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“Good food - service was slow” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fatty Crab

Fatty Crab
18-11A Enighed, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
340.775.9951
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Ranked #22 of 47 Restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: Barbecue, Wine Bar, Asian fusion, Malaysian
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Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Serving Funky Southeast Asian Inspired Cuisine!We serve our food in an unconventional manner, where there are no appetizers or entrees. The food comes out of the kitchen as it is prepared by the Chef. Therefore, we recommend ordering several dishes off of the menu and encourage sharing. Our cuisine is made up of locally sourced ingredients when available. Our flavor profiles are comprised of spice, sweet, sour, salty, and savory. Our cocktails are just as flavorful and as interesting as our cuisine. All of our wines were sourced from Michael Skurnik Wines and were hand-picked by Michael himself. The wines were selected to complement the wide variety of flavors in our cuisine and they were shipped in temperature controlled containers to ensure the integrity of the wines.We believe this style of dining creates an intimate, comfortable, and fun atmosphere. We serve sophisticated dishes in an unpretentious manner.If you are a diner looking for a traditional dining experience, there are lots of other great restaurants on island, come in for a drink and we'll recommend a few.Live well and be happy!
Raleigh, NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Good food - service was slow”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The shrimp fried rice was a big hit with our table. Our meal was good, but service slow. We were told that the steak was the 'finale' of the meal and that's why it came out last..Sadly most of our group had finished eating when the steak/main course finally was served.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Huntington, New York, United States
1 review
“Dinner in Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We went to Fatty Crab because friends had dinner there, loved it, told us, to make sure we got there! Well I don't usually write reviews, but I felt the need to share! We went with a small group and after reviewing the menu, we wanted to taste a variety of dishes, we needed some help coordinating this effort! We were hungry, our server was patient and beyond helpful with ordering. Every dish was so flavorful and all different. All I can say is we couldn't get enough, we just kept passing those dishes and looking for more! And we were so full, but I had heard from my friends not to miss this special dessert there, so of course we tried it! It was creamy with some mixture that mixes into it, sorry I don't remember the name, they'll know if you describe it! OK, Beyond Delicious!!!!! The meal the dessert the wine the cool vibe the warm waitstaff, this is why I find myself writing a review! We all agreed, great night! We'll be back! Thank you Fatty Crab!

  • Visited February 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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Aurora, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Laid back and nice...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We went to Fatty Crab's on a whim and because I wanted some crab! The greeter was very nice and so was the waitress..she was very helpful in describing the dishes they had to offer. We had the papaya mango salad (awesome!!), the fingerling potatoes (not sure what the dish is called...but it's excellent) and the shrimp. The atmosphere was laid back and inviting. Would definately recommend!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Huntington, New York
1 review
“A Treat for the Palate!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner and our experience at Fatty Crab, St, John immensely! The atmosphere was inviting and upbeat.The live music was awesome and contributed to the already fabulous and satisfying dining experience. Moreover, every morsel of food was uniquely flavored. The server was very helpful in describing each dish in savory detail. I ordered the Fish Slider to start which was flavorful and oustanding! The Pulled Pork was "to die for"! You must get the vegetables and coconut rice. But don't stop there because every dish we tasted was absolutely delicious. And, as if this wasn't enough, the wine which was paired with the food (on recommendation of the staff) was exceptional. I recommend this restaurant highly and I plan to return soon. Can't wait!

  • Visited February 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Funky but Cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We found the Fatty Crab a few days into our visit to St. John, and liked it so much we went back the next night! Although the "serving when it is ready" is a little funky, you get to share and try new things - just go with it. The food was delicious with a bit of a kick, and the drinks far better than most on the island. We really enjoyed the roti, yellow curry chicken and mahi with noodles. This place is cool, with refreshingly different food, cocktails, and beer combos. The waitstaff were also great!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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