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Candi's Barbecue

cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Ranked #25 of 40 restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: 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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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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English first
North Branch
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you can find this place try it. Hard to find if you don't know where it is. Ask the locals they know where it is and will get you there. Chicken and ribs wonderful!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We ate here one night, service was very good, food was good, not great. Sides were the best part of the meal. Ribs tend to be flavorful, but fatty. Chicken was good. This is a very simple place with not much seating. Close to the car barge, but a bit of a walk from downtown. GO HERE versus Joe's BBQ... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Went to Candi's for lunch. It took a while to get our food since she makes everything to order. Everything came out hot. The ribs were delicious, my fish was very good, and Candi's sauce is excellent. We had rice and peas, and plantains as our sides, and both were absolutely delicious. The ambience is lacking, since it is basically... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,198 reviews 1,198 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
613 helpful votes 613 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This place is good, one of the best bbq in the island. It was voted as the best in 2013. The sauce is great but I have to say the meat could be better. I think the issue is that they don't leave it long enough. In the US there is much much better BBQ, but for the islands this... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Frankly, many other restaurants in Cruz Bay have pretty bland food, and it seems to be difficult to find real Caribbean flavors. But Candi's gave us what we were looking for. We got the chicken and ribs platter, rice and peas, cole slaw and fried plantains. We ate every last bit of all of it and wished we had room... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Great Local Spot - almost a roadside stand. What it lacks in a fancy setting, it makes up for with lip smacking BBQ. My wife and I really enjoyed interacting with the lady that prepared the food as well. They call it the "come-back" sauce - and it has us wanting to come back!

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

just before you get to the Starfish market, this small restaurant with just a couple of tables cooks to order great food, we will stop here everytime we come to St john. If you see it you'll love it there.Can't miss and enjoy talking with Candi.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We went to Candi's solely based on the great Tripadvisor reviews. We ordered the 1/2 chicken with fries and pasta salad. The bbq sauce was great - tangy and sweet. The chicken itself was very average - lots of dark meat. The fries were cold, and the pasta salad wasn't the best. Everything was edible, but just average. Maybe the... More

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Pa.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We couldn't wait to try Candi's after reading the reviews and thankfully she opened right before our trip ended. We had the pork ribs, cole slaw, plantains, and french fries. I'm dreaming about the plantains and cole slaw and can't wait to come back for more. Want to go on a Friday to try the mac-n-cheese, bet it's awesome. The... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Candi's offers a lot of good food for a great price in Cruz Bay. It's a little ways up the road from downtown Cruz Bay (on the way to Starfish market) and tucked in a corner, but it's worth the walk. We went there with a pretty large group - about 8, and she handled it well. She ran out... More

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