Dining on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Places To Explore Dining GuideWhen frequent visitors or residents are asked to name their favorite restaurant on St. Thomas the answer inevitably is never just one. Experienced chefs on the island create mouth-watering entrees. The selection they offer varies from continental cuisine to French, Chinese, Japanese, Caribbean, Italian and Mexican foods, just to name a few. Several restaurants are located in Charlotte Amalie and Frenchtown. Those located along the hillsides above Charlotte Amalie offer spectacular views of the harbor at night. Red Hook is another popular destination for restaurants. All large hotels have at least one restaurant and resorts often have several. So many restaurants and so little time. You can definitely dine at a different restaurant every day of your vacation!

Restaurants vary greatly on the island. Dinner prices (for 2 people, including a minimal bar tab) ranges from $25-$40 for casual bar/restaurant to $50-$100 for a more formal restaurant and up to $125+ for appetizers, dinner and desert at a restaurant with great dining/view/service. Tip for wait staff is usually 18% of total bill. Parties of 6 or greater often have tip automatically added to the bill by the restaurant; the 6 party tip added is usually between 15-18%.

    Getting to Know the Local Food

    Caribbean food is a unique cuisine. Influenced by the various peoples who settled in the islands. It includes a large number of seafood and ground provisions. More on Local Foods

    Local Events (that include Food)

    The most popular food event is Carnival Food Fair. If you are visiting during a Carnival celebration be sure to attend. Dozens of booths are set up serving all sorts of local favorites including pates, lobster, fish, kallalo and more. They also serve local drinks and deserts too! Agriculture Fair is another good opportunity to sample local foods and deserts. Other food events include the annual Chilli Cook Off, which usually takes place in late summer. Visit the Events Schedule for more information on these and other local events.


    The PalmsAirport(340) 777-8800
    Café AmiciCharlotte Amalie(340) 714-7874
    Glady’s CaféCharlotte Amalie(340) 774-6604
    Jen’s Island CaféCharlotte Amalie(340) 777-4611
    Room With A ViewCharlotte Amalie(340) 774-2377
    Virgilio’sCharlotte Amalie(340) 776-4920
    TicklesCrown Bay(340) 776-1595
    Caribbean SaloonEastend(340) 775-7060
    Coco BlueEastend(340) 774-7253
    PesceEastend(340) 714-7874
    The CellarEastend(340) 714-7874
    XO BistroEastend(340) 779-2069
    Bella BluFrenchtown(340) 774-4349
    Hook Line & SinkerFrenchtown(340) 776-9708
    Pie WholeFrenchtown(340) 642-5074
    Delly DeckHavensight(340) 776-9943
    HootersHavensight(340) 693-9464
    Shipwreak TavernHavensight(340) 777-1293
    Pizza AmoreHavensight(340)774-2822
    Blue OrchidNorthside(340) 774-4999
    The GrilleNorthside(340) 777-6250
    Hull Bay HideawayNorthside(340) 777-1898
    Caribbean Fish MarketSouthside(340) 714-7874
    Havana BlueSouthside(340) 715-2583
    IggiesSouthside(340) 693-2600
    Lobster GrilleSouthside(340) 775-1800
    SangriasSouthside(340) 714-7874
    Sunset GrilleSouthside(340) 714-7874
    Racho LatinoVitraco Park(340) 774-8909
    Fat TurtleYacht Haven Grande(340) 714-3566
    Grand CruYacht Haven Grande(340) 774-7263

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