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Donkey Diner - CLOSED

3 Emmaus Route 10 | Coral Bay, St. John
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Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Diner, Pizza, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Donkey Diner is an 'eclectic' restaurant situated in Coral Bay...sometimes mellow, sometimes zany, but always outrageously fun! We specialize in breakfast, pizza & Kickass Bloody Marys!We are located on Route 10 across from the Guy Benjamin Elementary school. There's plenty of parking but we're also easily accessible from the dinghy dock or VITRAN bus. We are open daily from 7am to 8pm. Cash or traveler's checks only please.

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English first
Elysburg, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews 100 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Very disappointed to find the Donkey Diner closed. They had great pizza when we stopped in last year.

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Disappointed to learn, first hand as we drove the entire island for Sunday brunch, that the owners have left us beggars in the lurch - rumors fly, but it is closed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Great breakfast & service. Nice stop on way to Salt Pond Bay. The English Muffin sandwich was gigantic and good for a day on the road.

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Coral Bay, St. John
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

It takes special kind of attention to bring a successful brand to disaster. Unfortunately, the beloved Donkey Diner succumbed to such a fate. Past history has shown that this Coral Bay icon has transcended recurring transfers in ownership, with sustained, and sometimes heightened, success. I've been a DD patron since first visiting Love City in '03, again in '05, many... More 

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United States
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Ive listed it as terrible because it has once again closed and is for sale. The new owners didn't even make it a year - they started out on a rocky path when they threw out funky memorabilia folks had donated over the years. Shooting roosters and chickens put some people off. My concerns were the long wait just to... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Really great food but having staffing issues right now and closed almost all the time. Don't drive all the way out to coral bay until they get that worked out. Husband got jalapeño and ricotta omelet which he has barely stopped talking about. I got the ricotta blueberry pancakes. Moist and yummy.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

We stopped for breakfast sandwiches on the way to Hansen Bay. Really good with local hot sauce sprinkled on. If you're on a budget, get your breakfast sandwich on toast instead of a bagel- saves a couple bucks. Have a juice instead of a Mimosa or Bloody Mary- saves a couple dollars. Or live it up! It's only money, right?

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Midwest, USA
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The food was very good as in pervious years. We eat outside and were treated exceptionally well by the new staff. We didn't think the staff was as friendly in past years. Noticed some minor changes on the menu but other than that, this is still the same Donkey Diner that we remember. Would like to see wifi here as... More 

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Shoreham, NY
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Came here in July 2012 and the food was great!! Back again May 1st, and had to go back. The breakfast is excellent. A lot of food on the plate. The service was friendly. Love this place for the atsmosphere. Food is tasty, albeit a little pricey, but nothing out of the ordinary for the island. Will be back!

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We stayed in Coral Bay April 10-21 and our villa was just above Donkey Diner. At the beginning of our trip we usually just ate breakfast in our villa then headed out for the day. Later in our trip we decided we should try the Donkey Diner (even though I had been reading very mixed reviews for the past year!).... More 

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Additional Information about Donkey Diner

Address: 3 Emmaus Route 10 | Coral Bay, St. John
Phone Number: 340.693.5240
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Diner, Pizza, Family Fare

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