St John Restaurants are Plentiful!

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Margarita Phil's Restaurant! 100 different Tequilas! Fun St John Restaurants! Click photo to enlarge.Morgan's Mango Restaurant! South American cuisine, fun open air dining. Click photo to enlarge.Sun Dog Cafe'. Fun Gecko Gazebo Bar offering happy hour with drink specials! Click photo to enlarge.

St John restaurants offer plenty of options, from casual beach locations with live music to romantic, hilltop dining with spectacular sunset views of St Thomas and BVI. There are some great caribbean restaurants here!

"So….do you like dining out? I love to go out to eat and it’s not only to have great, fun food, it’s the people. I love to people watch! I enjoy being in fun, up beat places, places that have great music and great food and drinks."

"I’ve put together a lot of information for you about St John restaurants. I’ve organized them for you to included restaurants in Cruz Bay, Great Cruz Bay, Mid Island, North Shore and Coral Bay."

"If you look at a map of the island you’ll see where these locations are."

"Many St John restaurants may close at various times of the year for their vacations so please call ahead!"

"The Virgin Island Daily News has a Daily News Annual Readers Poll every year. Readers of the daily news vote on their favorite restaurants and other merchants throughout St Thomas, St John and St Croix. St John won many Best of VI 2007 awards and Best of VI 2008.I have highlighted them for you."

"Here we go...."

Cruz Bay, St John Restaurants

Asolare, $$$$$, 340-779-4747, Euro/Asian Cuisine, Romantic open air dining overlooking Cruz Bay, St John to St Thomas. Dinner Daily (call for hours and reservations). Pork tenderloin, duck, steak, lobster, salmon specialty dishes. A popular St John Restaurant. Best of VI 2007 Romantic Dining

The Balcony, $$$$$, 340-774-8470, Wharfside Village upstairs with beautiful view toward St Thomas. Lunch 11am-3pm daily, dinner 5:30pm-10pm daily. "Award for Best Seafood on St John 2005". Martini menu, great Coladas, calamari, gazpacho, burgers, fish, pork, Caribbean bouillabaisse. Best of VI 2007 Best Restaurant Ambiance and Best of VI 2008 Best Bartener to "Dianna".

The Banana Deck,$$, 340-693-5055, American/Caribbean cuisine. Overlooking Cruz Bay, St John harbor, casual open air dining. Live music (call for schedule).Lunch and dinner (call for hours), Sunday is Sunday Bloody Sunday Bloody Mary bar with make your own 24 oz! Shrimp, wings, mahi-mahi, chicken, pasta, salads, burgers.

The Beach Bar, $$, 340-777-4220, Wharside Village near ferry dock. Open for Lunch and Dinner daily (call for hours), happy hour, Friday and Sunday live music. Burgers, salads, seafood, nachos. Bocee ball, hammocks on beach. A very up beat St John restaurant. Best of VI 2007 Bar with Entertainment, Best of VI 2007 Beach Bar and Best of VI 2008 Beach Bar and Best of VI 2008 Bar with Live Entertainment.

Cafe' Roma, $$$, 340-776-6524, Traditional Italian, A local St John restaurant favorite. Indoor A/C, Dinner only 5pm-10pm Monday-Saturday. Veal, chicken, pasta, seafood, pizza, many vegetarian items. Best of VI 2007 Best Italian Food and Best of VI 2008 Best Pasta Dishes and Best of VI 2008 Best Pizza www.caferomamenu.htm

China Shack, $$$, 340-715-4998, Marketplace, Chinese. Indoor A/C, Lunch 11am-3pm Monday- Friday and dinner 4:30PM-9PM Monday- Sunday. Take out or eat in. Best Of VI 2008 Best Chinese Food.

Comfee's,$$, 340-714-5262, Ballfield, West Indian cuisine, order and go.

Compass Rose at Pastory Gardens ,$$, 340-777-3147, Beautiful views of St Thomas. Dinner5-10pm daily, bar 3-11pm serving sandwiches. Mini-golf 3pm-10pm. Crab cakes, salads, steak, tuna. Best of VI 2008 Best Dining View

Deli Grotto, $$$, 340-777-3061, Moongoose Junction. Inside A/C, Open for Breakfast 9am-11am, Lunch 1130am-3pm and dinner 6pm-10pm. Takeout, island dishes, baked goods, internet cafe. Best of VI 2007 Best Deli and Best of VI 2008 Best Deli

Ellington's,$$$$, 340-693-8490, Gallows Point Resort,St John Continental/Caribbean Cuisine. Elegant and great scenic views. (call for hours)

The Fist Trap, $$$$, 340-693-9994, Raintree Inn, Seafood, open air casual dining or inside A/C. Open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday 4:30pm-10pm. Early Bird specials 4:40pm-6:30pm, Happy Hour 4pm-6pm, great conch fritters, mussels, calamari, oysters, lobster, chicken, steak, pasta. Best of VI 2007 Best Lobster Dish and Best of VI 2008 Martini Bar and Best of VI 2008 Family Restaurant and Best of VI 2008 Best Seafood Dining

Fred's Patio, $,340-776-6363, no credit cards accepted, near Lemon Tree Mall, West Indian Cuisine. Open Lunch and dinner 12n-10pm. Live Reggae on Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays. (call for schedule)

Inn at Tamarind Court, $$, 340-776-6378, Courtyard dining. Breakfast 7am-11am, Dinner 5pm-9pm, various menu including Greek, Mexican, West Indian. Takeout or eat in. Happy Hour. Best of VI 2008 Best Breakfast.

JJ's Texas Coast Cafe, $$, 340-776-6908, Park near Waterfront, Tex-Mex. Outdoor casual seating. Breakfast 8am-11am, Lunch 11am-5pm and dinner 5pm-9pm. Fishburgers, Chicken fried steak.

Larry Landing, Wharfside Village, Casual bar with pour your own drinks and pool tables. (pour your own drinks sounds like fun!)

La Tapa, $$$$$, 340-693-7755, Bistro/Art Gallery. Tapas, Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine. Dinner only 530pm-10pm, Live jazz and salsa music (call for schedule). Tuna, steak, pasta, tapas menu, sangria, homemade sorbet. Top shelf St John restaurant! Best of VI 2008 Wine List

The Lime Inn, $$$$, 340-776-6425, Lemon Tree Mall, Casual, tropical garden setting. Lunch 11:30am-3pm, dinner 5:30-10pm. Wednesday night-"all you can eat" peel and eat shrimp. Closed Sunday. Grilled fish, mussels, steaks, caribbean lobster, chicken, pasta. Happy Hour daily 4pm-5:30pm.

Margarita Phill's, $$$, 340-693-8400, near Mongoose Junction. Mexican, Casual Open air dining or inside dining. Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm, take out also.Tacos, burritos, vegetarian, seafood, conch fritters, lobster. Over 100 tequilas. Best of VI 2007 Best Mexican Food and Best of VI 2008 Best Mexican Food

Morgan's Mango, $$$$, 340-693-8141, road toward Mongoose Junction. South American Cuisine. Fun open air dining. Open for dinner only 5pm-10pm. Live music (call for schedule) Menu changes often, fresh seafood, steaks, lobster, salads, vegetarian dishes, 30 different frozen drinks. Mango-banana pie for dessert. Best of VI 2008 Best Frozen Drinks and Best of VI 2008 Restaurant Host "Maria" and Best of VI 2008 Best Lobster Dish

Paradise Sidewalk Cafe, $, 340-770-4810, Wharfside Village. Casual. Open for breakfast and lunch 6am to 6pm. Espresso, cappuccino, ice cream smoothies, sandwiches, tropical drinks.

Paradiso, $$$$$, 340-693-8899, Mongoose Junction, Contemporary Cuisine, elegant A/C dining or open air balcony. Open for dinner only 6pm-10pm, Gorgeous bar open 430pm-to closing. Salmon, shrimp, pork, lamb specials.

Polli's, $$, 340-775-4550, Lumberyard Complex, Mexican. Casual open air dining or inside A/C dining. Open Monday-Saturday 11:30am-9:30pm for lunch and dinner. Great frozen Margaritas, fajitas, seafood, enchiladas, smoked BBQ ribs, kids stuff. Fun St John restaurant.

The Quiet Mon Pub, $$, 340-779-4799, no credit cards accepted. Casual Irish Pub. Open for lunch only Monday- Friday 11am-2:30pm. Bar Open 10am- until 4am. Daily specials, sloppy joes, hot dogs. Also internet access.

Rumbalaya Caribbean Grill, $$$, 340-714-6169, Beach front near ferry, Caribbean fare. Daily for lunch 11am-5pm, Dinner 5pm-10pm. Jerk chicken, burgers, fish tacos, conch chowder, lobster, filet mignon. Fun frozen drinks. Live music Monday- Wednesday evenings, and Saturday afternoons. (call for schedule)

Rhumb Lines Restaurant, $$$, 340-776-0303, Meada's Plaza ,Pacific Rim, Asian, Latin and Caribbean cuisine. Outdoor dining. Shrimp and corn fritters, tuna, crab cakes, salads, prawns, salmon, steak. Try their Pacific Rim Pupu Portions. Best of VI 2008 Creative Cusine.

Ronnie's Pizza 'n' Mo, $$, 340-693-7700, Boulon Center. Casual. Open for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday 11:30am-9pm. New York style pizza, sandwiches, salads, coffee, bar.

Satyamuna, $$, 340-774-3663, The Marketplace, Mediterranean,Indian/Italian Vegetarian Cuisine. Small courtyard dining on 2nd floor. Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.(call for hours). Panini, falafel, veggie burgers, hummus salad, vegetable lasagna. Takeout, delivery and villa service available. Best of VI 2008 Best Vegetarian Food

Sogo's, $, 340-779-4404, West Indian/American cuisine. Open Monday-Saturday for lunch 11:30am-4:30pm and dinner 5pm-9pm. Pasta, chicken, fish with creole, curried goat.

Stone Terrace, $$$$$, 340-693-9370, International cuisine, elegant waterfront dining, indoor A/C or open air dining. Open for dinner only Tuesday-Sunday 5:30pm until whenever. Bar open at 5pm. Seafood, crab cakes, duck, lamp, soups, great wine selection. Best of VI 2007 Best Wine List and Best of VI 2008 Best Chef "Walter" and Best of VI 2008 Gourmet Dining.

Sun Dog Cafe', $$$, 340-693-8340, Mongoose Junction 2nd level, Fun Casual atmosphere with outdoor seating. Open for Lunch 11am until 5pm, Gecko Gazebo Bar with happy hour, Jamaican jerk chicken, pizza, salads, fish, quesadillas. Best of VI 2008 Best Lunch

The Tap Room, 340-998-1333, Mongoose Junction. Home of St John Brewers microbrewery and bar. Open Monday-Saturday 12noon- 9pm and Sunday 2pm-9pm. Try there Virgin Islands Pale Ale. Tappy Hour 4-6pm daily. A/C Bar or patio. Free WIFI. Best of VI 2007 Best Local Beer and Best of VI 2008 Best Local Beer

Tage, $$$$$, 340-715-4270, near ball park, Neo-Northern California Cuisine in St John. Elegant dining either indoor A/C or outdoor. Dinner only nightly from 6pm-9:45pm, extensive wine list. Crab and shrimp cakes, scallops, tuna, lamb chops, beef filet.

Uncle Joe's Bar-B-Q, $$$, 340-693-8806, no credit cards accepted, across from Post Office, Casual dining. Open for lunch and dinner (call for hours). BBQ chicken and ribs, steak, take-out available. Best of VI 2007 BBQ and Best of VI 2008 BBQ.

Woody's Seafood Saloon,$$, 340-779-4625, near bank. Great, fun, gathering place. Open for lunch and dinner 11am-1am Sunday-Thursday and 11am-2am Friday and Saturday. Tradional bar food, great fries, burgers, seafood. Happy Hour daily 3pm-6pm with drink specials. A favorite St John restaurant and bar! Best of VI 2007 Bar Tending Staff and Best of VI 2008 Bar Tending Staff and Best of VI 2008 Happy Hour and Best of VI 2008 Food After Midnight.

Zozo's, $$$$$, 340-693-9200, Gallows Point Resort. Northern Italian. Elegant fine dining with beautiful sunsets of St Thomas. Open for dinner only 5:30pm-9pm. Bar open at 5:00pm Homemade pasta specials, calamari, brushetta, scallops, little necks, osso bucco, lobster.

Great Cruz Bay, St John Restaurants

The Beach Cafe' and Bar, $$$, 340-714-0516, Westin Resort, Open air dining with beautiful sunsets. Open daily 11am-10pm for lunch and dinner. Nightly specials.

Chloe & Bernards,$$$$$, 340-693-8000, Westin Resort, Continental Dining, Elegant Tropical open air dining or Indoor A/C, Dinner only 6:00pm-9:30pm, Seafood, beef tenderloin, duck, lobster, littlenecks. A lovely St John restaurant experience!

Mid Island, St John Restaurants

Chateau Bordeaux, $$$$$, 340-776-6611, Bordeau Mountain on Centerline Road. Creole/International Cuisine. Elegant, romantic, Indoor A/C, with sunsets over the British Virgin Islands. Dinner 5:30pm-845PM. Lobster, scallops, duck, mahi mahi, lamb. A beautiful St John restaurant! Best of VI 2008 Best Restaurant Ambiance and Best of VI 2008 Romantic Dining

North Shore Beaches, St John Restaurants

Beach Terrace, $$$$, 340-776-6111, Caneel Bay Resort, Route 20, St John. Elegant St John restuarant, waterfront terrace dining with dress code. Buffet lunch 11:30am-2pm, Dinner Monday, Tuesday and Friday with menu changing daily.

Coral Bay, St John Restaurants

Aqua Bistro, $$$, 340-776-5336, Coccolobo Complex overlooks Coral Bay Harbor. Meditterranean and Italian Cuisine. Lunch 11am-330pm and Dinner 5:30PM-9PM, Sunday brunch with live music 10am-3pm. Happy Hour Mon- Fri 4pm-6pm. Fun atmosphere with outdoor seating. Best of VI 2008 Best Waiter/Waitress by name is "Barbara"

Donkey Diner, $$, 340-693-5240, no credit cards accepted, Serving Breakfast Wednesday-Saturday 8am-12n, Lunch/Dinner Wednesday and Friday 12n-8pm. Specialty pizzas made with homemade dough, outdoor seating. Sunday Brunch 8am-1pm. A local favorite St John restaurant!

Island Blues Seaside Bar & Grill, $$$, 340-776-6800. Waterfront, outside seating. Lunch and Dinner- (call for hours), Happy Hour 4-6pm, Live Music nightly (call). Great specials daily. Nachos, shrimp, burgers,BBQ Pork, salads. Best of VI 2008 Best Karaoke.

Miss Lucy's, $$$, 340-693-5244, Route 107, Salt Pond, Friis Bay on the beach with great views. West Indian/International cuisine. Caribbean Specialties. Lunch and Dinner Tuesday- Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm. Paella, conch fritters, callaloo soup, banana pancakes for dessert. One time a month experience the "Full Moon Party" with music and dancing.A local favorite St John restaurant! Best of VI 2008 Best Sunday Brunch from menu

Mosquito Bites, Coccolobo Complex. Breakfast, coffees, ice cream.

Shipwreck Landing, $$, 340-693-5640, Route 107, Veranda seaside dining. Eclectic Cuisine. Open for lunch 11am-4pm, Dinner 6pm-10pm. Live music Wednesday evenings. Seafood specialties, sandwiches, burgers, vegetarian dishes, conch fritters, blackened snapper. Great frozen drinks. Best of VI 2008 Best Steaks and Best of VI 2008 Best Wait Staff

Skinny Legs, $$, 340-779-4982, Casual Fun outdoor dining. Open daily 11am-8pm. Fun place to be, great local St John restaurant! Burgers, hot dogs, salads, chicken and mahi-mahi sandwiches. Dart boards, horseshoes, TV's for sporting events, local music many evenings.(call for schedule). Best of VI 2008 Bar and Best of VI 2008 Best Hamburgers

Sputnik II, 340-776-6644, Lunch and Dinner, live music.(call)Best of VI 2008 Night Club

Sweet Plantains, $$$, 340-777-4653 West Indian/local cuisine. (Call for hours.) Indoor A/C and outdoor terrace. Dinner only, closed Monday. Live music. Spicy crab spread, Jerked Mahi Mahi, Latin Seafood Terrine, Creole, Ribs, Flan. Spice shop, rum tastings. Best of VI 2007 Best Chef

Vie's Snack Shack, $$, 340-693-5033, Route 10 before Coral Bay. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm (but call first!) Popular street side food shack. Conch fritters, johnny cakes, garlic chicken, beans and rice, homemade limeade and pineapple and coconut tarts, soda and beer.

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