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Uncle Joe's Barbecue

North Shore Road, St. John
340.693.8806
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Ranked #37 of 107 restaurants in St. John
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Walnut Creek, California, USA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is a funky place with a lady grilling all of the meat right on the corner of the street. There were some cool birds watering in a set up that was obviously made just for them. The food was delicious with a nice spicy taste. It's not much to look at, the restaurant, but the food more than makes... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Uncle Joes was good but lacked choice in sides. We all ordered ribs rice and beans and corn. The corn was good but seemed like the frozen kind. The beans and rice weren't good at all. The ribs were delicious! Although it was just four bones per order it was filling. Good sauce We took ours to go and enjoyed... More

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New England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

While vacationing in St. John, we always make it a point to get take out from Uncle Joe's Barbecue at least once, maybe twice. The ribs are tender and fall away from the bone, the chicken is a good plus the sides. I highly recommend you try Uncle Joe's Barbecue if you have a chance.

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Have been going to Cruz Bay in St. John USVI for the past 20 years, and had been eating regularly at Uncle Joe's Barbeque in downtown Cruz Bay. However, we were very disappointed with our last dining experience there. We decided to change our order from carry-out to dine-in and were penalized for this by having our our order filled... More

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great food - great price - great people watching spot! Recommend this as a spot not to miss if you are staying on the island

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

last night my family of four ate here. good bbq but amount charged was higher than listed prices. i didnt catch it at first. i believe they added a 15% service charge. stupid me. i still gave the server an additional tip despite slow service. food is good but check your bill!

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Haddonfield, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

great stop for a casual meal. we did a couple take out dinners after a tough day at the beach. service was quick and food great!

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PETOSKEY
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121 reviews 121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A very small place with limited seating but well worth it! The sauce is excellent. Cold beverages available too! The service is friendly and fast (for island time). Food available is very good.

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Mentor, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We had chartered a boat for the day and Uncle Joe's is right near the National dock, and actually right near the Cruz Bay Ferry dock too. I would highly recommend this place for some BBQ anytime, but definitely after a day of boating around the USVI. Fast service and great ribs!

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Winnetka, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Third year in a row at this St. John's classic. Great food, quick service and cheap eats. Great place for lunch after volunteering at Virgin Islands National Park. Heads up most fun thing to do in St. John's is volunteering on Tuesday or Thursday. Go out, wack weeds , meet great people and help make the park and world a... More

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