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
137 Reviews
Holy heck.... We were debating between this and The Terrace, were told this was a local gem, and were not disappointed. Steven got the ox tail, which he had...+1-340-714-2625
The Longboard
136 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
Cruz Bay Landing
105 Reviews
Catch of day grilled blackened Mahi amazing (came with fried plantains and Brussel sprouts) !!!!! You wouldnt think Brussel Sprouts would be good but the...+1-340-776-6908
Extra Virgin Bistro
66 Reviews
Amazing ambiance, food, and service! The cutest little restaurant filled with string lights and wooden planters. They are tucked into the palms on a big...+1-340-715-1864
ZoZo's Ristorante
90 Reviews
We had reservations for 630p and the view of the bay and sunset was absolutely gorgeous; there wasn't a bad seat in the house! The wait staff were attentive...+1-340-693-9200
La Tapa
85 Reviews
World class food! My husband and I ate their 3 times in one week. Chef's Alex and Patrick truly care about every dish that is prepared. Thursday night...+1-340-693-7755
The Beach Bar
120 Reviews
My favorite place on the island! Really good food (we had burgers, nachos, chicken burrito, fried cheese and of course the Bushwhackers). The atmosphere is...+1-340-777-4220
Morgan's Mango
132 Reviews
We loved this place!! Absolutely delicious food and drinks, and very friendly staff. We would surely be regulars, if we lived on the island.+1-340-693-8141
The Tap Room
71 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
Knox and Ollie's
25 Reviews
My new favorite restaurant on the island! Everything is local, made to order and simply just amazing. The waitress was very knowledgeable about local...+1-340-693-3499
Sun Dog Cafe
89 Reviews
I don't do a whole lot of reviews- especially on my vacation travels. But this is a serious "pay it forward" for all you yelp folks. If your wondering what...+1-340-693-8340
90 Reviews
Based on our experience, I don't know how Asolare could have anything less than 5 star ratings. We made our reservation on the same evening we wanted to...+1-340-779-4747
Woody's Seafood Saloon
101 Reviews
Love love this place!!! Just a short walk from the ferry in St. John. This place is a great laid back casual stop before and after the beaches. We stopped...+1-340-779-4625
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
Umami Bar
18 Reviews
Amazing food and great atmosphere! Everyone at Umami was friendly, welcoming, and very knowledgeable about the menu. We had the best meal we had throughout...+1-340-244-2824
Lime Inn
84 Reviews
The service was excellent here, I felt like I was at home. I ordered grilled red snapper and he ordered sandwich. The red snapper was so delicious with...+1-340-776-6425
Rhumb Lines
98 Reviews
The best dinner we've had on St. John!!!! Started with the cilantro lime and blackened shrimp and it was the best we've ever had! So fresh and seasoned to...+1-340-776-0303
The Terrace
38 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
High Tide Bar & Seafood Grill
76 Reviews
We arrived on the ferry to St.John around 11:00 on Saturday morning and were starving. We hadn't eaten before we left for the day so we stopped at High Tide...+1-340-714-6169
St John Waterfront Bistro
74 Reviews
Came to St John two years ago from San Francisco and stopped by St John Waterfront Bistro to grab a bite to eat. After having what I thought was the most...+1-340-777-7755

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