St. John is a small island but boasts an impressive 70+ restaurants, ranging from smoothie shacks to five-star gourmet establishments. Though many come to St. John to enjoy the pricey eateries at the high-profile resorts, some of the best restaurants on St. John can be found in more modest surroundings for those with more modest budgets.
The best fine-dining experience, and arguably the best restaurant on St. John, is Asolare, at the Estate Lindholm Bed and Breakfast. The innovative Asian-fusion flavors, outstanding staff, and unparalled view make it a top choice for visitors with a few dollars to spare.
But Asolare faces stiff competition from places like Rhumb Lines, with its Caribbean-Asian fusion menu and sultry South Seas atmosphere, and La Plancha Del Mar, whose flavors of southern Spain and the France are fast turning it into an island favorite.
In keeping with the island's laid-back, casual atmosphere, many of the best restaurants in St. John are not much to look at, but still offer a feast for the senses. For example, Vie's Snack Shack is literally a wood-sided hut on East End Road in Cruz Bay, but Vie whips up some of the best garlic chicken, johnny cakes and conch fritters you'll ever taste. And Miss Lucy's, a low-key seaside joint with an unpaved parking lot and goats wandering freely by, draws customers from all around eager to sample the famous paella, callaloo soup, and Sunday jazz brunch.
North Shore Road
Spectacular fine dining on St. John... read more
Imaginative food in a South Seas setting... read more
Gallows Point Resort
P.O Box 566
In Raintree Court Shopping Plaza
Salt Pond Road
Salt Pond Rd., near Estate Concordia, Coral Bay
Caribbean cuisine in a seaside setting... read more
Across from the National Park Dock
American classics with an exotic twist... read more
20-27 Estate Concordia
Eclectic menu and outstanding view... read more
On the road to the Westin
Mongoose Junction upstairs
Casual lunch spot in the Mongoose Junction courtyard... read more
3FA Cruz Bay
Waterfront Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar... read more
Mongoose Junction Shopping Center
In the center of Cruz Bay upstairs
Traditional and house inspired Italian... read more
Route 201, Boulon Center Road
Lumberyard Shopping Complex, Cruz Bay
Just south of the intersection with Route 10