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The Palms #271251
12/14/2021 05:37 PM
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In all our visits (over 20 now) we have primarily stayed in the Oyster Pond area. With a week at Simpson Bay this year, I was excited to go to restaurants that even though very good, just aren’t worth the drive over at night.

Based on the numerous positive reviews here, last night we dined at The Palms for the first time. Maurice had the drunken ribs and pronounced them the best ribs he had ever had on island. I tasted them and agreed. I did think that $35 was maybe a bit pricey for ribs, but we have noticed that ALL of the restaurant meals are more expensive this trip. I don’t know if it is Irma or COVID related, and I don’t care. The people here have to make a living and tourism $$ have been scant these last few years. Still a good value to me.

I had the shrimp curry and the chef was kind enough to make it mild for me. I love the flavor in curries and know that they don’t have to be hot to be delicious. Unfortunately, not every restaurant realizes that fact. Not a problem here, mild yet still packed with flavor.

We had great service and and an extremely pleasant evening. Loved the vibe, casual yet very attentive service. I understand now why it is on the list of favorites for so many TTOLers!


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Re: The Palms [Re: PrairieGirl] #271254
12/14/2021 05:54 PM
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Yes $ 35.00 for Ribs is a bit pricey but glad that all went well.
Do enjoy your rest of the vacation.

Re: The Palms [Re: PrairieGirl] #271256
12/14/2021 06:15 PM
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Great to hear to hear you got to enjoy The Palms. I haven't done a report yet but my other favorites in that area based on our last trip would also include Astra noting that we tend to just order appetizers which becomes plenty for a meal and we ate at Sale and Pepe this last trip and while in the past I have been happy but not exactly excited to eat there this last trip was awesome. Enjoy!

I do want to add, yes they are expensive but nobody does spare ribs as well as Greg. A lot of time goes into those ribs.

Last edited by Todd; 12/14/2021 06:18 PM.

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Re: The Palms [Re: Todd] #271257
12/14/2021 06:41 PM
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I actually left Joans leftover ribs and the carrot cake in my freezer hoping to have it when we get back! She raved over the ribs!!!!!

Re: The Palms [Re: Kennys] #271259
12/14/2021 07:21 PM
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Greg's Drunken Ribs are not your typical island ribs. I always get two meals out of one order, which makes them very economical, in addition to how delicious they are.

Re: The Palms [Re: PrairieGirl] #271262
12/14/2021 08:19 PM
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Yes, that is a lot for ribs. What's the price for Mark's all you can eat ribs?? Something like $20?


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Re: The Palms [Re: Carol_Hill] #271266
12/14/2021 08:53 PM
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Yes Carol and not that I eat ribs but its too pricey for ribs .

Re: The Palms [Re: PrairieGirl] #271267
12/14/2021 09:04 PM
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But drop dead delicious!


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Re: The Palms [Re: GaKaye] #271270
12/14/2021 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by GaKaye
Greg's Drunken Ribs are not your typical island ribs. I always get two meals out of one order, which makes them very economical, in addition to how delicious they are.


Same for me. Not at all expensive when you can get two meals out of an order.


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Re: The Palms [Re: PrairieGirl] #271272
12/14/2021 11:32 PM
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We went to palms for the first time in November and enjoyed it. I couldn't bring myself to pay $35 for ribs as I go to Marks twice a year and get the ribs which are very good and a full rack is under $20. In past years I would get all you can eat ribs for something like $25 and I would get 3 servings along with the great scalloped potatoes and salad. I enjoyed the spicy lasagna and my enjoyed her curry dish, she also asked for to have it mild. I am not nocking the palms but thought $35 for ribs was pricy. My wife tried to talk me in getting them as she knows I like ribs.

Re: The Palms [Re: PrairieGirl] #271274
12/15/2021 01:01 AM
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I tried those drunken ribs once. To me they were just OK. Not worth 35.00 leftovers or not.

Re: The Palms [Re: SXMScubaman] #271300
12/15/2021 10:34 AM
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My son ordered them and I tried one, was good but not for $35, didn’t think they were that special. Now the lasagna and curried shrimp are a different story! Both are excellent and priced reasonably. Funny how people’s tastes vary.


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Re: The Palms [Re: Kennys] #271303
12/15/2021 11:17 AM
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$20 for all you can eat ribs sounds about right for Mark's. Can let you know for sure in about 2 weeks when we' return to SXM. After feeling like we had the island to ourselves last January due to fears of Covid and getting the proper island entry paperwork correct keeping so many regular visitors away in 2021, we're looking forward to seeing how SXM bounces back in 2022.

Re: The Palms [Re: PrairieGirl] #271600
12/20/2021 01:43 PM
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We eat at The Palms I would think more than half of our Friday nights. Greg and Jo have become like family. If you go, you'll want to try the signature cocktail: the Passionfruit Capirinha. Delicious and deceivingly POTENT.


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Re: The Palms [Re: PrairieGirl] #271609
12/20/2021 02:38 PM
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We love The Palms. To us the it has gotten a bit more pricey but I guess everything has so we look for cheaper options more often.


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