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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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93% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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
84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Driftwood David's was the best food I ate during my week long stay on St. John and the happy hour special was very reasonably priced. Get the ribs happy hour special or not they are well worth it. Plus Dave was really nice and pleasant to with and remembered me the next day when I came back for more.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Good value, great food. Friendly staff, wonderful atmosphere. A must see when in Cruz Bay. Good Happy Hour specials!

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were a little worn out with the eating out and big menus. We went here for lunch because we wanted something completely relaxed, casual, and uncomplicated. Not that eating out on St John can't be all those things, we had been beach hopping and were salty and dirty looking. Nobody cared at DD. We ordered a delicious fish sandwich... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We are here while we were on vacation. The ribs are the best we have ever eaten!!! Wonderful atmosphere! We will be returning!!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Want to feel relaxed with good food and good drinks? Want to feel at home with some old fashioned southern charm? Want to feel like you've been seen as more than just another tourist? Then Driftwood David's is for you! Despite my kitchy and rather bizarre intro to this review, I am seriously happy with my decision to go to... More

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had a group of six for dinner at Driftwood David's in April. We had tried to get into a nearby place for dinner but there was a wait of over an hour. We were so very happy that we didn't wait because our dinner at DD was one of the best of our 11 days on island. We were... More

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