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3FB | Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-5055
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Consistently great.

We have gone here once on each trip the last three years. The men love the special rib eyes which are a treat and so filling. The ladies love the skewers which are awesome, too. Fun to have grilled plantains and other veggies. It is reasonably priced for what you get. We learned to ask to sit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
carla g
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grand rapids
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the live local music and sitting on the upper deck. The cocktail I had was good but the food was just okay and the service was painfully slow and they never brought the appetizer we ordered.

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grand rapids
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We have gone here once on each trip the last three years. The men love the special rib eyes which are a treat and so filling. The ladies love the skewers which are awesome, too. Fun to have grilled plantains and other veggies. It is reasonably priced for what you get. We learned to ask to sit on the water... More 

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Brandon, Mississippi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

After trip in 2012 and back again in 2015, The Banana Deck is our fav place to eat. The steaks are some of the best we've ever eaten ANYWHERE! See you again real soon.

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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We were in St John for 8 days and this was our favorite restaurant. Awesome food, great service and the drinks and view just made it that much better.

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Orland Hills, Illinois
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Like the atmosphere here. Had ribeye steak and chicken salad for dinner. Nice meal for a comparable price with other restaurants in the area.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We've been coming to St John for years. We usually eat at least twice at the Banana Deck. We go to the Sunday Bloody Mary bar for lunch and return once during the week for dinner. I love the Greek Salad with Chicken. I know it seems kile a mundane dish to rave abbout but it is great. The conch... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and friend had the steak-- they both loved it. I had the tuna and while I did ask for rare---it was barely seared on one side- so a bit of a disappointment there. The outdoor ambiance was great though, and we had an enjoyable time.

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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

We're so happy you enjoyed everything from the bushwacker to the steak -- thanks so much for letting us know, Frank! Now, if you're ever in the St. John area again, we'd love to see you. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Orlando, Florida
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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

Thanks so much for giving us another shot! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed it this time, and we really appreciate you reaching out to let us know. Now, we look forward to seeing you the next time you're in the St. John area! Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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

We're so glad you enjoyed it, and thanks so much for letting us know! Now, we look forward to seeing you again soon. 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: Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business

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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