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Neil
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I'd like to hear about your two or three favorite places to eat on StX, and why.
If you want to include STT, feel free.
Would also be interested in your 'critiques' of certain places.

My wife and I have come up with something of a rating system for the places we eat at:

1. Food Quality
2. Atmosphere
3. Price and Service

For example, we like Ft. Christian Brew Pub because it has decent food at a decent price and has a great atmosphere noon and night. And we like to occasionally eat lunch at Paradise Cafe because it's all good, very reasonably priced, and the interior is interesting.

Whereas we give a much lower ranking to the Pickled Greek -which some have raved about, because its facility and location are sub-par, and the food is merely average and not under-priced. Feel the same about Cheeseburgers and Chicken Charlies locations, -their food is 'ok' but servers we've had there tend to be harried, which isn't pleasant. Whereas we love going to Off the Wall because of it's location and friendly atmosphere.

Still looking for more choices that have great atmosphere as well as food, and don't leave you feeling like you overpaid.

Note to restauranteurs:
One of the disappointing things about eating out on the island is NOT knowing what's going on at your restaurant on any given night. Many of your schedule some interesting bands, theme nights and food specials. But few of you have flyers we can take with us to put on the frig, or have websites we can check.

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Betty
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Not because I walked in and walked out. But I went there to eat, but found the place so distasteful that I had to leave. I would not eat somewhere that made me totally uncomfortable and felt dirty. It is super cramped, tables so close together you're eating with strangers, all the furnishing were just old and musty looking. Because you don't agree with me I don't know what appealing is? Give me a break. At least I will now know how to gauge your reviews.

The location is not superior. Its on a dark street away from most of the other restaurants, just finding the entrance to the place is not obvious at all. With all the muggings downtown lately I'm surprised if they get any business.

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trw
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believe it or not but company street is actually safe until you hit the benticks area now that bongos and 54 are closed, well 54 during the week and bongos all the time, we stay pretty steady at paradise betty and none of our guests have had any problems, but then we close at 9 before the scum comes out, lol the street is too dead during the week for the scum to come up that far

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Juanita
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Can someone, anyone, please explain to me why servers won't do separate checks??? I was a server for several years in the VI. I never had a problem with it.

We had lunch today at a favorite hang-out. The owner was waiting tables, not the usual server. We have never had to ask the usual server for separate checks. He just does it. (It's a usual Sunday spot). I specifically asked today because we wanted to buy lunch for a couple in the party. She said no.

BTY, we appeared to be the only table (may have been more outside, but I don't think so), it was EXTREMELY casual. We don't care if the food comes out together, which by the way, it did not, even on the same check.

WHY??? Wife waiting tables, hubby cooking, only table in the place, So at the end of our very enjoyable experience, we have to "deal" with splitting the check. It would have been so easy just to do separate checks.

I have made a decision....my husband doesn't know this....if I ask for a separate check, and they won't do it, I'm gone!

(She got about $50 tip, could have been a bit more accommodating!!!!!)

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trw
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well juanita i get hit on for sep checks all the time,we have alot of cay people,,if you were somewhere that frowns on sep checks you need to leave that place and complain about it in public,non of us are that busy

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trw
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lol sounds like you were at rowdy joes or salud

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