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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 47
    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
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From the time we arrived until the time we left, we were the only two people in the place. The food was good and served piping hot. It was also a good-sized portion at a reasonable price. Make sure you save room for the key lime pie. I think, David, the owner, was our server, and he's quite a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Lake Forest, California
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Lake Forest, California
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

From the time we arrived until the time we left, we were the only two people in the place. The food was good and served piping hot. It was also a good-sized portion at a reasonable price. Make sure you save room for the key lime pie. I think, David, the owner, was our server, and he's quite a character.... More 

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Vermont
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We have visited St. John several times, so we have tried virtually every restaurant on the island. Last night we just wanted a burger, so we looked at reviews for Driftwood Dave's and decided to try it. It is upstairs on the second floor of the building that has Rock's Gym and shop next to it. Dave the owner, bartender,... More 

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Eliot, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Amazing ribs! And David is the most charming southern gentleman. Such a great host. Very casual. Atmosphere but don't let it fool you. The food is great! And David was so nice to open early to find our snorkel gear we had left the night before. A true southern gentleman.

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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

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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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
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109 reviews 109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
50 helpful votes 50 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
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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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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