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Uncle Joe's Barbecue

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Cruz Bay, St. John
340.693.8806
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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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
Always good barbecue

For a casual meal in town or great take-out, Uncle Joe's is a Cruz Bay institution. This is a perfect meal after a long day in the sun. Both the chicken and the ribs are delicious, and the sides are good too. You see lots of locals eating there, always a clue that the food is good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
gingerlee13
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Edmond, Oklahoma
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Every trip to St John starts with dinner at Uncle Joes. The ribs and chicken are where it is at :) The sides aren't bad either.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

For a casual meal in town or great take-out, Uncle Joe's is a Cruz Bay institution. This is a perfect meal after a long day in the sun. Both the chicken and the ribs are delicious, and the sides are good too. You see lots of locals eating there, always a clue that the food is good.

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Middletown, NJ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

If you want great BBQ try Uncle Joe's. Definitely get the rib and chicken combo because you don't want to miss either one. Ribs were amazing; meat falls off the bone and melts in your mouth. Chicken cooked really well and still juicy. Loved their BBQ sauce. Don't be afraid of getting a little saucy as you'll find yourself diving... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We love Uncle Joe's and usually get it twice a trip and bring it back to the villa! Order early (so they don't run out) and tell them what time you want to come pick up.. Super easy and delicious!

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Vermont
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20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Joe's is one of our mainstay places whenever we come to St. John. The BBQ is great , the portions are large, and the prices are reasonable.

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I think there are quite a few bbq restaurants in Cruz Bay. When I go to Uncle Joe's, I know I'm going to get some good bbq ribs and chicken at a fair price and it is conveniently located right in the middle of town.

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Only two items on the menu were available when we started ordering. The waitress was annoyed by our simple questions. We waited for drinks which were also limited way to long on a hot afternoon. The food was just okay and definitely nothing special.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

When visiting St John, we were sure to stop by Uncle Joe's for some Caribbean BBQ. The ribs were very good, they fall off the bone and are smothered in a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The menu may be short but they do a good job. I would rather have a limited menu and great food. The fruit punch packs a punch so be warned. It is not a fancy place but a great place to pick up something to eat there or take home after a day at the beach.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Uncle Joe's has been in Cruz Bay for years and it's the place to go for tasty chicken and ribs at a reasonable price. Eat in or carry out. Greats sides, also. My wife's favorite is the pasta salad. Service a bit on the slow side, but it's the islands, mon. If you try the rum punch make sure you... More 

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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

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