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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 179
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  • 124
    Very good
  • 38
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  • 13
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  • 10
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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
Very good, depending.

Get take out to eat back at your place. Phone order ahead. Have a Red Stripe if you need to wait a little when you get there. Ignore attitude if there is any. The ribs and chicken we had were very good. Very tender and juicy with a tasty sauce, a little tart. BBQ sauce is so subjective, we liked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Don P
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New York, New York, United States
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New York
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has really good BBQ ribs & chicken that we thoroughly enjoyed. The sides were also good. As long as you don't expect any typical decor, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank ProfPauletteNewYork
Odense, Denmark
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere and excellent bbq food! The meat literally fell off the bones, and tasted great! I will definately be back!

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Thank Kasper J
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here because it was very close to where our boat was leaving to get back to the cruise ship. The good wad excellent. We only had 30 minutes before departing and i spoke with the owner to see if we could get served on time. True to her word, the food came out in 10 minutes and we... More 

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Thank Rudy B
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like to get dinner here on the day we arrive...it's good and lots of food. The ribs are to die for ,obviously slow cooked and smothered in a delightful heavy sauce

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Thank Martha H
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The BBQ is fork tender and fall-off-the-bone! The BBQ sauce is definitely not something you'll find in the states; unique to the Carribean.

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Thank Jessica C
New York, New York, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get take out to eat back at your place. Phone order ahead. Have a Red Stripe if you need to wait a little when you get there. Ignore attitude if there is any. The ribs and chicken we had were very good. Very tender and juicy with a tasty sauce, a little tart. BBQ sauce is so subjective, we liked... More 

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Thank Don P
Flagstaff
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A casual , open air , sidewalk cafe. The food was good, but not great. The price was about right, midrange, for a Caribbean island and tourist destination. This restaurant is liked by the locals, several of whom recommended it. I liked the pork ribs better than the chicken. The sauce has Ann island flair to it....

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Thank N2bonz
ohio
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114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to St. John 5 times and 5 times we have had Uncle Joe's for our first night dinner. After checking into our villa, we head back downtown to get take-a-way. It never disappoints. Love the ribs, chicken, macaroni salad, beans and rice and coleslaw. Have a beer while waiting for your order and watch the people go... More 

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Thank klikesfins
Baldwin, New York
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We always do at least one take out from here on each visit. Best BBQ. Not fancy at all but delicious.

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Thank Janekb51
Beverly, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

My husband and I were drawn in by the aromas of their BBQ and trust me, they don't disappoint! We both got an order of the ribs and they were hands down the best we had EVER had! Go for it and either grab a seat and gobble those baby backs down or get it to go...but go early~they sell... More 

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Thank SallylovesScott

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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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