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Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 03/26/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/26/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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The Beach Side Café at Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel offers open-air, seaside dining with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Our varied menu offers fresh-catch seafood specials along with American favorites and local flavor. Monday through Friday service begins for lunch at 11am and continues until 3pm. Brunch is served on the weekend from 10am until 3pm and dinner service is 4:30pm until 8:30pm seven days a week. Throughout the week, our bar serves classic cocktails, draft beer and mocktails made from fresh local juices. Sunny lunches and moonlit dinners, topped off with house-made desserts, await you at the Beach Side Café.
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spectacular food drinks and service! Best brunch two days in a row! The view and atmosphere just can’t be beat. Do yourself a favor and put BeachSide Cafe on your things to do when in St Croix!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here and thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday Brunch. The view is awesome, our serer was so nice and helpful Very friendly staff. My husband had the eggs benedict with the best hollandaise sauce we have eaten out. The bread pudding was perfect. Just sweet...enough and warm. Right before we left for the airport we also stopped and an awesome salad and fish sandwich. I'll admit the bread pudding was just as good as the first time. The staff again was awesome.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Susie, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are blessed to have such a talented and courteous staff. We hope to host you again. Much Appreciation, Ted

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went twice on our visit to St Croix -once for dinner and for brunch! Both times excellent food and great value! If you have food allergies they are more than happy to accommodate! Also great view of the ocean while dining!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. So glad you enjoyed and look forward to your next visit. Much Appreciation, Ted

Reviewed August 7, 2022 via mobile

Having lived in St Croix US Virgin Islands for 30 years I have not had such a great dinner as I did last night at Sandcastles Beach Cafe, the service the atmosphere and especially the food was phenomenal, you'll be missing out if you do...not visit ❤️❤️❤️More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2022

Robin, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are blessed to have a great staff and pride ourselves on offering great food and drink. So glad you enjoyed. Happy Belated Birthday, Ted

Reviewed July 31, 2022 via mobile

Where to begin? The Bang Bang Shrimp and Mahi Mahi Bites Bites for starters are the best. We absolutely love their Honey Glazed Salmon, which by the way is to die for. The Sandcastle Salad is fresh and plentiful. Every meal we have had there...has been incredible. Save room for the White Chocolate Bread Pudding. Oh my God. So good. The service and staff are wonderful. They have daily specials as well. Saturday or Sunday brunch, you ought to try their eggs Benedict which is fabulous. You can’t go wrong. The owners Ted Bedwell and Chris Richardson have really made a name for themselves. Plus, the view is priceless. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2022

Linda, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are proud of our staff. They work hard to provide gracious service and delicious food. We can’t wait to serve you again. Much Appreciation, Ted

Reviewed June 7, 2022

This was our favorite night meal. Worth the drive - perfect view and atmosphere! Would encourage you to arrive before sunset and enjoy the view.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2022

Julie, Thank you for taking the time to review us. So glad you enjoyed. We look forward to your next visit. Much Appreciation, Ted

Reviewed May 30, 2022

We stayed next door at the cottages. Their food was really good and the service staff was really nice but the management was really abrupt about being on their beach chairs, even after spending a few hundred dollars at their cafe. Was slightly put off...about that.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2022

Ike, The restaurant is open to the public. As you were informed - the hotel enmities are for registered guests of Sand Castle on the Beach. We offer day passes for non hotel guests on a limited basis. Ted

Reviewed May 18, 2022

We ate supper here one night and it was pretty good. The view of course was excellent - right on the beach watching the sunset. They have a good variety of options from more expensive/'fancier' meals to some usual options.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2022

Celia, We pride ourselves in great food at a fair price. We continually work to keep our quality of product and service at a height level. Much Appreciation, Ted

Reviewed May 13, 2022

My husband & I had brunch twice at the beach side cafe. He had the omelet, and I had the breakfast burrito. Both were delicious, and so was the mimosa. We also had dinner here 3 times. We had the chicken caprese, which was so...good, my husband ordered it again. All of the meals were great, so were the drinksMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2022

Mark, So glad you enjoyed our changes. Come back soon and we continue to improve. Much Appreciation, Ted

Reviewed May 12, 2022

Had dinner here on a prior trip several years ago. Although we loved the restaurant space and view, the service and food seemed off. The menu felt like they weren't sure what they were trying to be - a high end place or a nice...casual place. It didn't work and the quality of the food showed. We tried the restaurant again for lunch during our recent trip and every thing was spot on. The menu was more focused, the service was attentive, and the food was much improved. On an island with a lot of places offering terrible service, it was nice to enjoy a meal with such a beautiful view.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We’ve worked hard to change the image of the property since we purchased it. We look forward to seeing what you think after your next visit. Much Appreciation, Ted

Reviewed April 15, 2022 via mobile

The view and the ambiance were a 5 plus. The food was below average. Very inconsistent. Tried one dish twice, the first was great the second time totally different and not any good. My wife wanted Shepards pie, the special. Nothing but mash potatoes with...a little taco meat. Do not try this. Drinks were average. The staff was helpful and semi friendly.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2022

Thank you for your review. I wish you had asked for a manager when you didn’t find the food up to standard. I personally had the Shepards Pie and enjoyed it - I didn’t find the meat anywhere near taco meat. I feel our staff...More

Reviewed April 4, 2022

We at Sunday brunch and it was lousy. The breakfast bowl with eggs and potatoes and cheese was well, let's just say not good for something that's easy to make. We got taquitos and dip another day on the beach and it was fine, but...just average. The service was very good both times and the servers were polite and friendly, but the food missed both times we were there.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2022

I appreciate your time to review us. Yes, the breakfast bowl is one of our most popular dishes on our brunch menu. I am sorry you didn’t enjoy it as most do. We are blessed to have a amazing staff. Ted

Reviewed March 29, 2022

All dining is covered outdoors overlooking ocean. The food was the best we had on the island. Beet salad was good; as was hummus and chips. Not supermarket chips like other places, but home made. Mahi mahi and shrimp bites very good.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very proud of our food and service. Ted

Reviewed March 14, 2022

I was a little hesitant since it was right next-door to where we were staying I was afraid it was going to be very average, having sort of a captive audience so to speak. But I was pleasantly surprised. We ate there several times and...were never disappointed. They had a wide variety on their menu. Good sandwiches, good meals, good desserts. The bartender Shawn was excellent. Trevor was our server a couple times and he was also very good.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2022

Lewis, We are blessed to have such a amazing staff. We work hard to keep our menu accurate and availability of all items. Much Appreciation, Ted

Reviewed March 13, 2022

Staying right at Sandcastles Resort makes it easy, and eating there at least 10 times meant we liked it and were comfortable there. Attention to detail, great servers, great food, and great drinks all make this an obvious choice. My only comment would be, to...open up a cool bar. Covid restrictions may have thwarted this, but they still don't have the facility to have a large bar, it's more like a restaurant with tables and a hidden bar. This could be THE place at sunset with a cool bar.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2022

Greg, So glad you enjoyed. We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We have looked into moving the bar, but due to being so close to the beach, it would be very difficult to acquire the permits. Much Appreciation, Ted

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Jlrd63
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Response from TedB1268 | Property representative |
Yes - reservations are needed for each evening as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch. 340 772-1266 Thank You
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Maria G
January 19, 2016|
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Response from 719sherryc | Reviewed this property |
Not sure we didn't try it but I would think so because the restaurant is part of a hotel
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February 6, 2015|
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Response from lisalisastx | Property representative |
If you are carrying your beach gear then we suggest taking a very short taxi ride. A few minutes in the van and $6 later and your at the beach!
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Yes, Beach Side Cafe offers takeout services.

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Beach Side Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5