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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Scenic view

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  • 139
    Excellent
  • 43
    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
Most recent review
Excellent fish sandwich

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
captmike
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Cape May, NJ
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cape May, NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Toledo, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Walking into Driftwood David's, you question whether or not his sign stating he has the best chicken, ribs, fish, and key lime pie is a gimmick. There were two tables reserved and empty when we arrived at prime dinner hour and the few remaining tables were also empty. Our party of 6 were the only diners for almost an hour... More 

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We dropped in unplanned after a day at Trunk Bay, looking for dinner. I was skeptical due to it's location by the car rental places ad the fact that it looked like a local dive bar. Then I had a painkiller and ordered up some delicious fish dusted in panko breadcrumbs and fried to perfection. Delicious. My fellow travelers were... More 

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Merrick, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Driftwood Daves is a place with the kitchen in full view; there's no hiding the food prep in this place. Everything was fresh and cooked to order. We surprised him with a party of 16, so he didn't have enough chicken for all of the orders. Food was good, service was good. We thought the prices were a little high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Visited the Driftwood David's and yum. The key lime pie was the most amazing treat I have ever had. What goes better with the sun and a painkiller??? The answer: "Kelsey's Key Lime Pie"!!!! so delicious. My husband and I ordered two slices! Definitely will return just for the pie!!!

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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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