St. Croix restaurants
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I am visiting St. Croix this summer and I am looking for recommendation for restaurants.
We really liked both Kendrick's and Bacchus. Both are in Christenstad. Reservations are probably a good idea. Kendrick's is inside but the top is open. Really pleasant, excellent service, and very good food. Both are pretty much for a special night out and tend to be a bit expensive but no more than a similar restaurant state-side. There are some decent causal restaurants along the waterfront. These are open air and are great for people watching. Enjoy your trip. We were in St. Croix this past Feb. The people are fantastic, we really enjoyed it.
What price range are you looking for? Mid to high end, I would add The Galleon at Green Cay marina, Duggan's on the east end, Blue Moon and Sunset Grill in F'sted. One of the best local cuisine restaurants is Kim's in C'sted. Beach bars with food, Full Moon at Cane Bay, Rainbow Beach Bar just North of F'sted. There are many more but this might get you started. I'm going back for the 4th time this Nov. and I'll hit some of my favorites but there are more new (to me) ones to try.
St. Croix has many good restaurants. Bacchus, Kendrick's, Galleon, Duggan's, Savant are all excellent, but expensive. The Buccaneer Resort has a great setting, the food is good, expensive. Moderate but good are Rumrunners, Cheeseburgers, Breezez, Fort Christian Brew Pub, Tutte Bene, and H2O. St. Tropez in Frederiksted is very good, moderate to expensive.
For a moderate priced place try Chicken Charlie's on the east end. Food is about a half step up from Cheeseburgers. On weekends they often have a decent band.
I highly recommend the Sand Castle in Fredericksburg. The best dinners and desserts we had were here. The tuna was the most delicious tasting fish I have ever had in my life-tasted more like filet minion (sp) and the bread pudding is to die for!
Have a great trip!
I definitely second the recommendation for the Beachside Cafe at the Sand Castle. The service is excellent, good food, & a respectable wine list.
As a full-time resident of STX, my recommendations would also include try Luncheria on Company St. downtown and just not pay any mind to the chickens that might come across your table at any moment...and do visit the little shop there in the same courtyard, beautiful Guatemalan blown glass and some neat objects d'art. Harvey's is only open for lunch but is a good spot to try some local food.
Another very reasonable and good place is for dinner is Villa Morales on Centerline, past Whim Museum as you are headed to F'sted. T.J. and Angie and Joyce will make you feel very welcome - if you don't have a clue what you want, they'll even make you up a sampler platter with a taste of most everything. The roast goat is always excellent, and the spicy rice with beans is a meal in itself. They are only open Th-Su., no reservation required, but it can get interesting on Saturday night around 7:00. Eat early or late, or plan to wait. Gertrude's on the east side of Hovensa is a very popular place as well.
If you go to Cane Bay for the day, a cheap eat is Rosie's Roadkill...a very nice couple and wonderful burgers and brats. Just a little roadside stand right there on the beach. I think they are only there Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sprat is down less than a block, and they used to serve a good hearty breakfast. For way more than one person can eat, and plan on taking it to go, there's a mobile food stand at Grove Place across from the police department (east across the street? directionally challenged, but beside the abandoned gas station). Beware - this is a huge portion of samplings of ribs, chicken, and I don't know what all...but it's more than two adults (one a man who eats enough for 2) can possibly manage but it makes for great leftovers for a midnight snack! Pelican Cove at Coakley also has great food including pizza, and has 2 for 1 Thursday nights. Check the Avis for any weekly 2 for 1 specials, usually located near the classified ads. For Pelican Cove or some of the others, call and ask if you will need reservations, especially on "special" night - we've been turned away more than once!
There's no police station in Grove Place. Where exactly are you referring to?
The stand Becky's referring to is across from the police station as you are leaving C'sted to the west, near the yellow public housing. They also have great pate'. It's where the Northside and Centerline road divides. I should really learn road numbers!!!!
Thanks, Linda...Orange Grove, Grove Place, whatever...all or none of the above...I actually looked in the phone book to clarify this - of course it doesn't tell you a d@#% thing ....I'm with you, Linda, I really need to be able to know roads I speak of...but yes, across from the public housing exactly as you described. But I saw a Grove Place substation and took a wild stab in the dark, which was obviously oh, so wrong....and that IS Northside and Centerline that split...wow, imagine that....I just know which way to go home...
Yes the one by the Basin Triangle police station would be in Orange Grove. The other restaurant is called the Rusty Pelican at Coakley Bay condos. Pelican Cove is a condo complex next to The Palms hotel (that used to be the Cormorant Hotel).
I think Dennis (the owner) would be offended - Last I knew it was the Cultured Pelican at Coakly Bay Condos.
Oh dear...yes, Cultured Pelican...birds and fruit seem to get me quite confused. Well, I called Villa Morales by the right name and actually had my directions correct - do I get extra points for that???
Becky - you don't get extra points - you win the prize!~
lol. now I"m doing it. I know another restaurant called the Rusty Pelican.