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Barefoot Cowboy Lounge

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Mexican, American, Bar, Barbecue
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Lumber Yard Complex | Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
340-201-1236
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Description: The Barefoot Cowboy Lounge in Cruz Bay on the beautiful island of St. John...
The Barefoot Cowboy Lounge in Cruz Bay on the beautiful island of St. John in the USVI is servin' up some of the best "Texas Style" BBQ you'll ever eat! You'll be clamoring to "come getcha sum" once you've had our tasty fixins offered up from our Barefoot Daily Menu. We offer smoked brisket & pork, pulled pork, sausage & chicken. You can choose from the Outlaw, Cowboy Combo, Redneck Sandwich or the Barefoot Nachos just to name a few. The Hillbilly Sliders - you're gonna love Wayne's Frito Pie!
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  • 88
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  • 41
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  • 20
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  • 8
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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
Great Spot - easy island atmosphere

We are from Texas .. Enjoyed the food and atmosphere! AS noted it is not "Texas " BBQ .... but hey I can get that anytime Great nachos, sandwiches, sliders , cold beer and friendly owners. One real surprise was the excellent key lime pie ----

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
MBW_Hou
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Food was good and happy hour was great. We stopped in a couple of times during our week on the island and, for the most part, we were the only ones there. We visited last year and there seemed to be more of a vibe going on - I can't really put my finger on i.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We are from Texas .. Enjoyed the food and atmosphere! AS noted it is not "Texas " BBQ .... but hey I can get that anytime Great nachos, sandwiches, sliders , cold beer and friendly owners. One real surprise was the excellent key lime pie ----

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We visit the island at least one time a year and head to Barefoot Cowboy as soon as we can. Love the nachos and sliders. Wayne always makes you feel at home and we have never had a bad meal. Great view and great music- hard to beat. Prices are very reasonable for STJ.

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Keswick, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We went up here expecting some real texas BBQ. What we found were a couple guys who were running a charter business and thought it might be a good idea to open a Texas-style Bar. While they managed to capture the atmosphere and clientele, they sorely missed the mark with the food.

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SailSafaris, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy Lounge, responded to this review

Sorry we didn't meet your expectations! We have several guests thrilled with our food. Like anything, it is just a matter of preference. We however, are not Texas BBQ, but more of a Florida Georgia Line with some Tennessee and Kentucky influences BBQ. All or our recipes have been in our family for generations and we are thoroughly enjoying our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Excellent smoked chicken and great pulled pork tacos were on the menu here. It was a hot day so we particularly enjoyed sitting out on the balcony with the fans keeping us cool whilst we overlooked Cruz bay, sipping cold drinks. It's a family run restaurant with the son behind the bar and the dad cooking on the bbq; this... More 

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SailSafaris, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy Lounge, responded to this review

So Great chatting with you! Glad you enjoyed everything, as we know you are well traveled and may know good food ;-). We look forward to your next visit! Thank you for taking the time to reveiw! More 

Dedham, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was our second trip here but with a different owner. Food is really good and prices excellent. They are in a perfect location for sunset which is one of the reasons we went!

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SailSafaris, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy Lounge, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your evening! Hope to see you again. Thank you for the review! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went here one Thursday night for the BBQ special. Adults had the special. Very good food. Good value. Owner came over and sat and chatted for a while. Really friendly guy. Actually, everyone was friendly in there. First visit but will be a must on the next trip.

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SailSafaris, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy Lounge, responded to this review

Was So great meeting you! Glad you enjoyed everything! Look forward to seeing you next year! More 

Vienna, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We have been coming to St John for 17 years so we were looking for a new restaurant to try in the more reasonable priced range. I noticed here on TA that this restaurant was under new management so we decided to give it a try. The entrance is a little tricky to find as it is in the rear... More 

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SailSafaris, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy Lounge, responded to this review

Sorry your experience wasn't fantastic! There are several different types of bbq based on region. Traditional Southern BBQ based on where we are from has a vinegar based sauce that is added to the plate, not cooked on. We serve our food backyard BBQ style on plastic plates with plastic cutlery to add to the casual island feel of Barefoot... More 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We found this place on our first day of vacation. Lucky us!! Met some of the best people on the island right there! Kelli her husband and son and daughter all treated us like family. Great way to start our vacation. My hisband even got to play music there one night. They asked him to play and it felt like... More 

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SailSafaris, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy Lounge, responded to this review

We enjoyed meeting your beautiful family! Thanks for sharing your talent with us! We will have to sign you up for a regular gig when you move to island.....some day!.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stopped in for "all you can eat" rib night Bbq. It was fantastic food really more than we could eat on the first plate piled high with meat and good sides too. New owners are doing a great job. The ribs were worth the trip to St. John !!

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SailSafaris, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy Lounge, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the ribs! And thanks for not eating us out of house and home! ;-) Look forward to seeing you again! More 

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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 5 - 16
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Bar, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene

Description

The Barefoot Cowboy Lounge in Cruz Bay on the beautiful island of St. John in the USVI is servin' up some of the best "Texas Style" BBQ you'll ever eat! You'll be clamoring to "come getcha sum" once you've had our tasty fixins offered up from our Barefoot Daily Menu. We offer smoked brisket & pork, pulled pork, sausage & chicken. You can choose from the Outlaw, Cowboy Combo, Redneck Sandwich or the Barefoot Nachos just to name a few. The Hillbilly Sliders - you're gonna love Wayne's Frito Pie!

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