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Lumber Yard Complex | Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
340-201-1236
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wine and Beer
Description: Barefoot Cowboy in Cruz Bay on the beautiful island of St. John in the...
Barefoot Cowboy in Cruz Bay on the beautiful island of St. John in the USVI is servin' up southern home cooked food and Southern Style Smoked BBQ
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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Taste of Home

We ate here because the folks that own Sail Safari also own this. It was THE BEST BBQ on the islands and very affordable!!!! It is cash only, but worth EVERY penny. We had a mixed plate that included pork, brisket and the meatiest ribs we have EVER had and we are from the BBQ midwest. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
marymissouri
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Springfield, Missouri
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  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
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Fernie, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Went to barefoot cowboy for lunch. It wasn't too busy and was nice and breezy on the deck. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The smoker is on the deck behind a bar, so you can see the work and smell the cooking, which is nice. The pulled pork is very good. I wasn't a huge fan of the... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We ate here because the folks that own Sail Safari also own this. It was THE BEST BBQ on the islands and very affordable!!!! It is cash only, but worth EVERY penny. We had a mixed plate that included pork, brisket and the meatiest ribs we have EVER had and we are from the BBQ midwest. The vinegar sauce is... More 

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Williamsburg VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had a great casual dinner the last night of our vacation. I had the Mac-n-pork which was out of this world! The macaroni and cheese is Kellie's (owner) grandmothers recipe and I can't stop thinking about it! My husband had a platter (with a side of the mac!) and lived his. The Owners Kellie and Eric are friendly and great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great BBQ joint with amazing view of Cruz Bay. Everything we had from the pulled pork to the brisket was done right on the money.

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Vincennes, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stopped in for dinner after a day over in the BVI since it is very close to the national park dock. Things we liked: the pulled pork sandwich (with a fresh baked bun), the ribs, hot dogs and chicken. Their homemade sauce was very good. Things to do while you're there: play pool, listen to music (they played a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stopped in for early dinner one night. We actually wanted to stop last summer and just ran out of time. Eric and Kellie (owners) were there and they were so pleasant! Not only was the food delicious, (including Kellie's grandmother's Mac N' Cheese recipe), but it was reasonably priced for food on island and the portions were on the larger... More 

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Hockessin
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a very, very relaxed bar/restaurant. The BBQ, smoked chicken, pulled BBQ sandwiches are delicious. The one night we were there it was all yo can eat and the other night we were there they had great live entertainment. It's a little warm (no air) but they have a very casual deck that looks over Cruz Bay. It's a... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Had a nice lunch with my two daughter here when on vacation in the US Virgin Islands. Took a little bit longer then I liked to be serviced our meals. Something about a boat with supplies just getting in? But it was worth it in the end. We all enjoyed everything we ordered, and the service was very good. Has... More 

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Kent, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

As soon as I walked through the swinging doors I knew I'd like the place. The staff was friendly and the BBQ was good and a good portion of it too. It was $20 for this portion but everything on St. John is expensive everywhere you go. Just know that. Oh I don't recommend the drinks here they were in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was a nice change of pace, especially because we were in the midst of the 4th of July/Carnival Celebration. Best ribs I've had - hands down. You need to visit this place, and when you do...find Erin!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lumber Yard Complex | Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: 340-201-1236

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 27
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene

Description

Barefoot Cowboy in Cruz Bay on the beautiful island of St. John in the USVI is servin' up southern home cooked food and Southern Style Smoked BBQ
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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