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 carry out restaurant where they proudly serve their take on Caribbean cuisine. Most guests consider the level of formality and service here to be very casual. This location is open for both dinner and lunch, so why not stop by?


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

You can combine restaurant visit with some excellent local sightseeing options by checking out one of the many attractions in the area, like Franklin Powell Park.

One point of interest found this neighborhood is Cruz Bay Beach, a beach where guests can work on their tans and work up their appetites.

Nearby Restaurants

For those trying to find another restaurant in the area with similar menu items and/or a similar atmosphere, there is no shortage of nearby options to choose between, including Candi’s Barbecue. It is found about a hundred yards to the north-northwest of this restaurant.

But of course, if you're looking for something a little different, this region of St. John provides an excellent list of dining places that will be sure to satisfy almost every kind of diner. For instance, you can try eclectic cuisine at Sam & Jack's Deli, which is less than a hundred yards away.

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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