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The Banana Deck

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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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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
Best Restaurant on St John!

I have been to St John for the past 8 years and I never make a trip without hitting the Bdeck at least 3 times. Best steaks on the islands; its like the are right from texas. Their cocktails are always delicious and everything on the menu is reasonably priced compared to other restaurants on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Justin G
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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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407 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

I would recommend this place for it's food but not for it's service. Just being married last weekend on the island, this was our first family dinner with our guests. Kyle seemed nice enough and we were very forgiving to him forgetting out appetizers. But the amount of waiting we did for EVERYTHING down to our bill was outrageous. We... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I have been to St John for the past 8 years and I never make a trip without hitting the Bdeck at least 3 times. Best steaks on the islands; its like the are right from texas. Their cocktails are always delicious and everything on the menu is reasonably priced compared to other restaurants on the island. I would always... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

A group of 6 of us went and we all loved our dinners. Three had a steak dish and all were cooked to order. I had a seafood platter with mahi, scallops and shrimp and it was great. Our server Ally was personable and attentive. She thought we should all try the Banana Caramel Xango...we all had a bite and... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

No disappointment here!!! An afternoon here after a morning of adventures is a perfect out door place to discuss a little business over a few cold drinks.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We have visited St. John's for the last 6 years and one of the highlights is always the Banana Deck. The bartenders are awesome (thanks Kim and Jake) and the quesadillas with pineapple salsa are ridiculously good. We can't wait to go back again!!!

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Argyle, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Three times on St. John now and have eaten at Banana Deck four. We love this place. Casual atmosphere that's upstairs, so you get a nice breeze. Great steaks and blackened Mahi Mahi. But just because you're on the island doesn't mean you're always in the mood for seafood. Give the Marinara Penne Pasta with chicken a try. You'll thank... More 

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

You really can't go wrong with the Marinara Penne Pasta, Kenneth. Excellent choice! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, and we can't wait to have you back again! All the best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was our first visit to the Banana Deck after some fellow travelers raved about their experience. The food was excellent-- wonderful steaks and seafood-- and the service was wonderful. Will definitely be back!

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

It's exciting to hear that you had such a great first visit with us -- it sounds like you enjoyed everything from the food to the service. Here's to all of the memories to come! All our best, The Banana Deck Team More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Our second time on St John and first time here. Walked by and thought it looked like a nice little spot. We both had fish, Mahi Mahi and the fresh Tuna, both were great. The basil bacon mayo salad dressing was a treat, never had that anywhere else. I would go back here again. Also nice view from an upper... More 

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

We couldn't be happier that you decided to stop by in here, Hugh. It sounds like you got a taste of the seafood -- the Mahi Mahi and the Tuna were both great choices. Hope that you had a great time on the rest of your trip as well. If you visit again, we hope to see you! Warm wishes,... More 

West Creek
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband and I go to St John every year. I have no idea why, but we've never gone to the Banana Deck. This year, we stopped in mid-afternoon, after a National Park Service hike. It's high up, and catches a very nice breeze. The bartender could not have been better--efficient and genuinely friendly. We had some excellent snacks (including... More 

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

We're so happy you finally stopped by to see us -- now you have a new tradition whenever you come to St. John! We can't wait to hear what you have to say next year when you stop in for that full dinner. We're pleased that the experience in the bar really impressed you so. We wouldn't have it any... More 

Cruz Bay, St. John
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you want a steak while you are in the Caribbean, you have to try Banana Deck. We go there regularly as a family and also "Date Night" Doug and Fluff and the great staff ROCK!

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

We love hearing reports like this, Jay! Thanks for choosing us as your go-to spot for a family meal or a date. It's encouraging to know that you love us for both, and we look forward to seeing you again sooner rather than later -- whatever the occasion may be! 'Til next time, - 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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