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Driftwood David's

Lumber Yard complex, Cruz Bay 00381, St. John
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Ranked #6 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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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for happy hour and got to know David, a fellow southern from NC, and had some fantastic ribs and a great burger! The burger is a true burger! A freshly made patty! And the ribs have a sweet, tangy and a bit spicy sauce! I could have had several of those delicious ribs! He can count on... More

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York, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stopped at Driftwood Daves during happy hour. Yummy! Good food and drinks. Dave is a cool cat. They have great $5 burgers during happy hour and tasty ribs. Location is good too, it is on the way as you are walking to Mongoose Junction. Stop by and get some cheap drinks, you wont be disappointed.

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Portland, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

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
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92 reviews 92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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