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cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
The aroma will draw you in and it is worth it.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
ncpirateprincess
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Moore, Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

As of today, I have been to Candi's twice in less than a week. It was the first stop for food once my husband and I got settled in at the place we're staying. I asked him what he's in the mood for and he mentioned something that won't take too long and simple. I suggested Candi's BBQ and we... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Got the bbq chicken and it was so tender and tasty. The Sauce was really good. Best bbq chicken I've had in a while! Highly recommend it if you're in the mood for some good ol comfort food

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New England
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15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It wouldn't be a real St. Patrick's Day celebration in Cruz Bay without BBQ at Candi's after the parade. It's hard to choose between the chicken I or risoI get the combo and then the choice etween sid begins. The plantains are so flavorful, her pasta salad is yummy as is the coleslaw, rice with peas, etc. Cold beer goes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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