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Candi's Barbecue

cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Ranked #28 of 40 restaurants in Cruz Bay
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: It is really a small shack type place but has the most amazing bbq i have had in the carribean. please contact me with any Q's.
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Description: It is really a small shack type place but has the most amazing bbq i have had in the carribean. please contact me with any Q's.
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Gresham, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I each got different meals and took them back to our rental so we could try each others meal. I had chicken, plantains and slaw, my husband had ribs, rice and mac and cheese. All the food was delicious. I do think the ribs were a bit better than the chicken. We would have gone again, but... More

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Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

First off, I'd agree that Candi's is now the place to go in Cruz Bay for local BBQ. Joe's used to be our choice but Candi has stolen us away. We are regulars to St. John and have noticed Candi's on our way in and out of town but it is very easy to miss. So, you do need to... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Don't let the enticing smell of barbecue lure you into this dive. We ordered dinner for four and the dishes ranged from barely edible to disgusting. The sauce was good, but the meat was of incredibly poor quality and the fish was questionable. Stick to enjoying the cooking aroma while you drive by (quickly)!

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We got take out tonight and had a variety of things. You must try the BarBQ shrimp....yummiest! Ribs and Cole slaw were really good as were the plantains. Chicken is good, but they were mostly sold out of that. My vote would be for the shrimp.

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North Branch
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you can find this place try it. Hard to find if you don't know where it is. Ask the locals they know where it is and will get you there. Chicken and ribs wonderful!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We ate here one night, service was very good, food was good, not great. Sides were the best part of the meal. Ribs tend to be flavorful, but fatty. Chicken was good. This is a very simple place with not much seating. Close to the car barge, but a bit of a walk from downtown. GO HERE versus Joe's BBQ... More

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Oakland, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Went to Candi's for lunch. It took a while to get our food since she makes everything to order. Everything came out hot. The ribs were delicious, my fish was very good, and Candi's sauce is excellent. We had rice and peas, and plantains as our sides, and both were absolutely delicious. The ambience is lacking, since it is basically... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,467 reviews 1,467 reviews
604 restaurant reviews
768 helpful votes 768 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This place is good, one of the best bbq in the island. It was voted as the best in 2013. The sauce is great but I have to say the meat could be better. I think the issue is that they don't leave it long enough. In the US there is much much better BBQ, but for the islands this... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Frankly, many other restaurants in Cruz Bay have pretty bland food, and it seems to be difficult to find real Caribbean flavors. But Candi's gave us what we were looking for. We got the chicken and ribs platter, rice and peas, cole slaw and fried plantains. We ate every last bit of all of it and wished we had room... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Great Local Spot - almost a roadside stand. What it lacks in a fancy setting, it makes up for with lip smacking BBQ. My wife and I really enjoyed interacting with the lady that prepared the food as well. They call it the "come-back" sauce - and it has us wanting to come back!

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