Etta's West Indian Cuisine

If you can pass by the front doors of Etta's West Indian Cuisine and smell the delicious aromas floating out the door without walking in, you're one of the few that can do so. Owned and operated by Etta, who has had been the front runner of several restaurants on the island over the last 20 years, this spot is known for its authentic island fare and exceptionally friendly service.


Meals at Etta's are served from a buffet into take out containers. Guests enjoy heaping portions of their favorite island dishes, including kalaloo, conch, and red snapper with a side of peas and rice, mac and cheese, plantains, or coleslaw. The chicken drumettes are a favorite, and you won't want to pass up the seafood platter, which offers a sampling of many of the offerings from the sea for just $15(USD).

Etta's West Indian Cuisine is a popular carry out restaurant that happens to specialize in Caribbean cuisine. When it comes to the level of formality, the setting here is very casual. The option to eat here is on the table during both dinner and lunch, so give it a try. You might discover some dishes that you fall in love with.


Located 0.3 miles southeast of downtown Cruz Bay, Etta's West Indian Cuisine is on the premises of St. John Marketplace.

This section of St. John has plentiful popular attractions, which makes it quite a vibrant area of town. Two of the closest visitor favorites from this particular dining option include Ivan Jadan Museum and Franklin Powell Park, both of which are only a quick ride away from the restaurant.

Besides the cuisine, something else to try in the vicinity is Cruz Bay Beach, a beach where guests can work on their tans and work up their appetites.

Nearby Restaurants

For guests hoping to find an area restaurant with some similar types of food and/or a similar atmosphere, there are several nearby dining spots to consider, including Candi’s Barbecue. It's situated about a hundred yards from Etta's West Indian Cuisine.

In contrast, if you're looking for something different, this region of St. John features an excellent selection of food and drink venues that will suit the tastes of nearly every type of diner. For example, you can also try eclectic cuisine at Sam & Jack's Deli, which is less than a hundred yards east-southeast.

Hours and Other Info

Most entrees at Etta'a range in price from $10 to $15(USD).

Stop by between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Contact Info

Location: Enighed Marketplace Second Floor, Cruz Bay, St. John

Phone: (340) 693-0090


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