter28] #110574
10/27/2016 11:10 PM
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Anyone remember the old location in Cul de Sac? Is it still the same owner? Back then we would be there twice a week at least in January.


O goodness - I sure do remember the original Marks Place but my question is: how did we ever find it in the first place? The roads and the signage were all so very bad.......and I remember making a reservation that first time - by getting out of the car and writing our names and preferred time and date in their reservation pad......those really were the days, my friends! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Mark's Place [Re: rpotter28] #110575
10/28/2016 12:35 AM
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Anyone remember the old location in Cul de Sac? Is it still the same owner? Back then we would be there twice a week at least in January.


Oh, Yes! Our first experience with Mark's Place was on the French side!

Re: Mark's Place [Re: SandS] #110576
10/28/2016 07:31 AM
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Hate to make this thread any longer but since Mark's Place has become our default restaurant when we are deciding where to eat, I will add that everything we have had there has been very good. Lisa plans to order the goat stew that others have raved about. I will pass on that and stick with a good steak or ribs.

Re: Mark's Place [Re: Tom] #110577
10/28/2016 08:01 AM
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I have had a really good burger at Mark's also.


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Re: Mark's Place [Re: ruralcarrier] #110578
10/28/2016 09:36 AM
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How late are they open?

Is it open air or enclosed?

Thanks!

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Re: Mark's Place [Re: BeachKitten] #110579
10/28/2016 10:02 AM
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It is open air. As far as how late they are open, not super late, maybe 9:30 or 10?


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Re: Mark's Place [Re: Carol_Hill] #110580
11/06/2016 04:54 PM
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A definite go to on all of our trips EXCELLENT value and great host!

Re: Mark's Place [Re: pat] #110581
11/08/2016 01:37 PM
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We have stayed at the Belair for almost 25 years for two weeks at a time, and just cant see going their because its attached to the Grand Marche parking lot...

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