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Beach Side Cafe

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127 Smithfield Rd | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840-3677, St. Croix
+1 340-772-1266
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hayward, California
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Besides the great beach and Caribbean Sea views, and often incredible sunsets, the food and service at Beach Side Cafe is consistently great. Rita and the restaurant team do a great job at making sure you have a great dining experience. I've read others reviews about "slow" service, but in my experience that can be said about every restaurant on... More 

1 Thank Scott_Online
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I had a great time! Food was great people were so nice and helpful! Met trip long friends that knew the dos and don'ts of the island.

1 Thank Brian M
Portland, Oregon
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The open air patio facing the beach set a wonderful mood for dinner. We ordered the Caesar salad, seafood linguine and chicken Marsala. The meal came with wonderful warm bread drenched in oil and balsamic vinegar. Overall our meal was tasty and satisfying.

1 Thank Seniye
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is overpriced - it's just not good value compared to your other options on the island. Service is slow and unapologetic I get the impression that they just don't care. And it shows in the quality of the food and the attitude of the staff.

Thank Christopher W
Columbus, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful beachside cafe! The food is delicious with a varied menu sure to please all palates. Take a dip in the calm waters of the Caribbean sea while you wait for your meal, then sit down and enjoy the view and the food. Off the beaten tourist path.

1 Thank Sharon S
Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a must when we're on-island. Next to Sand Castles on the Beach Hotel & Cottages on the Beach. Can see the pier from there. Had shrimp & bacon club sandwich with sweet potato fried, but started with a Bushwacker!! Very laid back atmosphere, very relaxing, with great service.

1 Thank Ryan S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

A little pricey but very good food. Was surprised by the selection and quality of the food. Must try the ribs and the lamb chops.

1 Thank Brandon P
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We made reservations for dinner at sunset on the beach the evening of July 4th. My sister called and made the reservations and when talking with the lady on the phone, she was told we would have great seats, right on the beach, where we would be able to enjoy the fireworks. We were told that in the event that... More 

Thank donna797
Ocoee, Florida
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We arrived late and were afraid that we were too late. But it was Saturday so they stayed open later. The setting was very peaceful with a great guitar player. They have an extensive wine list. I had the sea food medley with shrimp, scallops and mahi mahi. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

Thank SanAntonioGigi
Washington, DC
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We've eaten here 3 times during our recent visits to St. Croix. The view really is great and the setting very relaxing. On a slow night, service is great. On a busy night, be prepared to wait a bit for your meal (and just relax and enjoy the view.)

Thank Ann100Trips

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $35
American, Seafood, Caribbean, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Smithfield Rd | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840-3677, St. Croix
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Croix  >  Frederiksted
  • Phone Number: +1 340-772-1266
Enjoy our beautiful, open-air, seaside terrace restaurant offering cuisine to satiate discriminating palates in a romantic Caribbean setting. Picture yourself looking out into the horizon from your beach side table and watching the spectacular sunset each and every day!

Dining at the Beach Side Cafe is truly an extraordinary experience. Lunches are casual, breezy, and scrumptious, and dinner is simply a magical moment wrapped up into a perfect evening. The Iguana Lounge features daily Happy Hour specials and small plates to accompany your favorite cocktail and join us for live local music every Saturday night.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?