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(@nsmith85)
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I'm trying to plan my itinerary for my trip to stt....I see a lot of restaurants but seems overwhelming. I definitely wanna go to banana tree grill the reviews are good. But it's expensive so are there some good restaurants that are more reasonable? I'm talking burger and fries and a beer. Also is there any good Caribbean jerk chicken places? I was wanted to try something authentic. I definitely picture myself enjoying a big juicy burger and fries at a beachside place. One last thing. Any good Mexican food? Or Latin food? Thank you for your time I really hope I get some responses! I only have 6 days in the islands hehe. Oh and I'm hoping around ten dollars or so a plate. For dinner...lol. If that's possible!

Nate.

 
Posted : April 11, 2012 9:19 pm
(@bassman)
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For burgers & fries & beer you can go to the Green House. For local fair try Cuzzin's or Glades(sp?)

 
Posted : April 12, 2012 8:19 am
(@stt-resident)
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Your plate price is going to limit you quite a bit but if you're staying on the East end of the island, check out the hot food counter at the back of the supermarket Plaza Extra which is in the Tutu Park Mall. They serve up a variety of local dishes - stew chicken, fried and baked fish, meatloaf, stew goat, soups, etc. with all sorts of sides to pick from and a large plate (which easily feeds two) is only $7 and change. Delicious and the price is hard to beat. Inside the Tutu Park Mall there is a food court and a Chinese place which has been there for years. A huge plate of (again) really delicious food is about $12 and easily serves 2.

Also, across the street from the Mall there's a small shopping plaza. The mini-supermarket there serves up local and latin foods for take-out. Again, very good and inexpensive. Check out the food vans on the side of main streets in certain areas too. They serve a variety of local foods and beverages.

Have fun!

 
Posted : April 12, 2012 8:46 am
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If you also want restaurant experiences, you might consider checking out late lunches instead to fall within $10 a plate. Several places will serve lunch prices until about 3:pm. Then you can have a light meal later in the evening at "home."

 
Posted : April 12, 2012 1:14 pm
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$10 for aburger fries and a beer....try the fast food places in TUTU. (personally, I'd rather starve then eat that crap) Up the budget to $20 and you have more choices.

 
Posted : April 12, 2012 1:16 pm
(@future-islander)
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Try the BBQ Pit in Red Hook (near Duffy's Love Shack)....they have a triple combo plate (take out) for $15. It consists of BBQ chicken, ribs and beef brisket plus 2 sides and a dinner roll. Unless you're a big eater it's enough for 2.

Jack's Bight at the Point Pleasant Resort....good burgers & wings.

Latitude 18......$8 Burgers with a side....really good burger.

Pizza.....Price Smart (almost across from the TuTu Mall)......Large pizza for $11.99 (take out).

Mexican...Twisted Taco at Pavillions and Pools (East End). Complete Mexican dinner for $12.00. However, quality is inconsistent. Drinks are expensive here.

Chinese....Nisky Center (nearer to the airport)......always had good food here....and inexpensive.

More pizza......New Jersey/New York Style (the real pizza).....Pizza Amore in the Cohen Plaza across from Havensight......Large pie for $18.

Randy's....early bird specials before 6:00.....$12. Really good food here. (I believe they're only open on weekdays).

Enjoy your trip.....

F.I.

 
Posted : April 12, 2012 1:19 pm
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For your nice dinner out, Bannana Tree is OK choice. The food is very good but sort of "Americanized". Cut out the menu link provided.

http://www.bananatreegrille.com/pages/st_thomas_restaurant_menu.html

For FABULOUS dinner try Hanvana Blue. Latin-Carib style cuisine. They also have an grat apitiser and tapas menu, which allow you sample some ditterent tastes without blowwing the bank (or at least the whole bank). Menu link provided

http://www.havanabluerestaurant.com/images/taste/HB%20Dinner%20Menu_cl.pdf

ink to resturant in gerenral. TAPAs, Specialty drinks, enviromet. Havana Blue younger more modern vibe (and my 80+ year old parents love it too!)

http://www.havanabluerestaurant.com/index.php

 
Posted : April 12, 2012 1:29 pm
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wow thanks for all the info!!!! i like everyonese suggestions and am really interested in havana blue and that burger place. i dont mind spening $15 on a plate just not every night...i figure if i go out to dinner and the bill comes to like $40....that would be ok because im splitting everything with my friend. Im kinda excluding drinks as I have budgeted for that HAHA. but food is more difficult i guess. Im actually on this really healthy diet right now so that I can have a beach body, buttttt as soon as i get to USVI im piggin out!!!! im hungry right now =(

nate

 
Posted : April 12, 2012 7:19 pm
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Havana Blue is one of the most expensive dining options on island and the portions are very small. Even sharing a couple of appetizers for dinner will easily set you back $20 per person just for food alone. Just saying!

Another good place for burgers is Big Bambooz in Red Hook and they also have a excellent "early bird" and happy hour prices. Have fun!

 
Posted : April 13, 2012 7:25 am
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Nate, you didn't say where you were staying. If you're staying near town, there are more Caribbean food options than in Red Hook.

Trenchtown Rock on Back Street in town has jerk and other Caribbean dishes. There are also Gladys' and Cuzzin's restaurants. I think Trenchtown's food is in the $10-$15 dollar range, but these places all close at around 5, so you'd have to have a very early dinner.

The Dog House Pub across from Havensight has $5 burgers, but I don't think that includes a side. They also have tacos and some kind of enchilada stack. Tacos are $3, I think.

The best tacos to me, though, are at The Big Kahuna Rum Shack on the Waterfront in town. They're $3 and HUGE! At Happy Hours (4-7) minimm order is 2.

Rancho Latino, close to town, is a favorite Latin restaurant. I think their entrees start at around $10.

In Red Hook, Fat Boys has Hamburger Happy Hours, and the hamburgers are, I think, half off, but don't include fries. I had their jerk hamburger, and it was very good, though it started getting very hot and spicy by the time I had eaten half. The heat snuck up on me!

 
Posted : April 13, 2012 7:47 am
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Well based on pictures of my cousins place On Facebook I've deduced that she lives near bluebeards beach club. Up the hill from there...so....I dunno how close that is to either red hook or Charlotte looks like middle of nowhere lol. Nice views tho 🙂

 
Posted : April 13, 2012 9:20 am
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That would be in the Frenchman's Bay area. Will you have access to a car or are you renting one? There's no public transportation on that route even when you make it down to the main road so getting around might be a little tricky. From there you're closer to the Havensight area (about a 10 minute drive) than anywhere else and there are plenty of bars and restaurants in that area. From there about a five minute drive into town (don't call it "Charlotte"!!!) To Red Hook a 20 minute drive. Also about 10 minutes to Frenchman's Reef where Havana Blue is located on the beach as well as a couple of other casual beachside restaurants/bars.

 
Posted : April 13, 2012 9:43 am
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Haha, I know I dont call it Charlotte I just was on my phone at the time and Amalie wasn't showing up.. I've read a lot on here, haven't even been there yet, but i still cringe when someone says "magen's bay" or "megans bay" when its "magens bay" Im from Illinois and a lot of people say it with the "s" for some reason. She has a car I honestly don't know if she has the week off to take us around or if we are gonna be on our own. She has been kinda busy lately so I haven't really been able to talk to her outside of the fact that im coming at the end of May. So I hope not to be stuck in the middle of the island but I doubt it...I guess not alot of stuff is walking distance :-p

 
Posted : April 13, 2012 10:55 am
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Also, if you go in the opposite direction from town toward the east, you're just over the hill from Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, where you'll find a wonderful beach bar/restaurant called Iggies. Just last week Dave Mason and Stevie Wonder got up and joined the band. Man, what I wouldn't give to have enjoyed that moment of spontaneity.

 
Posted : April 13, 2012 5:39 pm
(@nsmith85)
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Wow thats really cool! i play the piano, so would have really enjoyed that! haha

 
Posted : April 13, 2012 7:17 pm
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Gerie wrote:
....you'll find a wonderful beach bar/restaurant called Iggies. Just last week Dave Mason and Stevie Wonder got up and joined the band. Man, what I wouldn't give to have enjoyed that moment of spontaneity.

NO??!!! Tell me you caught it on Video!!!

 
Posted : April 13, 2012 10:45 pm
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blu4u wrote:
[quote=Gerie]
....you'll find a wonderful beach bar/restaurant called Iggies. Just last week Dave Mason and Stevie Wonder got up and joined the band. Man, what I wouldn't give to have enjoyed that moment of spontaneity.

NO??!!! Tell me you caught it on Video!!!

Sounds like Gerie heard about it but wasn't there - it was written about in the Daily News and apparently there's a YouTube video already out there created via someone's cellphone.

 
Posted : April 14, 2012 6:32 am
(@rhondyp)
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It is on the Iggies Facebook page, too. Thanks for the ideas on restaurants! We are going end of May, too, and am so excited!

 
Posted : April 14, 2012 8:57 am
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STT Res is correct. I heard about it on facebook first, I believe. The videos I've seen weren't very good, but there are a couple on youtube.

 
Posted : April 14, 2012 11:36 am
(@tunisbridal)
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I really enjoyed North Side Bistro on the north side. It was a cute restaurant and I didn't remember it being expensive.

 
Posted : April 15, 2012 8:26 am
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