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“Spy Glass slipped a bit...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Spyglass - CLOSED

Spyglass
Second floor, Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
340-776-1100
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Price range: $15 - $49
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Spyglass Restaurant Dining with a View. Lunch 11am-3pm Sunset Happy Hour 3pm-6pm Dinner 5pm-til. Enjoy a creative menu and phenomenal view from Spyglass restaurant. Come in for a casual lunch and watch the boats sail by. Want to see the best sunsets on St. John? Happy hour at Spyglass is the place to be. At dinner, enjoy the tranquility of the waves crashing below and the twinkling lights of St. Thomas in the distance. Spyglass Dining with a VIEW! Enjoy.
Cruz Bay, St. John
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Spy Glass slipped a bit...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

This is our 4th year in St. John. We loved Spy Glass last year - the best fish tacos, nachos, drinks. But this year fell short...tacos were skimpy on the fish with not a lot of flavor, ahi salad was small, and drinks were just OK. We always give a place 2 tries when their quality wavers, but I hope Spy Glass ups their game...we'd hate to cross them off our Happy Hour list.

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English first
Urbandale
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“The best happy hour on the island!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

With a few recommendations from other travelers to visit Spyglass, our group of eight decided to stop in for happy hour. We're so glad we did! On an exceptionally busy Thursday night the service and the food were first-rate. Evan, our bartender/server was the best we've had the entire trip. Not to mention Shane, and the owners, Brent and Mona - each of them made our visit one to remember. The view is amazing, the prices reasonable, the drinks refreshing (with a lot of variety), and the food delicious. The wings are a must-have, as are the tacos. But it's the personal attention that was paid our group, especially by Evan, that made our night. And ask him to make you a Dirty Roxy! We promise you won't be disappointed!

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Centreville, Maryland
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“Amazing Last Night in St. John”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I wanted to quickly share our experience with anyone who might be traveling to St. John. A must is the Spyglass. The staff is very helpful, friendly and can't do enough to make your experience the best. We spent time at another restaurant that came highly recommended. The other restaurant was nice, but the view was obstructed. At Spyglass, you have a perfect view from any seat. We were introduced to an new flavor of the Bush whacker, it was an original to Spyglass. It was so good, we all had another round.
We will see you all again next January.
Frank & Jo-Ann

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Medina, Ohio
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“Beautiful view and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We chose this restaurant for the view of the bay. A beautiful evening in December with boats adorned with Christmas lights. The service and food were very good.

Visited December 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Evan Rocks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Great bartenders, owners that care and awsome service food and drinks. The fish tacos and Pirates punch wer my favorites along with a special shot made by Even the very funny and talented bartender. Ask him to make you a strawberry shortcake. Very good value!

Visited January 2013
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