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Driftwood David's

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Lumber Yard complex, Cruz Bay 00381, St. John
+1 340-777-4015
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Local neighborhood sports bar and restaurant that offers fresh burgers...
Local neighborhood sports bar and restaurant that offers fresh burgers, ribs, fish wings and fries. Daily specials ..Live music and dance nights..Call for more info
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  • 140
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Best bang for your buck!

Excellent service! Best cheeseburger and wings on island can't beat the price!! Have eaten in and Ordered takeout always ready pretty quick Thanks Dave!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Cruz Bay, St. John
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Cruz Bay, St. John
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent service! Best cheeseburger and wings on island can't beat the price!! Have eaten in and Ordered takeout always ready pretty quick Thanks Dave!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is not fancy food - it's fun, relaxed eats made by and served by Dave. Don't go in it you're in a rush. Relax - have a beer. Dave was the bartender, cook and the server when I was there...and he did everything great. I had the grilled fish over a salad. Yummy!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Grilled fish sandwich and veggie burger were both delicious. Happy Hour drinks were reasonable, and David gave us outstanding service... friendly and efficient. Our table next to the window commanded a nice view over the Cruz Bay area. Definitely worth a return visit!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you're looking for a reasonable meal at a reasonable price - Driftwood David's is a reasonable bet. No extras with the meals, but I found the half rack of ribs and the burger to be sufficiently filling before moving on for some more beach time.

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Cape May, NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Stopped in for happy hour and enjoyed a fantastic view of the harbor while drinking really inexpensive beers during happy hour and eating the best fish sandwich anywhere. It's a local bar, so set your expectations accordingly.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Was told they had a great fish sandwich. Can attest that yes, they do! We ate her twice during our stay. Dave was cooking and visited our table a couple times. I also sampled the pulled pork with cold slaw. Excellent food after a hard day on the beach snorkeling!

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Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I saw good reviews of Driftwood David's so we gave it a try. Actually made a reservation because some reviews really raved. We got there and we were the ONLY people in the place -- so it felt a little strange. We got the "best" table, on the porch, overlooking roofs. We asked for water. It was "bottled" (didn't see... More 

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Driftwooddavids, Owner at Driftwood David's, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for dinning with us and its unfortunate that we did not meet or exceed your expectations. We do charge 2.00 for bottle water and offer St John Ice and water for our choice because it's the best tasting and best quality water on St John. Unlike the water shipped in from around the world... More 

Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stay away from this place. We arrived around 7pm and some clueless little girl seated us in some dark room by ourselves. We sat for a long time without anyone checking on us. About the time we were ready to walk out she showed up for a drink order. We thought ok, so we submitted a drink order and asked... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Everything about this place exceeded expectations. The waitress was very warm and friendly; David himself was cooking that night and visited our table several times to check on the food and crack jokes. It didn't feel like a food-factory for tourists, nor did it feel like a haunt where locals complain about tourist encroachment. It was just the right balance... More 

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Driftwooddavids, Owner at Driftwood David's, responded to this review

We are thankful that you stopped by Driftwood David's to eat. I'm sorry we did not meet your expectations. The "little girl" is one of the most talented artist on St john and works as a waiter to help with her income and that was her first day on the job. Like most people on their first day it may... More 

Wimauma, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There's not much to look at or do in Cruz Bay, but you can spend an enjoyable hour or two with friends at Driftwood David's. You will probably smell the BBQ pork before you discover the restaurant on the second floor of the Lumber Yard. The hamburgers are OUTSTANDING! Beer is cheap! Mixed drink special can be an interesting concoction... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lumber Yard complex, Cruz Bay 00381, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-777-4015

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 9
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Local neighborhood sports bar and restaurant that offers fresh burgers, ribs, fish wings and fries. Daily specials ..Live music and dance nights..Call for more info

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