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Driftwood David's

Lumber Yard complex, Cruz Bay 00381, St. John
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Ranked #4 of 40 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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91% Recommend
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English first
Portland, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We dined in here and although we were okay with the food, Katie and the cute lady in the kitchen saved the day. They were friendly and professional and kept us happy with great service and the lady in the kitchen did make killer ribs!

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Readington, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We tried two days in a row to get here, and the place was closed. We finally saw it open on the third try, and were practically the only ones in the place. We filled an entire porch (large group) and enjoyed great service from our friendly waiter (I guess it was David?). The food was really good. Prices were... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A group of us stopped in for a late lunch and drinks. We had the pleasure of being served by David himself. The special of the day was a pulled pork sandwich, which was one of the better pulled pork sandwiches I have had. The Danish ribs surpassed my expectations as well. The meat practically falls apart on its own.... More

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Lufkin, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were advised by some friends of ours to go try Happy Hour at Driftwood David's and the drinks were great and prices right. Dave was so nice and attentive to us and talked like he knew us from prior trips, lots of good local info and the food we took home the first night for the... More

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Bedminster, New Jersey
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The restaurant was almost empty when we ate there on a Sunday evening. Atmosphere is OK but overall kinda dreary. There was only one waitress there the night we ate at Driftwood Dave's, she was nice but the service was on the slow side. I ordered the ribs and my wife ordered the Lobster mac n cheese, which was the... More

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North Carolina
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Located across from the inter-island ferry dock, this restaurant is good but nothing special. Service was provided by the owner as there very few other diners there the night we visited. We recommend visiting during happy hour when prices are lower and more in line with the atmosphere of the location.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Driftwood Dave's lives up to its reviews. My husband and I used trip advisor to check it out and they were right! A great spot for happy hour. Dave is a great host also. The food was very good burgers are delicious and the fresh fish sandwich was incredibly fresh!

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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

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
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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