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3FB | Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-5055
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bushwacked!!

Arrived to the bar and had a bushwacker like no other. Great drink and HUGE. Problem was it filled us up and left little room for the food. We had scallops divine and ribeye steak that was excellent. Surprising how good the steaks were on the island. Cost was typical for a mid-range restaurant on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Frank P
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Arrived to the bar and had a bushwacker like no other. Great drink and HUGE. Problem was it filled us up and left little room for the food. We had scallops divine and ribeye steak that was excellent. Surprising how good the steaks were on the island. Cost was typical for a mid-range restaurant on the island. Tip was added... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The last time we ate at Banana Deck I did not want to go back. This trip we decided to go back and see if anything had improved. Thank goodness! It not only improved but was better than almost anywhere else we ate on the island. The server was attentive and quickly brought drinks and food. Last time we ate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Informal dinner on a raised deck built around an enormous tree. Staff is very friendly. Salads were good. Steaks are a feature there and come in multiple sizes and prepared in different ways. Billed as hand cut. Not sure if they are prime cuts, but really excellent quality regardless. Skipped dessert because we were too full. Would definitely recommend to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Fun place with good food right by the main shops of St John. Nothing fancy, but we had a large group and they took great care of us and brought good food quickly.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Back on the island and back at the Banana Deck. The first time was not a fluke the steaks were great. The salad was cold and crisp and the chive and bacon dressing was out of this world a must if you like bacon . The service was excellent very personable and the servers could not do enough to make... More 

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

Wow! We're so happy you joined us again, and we really appreciate you dropping us a line. It's great to hear how you liked everything from the steaks to sunset. Now, we can't wait to see you again the next time you're in town. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great food and very nice staff. Will definitely be back. The late lunch was refreshing. The drinks are very good. Staff went out of their way to make you fell wanted.

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

It's great to hear you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for dropping us a line on Tripadvisor. Now, we can't wait to see you the next time you're in St. John. Many thanks, The Banana Deck Team More 

Baltimore, MD
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Mediocre food for the same price other restaurants charge for much better meals. It is nice and casual and lovely to sit outside, but the food is so-so at best.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to review! If you ever give us another shot, we'd love to chat with you about your tastes to find the right entree for you. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Stow, Ohio
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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We visited The Banana Deck for a casual dinner because they were having live music - a steel pan player. The music was soft and was very nice. My wife & I both went for the burgers - which were big, juicy, and delicious. we started with an order (5) of conch fritters, which were excellent. The atmosphere was quite... More 

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

Thanks so much! We're so happy you enjoy it. Now, if you're ever in the St. John area again, we'd love to see you. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

St. John
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed dinner here. Not much view from the main dining area but the food was awesome and the ambiance everything you'd expect and more of a casual dining experience -we can't wait to go back!

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

We can't wait to have you back! Thanks so much for taking the time to review -- it really made our day. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Hard to compare the steaks to beef in the Midwest otherwise this place gets rated excellent. Service was good prices were reasonable.

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

We're so glad you enjoyed it overall! Thanks so much. Now, if you're ever in the St. John area again, we'd love to see you. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

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Additional Information about The Banana Deck

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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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