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“Awesome Dive Bar/ Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Woody's Seafood Saloon

Woody's Seafood Saloon
Cruz Bay (50 yards from the ferry dock) PO Box 1188, St. John
340.779.4625
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Ranked #36 of 110 Restaurants in St. John
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Awesome Dive Bar/ Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I say dive bar in the most respectful way. It is a hole in the wall place we've been to on 3 different trips there now. I'm not sure why this isn't listed in Cruz Bay, because it is right in the heart of downtown. The food is REALLY good, fresh fish and seafood, fried items, etc. The drink menu is great too, if you have never tried a limin' coconut, you have to get one next time you go. Awesome local place, great service and location.

Visited October 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great drinks but the food was bland”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We went to Woody's based on a recommendation from other travelers. It was happy hour and the drinks were awesome. The service was really good. 3 different servers were constantly asking us if we needed more food or more drinks, which was great. But the food was awful. The beer battered shrimp had little taste. And the seafood fritters were nothing but batter, and the batter was the most bland we've ever had. No taste at all. It was really disappointing.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Just another drunken dive bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Nothing special, just the local bums tying to sell us coconuts while we drank. We enjoyed our couple beers on the street tables and cashed out. Wasn't good or bad, jut average.

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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Funky Fun and Tasty Tidbits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Woody's is tucked into a tiny turn right on top of one of Cruz Bay's busiest streets (not that there's that much traffic - slow and constant, really). However you don't really notice it because you are enjoying some of the cheapest drinks in town and some really good food. Everyone writes about the conch fritters and they are really, really good. The remulade they serve with them is super-tasty. We sat outside for the people watching, which was lots of fun, and it was worth the trade-off for the water delivery trucks rolling by on a regular basis. You really can't go wrong here. Its a required stop on a Cruz Bay tour. We missed Happy Hour but every time we drove by during that magic span of time the happy crowds were spilling into the street. Get there, let loose, have fun!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rowlett, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“happy hour with great "bar food"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This is a must hit bar if your visiting the island. Great happy hour and outstanding food. Great atmosphere to party while on the island.

  • Visited October 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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