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Uncle Joe's Barbecue

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Cruz Bay, St. John
340.693.8806
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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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
Best fast food ever.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Beachmoma963
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Vero Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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293 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vero Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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Detroit
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

It was nice to be served quickly on an evening when other restaurants closed due to a power outage. They even brought over a lantern.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to Uncle Joes the first night we got to St. John. The smell of bbq hits you when getting off the ferry and it's hard to resist. We have been coming here for years and it hasn't changed a bit. We ordered chicken and rib combo meals that come with 2 sides. Ribs were falling off the bone... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

OMG! This is so AMAZING!!! Great food , great prices, friendly people! Be aware that the seating is limited, but no worries, we got our food to go and ate in the park! We loved it so much we ate there twice!

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Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We ordered ribs and chicken and were not disappointed. Just a little stand on the street, so there can be a bit of a wait for a seat. Very casual atmosphere, and next to a loud bar, but a fun atmosphere.

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Waconia, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Uncle Joe's does their meat very well and is reasonably priced. They also have good sides. Their sauce is fairly unique and gives the BBQ an Caribbean flavor.

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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Small place but the food is amazing. If you are on St John you must stop and try these ribs, or a combo. So delicious.

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Nederland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had previously stopped at this place during a day trip to the island. The food was good, but service was "sparse". We assumed it was related to the time of day we visited (we were the only people there). We decided to give them another try this trip. Pretty much same story. Food was good and we were able... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Fantastic ribs, chicken & drinks...great Rum Punch! How this joint isn't rated higher is perplexing as the BBQ rivals Chicago & Alabama, so I highly recommend Uncle Joes.

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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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