Eclectic Cuisine on St. John

Throughout the Virgin Islands, you'll be overwhelmed by the wide selection of local eateries, vendors, and fine food. eclectic food lovers should check out the restaurants offering this cuisine on the menu. Fortunately, there's a respectable number of restaurants that offer this favorite.

With options including everything from the informal attitude at Lobster Grille to the crave-inducing dinner and lunch at Twisted Cork Cafe, there is a choice for every type of traveler and even for a memorable date night.

The following list allows you to get more details about the fairly full set of options at which to sample eclectic eats. Find the one that makes your mouth water and click its name to discover the details about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

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. This enigmatic eatery can show multiple sides, so yes they're offering eclectic food and of course seafood, but we shouldn't forget they're also dubbed a hotspot for steak. <p>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.</p> <p>After dinner, do not forget to try their famous Key Lime Pie or a glass of dessert wine.</p>

Lobster Grille

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

Lobster Grille

Lobster Grille is on the premises of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. Charlotte Amalie is three miles (four and a half kilometers) to the northwest. Fresh catches from and eclectic style eats are a great pair at this informal dining option. <p>Breakfast at Lobster Grille ranges from the heavy bananas foster pancakes to a lighter fruit and muffin. The lunch menu is also full of lite offerings like salads and sandwiches, but for dinner the restaurant goes all out. Try one of many lobster dishes, pasta, or a juicy steak.</p>

Sam & Jack's Deli

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

Sam & Jack's Deli

Located 0.3 miles southeast of downtown Cruz Bay, Sam & Jack's Deli is a good option that's worth considering if you're thinking about going to this town and adjacent areas. Pleasantly surprising, this dining destination is not just eclectic goodies, which yes, includes pasta, but we shouldn't forget they're also dubbed a hotspot for sandwiches. <p>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.</p> <p> 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!). </p>

Twisted Cork Cafe

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

Twisted Cork Cafe is a logical choice worth considering if you're going to explore this neighborhood. It's 0.9 miles west of Charlotte Amalie. Not only do they have festive fare including eclectic food and seafood, but wouldn't you know they're also masters of tapas. <p>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.</p>

Sails

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

Sails is on the same premises as Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas. It's 0.7 miles southeast of Red Hook. Determined not to be a "stale" choice, not only does this place offer eclectic goodies, which yes, includes hamburgers, but wouldn't you know they're also fawned-over for another favorite, sandwiches.

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
Coral Bay Cones 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central Coral Bay St. John Eclectic --
Famous Delite 1.3 mi. Northeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Eclectic (340) 777-6050
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

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best restaurants in the Virgin Islands are the ones you didn't expect to find yourself craving while walking the streets near your hotel. At the same time, you'll save yourself some stress if you have a few favorites on the itinerary. To learn much more regarding the types of food available to you, check out this page.

 

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