Cajun Cuisine in the USVI

If you can't get enough Cajun food, you might have an opportunity to treat yourself. Though not incredibly abundant, you can still find a couple of places in the Virgin Islands specializing in this this type of food.

With many options, from the very casual locale of La Reine Chicken Shack to the neighborhood eateries whose signature dishes are worth daydreaming about, it really is possible to find the dish you'll return for again and again.

Before your trip begins, you can read up on the small handful of Cajun eateries you could try as you explore. Click each option to find out more about its hours, location, and other offerings.

Blue Moon Cafe

Frederiksted, St. Croix | (340) 772-2222

Located near the middle of Frederiksted, Blue Moon Cafe is a logical selection that's worth considering if you're thinking about spending some time visiting this town and adjacent locations. When the boisterous crew is looking out for darn good Cajun food in a relaxed atmosphere, this informal restaurant is a great choice.

Old favorites with a twist are what you'll find on the menu at the Blue Moon Cafe. Examples include pina colada pancakes and Thai sesame slaw.

La Reine Chicken Shack

St. Croix | (340) 778-5717

La Reine Chicken Shack is found 3.8 miles southeast of Cane Bay; it's 4.9 miles to the west of Christiansted. Perhaps you could guess that this place is best known for Cajun goodies, which yes, includes barbecue, but wouldn't you know they're also quite the favorite for chicken.

La Reine Chicken Chicken Shack is located in a building that could easily be someone's private residence. The atmosphere is lively, and everyone is always having a good time at this spot.

Kim's Restaurant

Downtown Christiansted, St. Croix | (340) 773-3377

Kim's Restaurant is located within downtown Christiansted, near the heart of Christiansted. Fresh seafood and Cajun panache are a great pair at this restaurant.

Kim's Restaurant serves local cuisine that resembles a mix of American, Caribbean, and Cajun food, of which the result is hearty, flavorful dishes like chicken and conch pastas and fresh fish seasoned in spicy sauces.

Similar Food

Hull Bay Hideaway

When seeking variety that doesn't stray too far, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
The Beach Bar (340) 777-4220 American Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Chester's Fried Chicken -- American 0.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Anna's Retreat St. Thomas
McDonald's Golden Rock -- American 1.2 mi. West of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix
The Mermaid (340) 712-2100 American 1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix
The Spicy Grill (340) 778-6270 American Frederiksted, Southern part of the USVI St. Croix
Hull Bay Hideaway (340) 777-1898 American 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
St. Tropez (340) 772-3000 French Frederiksted, Southern part of the USVI St. Croix
Wendy's Mandela Circle (340) 776-0477 American The vicinity of St. Thomas and St. John None
Snorkel's Bar & Grill (340) 693-8000 American 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay St. John
KFC Golden Rock -- American 1.1 mi. West of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix

Guests often find that the best places to dine in the Virgin Islands are the ones you run into while walking the streets near your hotel. But, noting the contact info for at least two reliable-looking restaurants on the list, allows you to stay flexible. To find out even more concerning the culinary options available to you, check out this page.

 

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