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Big Kahuna Rum Shack

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Mexican, Pizza, Hamburgers
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5130 Dronningens Gade | Royal Dane Mall / Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas
+1 340-775-9289
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
Description: Hands Down The COOLEST and most FUN bar/restaurant in St. Thomas, Virgin...
Hands Down The COOLEST and most FUN bar/restaurant in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands! Right on the waterfront..Awesome harbor views, great people watching, live reggae and amazing and delicious food..Tacos, wraps, burgers, fresh mahi-mahi sliders..LOVE JUICE OMG..Ya gotta try it when you're visiting St Thomas!
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  • 422
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  • 133
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 14
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
If you haven't been go!! Great place

Awesome Place!! Super laid back. Stopped here while we were In port and highly recommend you do the same if your visiting St. Thomas. Drinks pack a punch and they have the best Cuban I have ever tasted! Very friendly staff that makes you feel like family. They opened up an hour early and started... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Gavin C
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Awesome Place!! Super laid back. Stopped here while we were In port and highly recommend you do the same if your visiting St. Thomas. Drinks pack a punch and they have the best Cuban I have ever tasted! Very friendly staff that makes you feel like family. They opened up an hour early and started cooking our food even before... More 

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La Canada, California
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284 restaurant reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We search for this place because of the things we heard about it. However, we were quite disappointed...it is not that close to the water so it isn't a beach bar. The bar itself was quite crowded, uncomfortable to sit at, and quite noisy. Fortunately, there were some tables outside where we finally moved to. This place feels like it... More 

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JL_Gibbs, Public Relations Manager at Big Kahuna Rum Shack, responded to this review

Dear Disappointed. Thanks for your comments Since we are exactly 100ft from the water...any closer and you'ld be swimming in it. Our bar is a PARTY bar which is exactly how its promoted on Trip Advisor, and our website and all over St Thomas. Its FUN, and filled with music, laughter, kids and adults of all ages, dancing, drinking our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Will definitely be coming back to this place. Isis was a great server and made sure we were taken care of. Good food and drinks, overall a nice experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We went during Tuesday's happy hour and got super cheap drinks and $3 tacos. They have a super long happy hour and some great staff!

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Marathon, Florida
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48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This place is right on the waterfront and has WONDERFUL owners, dear friends, Nanci and Mike. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. The food is delicious and drinks are refreshing. We love this place!

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72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We always got to Big Kahuna for drinks and peel and eat shrimp. However, this time around no more peel and eat shrimp, so just drinks. Great view of the Charlotte Amalie Bay!!

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Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great wait staff and prime spot for people watching. Get a prime table at 5 and have an early dinner with cheap drinks. Tip: order the entree sizes and split, they are very generous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Every year we visit The Big Kahuna,several times!! We love the nacho's,sandwiches and delicious homemade potato salad!! We stop daily while visiting St.Thomas if only for a cold beverage! Stop by,relax and enjoy you will not be disappointed!!! Kim

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Marathon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

it was hip, and fun. like something you would see in SoBe or the like. Premium liquor brands, very easy to find... warm hospitality

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Junction City, Kansas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We visited for lunch. The service was a bit slow, but our server was friendly and attentive while trying to help everyone. The food was amazing. The drinks were also great. The location had a beautiful view of the harbor and cruises.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5130 Dronningens Gade | Royal Dane Mall / Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Thomas  >  Charlotte Amalie
  • Phone Number: +1 340-775-9289

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Entertaining clients

Description

Hands Down The COOLEST and most FUN bar/restaurant in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands! Right on the waterfront..Awesome harbor views, great people watching, live reggae and amazing and delicious food..Tacos, wraps, burgers, fresh mahi-mahi sliders..LOVE JUICE OMG..Ya gotta try it when you're visiting St Thomas!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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