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Cruz Bay, St. John
340.693.8806
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Uncle Joe's is a must have on St. John

Uncle Joe's does not disappoint ! Coming back from a snorkel trip in the BVI's the smell of Uncle Joe's BBQ is the best smell ever. We had the Chicken and Ribs dinner with rice and corn. The price is extremely reasonable and half the allure is that it's one of those hole in the walls that you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
qbchiefs
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Dallas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Saugerties, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Loved the ribs and chicken! The best BBQ on the island! The food is cheap too. Very causal you can even get take out. You get a lot of food for your buck!

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Dallas
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Uncle Joe's does not disappoint ! Coming back from a snorkel trip in the BVI's the smell of Uncle Joe's BBQ is the best smell ever. We had the Chicken and Ribs dinner with rice and corn. The price is extremely reasonable and half the allure is that it's one of those hole in the walls that you can't afford... More 

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Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We smelled the food everyday that we passed, but didn't eat there until the last day. For $13 my wife and I ate bar-b-que chicken, ribs, beans and rice, and pasta. Don't pass this place up. It says something when you see local dock workers stop in constantly and take food to go.

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Ontario, Canada
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I'm not saying this is the best BBQ I've ever had, but there's something more to it than that. When I'm at home, thousands of miles away from St John, *this* is the meal I always seem to think about. Tangy BBQ'd chicken and ribs and rice - multiple dirty napkins and sweet rum punch. It just hits a spot... More 

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Eden, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Food was average at best. Go to Driftwood David's for much better ribs and service. Beware, I was also overcharged. When I asked I was told the tip was included. That tip amounted to 22%. We won't be back.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is our second visit here and the food was consistently good. Very limited menu, although the sides complement the barbecue well. We did have quite a wait because the grilling/cooking surface is small. They offer a few tables for diners, but it's right on the busy street and we got ours to take home.

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Hockessin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We just returned from St. John and one of the highlights was Uncle Joe's BBQ that we ordered at their "shack" and took back to our rooms. It was terrific! The meat was tender and just fell off the bones. The sauce was super - seriously finger-licking good! We ordered eight dinners and everyone loved it! Uncle Joe's really isn't... More 

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Illinois, United States
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Delicious!!!! I read in a travel book that this was good food. After seeing the place, I was a bit worried until we took our first bites.

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Marbella, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We soon found out we were NOT related, in any way! But the BBQ lunch was really good - pulled pork, BBQ ribs, then shared a BBQ chicken for "dessert". WHAT!?.... I'm Italian! All we ate was really good, not HUGE portions like my Aunt Helen makes in NYC, but she always cooks in "case all the neighbors stop by... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The ribs were very tender. Chicken was cooked perfectly. The sides were the perfect portion and flavor. Top it all off they cover the meat with a delightful sauce that they keep boiling over the grill.

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Additional Information about Uncle Joe's Barbecue

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

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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, Families with children, Local cuisine

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