Restaurants in the USVI

Even at formal restaurants, Virgin Islanders go casual

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Virgin Islands Restaurants
 

Restaurants in the Virgin Islands range in style from roadside stands and beach bars to posh dining spots overlooking the sea.

Although each restaurant has its own personal style and ambiance, most restaurants in the Virgin Islands are consistently casual. In more elegant and formal dining spots, men should always wear a button-up shirt and slacks, and women should consider dressing in business casual. Skirts and dresses are never considered too formal. Less formal dining spots allow shorts and T-shirts, but bathing suits are rarely considered acceptable attire.

The culinary styles of the Virgin Islands is influenced by a wide array of flavors from many countries around the world, including France, China, Japan, Italy, Mexico, and other islands in the Caribbean.  This means that no matter which island you are on, chances are you'll find something to fill every craving you experience.  Because of the obviously easy accessibility to the sea, you will find that most restaurants serve up sea food in abundance.  Okra is another island staple, and many visitors will find that the soups here are a departure from what they are used to - sweet instead of hearty, and often made up of fruits instead of vegetables.  Learn more about the island's food and the restaurants serving them in the following table.

Restaurants By Cuisine
Cuisine Restaurants Locations
American 92 Restaurants Sapphire Beach, Nazareth, St. Croix, the vicinity of St. Thomas and St. John, Water Island, Bellevue, Havensight, Epworth, St. Thomas, St. John, Frenchtown, the North Shore, Coki Point, Montpelier, downtown Charlotte Amalie, downtown Christiansted, Hull Bay, downtown Cruz Bay, Carlton, Concordia, Marina Cay, Golden Rock, the vicinity of Charlotte Amalie, Christiansted, Coral Bay, Cruz Bay, Frederiksted, Red Hook, East End, Cowpet Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Caneel Bay
Asian 1 Restaurant Maroon Town
Asian Fusion 1 Restaurant Cruz Bay
Cajun 3 Restaurants Frederiksted, St. Croix, downtown Christiansted
Caribbean 95 Restaurants Morningstar Bay, Nazareth, St. Croix, the vicinity of St. Thomas and St. John, Frederiksted Southeast, Water Island, Bellevue, Havensight, St. Thomas, St. John, Frenchtown, East End, Cane Bay, Barret, downtown Charlotte Amalie, Bolongo Bay, downtown Christiansted, downtown Cruz Bay, Concordia, Friis Bay, Gifft Hill, the vicinity of Charlotte Amalie, Beef Island, Cooper Island, Cruz Bay, Frederiksted, Red Hook, East End, Charlotte Amalie, Christiansted, Cowpet Bay, Coral Bay
Chinese 9 Restaurants the vicinity of St. Thomas and St. John, Anna's Retreat, Havensight, Golden Rock, Epworth, Red Hook, downtown Charlotte Amalie
Continental 5 Restaurants Frederiksted, the North Shore, Frenchtown, downtown Christiansted
Creole 2 Restaurants Frederiksted, Coral Bay
Danish 1 Restaurant downtown Christiansted
European 4 Restaurants Frederiksted, downtown Charlotte Amalie, Frenchtown
French 5 Restaurants Frederiksted, downtown Cruz Bay, Frenchtown, downtown Christiansted
Fusion 2 Restaurants East End, Bellevue
German 1 Restaurant Frenchtown
Greek 2 Restaurants St. Croix, Charlotte Amalie
Indian 3 Restaurants Christiansted, Frenchtown, downtown Christiansted
International 39 Restaurants St. Croix, Bellevue, Cotton Valley, St. Thomas, Frenchtown, East End, the North Shore, Cane Bay, Anna's Retreat, downtown Charlotte Amalie, Caneel Bay, downtown Cruz Bay, Belvedere, downtown Christiansted, Christiansted, Coral Bay, Cruz Bay, Frederiksted, Red Hook, Charlotte Amalie, Beef Island, Cowpet Bay
Irish 1 Restaurant downtown Cruz Bay
Italian 27 Restaurants downtown Cruz Bay, St. Croix, Anna's Retreat, Golden Rock, Water Island, Sion Farm, Christiansted, St. Thomas, the vicinity of Charlotte Amalie, St. John, Frenchtown, Cruz Bay, Frederiksted, Red Hook, East End, downtown Charlotte Amalie
Jamaican 1 Restaurant downtown Charlotte Amalie
Japanese 5 Restaurants Red Hook, the vicinity of Charlotte Amalie, Maroon Town, Havensight, downtown Christiansted
Latin American 7 Restaurants Morningstar Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Frederiksted Southeast, Bellevue, Frederiksted, St. Croix
Mediterranean 5 Restaurants St. Croix, downtown Cruz Bay, Cowpet Bay, Frenchtown, Charlotte Amalie
Mexican 11 Restaurants downtown Cruz Bay, St. Croix, the vicinity of St. Thomas and St. John, St. Thomas, Christiansted, Red Hook, the North Shore, downtown Charlotte Amalie, downtown Christiansted
Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 2 Restaurants downtown Cruz Bay, St. Croix
Scandinavian 1 Restaurant Sion Farm
Spanish 2 Restaurants downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Croix
Tex-Mex 4 Restaurants Belvedere, downtown Cruz Bay, Christiansted, St. Croix
Thai 4 Restaurants Red Hook, Christiansted, Frenchtown, downtown Christiansted
Trinidadian 1 Restaurant downtown Charlotte Amalie
Contemporary 7 Restaurants downtown Cruz Bay, St. Thomas, downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Croix, Caneel Bay
Eclectic 13 Restaurants Frenchtown, Charlotte Amalie, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Christiansted, Coral Bay, Cruz Bay, Frederiksted, Cowpet Bay, downtown Charlotte Amalie, downtown Christiansted
Soul food 1 Restaurant Coral Bay
Vegan 2 Restaurants Frenchtown
Vegetarian 7 Restaurants downtown Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, the vicinity of St. Thomas and St. John, Frenchtown, downtown Charlotte Amalie, Coral Bay

If you are still trying to decide where to stay, knowing more about the restaurants located at, or near, each hotel can sometimes be useful in the decision-making process.  You can learn about restaurants at specific hotels in several ways. First, consider visiting our article listing the Best Hotels for Dining Options. Or, select hotels that interest you from our extensive list (A to Z: Hotels in Detail), and read about their restaurants, as well as other nearby dining options within our detailed discussion of each property.

 In the U.S. Virgin Islands, gratuities between 10 and 20 percent are typical, but the tip should reflect the quality of service you experience.

Vacationers looking for world class dining will be pleasantly surprised by Virgin Island fare. The region's restaurants cater to all types of visitors, from those interested in a casual bite to gourmands in search of a new taste experience.

 

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