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3FB | Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-5055
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Description: Aloha and welcome to The Banana Deck, home of the Big Deck Burger! Located...
Aloha and welcome to The Banana Deck, home of the Big Deck Burger! Located in downtown Cruz Bay on St. John, we offer a full menu of casual Caribbean cuisine and American classics! We're all about providing good food and good service in a great atmosphere to bring our customers the best experience!
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great ambiance

Great ambiance with an open balcony overlooking Cruz Bay. It briefly showered while we were there, but the massive umbrellas provided ample protection. We found the food to be good, but the service was fairly slow. You're on vacation so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the evening! Note: You may... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
happymomx3
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Northern NJ
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Northern NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great ambiance with an open balcony overlooking Cruz Bay. It briefly showered while we were there, but the massive umbrellas provided ample protection. We found the food to be good, but the service was fairly slow. You're on vacation so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the evening! Note: You may want to call ahead for a reservation. Our... More 

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Tri State Area
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We decided to do a last minute late dinner at banana deck. Wish i could remember our servers name because she was a sweet heart and great at her job. Everyone liked their meals, we did mostly apps and my greek salad was huge! And if you've been to St. John, you know produce is ridiculously priced in the grocery... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We just had a fantastic meal at Banana Deck! The restaurant has a partial view of the cruz bay area. If you are only about the view, this may not be your place. The seating area is small, so make reservations or get there around 6pm to avoid the wait. Our waiter was super fast and attentive to our needs... More 

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Dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We dined at the Banana Deck and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was really cool and had really nice views of Cruz Bay. We ordered grilled mahi mahi and ribeye steak which were prepared perfectly. Very tasty ! All the staff members we encountered were very friendly and our waitress was exceptional. She really took good care of us throughout... More 

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Keaten D, Owner at The Banana Deck, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for the glowing review. Now, the next time you're in the St. John area, we look forward to seeing you. Many thanks, The Banana Deck Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Loved all the food!! From the Mahi Mahi to the cheese hotdog to the French fries dessert! Worth the trip! Kids loved it!!!

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Keaten D, Owner at The Banana Deck, responded to this review

We're so glad the whole family loved it, Sean! Thanks so much for reaching out. Now, we look forward to seeing you the next time you're in St. John. Many thanks, The Banana Deck Team More 

Dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great casual café with a view and a bar. It had easy parking. The price was average with above average location. Our kids loved the hot dogs.

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Keaten D, Owner at The Banana Deck, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review! We're happy you enjoyed it, and we look forward to seeing you the next time you're in the St. John area. Many thanks, The Banana Deck Team More 

Scituate, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We aways let the kids vote as to where we go the last night for dinner from the previous weeks worth of places we sampled. They picked Banana Deck and frankly, I was stoked they did. Its easy to get to, fun, a good view and nice eats. Great place for kids. The Dirty Banana is the drink to get... More 

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Keaten D, Owner at The Banana Deck, responded to this review

Haha, we're so happy to hear the kids voted on us! Thanks so much for letting us know. From the food to the steel drum music, we're so happy you enjoyed it. Now, we look forward to seeing you the next time you're in the St. John area! Many thanks, The Banana Deck Team More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Make sure you check this place out. It's upstairs and a bit hidden but has great food and a good view of you can get a good seat.

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Keaten D, Owner at The Banana Deck, responded to this review

Ryan, thanks so much! We're thrilled to hear you enjoy it, and we can't wait to see you the next time you're in St. John. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good selection. Good service. Good value. Pasta was delicious. We had a variety of dishes and all were good, including the drinks. Friendly staff too. Recommended!

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Keaten D, Owner at The Banana Deck, responded to this review

From the pasta to the drinks, we're so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for dropping us a line. We look forward to seeing you the next time you're in the St. John area, and we hope the rest of your travels went well. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Indiana
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have eaten at Banana Deck the last 4 times we have been on St, John. We have never been disappointed. Great Caribbean flavors and good portions. They make my favorite adult drink, the Dirty Banana. Finish off your meal with one of their great desserts!

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Keaten D, Owner at The Banana Deck, responded to this review

Robin, we're thrilled to hear you've never been disappointed! Thanks so much for reaching out. Now, we look forward to seeing you a fifth time! Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

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Address: 3FB | Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
Phone Number: +1 340-693-5055
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
Average Prices: USD 40
Cuisine: American, Caribbean

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3FB | Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-693-5055

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic

Description

Aloha and welcome to The Banana Deck, home of the Big Deck Burger! Located in downtown Cruz Bay on St. John, we offer a full menu of casual Caribbean cuisine and American classics! We're all about providing good food and good service in a great atmosphere to bring our customers the best experience!

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