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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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, 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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  • 426
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 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
Great service

Brianna was by far the best bartender we encountered on our trip. The bar was crowded, but your glass never ran dry. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next day!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
RichardTolar
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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630 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Brianna was by far the best bartender we encountered on our trip. The bar was crowded, but your glass never ran dry. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next day!

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New Smyrna Beach, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Had a great fish sandwich at the Big Kahuna and a few good run drinks! the owner was very friendly, even gave me a bottle of their hot sauce to take home because I liked it so much!

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Marbella, Spain
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63 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

In a scenic/convenient location with nice food and drinks - good to relax! Do ENJOY the atmosphere and food / service... 'tis good!

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I stopped here while on a cruise this past December. The staff was incredibly friendly (and festive, as it was Christmastime-they were all wearing fun socks and hats), we got our food reasonably quickly, and the food and drinks were incredible. I had a delicious pina colada, and the fish tacos I ordered were easily the best tacos I've ever... More 

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

Thanks Magen for your review og our fish tacos..WE love em too! Email us for the T shirt you want info@bigkahunavi.com we'll send you cost and info More 

Bedford, Indiana
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This little bistro has mostly American dishes and I call the food average. Having a cold drink while shopping, is super nice, when bathrooms are hard to come by. The view of the bay is priceless. Sometimes it's almost too hot so you might sit inside, but it's all outside atmosphere and the bay is amazing to enjoy while having... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Lovely little place. Free wifi. Nice ambiance. Polite and helpful staff. Had I not been on a cruise, I would have spent more time here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 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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493 reviews 493 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
348 helpful votes 348 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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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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