American Cuisine on St. John

Almost everywhere in the Virgin Islands, you'll happen upon a variety of restaurants and other dining options. If you're admittedly obsessed with American food, you will want to visit the places that dub it their specialty. In terms of availability, there's a surplus of dining options for this type of food alone.

With lots to tempt your palate, from the very casual locale of Shark Bar to the much anticipated dinner service at Sapphire Bar and Grill, you may very well stumble upon something with all the right flavors.

The following list allows you to pursue the wide selection of American eateries awaiting the Virgin Islands' guests. You can click each restaurant's name to read the full article about its location, ambiance, and more.

Skinny Legs

Coral Bay, St. John | (340) 779-4982

Skinny Legs

Located toward the center of Coral Bay, Skinny Legs is at 9901 Estate Emmaus. Don't hesitate to pass through Coral Bay for an unforgettable experience with the special: hamburgers. <p>Skinny Legs is an open air bar and restaurant with a sail cloth for a roof -- it doesn't get much more casual than that. They are a laid back, family-friendly spot on the quiet side of the island, where guests can get in a game of darts or horseshoes while grabbing a bite to eat. They also often host fundraisers and have live music for their guests during the high season, as well as parties for Halloween and the Kentucky Derby. They are also the home base for the Coral Bay Yacht Club which hosts several regattas each year.</p>

High Tide

Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John | (340) 714-6169

High Tide

High Tide, a part of Wharfside Village, is located in downtown Cruz Bay, near the center of Cruz Bay. When it comes to specialty American cuisine, this possible dining pick boasts about their hamburgers and seafood. <p>High Tide offers high quality dishes in a casual setting. While lunch offers casual entrees like hamburgers and tacos, dinner has a bit higher taste of meals, including skirt steak and seared tuna. However, do not forget this is a "bar" and grill, so there is also plenty of cold drinks to order.</p>

Sun Dog Cafe

Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John | (340) 693-8340

Located in downtown Cruz Bay, Sun Dog Cafe is on the premises of Mongoose Junction, and is a good option for guests thinking about spending some time seeing this neighborhood or nearby. Sure to please everyone, Sun Dog Cafe isn't just American goodies, which yes, includes pizza, but here they're also known for sandwiches. <p>Located in the courtyard of Mongoose Junction, dining at Sun Dog Cafe takes place under green umbrellas in an environment of native stone and mahogany with lush terraces. There are just 10 tables with green umbrellas to keep you cool overlooking the courtyard for an intimate and relaxed feel. There is also an open air bar overlooking the courtyards where eclectic shops and galleries provide browsing and buying opportunities.</p>

Caneel Beach Bar & Grill

Caneel Bay, St. John | (340) 776-6111 ext. 334

Positioned on the edge of Cruz Bay, a half mile northeast of downtown, Caneel Beach Bar & Grill is on the premises of Caneel Bay Resort. Sure to please everyone, Caneel Beach Bar & Grill isn't just American delights and particularly hamburgers, but here they're also known for sushi. <p>This open air setting has a tropical feel that is perfect for the casual menu.</p>

Betsy's Bar and Restaurant

Frenchtown, St. Thomas | (340) 774-9347

Betsy's Bar and Restaurant is located in Frenchtown, a neighborhood on St. Thomas; 0.9 miles to the west of Charlotte Amalie. Here's one sure-fire reason to visit Frenchtown when you want the familiar, inviting flavor profile of hamburgers. <p>Dining is available both indoors and out on the patio. Inside is air conditioned and fun, with two billiards tables, a food ball table, darts, pin ball machines, and VLT machines.</p>

American Restaurants
Name Location Island Type Phone Number
Betsy's Bar and Restaurant 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American (340) 774-9347
Cafe Concordia 2.4 mi. South of Central Coral Bay St. John American, Caribbean --
Caneel Beach Bar & Grill 1.0 mi. Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American (340) 776-6111 ext. 334
Caneel Beach Terrace 1.0 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American, International (340) 776-6111 ext. 334
Caribbean Steakhouse & Saloon 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas American (340) 775-7060
Chester's Fried Chicken 0.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Anna's Retreat St. Thomas American --
Coconuts Bar & Grill 0.3 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American, Caribbean (340) 774-0099
Cruz Bay Landing Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American (340) 776-6908
Driftwood David's Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American (340) 777-4015
Epernay 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American, French (340) 774-5348
Fatty's 1.7 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas American (340) 777-4275
Fish Tails 1.5 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas American, Caribbean (340) 714-3188
Frenchtown Deli 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American, International (340) 776-7211
High Tide Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American, Caribbean (340) 714-6169
Hook Line & Sinker 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American (340) 776-9708
Hooters Buccaneer Mall 0.8 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American (340) 693-9464
Hull Bay Hideaway 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American (340) 777-1898
Jake's Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American (340) 777-7115
Jen's Island Cafe And Deli 0.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American, Caribbean (340) 777-4611
Joe's Rum Hut Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American (340) 775-5200
Lime Inn Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American, Caribbean (340) 779-4199
Magens Bay Cafe & Pizzeria 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American --
McDonald's Frenchtown 0.8 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American (340) 774-5246
McDonald's Lockhart Garden 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American (340) 774-3240
McDonald's Tutu Park 0.6 mi. South West of Central Anna's Retreat St. Thomas American (340) 775-4691
North Shore Deli 0.2 mi. Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American, Caribbean (340) 777-3061
Ocean 362 Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American, Contemporary (340) 776-0001
Pickles in Paradise Coral Bay, Central St. John St. John American (340) 693-5140
Presto Marketplace 1.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American (340) 715-6125
Robert's American Grille 0.8 mi. Southeast of Central Red Hook St. Thomas American (340) 714-3663
Rum Shandy 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American (340) 775-7861
Sapphire Bar and Grill 1.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas American (340) 775-6123
Shark Bar 1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Anna's Retreat St. Thomas American (888) 695-2073
Shipwreck Landing Restaurant & Bar Central St. John St. John American, Caribbean (340) 693-5640
Sib's Restaurant The vicinity of St. Thomas and St. John None American (340) 774-8967
Sib's on the Mountain 0.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American (340) 774-8967 ext. 8
Skinny Legs 0.2 mi. East of Central Coral Bay St. John American (340) 779-4982
Snorkel's Bar & Grill 0.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American, International (340) 693-8000
Subway Buccaneer Mall 0.8 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American (340) 776-4545
Subway Contant 1.6 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American (340) 774-8160
Subway Redhook 1.7 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas American (340) 774-4981
Sun Dog Cafe Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American (340) 693-8340
Sunset Grill 1.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American, Caribbean (340) 776-8500
Sunset Grille Beach Club 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas American (340) 775-6550
T Restaurant & Chicken Fry 0.3 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American (340) 777-8102
T'ree Lizards Restaurant 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay St. John American, Caribbean (340) 776-6330
Texas Pit BBQ 1.7 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas American (340) 774-0610
Texas Pit BBQ Wheatley Center 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American (340) 714-5775
The Beach Bar Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American (340) 777-4220
The Delly Deck 0.8 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American (340) 776-9943
The Longboard Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American, Caribbean, Vegetarian (340) 715-2201
The Tourist Trap 2.2 mi. South of Central Coral Bay St. John American, Caribbean (340) 774-0912
Tickles Dockside Pub 0.8 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American (340) 776-1595
Uncle Joe's Bar-B-Q Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American (340) 693-8806
Woody's Seafood Saloon Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American (340) 779-4625
XO Bistro 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas American (340) 779-2069

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If you seek even more options in this same genre, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Sweet Plantains (340) 777-4653 Creole 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Coral Bay
Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis (340) 774-1030 soul food Coral Bay, Central St. John
The Barefoot Cowboy (340) 228-5200 Tex-Mex Downtown Cruz Bay

Plus, taste more of the same with the specialty items prepared at restaurants across the region, including these:

Restaurants with Similar Specialties
Restaurant Name Phone Specialty Location Island
Candi’s Barbecue (340) 779-1452 Barbecue 0.2 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
Vie's Snack Shack (340) 693-5033 Hot Dogs 2.6 mi. East of Central Coral Bay
Cruzan Beach Club (340) 775-6550 Comfort Food 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
Bistro 4560 (340) 774-4560 Hamburgers 3.0 mi. East of Central Charlotte Amalie
Fat Turtle (340) 775-8328 Barbecue 0.6 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie
Banana Deck (340) 693-5055 Hamburgers Downtown Cruz Bay
Mojo's Rum & Surf Shack (340) 775-6656 Hot Dogs 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie
Sails (340) 775-3333 Hamburgers 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Red Hook
Latitude 18 (340) 777-4552 Hamburgers 1.9 mi. East of Central Maroon Town
Cuzzin's Caribbean Restaurant & Bar (340) 777-4711 Barbecue 0.3 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie

Some of the best cuisines in the Virgin Islands are those you run into during your exploration of different cities. However, you'll save yourself some stress if you learn about dining in a particular region in advance. To learn even more about the culinary options waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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