Eclectic Cuisine on St. John

Throughout the Virgin Islands, expect to be impressed by the wide range of places to eat. Guests who already have plans to eat eclectic food will want to visit the various establishments known for these fun flavors. Sample the eclectic cuisine you'll find in the Virgin Islands with these popular restaurants.

From the pleasant, very casual favorite named Sails to the crave-inducing dinner and lunch at Twisted Cork Cafe, you might come across a dish worthy of multiple plates-full.

Take a moment to get more details about the fairly full set of options that specialize in food of the eclectic variety. Find the one that makes your mouth water and click its name to view the full article about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.

Banana Tree Grille

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas | (340) 776-4050

Banana Tree Grille

Positioned less than a hundred yards east of downtown Charlotte Amalie, Banana Tree Grille is a part of Bluebeards Castle, and is a logical choice for people thinking about spending some time seeing this part of the city and other nearby areas. Not only do they have festive fare including eclectic delights and particularly seafood, but we shouldn't forget they're also good at steak.

The Banana Tree Grille cooks to order dozens of tasty and juicy entrees. These include Angus Beef from New Zealand, veal, mahi-mahi, roasted chicken, and many other traditional dishes. As you can see, just because this is a steakhouse does not mean it can only cook steaks. With as many seafood options as beef, their selections such as orange ginger ahi-tuna and crab imperial stuffed grouper are some of the local favorites.

After dinner, do not forget to try their famous Key Lime Pie or a glass of dessert wine.

Sam & Jack's Deli

Cruz Bay, St. John | (340) 714-3354

Sam & Jack's Deli

Sam & Jack's Deli is located on St. John. Perhaps you could guess that this place is best known for eclectic goodies, which yes, includes pasta, but we shouldn't forget they're also good at sandwiches.

Specialty Sandwiches are available either hot or cold, or you can put together your own creation by mixing and matching any of their house-roasted meats, huge cheese selection and seemingly endless vegetables and house-made condiments. After a long day on the beach, stop by for a glass of their famous sangria, a cold beer, or the wine of the month while you peruse the grab'n'go dinners.

Entrees change daily, and some favorites include fusilli pasta with wild mushrooms and truffle cream sauce, roasted chicken, lobster mac'n'cheese, baby back ribs, turkey pot pies and several varieties of freshly made ravioli that you can take back to your villa with a bottle of wine (best prices on the island!).

Lobster Grille

St. Thomas | (340) 775-1800 ext. 2500

Lobster Grille

Lobster Grille is located at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, and is a smart choice worth considering if you are visiting the island. If you're wondering, Charlotte Amalie is three miles (four and a half kilometers) to the northwest. Fresh fish and eclectic style eats are made for each other at this informal eatery.

Lobster Grille is a two story open-air restaurant with architecture similar to what one might expect to find on an island in the Pacific. The view from each table is of the pool which glows neon blue at night.


Cowpet Bay, St. Thomas | (340) 775-3333

Restaurants Map

Sails, on the premises of Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas, can be found on the northeastern side of Cowpet Bay, a neighborhood in East End; 0.7 miles to the southeast of Red Hook. Although some delight in the general selection of eclectic culinary creations, this possible dining pick likes to suggest its hamburgers and sandwiches.

Twisted Cork Cafe

Frenchtown, St. Thomas | (340) 775-2675

Twisted Cork Cafe is a viable choice that's worth considering if you're going to check out this neighborhood. It is 0.9 miles west of Charlotte Amalie. This local establishment isn't merely eclectic cooking and their signature staple of seafood, but here they're also known for tapas.

Utilizing local produce -- even some plucked fresh from the on-site garden -- and seafood, this spot also bakes all of its breads and desserts daily.

eclectic Restaurants
Name Location Island Type Phone Number
Banana Tree Grille 0.3 mi. East of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Eclectic (340) 776-4050
Bumpa's Sandwich and Ice Cream Shop 0.2 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Eclectic (340) 776-5674
Lobster Grille 2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean, Eclectic (340) 775-1800 ext. 2500
Sails 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Red Hook St. Thomas Eclectic (340) 775-3333
Sam & Jack's Deli 0.3 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Eclectic, Italian (340) 714-3354
Twisted Cork Cafe 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Eclectic (340) 775-2675

Some of the best kitchens, cafes, and dining rooms in the Virgin Islands are those that you happen upon while walking the streets near your hotel. But, keeping a handful of reliable-looking restaurants in your plans, means you won't have to settle for something less. To find out more concerning the culinary options waiting for you, check out this page.


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