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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
Get the party started with the Bloody Mary Bar

This Bar had a couple of levels on a hillside. We had reservations for a large party on the top level bar after a wedding. We were surprised by a mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. The drinks and atmosphere got the party started in the right way.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
John Wayne C
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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417 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

This Bar had a couple of levels on a hillside. We had reservations for a large party on the top level bar after a wedding. We were surprised by a mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. The drinks and atmosphere got the party started in the right way.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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176 reviews 176 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

The Banana Deck was recommended to us by some locals and we were told that they had great steaks. We arrived rather late on our last night after happy hour and we were seated immediately. I had a rib eye steak with the gorgonzola and roasted pine nut butter. The steak was cooked perfectly and was excellent. The steak came... More 

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Massachusetts
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118 reviews 118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The Banana Deck is not fancy, but is nice for a casual, relaxed family dinner. The staff was friendly, service prompt, and food good. We'd definitely return again. The only downside is that it is not on the water, nor does it really have water views.

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Acworth, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Our first time dining at the Banana Deck. It's too bad we didn't get there before sunset, because the view is probably wonderful. Of our party of 6, I think 4 of us got the Mahi Mahi and all loved it. One got a rib-eye and left none on her plate. Service was nice, not like some places where they... More 

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

It looks like an easy going place to eat, but you will leave with a NYC restaurant bill without getting the benefit of it. Food is nothing special and service is okay. Grilled Mahi Mahi was deep in a butter sauce which killed all the flavor of the fresh fish. The best thing was the live music played by local... More 

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

We're happy to hear you enjoyed the live music, but we're sorry you were underwhelmed with the food. We wish we would have known you were disappointed because we always want to make things right if they're not. Now, if you ever decide to give us another chance during your next visit to St. John, we'd love to work with... More 

Palm City, Florida
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241 reviews 241 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our 1st day on St John was enjoying this very special place just down the road from where we were staying and had a very wonderful experience. The food and service was very good. We had a great hamburger and fish sandwich and of course great drinks for lunch. We were so impressed with St John and this area of... More 

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

We're so happy you joined us on your first day in St. John. Thanks so much for letting us know! It's great to hear you had such a nice experience, and we can't wait to see you next year. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Amarillo, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This place has a nice variety on the menu for those not wanting steak. They specialize in ribeye and they were cooked to perfection with mushrooms in a truffle butter! Best meal we have had on St. John on our trip. Captain Jay over at Ocean Runner recommended this place. Service was great and it is located on the upper... More 

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

We're so happy to be the best meal you've had in St. John! Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know. We can't wait to see you the next time you're in town. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

they have great food and drinks - try the bushwhacker - awesome; and you MUST eat the Xango!!!!! They have freshly cut steaks which various toppings - very good. One of the nights - we ate there two times this trip - I had scallops - cooked perfect

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

Thanks so much! We're so happy to hear 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 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

They cut the steaks daily, so you order whatever they cut. Be sure to get one of the butters on top of the steaks!

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

We're so happy to hear you enjoy the steak, Maggie. Thanks so much for letting us know! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Leesburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I read the reviews for every restaurant on St. John before our trip last week. I narrowed my list down to 5 or 6 and printed menus before I left, so we could review them to see what we felt like eating that night. There were so many great choices at Banana Deck, we could have eaten there every night.... 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 so happy you enjoyed it, and we hope the rest of your travels went well. Now, we look forward to seeing you the next time you're in St. John. 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 40
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

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