It's hard to pin down where to find the best Caribbean food in St. Thomas, because it's served up in so many different ways and places. From cheap, non-descript diners where locals eat lunch, to pricey five-star restaurants frequented by celebs, to everything in between, there are a million ways you can experience it. The fact is, the best Caribbean restaurants in St. Thomas run the gamut.
Eateries like Cuzzin's and Gladys's, both in downtown Charlotte Amalie, combine laid-back, affordable dining with menus that offer both American fare and a selection of Caribbean dishes - or American fare that's been Caribbean-ized. Other popular choices for Caribbean-American fare include Bumpa's and the Petite Pump Room, both located on the downtown waterfront. In the East End, Fungi's on the Beach, whose motto is "De Best in Local Flavah," offers "de local food" as well as American grill items in a beachside bar setting.
At the higher end of the scale are semi-posh restaurants like Agavé Terrace and Hervé, where award-winning chefs fuse Caribbean, American and Continental flavors in innovative ways. The wine lists are long, the atmosphere calm and romantic, and the price tag usually high (but worth it).
If you want to rub shoulders with the locals and get away from the resort restaurant scene, try a place like Little Bopeep. On the outskirts of Charlotte Amalie in Barbel Plaza, this unassuming joint offers breakfasts and lunches of curried chicken, meat patties and fried plantains. Real Jamaican fare (and reggae) is served up at Trenchtown Rock Bar and Restaurant, on Back Street downtown. You can order Jamaican staples such as curried goat, oxtail, ackee, saltfish, and callaloo, plus a few vegetarian dishes.
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6600 Estate Smith Rd
Point Pleasant Resort
In the Edward Wilmoth Blyden Building, Veterans Dr
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