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Fatty Crab

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Barbecue, Wine Bar, Asian fusion, Malaysian
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18-11A Enighed, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
340.775.9951
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Serving Funky Southeast Asian Inspired Cuisine!We serve our food in an...
Serving Funky Southeast Asian Inspired Cuisine!We serve our food in an unconventional manner, where there are no appetizers or entrees. The food comes out of the kitchen as it is prepared by the Chef. Therefore, we recommend ordering several dishes off of the menu and encourage sharing. Our cuisine is made up of locally sourced ingredients when available. Our flavor profiles are comprised of spice, sweet, sour, salty, and savory. Our cocktails are just as flavorful and as interesting as our cuisine. All of our wines were sourced from Michael Skurnik Wines and were hand-picked by Michael himself. The wines were selected to complement the wide variety of flavors in our cuisine and they were shipped in temperature controlled containers to ensure the integrity of the wines.We believe this style of dining creates an intimate, comfortable, and fun atmosphere. We serve sophisticated dishes in an unpretentious manner.If you are a diner looking for a traditional dining experience, there are lots of other great restaurants on island, come in for a drink and we'll recommend a few.Live well and be happy!
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 355
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This is our fourth year dining at the Fatty Crab. It is my son's favorite place on St. John. We would suggest sharing a number of small plates, and forget the entrees. Understand that dishes will come out when they are done, so eat family style as dishes appear. Very interesting cocktails. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
cami612
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Narberth, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is our fourth year dining at the Fatty Crab. It is my son's favorite place on St. John. We would suggest sharing a number of small plates, and forget the entrees. Understand that dishes will come out when they are done, so eat family style as dishes appear. Very interesting cocktails. I love the Chupacabra.

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usa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

3rd time visiting over as many years. Food was great as usual in mid March. Recent reviewers gave poor reviews, wonder if the rumor i heard that they were closing is true?

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Grapevine, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere was very nice. Patio dinning, clean and very stylish. Service seemed not up to St. John's speed. Interesting drink selection and did enjoy several of those. Sushi rolls seemed over priced and were average in tasted. Probably won't return.

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Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had a nice table, staff was kind but food was average to poor. My kids chicken dish was just fried breading no chicken, fried rice was hard, no true great flavoring of dishes. Pork belly was only fat

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Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Should have know when there weren't many people having dinner. MUSIC is obnoxious and loud. Food comes out when it is finished not together. Wife had Ramen, a soup like dish, I had fried chicken. (only chicken on the menu) Her soup was out 25 minutes before my chicken. The chicken was 5 pieces on a small plate. That's it.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Decided to visit Fatty Crab based on user reviews and advertisements of new sushi menu. Girlfriend paid excessively (even on St. John) for a mediocre sushi roll containing 6 pieces. I was unimpressed by sliders. Would not return. **staff - as everywhere on St. John - were courteous and professional

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Went for dinner with a group of six last week, we shared a bunch of plates: the Spicy beef sliders (BEST slider i ever ate), pad thai, fried rice, beef brisket, tuna poke, a sushi roll, and the greens. You should order three orders of the greens, so good! Everything was delicious, server was friendly, cocktails were wonderful. Cannot wait... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Don't let the location fool you, cute place, great food. Sushi was fabulous. At first look I wasn't excited about the menu selection but in the end very glad we went, food was really, really good.

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Harpswell, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have always enjoyed Fatty Crab during our previous visits to St John. With that as our standard we were a bit underwhelmed this visit. Food and drink were good, we just didn't walk out with a wow that was awesome.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

very poor wine list, unappetizing food - our worst meal on Cruz Bay; limited menu with poor location yet still fairly expensive

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18-11A Enighed, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: 340.775.9951

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Wine Bar, Asian fusion, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Serving Funky Southeast Asian Inspired Cuisine!We serve our food in an unconventional manner, where there are no appetizers or entrees. The food comes out of the kitchen as it is prepared by the Chef. Therefore, we recommend ordering several dishes off of the menu and encourage sharing. Our cuisine is made up of locally sourced ingredients when available. Our flavor profiles are comprised of spice, sweet, sour, salty, and savory. Our cocktails are just as flavorful and as interesting as our cuisine. All of our wines were sourced from Michael Skurnik Wines and were hand-picked by Michael himself. The wines were selected to complement the wide variety of flavors in our cuisine and they were shipped in temperature controlled containers to ensure the integrity of the wines.We believe this style of dining creates an intimate, comfortable, and fun atmosphere. We serve sophisticated dishes in an unpretentious manner.If you are a diner looking for a traditional dining experience, there are lots of other great restaurants on island, come in for a drink and we'll recommend a few.Live well and be happy!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?