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Candi's Barbecue

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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
Fabulous barbecue

In a little blue shack by the road you'll find Candi cooking up excellent bbq using her grandmother's recipe. We grabbed some chicken and ribs on our way back to our villa. Really delicious. Good price, too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Leesburg, Virginia
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

In a little blue shack by the road you'll find Candi cooking up excellent bbq using her grandmother's recipe. We grabbed some chicken and ribs on our way back to our villa. Really delicious. Good price, too.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We grabbed dinner from Candi's one night during our trip. Took it back with us to the villa and enjoyed our meal! Kids were happy with fried shrimp and the BBQ chicken and ribs and fries. The rice was delicious too!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We walked or drove by this place every day on our recent trip to St John. You can likely smell the smoke from a few blocks away. Finally, as we were leaving, we had lunch here. Well worth it, compared to other places on the island, lower prices. Being on vacation, perfect place for a quick lunch.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Ribs were good, pulled pork not as good. We called our order in ahead and when we arrived to pick it up, we had to wait 20+ minutes for the coleslaw to be made. It wasn't worth the wait.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We passed in an open air taxi after a full day at Cinnamon Bay. The aroma of smoky BBQ called us and we had to try it. We got a rib plate and a chicken plate. Both meats were solid. Not the absolute best we've had but very good. The ribs were near perfect, juicy, tender. The chicken was smokey... More 

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 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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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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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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