We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Uncle Joe's Barbecue

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Cruz Bay, St. John
340.693.8806
Add hours for Uncle Joe's Barbecue and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 275 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 143
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good BBQ

We ate BBQ chicken with sides, and it was a great quick meal right at the harbor in town. Enjoyed it very much.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
delidog
,
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

275 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We ate BBQ chicken with sides, and it was a great quick meal right at the harbor in town. Enjoyed it very much.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vienna, Virginia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Uncle Joe's BBQ has been a restaurant of choice for the past 5 years. However this year it just wasn't up to what we expected. We usually eat there several times during our visit to St John, but this year we only went once because the food was not as good as in the past and the wait time was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Uncle Joe's sits right off the road in town. There are a few tables and some bar seating and take-out is available. You can get chicken or ribs with a selection of sides (rice and beans, corn on the cob, pasta salad and something else that I am forgetting). I always opt for the ribs, because that is what BBQ... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Connecticut
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I walked by this place year after year, always wanted to try but never did. It always was crowded so we figured it must be decent. Wow ! The kind man( from Anguilla) working this place seated us with such warmth and happiness . He quickly took our order and kept checking on us while waiting for food . He... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Audubon, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

if you want to have a reasonably priced dinner, with some very tasty food on St John, Uncle's Joe's in Cruz Bay is the place to go. We ordered ribs and the rib/chicken combo and a couple of beers to go, went back to our villa and totally enjoyed the food and the quiet of our own villa in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Providence, RI
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The wait can be excruciatingly long for Uncle Joe's BBQ, and in the old days, it was worth it. But we haven't been here in 5 years, and it seems to me that the recipe, maybe the ownership, maybe the staff, has changed. Believe me, it's not bad. But it just didn't match the memory I had of it. And... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Grabbed dinner here on a Sunday evening with friends who visited there before. A few beers, a shared Caribbean lobster for the table and a round of bbq ribs for all four of us. Enjoyed the beans and rice side too. The place is what it is ... a local rib shack. Not trying to be anything more. Loved it.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Connecticut
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

can't pass up that grilling flavor in the center of town. Both ribs and chicken are very tasty. Call ahead or be prepared to wait.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toledo, Ohio
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had Uncle Joe's BBQ our first night in St. John after a long day of traveling. We got carryout and enjoyed the ribs and chicken in our condo. Both meats were delicious. The sauce is what I found to be so enjoyable, it was a sweet sauce. The sides were pasta salad and rice and beans and were not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Best BBQ!! Definitely a place to eat while staying in St. John. I had the BBQ chicken with corn on the cob and coleslaw. The portions were great and everyone in our group loved their meal (there were 10 of us). The lemonade was wonderful and our server was great! Overall one of the best restaurants we went to during... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Uncle Joe's Barbecue also viewed

St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
 
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
 

Been to Uncle Joe's Barbecue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cruz Bay, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John
  • Phone Number: 340.693.8806

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Uncle Joe's Barbecue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?