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Fatty Crab

18-11A Enighed, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
340.775.9951
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Ranked #7 of 42 Restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: Barbecue, Malaysian, Wine Bar, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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!
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English first
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

There was nothing to dislike about this place....apparently some of the locals said the ownership had changed recently, and although I have no idea what is was like before the change, it is great now! The staff was amazing, Brad was by far our favorite (bar) along with Brandon (front of house) and Moe (executive Chef)! Everyone was so knowledgable... More

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Bayview, WA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great food, people, and drinks! Live bands and dancing! We visited frequently when we were on the island.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Fatty Crab was our favorite dinner out in a week of restaurants on Saint John. The chef is creative and has flavor pouring out of all of the dishes. I loved the family style servings as it allowed us to taste every plate on the table. Fantastic food and a fun atmosphere!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Not your typical St John menu. Not for everyone. I love it, the kids hate it....and my kids are adventurous eaters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We have eaten at the Fatty Crab no less than 20 times as STJ is like our second home. The last trip we ate there 4 times in a 8 day period. We love the staff, the menu, wine list and the music. Let's face it service in islands is not so good but it's like your NYC or Chicago.... More

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Rocheport, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Our food was very good. The service was ok but not very attentive to keeping drinks filled. Not much of a view but the food made up for it.

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My wife and I ate here on our last night in beautiful St. John's. We were shocked!! Mixed reviews asking around the island about Fatty Crab. I guess some have never been though. Everything was perfectly seasoned and beautiful to look at. Probably the best wine selection on the island by far. And they're the only restaurant with exceptional sushi!!... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

When you have only a limited number of nights to enjoy a great dinner, it stinks to waste one on this place. Our server was courteous and attentive. That's the only favorable thing I can say. Waited 15 minutes for our drinks to arrive in an uncrowned restaurant!!! The MaiTai was horrible...couldn't handle more than two sips. Same for the... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and I ate here last week. We went fishing and the captain suggested we take some of our catch here to have it cooked. The meal was fabulous and the service was great too!

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Large menu, tons of options... we are picky eaters and ate here 2 of 4 nights of trip. Beef sliders are amazing. Cant wait to return next time we are in St John.

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Address: 18-11A Enighed, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
Phone Number: 340.775.9951
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
Cuisine: Barbecue, Malaysian, Wine Bar, Asian fusion

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