Caribbean Cuisine on St. John

The vast genre of Caribbean cuisine is embraced by people from all walks of life, perhaps because chefs use exciting spices, native produce, and gorgeous seafood. If you're wondering how common it is, there's more than enough restaurants for food prepared in this style.

Restaurants Map

With options including everything from the very casual backdrop at The Fish Trap to the fantastic dinner and lunch at Ocean Grill, it really is possible to find the dish worthy of multiple plates-full.

Below, you can get more details about the numerous restaurants specializing in Caribbean food throughout the Virgin Islands. For each option that interests you, click the name to learn more about its hours, location, and other offerings.

Iggie's Beach Bar & Grill

St. Thomas | (340) 693-2600

Iggie's Beach Bar & Grill is located at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, and is a logical selection worth considering if you are thinking about exploring this part of the island. It's 2.8 miles southeast of Charlotte Amalie. The fresh taste of fish and Caribbean flair both share the spotlight at this fun establishment. <p>Designed to look like a tiki hut, Iggies Beach Bar definitely offers the tropical vibe that guests are looking for on their beach vacation.</p>

High Tide

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

High Tide

Positioned near the center of downtown Cruz Bay, High Tide is on the same premises as Wharfside Village. Not only do they have festive fare including Caribbean food and of course hamburgers, but it's also quite the favorite for 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>

Sangria's Beachside Bistro

Cowpet Bay, St. Thomas | (340) 714-7874

Sangria's Beachside Bistro, which is part of Elysian Beach Resort, is located in Cowpet Bay, a neighborhood in East End; three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers) to the southeast of Red Hook. Looking for Caribbean food, but pizza in particular? In any case, you'll likely agree Sangria's Beachside Bistro could be a priority on your agenda. <p>Dining at Sangria's takes place on a covered patio overlooking the beach, where guests sit on woven chairs pushed up to patio-style glass-top tables.</p>

Havana Blue

Bellevue, St. Thomas | (340) 715-2583

Havana Blue is at 5 Estate Bakkeroe. It is 1.6 miles south-southeast of Charlotte Amalie. Determined not to be a "stale" choice, not only does this place offer Caribbean food and of course seafood, but wouldn't you know they're also fawned-over for another favorite, tapas. <p>The restaurant features an assortment of items that fall into either the aperitivos (tapas) or entree menu. Both have mostly seafood items, such as Miso Sea Bass and El Tigre Tempura, but they do offer chicken, steak, and vegetarian options. Pair your meal with a glass, or two, of wine from Havana Blue's signature and expansive wine list, or you can finish your dinner with a tasty cocktail and beautiful sunset view.</p> <p>Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended to guarantee seating.</p>

The Tourist Trap

St. John | (340) 774-0912

The Tourist Trap

The Tourist Trap is at 16368 Concordia; it is two miles (three and a half kilometers) to the south of Coral Bay. When it comes to specialty Caribbean food, this possible dining pick is particularly known for its hot dogs and sandwiches. <p>There isn't anything particularly special about then menu here, they offer the typical bar food. This means nachos, hot dogs, tacos, and sandwiches, as well as a menu board of daily specials.</p>

Caribbean Restaurants
Name Location Island Type Phone Number
Aqua Bistro Coral Bay, Central St. John St. John Caribbean, International (340) 776-5336
Asolare Restaurants 0.3 mi. North of Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Asian Fusion, Caribbean (340) 779-4747
Bleuwater 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Red Hook St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 775-3333
Cafe Concordia 2.4 mi. South of Central Coral Bay St. John American, Caribbean --
Candi’s Barbecue 0.2 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean (340) 779-1452
Chateau Bordeaux Restaurant Central St. John St. John Caribbean (340) 776-6611
Coco Blue Restaurant 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 774-7253
Coconut Cove 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Red Hook St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 775-3333
Coconuts Bar & Grill 0.3 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American, Caribbean (340) 774-0099
Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis Coral Bay, Central St. John St. John Caribbean, Soul Food, Vegetarian (340) 774-1030
Cruzan Beach Club 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 775-6550
Cuzzin's Caribbean Restaurant & Bar 0.3 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 777-4711
D'e Coal Pot Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean (340) 714-2625
Etta's West Indian Cuisine 0.3 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean (340) 693-0090
Extra Virgin Bistro Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean (340) 715-1864
Fat Turtle 0.6 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 775-8328
Fish Tails 1.5 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas American, Caribbean (340) 714-3188
Gladys' Café 0.4 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 774-6604
Gwen's 1.4 mi. East of Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean (340) 642-0338
Havana Blue 1.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean, Fusion, Latin American (340) 715-2583
Hercules Pate Delight Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean, International (340) 776-6352
High Tide Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American, Caribbean (340) 714-6169
Iggie's Beach Bar & Grill 2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 693-2600
Indigo Grill 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central Coral Bay St. John Caribbean (340) 774-4433
Inn at Tamarind Court Restaurant Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean, International (340) 776-6378
Island Time Pub 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas Caribbean, International (340) 774-2929
Jen's Island Cafe And Deli 0.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American, Caribbean (340) 777-4611
Latitude 18 1.9 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 777-4552
Lemongrass Restaurant & Bar 0.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean, International (340) 693-8000 ext. 6010
Lime Inn Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American, Caribbean (340) 779-4199
Lobster Grille 2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean, Eclectic (340) 775-1800 ext. 2500
Mangrove Restaurant 1.3 mi. East of Central Anna's Retreat St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 779-8809
Mimi's Seaside Bistro 2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 775-2081
Miss Lucy's Restaurant 1.8 mi. Southeast of Central Coral Bay St. John Caribbean (340) 693-5244
Mojo's Rum & Surf Shack 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 775-6656
Morgan's Mango Restaurant Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean, International (340) 693-8141
North Shore Deli 0.2 mi. Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay St. John American, Caribbean (340) 777-3061
North Side Bistro & Brewery 2.2 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 775-5098
Ocean Grill Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean, Contemporary (340) 693-3304
Oceana Restaurant & Wine Bar 0.8 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 774-4262
Palms Court Harborview 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean, Continental (340) 774-5292
Petite Pump Room 0.3 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 776-2976
Rhumb Lines Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim (340) 776-0303
Sabroso Restaurant 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 626-9054
SandBar 1.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean, Latin American (340) 715-7263
Sangria's Beachside Bistro 0.8 mi. Southeast of Central Red Hook St. Thomas Caribbean, Mediterranean (340) 714-7874
Shipwreck Landing Restaurant & Bar Central St. John St. John American, Caribbean (340) 693-5640
Sogo's Restaurant Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean (340) 779-4404
St Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens 1.8 mi. Northwest of Central downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 774-4999
Sugarcane Grille 0.3 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 774-8056
Sunset Grill 1.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas American, Caribbean (340) 776-8500
Sweet Life Cafe 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean, Vegan, Vegetarian (340) 775-2650
Sweet Plantains 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Coral Bay St. John Caribbean, Creole (340) 777-4653
T'ree Lizards Restaurant 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay St. John American, Caribbean (340) 776-6330
Taste of Love City Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean --
The Fish Trap Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean, International (340) 693-9994
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
Trenchtown Rock Jamaican Bar & Restaurant 0.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean, Jamaican (340) 774-1996
Victor's New Hideout 0.3 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 776-9379
Vie's Snack Shack 2.6 mi. East of Central Coral Bay St. John Caribbean (340) 693-5033
Walker's by the Sea 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean (340) 777-5633
Waterfront Bistro Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Caribbean, French (340) 777-7755

Similar Food

If your heart's not set on this cuisine in particular, you will find similar ingredients and influences at restaurants like Ideal Restaurant where they offer Trinidadian cuisine.

Some of the most unique options for Caribbean food in the Virgin Islands are the ones that you happen upon while trekking the town of your choice. However, including a couple of tasty-sounding cafes and bars in your travel plans, might make sense for your travel preferences. To find out more information about the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.

About Food