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“I hate flan...except for Diane's!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of South Shore Cafe

South Shore Cafe
Petronella Road, St. Croix
340/773-9311
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Ranked #45 of 103 restaurants in St. Croix
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“I hate flan...except for Diane's!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

All the reviews are pretty spot on...it only has 4 tables...one woman does everything. Limited drink selection. Not a fan of desserts with liquers in them so I opted for the chocolate flan even as a flan-hater. It arrived and was seriously the best dessert I've ever had. I would have categorized it more a mousse. D-I-V-I-N-E!

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“We NEVER Miss Having Dinner Here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We "discovered" South Shore Cafe nearly ten years ago and have never missed an opportunity to include it on our annual visit to the island. Diane is more than an excellent cook and hostess and we actually feel like we are guests at her home. She is just one of the wonderful people that make our stay on St. Croix so enjoyable. We recommend South Shore Cafe for those who seek an intimate and enjoyable dining experience on a very personal level.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A Nice Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

One of the fun aspects of vacationing is venturing off the beaten path and trying non-mainstream restaurants. South Shore Cafe is really unique. Only five table a night can get served. The reservation times are spread out to enable the sole proprietor, maitre d', order taker, waiter and check, all one person name Dianne time to treat each table as special guests and to allow her to prepare each meal.. Her pastas are fantastic, You have to try her lasagna. Her deserts - we had a chocolate flan - are incredible. This is not the place if you want to eat and run - But if you want excellent food and a leisurely evening enjoying your food, try out here for sure.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious! Go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

The food here is spectacular--try the south shore salad, the manicotti, the desserts--wow. The restaurant has a unique and homey vibe--Diane, the owner and cook, will make you feel well-cared for. A fun place to come with friends or family for a delicious night out. You do need to call ahead for a reservation, as it is not open every night.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, South Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A True Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Just returned from St Croix, and other than the stunning beaches our favorite memory is of South Shore Cafe. This tiny restaurant is run completely from front to back by one woman. She does it all expertly! There are only about 5 tables and a bar, so reservations are a must. It is so worth the wait-(do not go if you are in a hurry because food this great takes time). Diane's soups, salads, homemade pastas, and desserts are to die for. The decor is eclectic and charming; the host/chef even more so. Her little dog, Dot, is the restaurant mascot as she sleeps in her basket amongst the patrons. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, the coversation, and the local ambience. Diane made us feel like family. We are still amazed that one woman is able to do it all so successfully. Do yourself a favor and put this stop on your itinerary.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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