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Fatty Crab

18-11A Enighed, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
340.775.9951
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Ranked #5 of 39 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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Northern California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We decided to eat at the Fatty Crab since we had a positive experience the year before last on our annual trip to St. John. This time our experience was different. I called in advance to make sure that they had vegetarian options available for my husband and daughter. I was assured by the girl who answered the phone that... More

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I ate here last night. Food was good but not great, service was friendly, and the price was high even by St. John standards. The restaurant is nice and the food is unique, but overall not a particularly memorable experience and I'm not sure we would feel the need to come back anytime soon.

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Alpharetta,Ga
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7 reviews 7 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was so excited for this meal and it was really disappointing. Our server started out very enthusiastic when taking our drink orders but went downhill from there. We made sure that he approved of our food orders and he said that we made good choices. We ordered the watermelon pickle and crispy pork which was beautiful but very bland.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Oddly enough, they do not have any crab at Fatty Crab's. It is all south east asia cuisine. The blend of flavors used in every dish was absolutely delicious. We tried several things on our first visit and loved each and every one. When deciding where to go on our last night, we considered several restaurants we heard great things... More

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Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This restaurant has an unusual mix of Asian fusion and island seafood, with great deserts. The service was very friendly and attentive and the good was very good. We had a fried whole red snapper, fish sliders, spicy ramen soup, and for desert pannacotta and fried bananas. Definitely worth the trip.

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Bruxelles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

There's just nothing else like the Fatty Crab on St. John. The vibe, the staff, the inventive food, amazing drinks and wine list, just an overall standout. In our week on St. John, we ate here 3 times - sampling many of the amazing little plates on offer. Dont miss the fish sliders, veggie tempura, pad thai, steak salad, Indonesian... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The variety of menu options was a highlight. Food was well prepared and very tasty. Good service and reasonable prices. Particularly like the brisket with tamarind marmalade

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We are big fans of Fatty Crab and Fatty Cue in NYC. And we could not have been more happy to find them in this culinary wasteland. Gorgeous beaches, horrible food. Even the 'finest dining establishments' were uninspired. Cheers to Fatty Crab and if you go to St John make sure to make a reservation. For more than one night!

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Burlington, Vermont
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Finally made it to fatty crab. The decor was tasteful and sound tracks playing in the background tied everything together creating this hippster vibe that feels differnent than the other restaturants on STJ. Food is shared on the table much like tapas style and the food was top notch. Between the 2 of us we had the pad thai, the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I truly like the look and feel of Fatty Crab. The name itself is intriguing. I just wish the food was as exceptional as the decor. It fell short in my opinion. Dishes were varied and unique. Portion seems small compared to the price. Table space should be slightly larger. Found myself having to rearrange flat and stoneware to stay... More

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