Lee’s Roadside Grill opened for the first time in 1997 and it has now grown into a thriving must visit open air restaurant. Located in Simpson Bay on the lagoon, Lee’s Roadside Grill offers a totally relaxing atmosphere for all visitors that want to surrender to the flavors of our local cuisine. Fresh fish, live lobsters, steaks, bbq Ribs, chicken and more will tempt your taste buds. If food is not what you’re looking for then, mingle with the locals and dance to the sounds of our live music while indulging in a cold tropical cocktail. Whatever reason brings you to Lee’s you can be sure it will be a totally fulfilling experience.
If you're planning a trip to St. Maarten, then you must visit Lee's for great local food. They serve mouth-watering lobster, fresh fish, ribs, chicken, burgers, etc. "Fresh it is!!" Every day, Lee's fishing boats catch some of the fish, which you enjoy on the B.B.Q. grill. All food is cooked in front or your eyes and if you want, the chef will let you do it yourself. Interested in lobster? The lobster tank has a good supply. Whatever you eat, you'll love it! If you like to have fun and dance, Lee's offers live music every night.
Hours of operation vary during the year. Open daily (Closed Mondays) for lunch and dinner from 11 am to 11pm sometimes earlier - sometimes later. Live Music & Dancing Nightly 7:30PM to 10:30PM. Happy Hour 4pm to 6pm and 10pm to 11pm daily. Lee's accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Cards. And, don't forget the "All Day Drink Specials" and "Free Wi-Fi." Lee's has been voted the "Best Seafood Restaurant" for six years in a row!
Editor's Note: Here's a short story. In 1995, Hurricane Luis destroyed more than a thousand boats in the lagoon; and, by 1998, several other hurricanes contributed damage. During those years, St. Maarten/St. Martin took a pretty good beating. Tourism was down; and, there weren't many smiles on the faces of the local people who made their living off the island. One of those unhappy faces was Captain Lee Halley's. The fishing business had sunk pretty deep and the future looked pretty bleak for lots of people.
Lee had a shack on the property where he docked his boats and it was mostly loaded with fishing gear. Friends stopped by to pass the time, have a couple drinks and discuss fishing. One day, Lee set up a grill to cook fish for himself and his friends. Next thing you know, he decided to build a bar and offer drinks and grilled fish. Then he built a dining area. The more he built, the more people came. Then Lee built a restaurant building with awnings, a dance floor, tables and chairs, offices upstairs and a new dock for his boats. Then a funny thing happened. Tourists found Lee's Roadside Grill & Bar and they told their friends, who told their friends, and so on and so on.
One night, Lee went to bed. When he woke up the next morning and looked in the mirror, he found that he was no longer just the fisherman that he had been for most of his life. He was now also a businessman and the owner of one of the most popular restaurants on the island. So, stop by Lee's Place and enjoy yourself.
And, for those of you that crave excitement and adventure, the sport of deepsea fishing may be a fight up your alley. Nothing ever compares to man against nature, like fighting a Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin or any other tropical fish that dares to test your will, Strength and skill.
Do you have what it takes to fight the good fight for a few hours and possibly land a fish that may weigh twice as much as you do? Yes, then let's go fishing...
-Lee's Roadside Grill
--84 Welfare Road, Simpson Bay - Across from Royal Palm Resort
-For reservations, tel: 1.721.544.4233 Fax: 1.721.544.4234