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3FB | Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-5055
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 208
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  • 135
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Get the Mahi Sandwich

Delicious lunch, service was fast for six people. Most of us had the Mahi Mahi sandwich, grilled, blackened and jerked- all were really good. I liked my blackened spice the best. the Shrimp appetizer had an amazing sauce- try it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
aj1927
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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393 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Delicious lunch, service was fast for six people. Most of us had the Mahi Mahi sandwich, grilled, blackened and jerked- all were really good. I liked my blackened spice the best. the Shrimp appetizer had an amazing sauce- try it!

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Clearwater, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had dinner at the Banana Deck in March 2015 on a weekday evening, and we both liked our dinners. The server was friendly and attentive. There are two levels/decks of outdoor seating. We sat on the upper deck, which was next to a full bar and two TVs tuned into college basketball. The Banana Deck is... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was a nice place to grab lunch when we toured St. John for the day. It is located close to the ferry dock. The conch fritters were delicious, and the bartender/waitress was very cheerful. Upon getting my credit card statement after I got home a few weeks later, I was dismayed to find the waitress had rounded up... More 

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Seafood plate was the hit at our table. Steaks were a 3 out of 5. Chicken dish was too peppered. Bartender/server was very friendly.

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St. John
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Banana Deck is perfect for families. We just love this restaurant. It is great for people with kids. We love the dinner menu! Best Ribeye (steak) ever! You must try one! Lunch at Banana Deck is equally as awesome! Great prices, great portions, fantastic service. Every one should try this once!

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

We're so happy to be a place your whole family can enjoy, Cecilia! Thanks so much for letting us know. We can't wait to see you again for dinner or lunch. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Boston, Ma
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Short walk from Gallows Point. Nice breezes off Cruz Bay and very good food. Swordfish and their signature rib eye both wonderful. Reasonably priced.

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

Thanks so much! We're glad you enjoy the food, and it's great to hear the prices work for you. The next time you're in town again, we can't wait to see you. Many thanks, The Banana Deck Team More 

Duncanville, Texas
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

You are going to drop some $$$ here and the plastic cups as water glasses was down-scale for that price. This 16 oz rib eye was THE BEST steak of the four restaurants that offered rib eyes. We ate there twice just for the superb steak.

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

Wow! We're happy you enjoyed the steak so much and visited us two times for it. The next time you're in St. John, we hope to see you again! Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We passed by this place to and from out B&B every day and finally decided to go there on the last day and wished we had gone in on the first day! The meal was perfect and the Deep Fried Banana Caramel Cheesecake is worth going back for again and again! Service was great and the restaurant was not overcrowded.... More 

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

We're so glad you decided to give us a try, Michelle! It's great to hear you enjoyed your meal and the deep fried banana caramel cheesecake. Next time you're in St. John, we'd love to see you again! Many thanks, The Banana Deck Team More 

Argyle, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

When traveling with a large number of people that like to have fun…. LOTS of fun, it can be cumbersome to find a restaurant that will seat you. Much less seat you in a timely manner, then act like they are excited to see you. That's what you will get with the staff at the Banana Deck. Great people, great... More 

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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 always happy to serve large parties, so we're happy you like coming to us. The next time you're in St. John, we'd love to see you! Many thanks, The Banana Deck Team More 

Scarborough, Maine
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Appet- were ok. The Quessadilla was good, mozerella sticks like the frozen ones from the grocery store! The greek salad are huge and very good, the special Caribbean chicken dish was excellent. Would go again

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

It's great to hear you enjoyed your experience overall, and would come back again. Thanks so much for letting us know. If you're ever in the St. John area again, we'd love to see you! Many thanks, The Banana Deck Team More 

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Restaurant Details

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 0 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

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