Eclectic Cuisine in the USVI

During your visit to the Virgin Islands, you'll be able to sample a delicious array of restaurant gems preparing local ingredients. Those who adore eclectic cuisine particularly can't afford to miss those restaurants serving this favorite. Across the Virgin Islands, visitors will find a pretty good variety of options that feature this cuisine.

From the very casual favorite named Coral Bay Cones to the delicious breakfast, dinner and lunch at Sam & Jack's Deli, there's something in store for each guest and every mood.

Use the list below to preview the large collection of eclectic establishments awaiting the Virgin Islands' guests. Click each option to see the full article about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

Banana Tree Grille

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

Banana Tree Grille

Banana Tree Grille, a part of Bluebeards Castle, is located just outside the heart of Charlotte Amalie. This enigmatic eatery can show multiple sides, so yes they're offering eclectic goodies, which yes, includes seafood, but they're also quite the favorite for 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.

Twisted Cork Cafe

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

Twisted Cork Cafe is a viable option for people who are going to check out this neighborhood or nearby. It is 0.9 miles west of Charlotte Amalie. This enigmatic eatery can show multiple sides, so yes they're offering eclectic cuisine and seafood, but we shouldn't forget they're also known for putting out great 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.

Lobster Grille

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

Lobster Grille

Lobster Grille is on the premises of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. It is 2.8 miles southeast of Charlotte Amalie. Fresh seafood and eclectic cuisine both share the spotlight at this enjoyable eatery.

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.

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 choice for guests thinking about staying near this town and adjacent locations. While more generally known for eclectic culinary creations, the kitchen at Sam & Jack's Deli is especially proud of their pasta and 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!).

Palms at Pelican Cove

St. Croix | (340) 718-8920

Palms at Pelican Cove

Located 2.0 miles northwest of downtown Christiansted, Palms at Pelican Cove is a viable choice for you to consider if you're exploring the island. It's 2.1 miles west-northwest of Christiansted. Pleasantly surprising, this dining destination is not just eclectic delights and particularly seafood, but it's also dubbed a hotspot for steak.

Whether you dine indoors or out, Palms at Pelican Cove won't let you forget you're on a tropical island. Vibrant pinks and blues make up the decor inside the all wood dining room, while outdoors guests dine on plastic white patio furniture and enjoy views of the sea.

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
Beachcomber Bar and Grill 2.4 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Eclectic (340) 774-5250
Blue Moon Cafe 0.1 mi. Northwest of Central Frederiksted St. Croix Cajun, Caribbean, Eclectic (340) 772-2222
Bumpa's Sandwich and Ice Cream Shop Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Eclectic (340) 776-5674
Cafe Fresco Downtown Christiansted St. Croix American, Eclectic (340) 719-0126
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
Jaccar Organic & Natural Sorbert 0.6 mi. East of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix Eclectic (340) 719-6999
Knox and Ollie's 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay St. John Contemporary, Eclectic, International (340) 693-3499
Lobster Grille 2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean, Eclectic (340) 775-1800 ext. 2500
Palms at Pelican Cove 2.0 mi. Northwest of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix Eclectic (340) 718-8920
Sails 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Red Hook St. Thomas Eclectic (340) 775-3333
Sam & Jack's Deli 0.3 mi. Southeast of Central 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 places to grab a bite in the Virgin Islands are those that you wind up near unexpectedly during your daytime travels. At the same time, that doesn't mean you can't plan on visiting specific venues. To learn much more concerning the kinds of food available to you, check out this page.


Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.