Best Island Food and Drink
Food for many, like myself, is one of the best reasons to live in a region. Before I ever entertained the idea of moving to St. Croix, I was a fan of Cruzan Rum. I thought it a cut above Bacardi and other Caribbean rums. I have other favorites, but Cruzan always was high on my list. In Seattle, where I lived for many years, one could purchase a 120 (i think) proof Cruzan, the perfect mixing strength. Since we are coming to visit at the end of August, I have been scanning the internet for restaurants and bars to try out. Our main focus has been the west end, but it is a small island after all. I usually try to avoid commercial tourist-trap type places. Where ever I travel, I look to the local people to recommend beaches, hotels, restaurants. Some of the best food can be found at the least pretentious eateries.
I'd be interested in ratings from those of you who have resided in the region. I like a wide range of ethnic and regional cuisines--hot and spicy in particular.
Here are some places the internet has led me to. .Which are your favorites? Which are to be avoided?:
Polly;s, Blue Moon, Lost Dog, Pier 69, Rhythms at Rainbow, West End Grill, Villa Morales
Above the Cliff, Pirate Tavern, No Bones Cafe
To the East the list is long. SomE that seemed interesting include: Rum Runners, The Bistro, Cafe Christine,
Galangal (thai?) Bombay Club, Savant, Pickled Greek, Rowdy Joe's, Kendrick's, Salud Bistro, Paradise Cafe and Courtyard.
Bon Apitite THANKS!
i like rum runners for kristens wrap
bombay club for the prime rib bagette
no bones for the hamburger
paradise cafe has great fries
tutto bene has nice pizza, as does perky petes in plaza , and kmart
angre nates has nice bagel and lox
buccaneer has great everything, but no a big fan of their buffet
blue water terrace has great fried chicken as does the new place at 5 corners
i like the galleon too
Pickled Greek has the best gyros on island. Saturdays, they're only $5.00. Great deal!
No Bones Café
Deep End Bar and Grille
Tavern 1844-awesome burgers
You are Here-great everything
Lost Dog and East End Pizza for pizza
Miriam's- a hole in the wall but great Mexican food
La Reine Chickn shack for some good local food
Quality Subs for a good sandwich
Blues Backyard for BBQ
If you want a nice but pricey meal Duggan's Reef
Paradise Café or Avocado Pit
In my humble opinion we have some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean and the only way you will have a bad meal on St Croix is if you go to KFC.
Tavern 1844! best burgers and beer selection on the island.
Polly's, Rowdy Joe's, No Bones.
For some of the local places you won't find on the internet:
Zeny's in Christiansted, Carmen's in Frederiksted, Paquito's, El Sol, Kmart west, the goat water truck
K Mart west has the best local food on island.
Tavern has tiny burgers. =
In STT mine:
Greengos (just opened one in PR too)
Off the grid
Tap & still
Less I forget the food truck by the BMV - BEST pate on island by far. Sometimes I drive from northside just for a $3 pate.
I will say that I hate Italian food but supposedly there's some good Italian here. I also don't like to spend a ton of money, and don't like to dress up and prefer non snooty places lol! My favs are pretty laid back spots.
I can't disagree with much of what has already been posted. As an FYI, Kendricks is closed as is The Courtyard. Ditto Jumbie's comment about The Pickled Greek; we are there most Saturdays. To get your spicy on, I highly reccomend Galangal. Excellent Thai food and they will customize spice to your liking. We like Tavern for belly busting gourmet burgers and an amazing beer selection.
There is another gyro on island?!
I haven't had every burger on island but Five Guys would slaughter a Tavern twenty dollar burger. Not that impressed. The service and booze selection may be worth it. The tiny onion ring they give you with things is cute too. I guess it is a sliding island scale. ... pretty much. Don't yell at me, island lovers.
WOW what a generous reply from you island foodies.
We plan to cook some meals in our lodgings, but will certainly try out as many or the places
He live jazz in the evenings sound like fun. We'll be there. Baron is my middle name.
Albert, is my first.
See you in August.
Thank you all.
The absolute best place to find craft beer on St. Croix is the Ale House in Gallows Bay. They stock hundreds of European craft beers as well as unique wines and spirits.