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cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: It is really a small shack type place but has the most amazing bbq i have...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Candis has the best BBQ on St John. We have never been before but will certainly come here now on each of our trips to St John. The ribs and chicken are delicious as were the sides of rice and peas and macaroni and cheese

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Candis has the best BBQ on St John. We have never been before but will certainly come here now on each of our trips to St John. The ribs and chicken are delicious as were the sides of rice and peas and macaroni and cheese

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Candi's ribs are excellent! We had Candi's delicious ribs 3 nights... The sweet potato stuffing is oh-so-good with a surprising bit of 'heat'. Friendly folks.

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Favorite spot on island for "local" meal. Mrs. Candi is an absolute doll. Very accommodating for my dietary restrictions. The smells are always so intoxicating. We seriously have to fight ourselves not to go more than once a week.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We visited Candi's after driving by and smelling the BBQ. We kept driving to our villa then decided we had to go back. So after going around the block a couple of times to get back to it (one way streets), we stopped in. The best ribs I have ever had. We had to wait but it was so worth... More 

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Lake Jordan, AL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visit often, but this was our first time giving Candi's a try. Mainly because we have not stayed on this side of Cruz Bay in the past, so we haven't had the temptation of the aroma coming from Candi's! So glad we found it this time, and it will be a regular stop during all of... More 

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Corona, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Don't go by this cute little shop.! The meals are delicious and a BARGAIN for St.John. We had the chicken....delish!!

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If your going to Candi's expect a non-frills, local bbq place, with no fuss and casual atmosphere. Great food. I perhaps would prefer a bit less sauce, so I probably should have specified it, but good food all round.

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Keswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Extremely casual atmosphere, several locals are usually on hand. Food is basic BBQ (ribs or chicken).

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

So tasty.. I had the chicken Cole slaw and pasta salad.. and man it was enough for two but it was soooo good I ate all by myself.. and her drinks are cheap and strong!!!

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

You know a place is good when the locals eat there, and Candi’s is no exception. Located on the one-way road between the roundabout and Starfish Market, Candi serves up HUGE portions of perfectly cooked barbecue with just the right amount of tangy-sweet “Comeback” sauce. Our favorites are the ½ barbecue chicken dinner ($10) and the rib dinner ($12), which... 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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  • Address: cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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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