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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
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 41
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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
Most recent review
Walked away due to poor service

Stood there for 10 minutes waiting for a maitre d'! One waitress walked by 6 times and woudn't make eye contact. Had to step in her way to ask if there was a maitre d. Decided it wouldn't be worth the risk to eat there.....

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
MIchael L
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New York City, New York
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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383 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Stood there for 10 minutes waiting for a maitre d'! One waitress walked by 6 times and woudn't make eye contact. Had to step in her way to ask if there was a maitre d. Decided it wouldn't be worth the risk to eat there.....

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Cruz Bay, St. John
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Love Banana Deck, have lived on St John for over 7 years. We do a lot of family Birthdays here.My husband loves there steak, Banana Zango is fantastic. The guys from our shop eat lunch from Banana Deck at least once a week if not twice. But..... you changed your French Fry, please go back to what you had before.... More 

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small town
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The burgers and the Quesadillas were WONDERFUL. We had incredible drinks here and great service. Locals recommended this place and we were NOT disappointed, in fact we ate here 3 times on our visit to this incredible island. We can't wait to get back here

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Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Banana Deck was the perfect place for dinner on our first night in St. John. The place has a great casual and unfussy vibe, but with good food and a fantastic server who was kind, attentive, and went out of her way to accommodate my food allergy. Fun drinks too!

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

Wow! We're so happy you had a great first night in St. John. It's great to hear how you liked the atmosphere, food, and service. If you're ever in the St. John area again, we'd love to see you! Thanks so much, The Banana Deck Team More 

PA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I was there recently for an early dinner. Nice atmosphere , good service, good food. I had scallops in a wine sauce that was excellent. I also had a Hurricane, which was fine!

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

We're so glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and food! Thanks so much for taking the time to review. If you're ever in the St. John area again, we'd love to see you. Many thanks, The Banana Deck Team More 

Orchard Park, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

several of the menu items/specials were "sold out. Now, that's not a big deal really, however, the served returned several times to inform us, we had to order something else. So we really never ordered what we wanted. Value wise, the price points for the meals we were having were high. For example pasta dishes starting at $24.00 ...just for... More 

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

We're very sorry we were out of so many things when you came in. Please know, this is not normally the case. If you're ever in the St. John area again, we hope you'll give us another shot, so we can show you what we're all about. Many thanks, The Banana Deck Team More 

north carolina
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Blackened fish were very,very good. Easy to find with outdoor seating. Friendly staff and good drinks.

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

We're so happy you enjoyed the blackened fish, staff, and drinks! We hope you come by and visit St. John again soon. Wishing you the best, The Banana Deck Team More 

boston
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We we're recommended this place for lunch and glad we listened. We shared the crab/shrimp spring rolls with a spicey wasabi sauce on the rim and the grille mahi roll up - delicious! I had a painkille and hubby had an island hoppy beer o go along. Great time and relaxing view of bay while eating.

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

We're so happy you listened to the recommendation! It's great to hear you enjoyed the food and were able to relax while watching the bay. Next time you're in St. John, please see us again! Best, The Banana Deck Team More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We liked the food, but as everything in St John, it's expensive. We sat outside on lovely cool evening.

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

It's great to hear you enjoyed the food! You mentioned things were expensive, but we're actually one of the cheaper restaurants in St. John. However, we'd be happy to point out tasty and less expensive items on our menu if you ever visit us again! Many thanks, The Banana Deck Team More 

Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

we went here based on recommendations from local folks and others. The lunch was very nice and the menu kid friendly. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The chatted iwth us and were nicely attentive. The drinks were good too!

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

Thanks so much for dropping us a line! We're glad you enjoyed lunch and drinks. We hope you come see us again. 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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