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cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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
Really Tasty Bar-B-Q

This place offers very generous helpings of authentic b-b-q. We had picked up food to go, and had enough for two meals from one. The food is very tasty, and the counter service was very efficient.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
gaminwoman
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This place offers very generous helpings of authentic b-b-q. We had picked up food to go, and had enough for two meals from one. The food is very tasty, and the counter service was very efficient.

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Tri State Area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Candi's was a great spot for my family of 8 to get takeout and eat at our villa. We basically tried the entire menu which was delicious and reasonably priced. The location is off the beaten path and its hard to catch as a restaurant, but dont be scared of the exterior. It's super close to downtown and they take... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

On an island where customer service, let alone civility, is a sometime thing, one of the friendliest places to get really good carry out. Hidden away on a one-way street near starfish market, its a classic BBQ shack, but well worth the effort. No atmosphere so not a "dining-in" place but fine meats and generous sides. And the smiling service... More 

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Fillmore, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Tired of going from bar to bar with the same offerings for $18? Then , get off the beaten streets a bit.....easily walkable from the roundabout in town and go to Candi's barbeque. Our guide gave us the suggestion as it is where the locals go for a good meal at a fair price. The "restaurant" has only 4 tables,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If your looking for the best BBQ on St. John Candi's is the place for you! Coming back from a day on the beach and don't want to go out for diner? Stop by Candi's and pickup some of her fabulous BBQ to go. I highly recommend the combination Chicken & Ribs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you want to eat like a local, this is the place. Their barbeque sauce is wonderful and for $11.00 you get a 1/2 chicken or ribs with 2 sides. It's off the beaten track, not in the center of town, but near the Marketplace and on the way to the Westin, although I doubt people at the Westin eat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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