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“Awesome, best ribs ever!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Uncle Joe's Barbecue

Uncle Joe's Barbecue
Cruz Bay, St. John
340.693.8806
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Ranked #54 of 113 Restaurants in St. John
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Awesome, best ribs ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The ribs and chicken are so good here, and you can't beat the portions and side dishes. What a nice change from the over priced tourist traps....so glad we walked by this place, we went back three times while we were in St. John...

  • Visited August 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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St. John
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“He ought to patent the ribs!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Nothing like meaty ribs ... the sides are generous too, so you don't walk away hungry. Try to make time to pop in ... if not during your frist trip then your next.

Visited July 2012
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Richland, Michigan
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Don't go with a toddler”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I've eaten here alot - and love it. However, this time around we had our daughter with us and they don't have high chairs. Ever try to eat ribs with a toddler in your lap? So I can't completely blame uncle joe for the experience - we did decide to stay once we knew there wasn't a high chair, but the ribs seemed a little off this time as well. Maybe they were getting cold from wrangling the kid. Who knows. In any case, I'd normally give uncle joe's 4 stars minimum, but I wanted to warn others with small kids ... it can be a challenge.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Katy, Texas, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“killer ribs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Anyone that comes to St John knows how expensive dining out is. If you are here for a while do yourself and your wallet a favor and pick up a plate from here and take it back to your room. 2 plates for about 25.00 and more food than you can eat. I could get the ribs every day but my wife vetoed that idea although she thought the ribs were awesome too. Come down in the evening, get a beer, and take in the local sights, sounds and flavor of Cruz Bay. Great way to experience local St John. Did not get the "unfriendly service " people post about. Seemed just about right to me. Don't expect Zozos going there and you will be fine.
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  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Awesome BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Don't let the simple and small setting of the place fool you, my wife and I ate here and loved it. She is from Texas so needless to say she is picky about her bbq, but this place got the seal of approval. Also the nice girl on the grill was from Texas and was having a great time with us.

This is a must visit on your visit to St. John

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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