A favorite road side spot among locals, Gwen's is always busy. In fact, it is not uncommon for her to run out of food on a particularly busy day! If the locals love it, you know it has got to be good.


You'll find Gwen's Place in a newly constructed white building about a half a mile down Gifft Hill Road on the left coming from Centerline. Inside, some of the best local dishes are available, and there is no better spot to get a huge home cooked meal.

Gwen's offers Caribbean cooking that's almost worth licking the plate for. The style of the restaurant and its dishes is considered by most to be very casual. This dining option is on the table during lunch only, so don't be shy about checking them out during their limited operating hours.


Gwen's can be found in the northern outskirts of Gifft Hill, a neighborhood in the vicinity of downtown Cruz Bay; it is to the east of Cruz Bay.

Travelers can merge their dining experience with some excellent sightseeing opportunities by visiting one of the many attractions nearby, like Rebellion Gut.

One experience awaiting explorers of the vicinity is Hawksnest Bay, a nearby beach, where you might nod off after a good meal or a long day.

Nearby Restaurants

For those hoping to find another local restaurant that has some similar types of food or a comparable price range, there are lots of nearby places to choose from, including Lemongrass Restaurant & Bar.

In contrast, if you're looking for a change of pace, this section of St. John boasts an excellent selection of restaurants that will satisfy all types of diners. For instance, you could also consider contemporary cuisine at Turtle Bay Estate House, which is about a mile northwest.

Hours and Other Info

Gwen is serving up hearty dishes on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from late morning until the food runs out.

Contact Info

Location: Gifft Hill Road, Gifft Hill, St. John

Phone: (340) 642-0338


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