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Beach Side Cafe

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American, Cafe, International, Wine Bar
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127 Smithfield | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840, St. Croix
+1 340-772-1266
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations
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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  • 114
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    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 Little Place to Eat

Fantastic views and great food as well as service! Entire staff was extremely friendly and allowed us to order desert to go when we had a craving.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Caitlin C
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Fantastic views and great food as well as service! Entire staff was extremely friendly and allowed us to order desert to go when we had a craving.

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Omaha
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beach Side Café has great breakfasts and dinners. We ate with them three times during our trip. They are pricey but the view is fantastic and the service is great.

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Madison, Mississippi
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I had the chicken picatta. it was just okay. there was some spice in there I did not like. Nice view though.

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lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our view and would like to invite you back to try another dish from our diverse menu that may be more spice-wise suited to you. Thanks again for visiting us, please come again! More 

Hayward, California
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We've been dining at Beachside Cafe for 11 years during all our vacations to St. Croix. The food and service both at lunch and dinner is consistently terrific. Chef's and menu's have changed over the years, but they really strive to maintain terrific quality and service. The waitstaff, whether new or those we've seen for years, quickly become like family... More 

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lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and thank you so very, very much for your loyalty and support by visiting us each year! We particularly appreciate you mentioning our friendly staff who strive to make all of our guests comfortable and welcome. Thank you! And we love the beachfront view too!! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

An undeniably beautiful view of the Caribbean, but it does not make up for the average uninspired food. Mahi fish burger with limp lettuce, soggy fries etc. Ok for drinks in a romantic atmosphere but not if you like to pay for good food.

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lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the beautiful view and that you had a romantic visit with us. We would sincerely like to invite you back to try one of our many varied small plates and entrees where our chef has the ability to achieve great creativity that a simple... More 

King George, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We sadly just returned from our trip to St. Croix, where we stayed just down the street from the Beach Side Cafe. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and after unpacking and getting settled into our condo, we are on the hunt for dinner in near proximity. SO glad we stopped in at the Beach Side Cafe!! First we would... More 

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lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! You have been wonderfully generous with your kudos and really appreciate you taking the time to speak about our extremely friendly staff who strive to make everyone's visit as superb as yours! We can't wait to see you again on your next visit and are thrilled you had such a wonderful experience with us. Thank you!! More 

Sandy, Utah
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I visited St. Croix a few weeks ago, and this place was right next to where I was staying. My friend and I quickly became regulars because the place was so great. We went nearly everyday and Ezra and Rita were definitely the servers that stood out the most, but I don't have a single complaint about any of the... More 

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lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

We are thrilled you had such wonderful experiences at our cafe! Thank you for making our home your 'home' while visiting the island and a special shout out for mentioning our friendly staff who strive to make everyone's visit as memorable as yours. Thanks again and we can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Chicago
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The only reason I din't give this lovely restaurant the fifth star is because of the very slow service. Our server was friendly and very good at her job -- except for the speed issue. My wife and I had dinner here on our last night in St.Croix, and we couldn't have enjoyed our meal and the scenery more. Our... More 

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lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

We are so happy you were able to visit with us before leaving the island. Our sunset, beachside dining is truly spectacular and we're thrilled you and your wife had such an enjoyable time. We can't wait to see you again on your next visit to St. Croix! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I love this place(: I went almost every day. food and drinks are amazing. They have really good strawberry daiquiris (USVI drinking age is 18 so I'm still pretty stoked about that). Ezra and Rita were my absolute favorite servers but every single one of the servers are awesome and friendly(: thank you guys so much for help making this... More 

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lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for your awesome review and thanks so much for mentioning our extremely friendly and hospitable staff. We can't wait to see you again! More 

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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Very refreshing stop after a day of sightseeing! We had lunch with a fabulous view of the Caribbean Sea and cooled off with the breeze swirling around us at out table (we did have to anchor our paper napkins and water bottles, however). The food was good although nothing to write home about, and the prices were a bit elevated... More 

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lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed our wonderful beachfront dining. We are proud to offer our guests competitive pricing for an establishment with our offerings. Thanks so much for your visit and we can't wait to see you again! 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, Cafe, International, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Romantic

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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