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Aqua Bistro

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Salt Pond Road | Coral Bay, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
(340) 776-5336
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Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 326
    Excellent
  • 166
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Continues to be the best..

This remains our favorite restaurant on the rock because of the staff and the food! The backdrop of sitting outside, breezes blowing, and local musicians sharing their talents create an ambiance reflective of Island life at its finest. Multiple evenings were spent savoring the Wahoo, Mahi, rib... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
debicor
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Tampa, FL
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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563 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tampa, FL
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This remains our favorite restaurant on the rock because of the staff and the food! The backdrop of sitting outside, breezes blowing, and local musicians sharing their talents create an ambiance reflective of Island life at its finest. Multiple evenings were spent savoring the Wahoo, Mahi, rib eye steaks, New England clam chowder, flat bread pizza, Prince Edward Island mussels,... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped here out of starved desperation our first night in town, as we'd not heard of it, but it seemed to be the only thing open. Lovely outdoor dining and the food was great, if a little spendy. We ended up coming back later in the week for another great meal.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We managed to eat our way around the entire island and Aqua Bistro was our BEST meal of the trip! The portions were large and delicious. The Tuna Tartar appetizer was enormous and spectacular! We had a wonderful waitress and the rest of the staff was just as friendly. We had a wonderful night and really great meal there!

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Barrington, New Hampshire, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Just returned from another fabulous vacation in our beloved Coral Bay and as usual our favorite chef and Friend MJ of Aqua Bistro satisfied our taste once again. We have been frequenting Aqua Bistro for several years and being from New England I never even considered having MJ'S famous New England clam chowder until this past trip my brother in... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I will start by saying that the view is good and the food was good as well. The problem with this place is clealry lack of management. We were 2 couples and sat outside at the open air bar. We asked our waitress Megan if we could have 2 seperate checks. We were told that if we did that our... More 

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Portland, Maine, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a great meal on a beautiful night at this place. Great setting and friendly staff. We would go back!

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Newfoundland, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Stopped in two days this week. Had the crab cake(good, but even better on the portobello mushroom cap!). Also liked the grilled chicken sandwich and the fish fingers with fries. Everyone was pleasant and I love the music selections.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Stopped by mid-day on the way to Ram Head's trail. The view of Coral Bay and the abandoned boats was great. I ordered the burger and my wife the chicken parm sandwich--the chicken parm was tasteless and the burger was okay. The bartender who took our order was too busy talking with her 5 bar patrons and wasn't attentive to... More 

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Rye Beach
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our family of five had a very good meal at Aqua Bistro, highlighted by fresh grilled wahoo and a seared tuna dish with seaweed and sesame noodles. It was also refreshing to go to a restaurant that featured salads with fresh greens, not a staple on St John. The portions are not for the dainty so bring your appetite including... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Went to Aqua Bistro for dinner our last night on the island. I ordered the pasta special w/ scallops and shrimp and it was amazing. Great portion size with a good quanity of scallops (4) and shrimp (6) made it worth the money. Atmosphere was nice and quiet and you could here the water lapping on the shore across the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Salt Pond Road | Coral Bay, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Coral Bay
  • Phone Number: (340) 776-5336

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?