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Beach Side Cafe

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American, Café, Wine Bar, Eclectic
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127 Smithfield | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840, St. Croix
+1 340-772-1266
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Enjoy our beautiful, open-air, seaside terrace restaurant offering cuisine...
Enjoy our beautiful, open-air, seaside terrace restaurant offering cuisine to satiate discriminating palates in a romantic Caribbean setting. Picture yourself looking out into the horizon from your beach side table and watching the spectacular sunset each and every day! Dining at the Beach Side Cafe is truly an extraordinary experience. Lunches are casual, breezy, and scrumptious, and dinner is simply a magical moment wrapped up into a perfect evening. The Iguana Lounge features daily Happy Hour specials and small plates to accompany your favorite cocktail and join us for live local music every Saturday night.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great Island Experience

Although we have visited St. Croix annually for 17 years, we had never been to Beach Side Cafe as it was a long distance from our usual lodging. With more time on the island this year, we were determined to see what all the great reviews were about and we were not disappointed. We dined at Beach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
ccrosner
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boston
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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boston
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Although we have visited St. Croix annually for 17 years, we had never been to Beach Side Cafe as it was a long distance from our usual lodging. With more time on the island this year, we were determined to see what all the great reviews were about and we were not disappointed. We dined at Beach Side twice--once with... More 

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Lyman, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Right on the beach, if you plan to go to Sunday Brunch, I recommend reservations, ask for a table close to the beach, (table 3 & 4 are great). I had the Banana French toast, it was excellent!

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Rochester, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The view is one of the best on the island, great food and wonderful service. Its one of our favorite place on st Croix. can't wait to get back next year to visit here again. even better view if a cruise ship is in port.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is right next door to the place where we stayed "Cottages By The Sea" which was a huge help because there are no other restaurants anywhere nearby. They have excellent food and it is right on the beach so you can enjoy the sunset while you eat your meal. Our favorite was Sunday Brunch. We had the banana... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is one of the most perfect places to watch the sunset - but after that I would suggest moving on to another locale for dinner. The food here was just OK and the service was also a bit spotty. This was all surprising given the other reviews. I will add however that my sig O LOVED the burger and... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Most everything I had was delicious. I can't say enough about this bread that they serve with the meal. I do not eat bread often, but it was pretty much the best bread I've ever had-it's served atop this vinagrette dipping sauce. So tasty. Drinks were superior, too. Lime in de Coconut and Raspberry Pound cake get honorable mention. The... More 

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Lewiston, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stay near Frederiksted every year, and Beach side café has always been one of our 'go to' places. The food is very good (a little pricey) and the wait staff is always very friendly and accommodating. The view of the beach is amazing, but we usually end up eating at the bar, mainly because of Scott, the evening bartender.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Really great view and friendly staff. Recommend trying to get a table directly on the beach for a sunset dinner. The food is not spectacular, about as good as Chili's, and oh the wine is way overpriced.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Beautiful spot outside of town. Wine is pricy but good selection. Food was ok but left a lot to be desired. Our brownie was tasteless. Mashed sweet potatoes were yummy! Would go back for a sunset dinner.

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Wellesley, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stayed at Sand Castle, and Beach Side Cafe is the restaurant attached to the hotel. The convenience factor is there, but the drinks are expensive and it is understaffed. It took 10 minutes to order a drink, another 20 minutes before we placed a food order - in the end, we cancelled our food and drink order, because in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 Smithfield | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840, St. Croix
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Croix  >  Frederiksted
  • Phone Number: +1 340-772-1266

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Café, Wine Bar, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Enjoy our beautiful, open-air, seaside terrace restaurant offering cuisine to satiate discriminating palates in a romantic Caribbean setting. Picture yourself looking out into the horizon from your beach side table and watching the spectacular sunset each and every day! Dining at the Beach Side Cafe is truly an extraordinary experience. Lunches are casual, breezy, and scrumptious, and dinner is simply a magical moment wrapped up into a perfect evening. The Iguana Lounge features daily Happy Hour specials and small plates to accompany your favorite cocktail and join us for live local music every Saturday night.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?