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Toad and the Tart

Ellen Prasse
(@ellen-prasse)
Eminent Member

We will be down again this year in the latter part of Nov. and early Dec., we have been past this rest. many times, have seen the board out front and noticed entree's we would enjoy but have never gone in, is this a local place?, is it good?. We are pretty low key people on vacation, would we feel comfortable there.

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Topic starter Posted : August 29, 2006 7:19 pm
Pia
 Pia
(@pia)
Noble Member

You will have a great time there ๐Ÿ™‚

The owner is a wonderful contributor to this forum (I know I'm sucking up to you you old "tart" - luv your fellow English woman ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Pia

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Posted : August 29, 2006 7:29 pm
KK
 KK
(@kk)
Estimable Member

Where is this restaurant located?

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Posted : August 29, 2006 7:51 pm
Peggy
(@peggy)
Trusted Member

Smith Bay, St Thomas, across from the Kiln Works!

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Posted : August 29, 2006 9:16 pm
June
 June
(@June)
Guest

I've tried to get my husband to go to dinner at the Tart for three years. He refused, because he thought it looked like "a dive".

This past May, we were on island during Cinco de Mayo, and couldn't find any place that wasn't packed. After driving around for over an hour, we tried Bonnie's at the Elysian. We ordered drinks, and before we could order dinner, the bugs were driving me crazy. After the waiter sprayed bug spray all over the table, including in our drinks, and all over our faces, we decided Bonnie's wasn't the place for us.

We drove around a bit longer, and DH finally agreed to stopping at the T & T. Lo and behold, he LOVED his fish and chips, and my shrimp and chips were equally good. The beers were cold, and the company was very relaxed and obviously knew each other well. DH wanted to go back all three of the remaining nights we had on island!

Give it a try, you won't regret it!

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Posted : August 29, 2006 10:09 pm
Peggy
(@peggy)
Trusted Member

Were you able to get there on a thursday for the Lamb? Its to die for!!! Love the Prime Rib on Saturdays too! Oh this is making my mouth water!!! We are off island for two weeks! It will be the first place for dinner when we get back!!

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Posted : August 30, 2006 7:06 am
Island Paul
(@island-paul)
Estimable Member

One of the most awesome, deeply personal, one of a kind places on island with great good eats at wonderful prices and an owner that is one of THE BEST the island has to offer.

Sadly, for me, I didn't get inside to learn about all I had been missing till my last week on island, after living there for over two years. Lots of reasons why it took me so long, but it truly makes me sad when I think of all the great food, companionship and good times, that I might have had.

I would urge anyone visiting, to give it a try, don't just drive by - have any item on the menu, but when you order the Brownies or Apple Pie with Cinnamon Ice Cream, give a toast to the owner/chef, and to me, who's remembering fond things, and wishing I had known about it way way way way sooner!!!!

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Posted : August 30, 2006 9:50 am
kimberly
 kimberly
(@kimberly)
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What type of food do they serve and do you know if they are closed are certain days?

Last year my husband and I were going to try because we had meet someone on the beach that raved about the prime rid but the place was closed :O(

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Posted : August 30, 2006 9:58 am
Ellen Prasse
(@ellen-prasse)
Eminent Member

Thanks all, we will make a point of going there for dinner. What night do they have prime rib?, you all have made me really hungry.

Ellen

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Topic starter Posted : August 30, 2006 5:08 pm
Peggy
(@peggy)
Trusted Member

Open Thursday thru Sunday. Duck and lamb on Thursday, Fish and Chips on Friday, Prime Rib on Saturday and Roast Turkey Dinner on Sunday. The Toad and Tart is an English Pub, with Great Grub as the sign says!! Has non-smoking cozy with ac, or you can eat in the bar where smoking is allowed.

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Posted : August 30, 2006 7:26 pm
Bill L
(@bill-l)
Trusted Member

Dart Board???

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Posted : August 30, 2006 7:38 pm
FL Barrier Islander
(@fl-barrier-islander)
Honorable Member

I had friends arriving from UK and friends exiting to US/Continental on St. Pat's Day this year to visit me on Water Island. Toad & Tart - best Corned Beef & Cabbage. Eccentric and delightful place with a lady owner I sooo looked forward to meet but alas she was sooooo busy that I am compelled to pass her way again next time I'm on island and hopefullly sit down and have a cup or two and enjoy her company. From FL Barrier Islander to STT Res., you run a tight ship, great service, excellent drinks and each of the 8 in our party had a wonderful meal......and each individual in our party had DIFFERENT entree.....not one! ordered the same meal - and STT Res (the CHEF) was gracious and witty as a result of us keeping her busy.

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Posted : August 30, 2006 7:48 pm
Island Paul
(@island-paul)
Estimable Member

I would add that the hours of operation are: 5:30 -10:00 ......Thursday - Sunday, and one can always call to get info on the Specials: 340-775-1153.

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Posted : August 30, 2006 9:10 pm
Ellen Prasse
(@ellen-prasse)
Eminent Member

Forgot to ask if we need reservations, and do they take credit cards?
Thanks again for your help, this board is great.

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Topic starter Posted : September 3, 2006 10:48 am
Bluwater
(@bluwater)
Island Expert

I can vouch for the Clam Chowder at Toad and Tart! I was there just last week and had THE BEST bowl of clam chowder I have ever tasted - not gooey thick and floury tasting like most I have tasted - ick. This one tasted of fresh cream, butter and an abundance of these HUGE clams and large potato wedges with skins on!! Bravo!

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Posted : September 4, 2006 8:45 am
Island Paul
(@island-paul)
Estimable Member

Reservations suggested, and they take American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover

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Posted : September 6, 2006 7:20 pm
Ellen Prasse
(@ellen-prasse)
Eminent Member

Thanks Island Paul.

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Topic starter Posted : September 6, 2006 9:50 pm