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Candi's Barbecue

cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Ranked #24 of 42 Restaurants in Cruz Bay
Cuisines: Barbecue
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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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Bethesda, MD
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have been going to Candi's for several years, because the food is really good. On our last visit (December 27) we the BBQ pork, chicken and shrimp back to the condo. We ordered six full dinners for six adults and it was way too much; 4 or 5 orders would have been plenty (and we are not light eaters).... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Loved this place. Authentic cuisine. We had one order of ribs with a double side order of plantains and another order of chicken and ribs with corn on the cob and fries. Their sauce is fantastic. A little sweet and spicy. Their ribs are good but be prepared to go through lots of napkins as there's a lot of fat... More 

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New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We ate here twice on our recent trip over Christmas. We found it by mistake but had to try it, so glad we did. Incredible BBQ ribs, grilled shrimp rice and peas and great cole slaw! Beer was cold and Candi is charming! A must stop for anyone who wants real local food.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Just ate here for the 1st time. Why I waited 10 years to try it I have no idea! Friendly atmosphere, great food, HUGE portions, and the prices are reasonable which is rare on st john! Candi is owner and cook and knows what she is doing! Try the jerk sauce on anything if you like something spicy. You won't... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Drove by this place several times on the way to the market and finally had to stop one night for dinner. I was not disappointed! Got the pork ribs and the bbq chicken and both were very tasty. The sauce is a touch on the sweet side so if you mind that, you might not like it as much. Good... More 

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Cornelius, NC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This place serves some great local BBQ food. We ordered Chicken and Rib Combo Plate with some sides: Cole Slaw, Rice and Peas and Fried Plantains. Everything was delicious, but do not look for fancy ambiance or dining wear, this place is as basic as it gets. We will be back.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great food nice staff . After being ignored at Joe's it was nice to be treated nicely and and get a very good meal

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The jerk sauce is spicy and good. The BBQ and the sides are excellent. Sit down and enjoy some local flavor as many locals come here and pick up their dinner. Location a bit hard to find - if you know where the two laundromats are, just continue a bit and look for the BBQ smoke on the left. CLOSED... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

You want great barbecue to take back to your villa then look no further. This food is friggin awesome! Prices are cheap for this island!! Call ahead & place your order for pick up otherwise u may wait for awhile but it is worth it!

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Toronto
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The title pretty much sums up how we discovered Candi's, walking up the hill to the Starfish Market we smelled BBQ, real BBQ as we came around a corner. I'll tell you, the place is not much to look at, we did, and decided we'd pass. Appearances are deceiving, folks. Coming back from the market, we were hungry, and again,... More 

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Address: cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
Cuisine: Barbecue

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