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3FB | Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-5055
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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
Good People and Great Eats

Fresh food at its best. The Banana Deck is known for their fresh cut (daily) steaks and rib-eyes, and the meat lives up to its hype. The conch fritters were one of the better ones we had while on St. John - not to bready, not too chewy, just right (if I had one criticism, it was that the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Kate M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Fresh food at its best. The Banana Deck is known for their fresh cut (daily) steaks and rib-eyes, and the meat lives up to its hype. The conch fritters were one of the better ones we had while on St. John - not to bready, not too chewy, just right (if I had one criticism, it was that the fritters... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Good, tasty food and drinks! Great place to visit with a group for a large table, or picky eaters (more

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We went to the banana deck on the recommendation of a local woman... I was looking for a salad and she said they are known for theirs! Well, salad turned into chicken wings and curried shrimp (so much for getting my greens!) the wings were awesome! So much so pthat we had to go back the next night to get... More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for dropping us a line. Now, we can't wait to see you the next time you visit. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

great local atmosphere, good food, casual dining - friendly staff, would definitely go back. Bushwhacker drinks were also amazing

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

We appreciate you reaching out on Tripadvisor, and we're so happy you enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Now, the next time you're in the St. John area, we'll save you a seat. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Food was really good without being over priced. Had nice views of the bay along with a nice breez. The bartender was AWSOME (? Jason or Josh)we ate at the bar so he was our waiter, too.

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

Thanks so much for reviewing, Erica! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed it, and we'd love to see you again. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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

We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the drinks and atmosphere, John. Thanks so much for letting us know. If you ever find yourself in the St. John area again, we would love to see you! Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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

Thanks for giving us a shot! It's great to hear you enjoyed your rib eye steak, and we appreciate you letting 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 

Massachusetts
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to review! We're glad to hear the family enjoyed it, and we look forward to seeing you the next time you're in the St. John area. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Acworth, Georgia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Keaten D, Owner at The Banana Deck, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear everyone found something they enjoyed! Thanks so much for dropping us a line. Now, we would love to see you again the next time you're in St. John. Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 

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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, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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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