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Driftwood David's

Lumber Yard complex, Cruz Bay 00381, St. John
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Ranked #2 of 39 restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fine fare with casual flair. Live music Wed-Sun with Sunday afternoon Jazz 1-4. Fresh seafood and the best baby back ribs on the island
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92% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We decided to try driftwood Dave's based on the great reviews and were not disappointed... Ribs were awesome, potato salad was great, and Dave is a wonderful host making us feel at home. Very memorable dining experience in a come as you are atmosphere... Good job, Dave. Looking forward to next January..

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Since my original review which was excellent, the server ruined the place. We returned last trip and were falsely accused by the server of walking out on our tab. It was paid, in cash, in the folder she left with the bill. We left to get the kids and then returned for a drink when she accused us of walking... More

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San Antonio, TX
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for a late dinner during our week in St. John. It was late so it looked like it was only David and his one waitress for all the tables and customers. However this is the island and we just don't let things like that both us while on vacation here. The food was worth the wait. We... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We found Driftwood David's by accident and are so glad we did; one of my favorite meals while on St. John. The ribs were fall-apart tender and the burgers my family had were really good as well. We would have stopped by again just for the drinks; the Painkiller was very good. Like another said, it's not fancy, it's not... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We weren't expecting much after seeing this small place, but after David got us feeling great with some drinks, we had the most delicious food in St. John! Somehow he managed to deliver southern cuisine that really hit the spot. So happy we found this place!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Dropped in one later afternoon after hitting one of the great St John Beaches. Good location, kind of in the middle of everything. Service was great. Food was awesome for our whole table. Good bar type fair, nothing super fancy but really good. Dave cooks everything himself! Beer was cold too! During our meal Dave came out to the table... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We have been to St. John several times since Driftwood David's opened and missed stopping by this great place. We read about it on TA and stopped by for a late lunch. My wife had the ribs and when we boarded the plane in St Thomas a dew days later to head home, she stated that the ribs were the... More

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Brielle, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had read about Driftwood David's from TA so decided to try it. At first glance, it doesn't look like it is anything special but let me tell you, this was the best place we visited on St. John. The owner was very personable and attentive and the food was terrific. Two of us had the Lobster Mac & Cheese... More

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The food is incredibly good only matched by the genuinely attentive service from the owner. I tried some of everyone's dish at our table and would have been equally happy ordering any meal. Trust me when I say, the lady who cooks here knows what she is doing. It doesn't get any better.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been going to St John now for over eighteen years and have never really paid much attention to the Lumberyard. With the recommendation of a real estate agent on the island, we wandered into Driftwood David's and had the best meal we've had in a long time. We had met David by chance when we were looking at... More

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