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The Beach Bar

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American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
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Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-777-4220
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 554
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  • 79
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  • 15
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food on the beach.

The food here is very good and it has a very nice view. The only reason I couldn't give it an excellent rating is because of how it is serviced. It is a bar so keep that it mind. You have to get up from your seat and go to the bar to order your food and drinks. We were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
LyaChow
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food here is very good and it has a very nice view. The only reason I couldn't give it an excellent rating is because of how it is serviced. It is a bar so keep that it mind. You have to get up from your seat and go to the bar to order your food and drinks. We were... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

... and a blackened Mahi-Mahi sandwich after a day at the beach. The staff is great; the beer and Bushwackers cold; and its on the beach!

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Thank SpartanOtto
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot for the sunset, painkillers, relaxed vibe and good service. You've got to stop by at least once during a trip to Cruz Bay.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view(Cruz bay). Great food (crab dip). Great drinks (pain killers) and great staff. What else needs to be said. Go for happy hour and stay for the night.

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Beach Bar is one of the favorite watering holes in Cruz Bay, especially popular during happy hour. You have to stop by for a Painkiller or just a simple beer. On the water, crowded but they know how to deal with lots of people. The food is average, but you don't come to St. John for the food anyway!

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Grandy, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great vibe, but not always good food in past years. Happy to say that has changed. Very nice staff, good food, good drink, and good service. Nice roasted turkey sandwich, and great ahi tuna app!

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Thank SPenaRobinson
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super cute place on the water with a beautiful view! Best happy hour! Loved the crab dip! The bushwhacker was delish! Great music. Just overall a cool place to hangout before or after dinner.

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We fell in love with this place as soon as we arrived in Cruz Bay. It was the first place we connected with our friends that were meeting us in St John and ouur first cocktail was their world famous Painkiller - a mix of several rums, coco lopez, pineapple juice and grated nutmeg. Tasty. The place is a quintessential... More 

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Port Clinton Ohio
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute must stop if you visit St John! On the beach by the Ferry Dock...why wait in line!?! Happy hour starts at 3 (not 4) and Painkillers (Famous Rum Drink) ARE included! The food and the view is fantastic. Live music on weekends - everybody dances! They brought "Sol Driven Train" in from South Carolina!! Thank you Beach Bar... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the square in Cruz Bay this cute little place is definitely where the action is. Great staff and drinks...great music

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-777-4220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?