Dining in paradise

St. John USVI is blessed with many restaurants offering a variety of cuisines.  The island has dozens of restaurants with offerings from sandwiches and fries to local cuisine, Mexican food, Chinese food, bar-b-q, continental cuisine and of course, seafood.  Virtually every restaurant has a bar and every bar has a grill.  
St. John has always had good food but in recent years the scene has changed some as the "foodie" movement has caught on. may of the restaurants on St. John are now serving food on par with some of the nicest restaurants stateside though prices tend to be a bit higher due to transportation costs.

Landing Shrimp at Cruz Bay Landing Crab dip at the Beach Bar The pit at the Cowboy Lounge Painkiller at the Beach Bar Seared Tuna app at the Beach Bar, Cruz Bay, St. John

One way to gauge the popularity of restaurants in a particular place is to ask those who have been there to name a couple of places they remember. When people who have visited Cruz Bay, St. John are asked to name a couple favorites, one name seems to pop up more than any other.  The Fish Trap.   The Fish Trap offers the freshest fish, seafood, and much more at surprisingly reasonable prices.

In Cruz Bay, one of the favorites of locals and visitors in the know is Ronnie's Pizza.  Ronnie does traditional pizza plus a whole lot more and is one of the cheapest places in town to get some grub.

Ronnie's Pizza sign Ronnie's Pizza register

While on the island, one should be sure to seek out some of the local fare.  An island favorite is the Pate', a sweet bread filled with a variety of fillings including fish, lobster, beef, chicken and of course, conch.  Cuisine in the Virgin Islands is an interesting blend of cultures thanks to the history of the islands.  Influences from the Americas, Europe, Africa, India and China all come together in Caribbean Cuisine and St. John is a great place to taste all these influences.

Miss Lucy's Restaurant
Miss Lucy's offers dishes such as roasted pig or freshly caught wahoo, served with pigeon peas and rice, sweet potato stuffing, okra, fungi, and plantains.
If you happen to be on St. John on the night of the full moon, Miss Lucy's is a must!  (340) 693-5244
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YELP Reviews for many of St. John's Restaurants

De' Coal Pot
130 Reviews
great food bruh, always satisfied and dont forgetvto try thier rotie as that's my favorite!!+1-340-714-2625
The Longboard
133 Reviews
Delicious food and cocktails Got the michelada with salmon poke( better than what I've had stateside). Split (I didn't want to) the coconut crusted daily...+1-340-715-2210
Extra Virgin Bistro
58 Reviews
We loved Extra Virgin! Our GPS sent us the wrong way so I called the restaurant and the hostess stayed on the phone with me and stood outside of the...+1-340-715-1864
Cruz Bay Landing
99 Reviews
Cruz Bay Landing is probably the best place to get reasonable prices for delicious seafood in Cruz Bay. My husband and I stopped here for lunch and shared...+1-340-776-6908
Morgan's Mango
130 Reviews
A chill spot near mongoose junction. Come for the lobster nights on Tuesdays and Saturdays! The lobster dinner comes with a glass of white wine. The...+1-340-693-8141
La Tapa
83 Reviews
I would endeavor to write a witty and clever review but it's all been said by other reviewers (the meat, ahem, of the review anyway) I will keep this...+1-340-693-7755
Sun Dog Cafe
85 Reviews
Wow! What a find: delicious, consistent, interesting, reasonably priced food in a lovely courtyard. Parking too--a huge plus! Steak salad, soups, amazing...+1-340-693-8340
Lime Inn
82 Reviews
Fresh local seafood, great ambiance and very service oriented owners and staff! The restaurant came recommended by a Belgium chef we met at the brewery...+1-340-776-6425
88 Reviews
We could not have been more pleased with our whole experience here. My husband and I love asian food but I almost hesitated coming here because for the...+1-340-779-4747
The Beach Bar
113 Reviews
They only serve lunch and dinner here. At night this place is super fun. There are lights strung up in the trees, live music, and games on the beach. There...+1-340-777-4220
Ocean Grill
50 Reviews
We have had some yummy dinners here in past years, this time we stopped for lunch. I had the shrimp Caesar wrap and fries and my husband had the mahi...+1-340-693-3304
The Terrace
37 Reviews
We ate here twice during our stay in January. First night I ordered the yellowfin niscoise salad. It was so good and fresh. Instead of hard boiled...+1-340-779-8550
Knox and Ollie's
21 Reviews
The New Super Hot Spot in St. John All four of us agreed we hit a walk off Grand Slam having dinner at their beautiful reastaurant & After Hour Drinks at...+1-340-693-3499
Ocean 362
41 Reviews
Every dish stunned. The water views and live music added to the divine experience!!! We entered via tender from our anchored vessel. It was worth it 100%....+1-340-776-0001
Rhumb Lines
93 Reviews
WOW, a great place to finish out our spring break vacation. A fun eclectic atmosphere tucked behind a convenience store. Had we not been told about this...+1-340-776-0303
Sogo's Restaurant
29 Reviews
We saw the great reviews on this place and the yummy looking food that was exactly up my husband and I's alley so we sauntered on down only to feel very...+1-340-779-4404
Woody's Seafood Saloon
92 Reviews
Best meal of our trip. Our server Anthony was knowledgeable and fun. The house-made spice on the Shark Bites was unbelievable, and the bacon cheeseburger...+1-340-779-4625
The Tap Room
69 Reviews
It's a bit of a scavenger hunt to find this hidden treasure. Well worth the hide and seek game though. Delicious craft beer and cocktails. Get the pretzel...+1-340-642-7776
Vista Mare
20 Reviews
I had heard that an Italian restaurant had taken the place of the Spyglass Restaurant and had heard it had really great food. Now having an Italian...+1-340-777-6273
ZoZo's Ristorante
87 Reviews
Wow, this is a beautiful venue. Absolutely idyllic scenery and unparalleled. The view is breathtaking. We had 5:30 reservations which was perfect to enjoy...+1-340-693-9200

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