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Beach Side Cafe

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127 Smithfield | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840, St. Croix
+1 340-772-1266
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Brandon P
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Mirror Lake, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This location on by and on the beach is a must for a relaxing dinner after a day of scuba diving or water and beach activities. Be sure to get there during sunset.

1 Thank ellenlaase
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch today and it was not very busy. Had a table next to the ocean and the view was phenomenal! Food selection was good albeit quite pricey and the service was a tad slow but friendly.

Thank Allison B
Houston, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us from Houston Underwater Photographic Society (HUPS) stayed at Cottages By the Sea and ate dinner three times at the Beach Side Cafe. The food was wonderful, the service prompt and the bill very reasonable. The restaurant looks right out on the beach so if you are there at sunset you get a very nice view for... More 

1 Thank Russell J. R
St. Croix
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times over the years. Been disappointed many times also. The few times it has been good stick out. Like my last visit. Thank God, for Jess our waitress. She is a true pro even in the face of challenges. Of which I am sure are to many to count. The food was very good. The new chef... More 

Thank Genobandeno
Houma, Louisiana, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Sunset dinner for our anniversary and it was well worth the drive to enjoy. Food and service was very good and the scenery was even nicer, right on the beach just in time for sunset.....couldn't have gotten any better!!

1 Thank Robert Bobby C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Very good food, best shrimp and grits on earth. Good staff, good view right on the beach. Difficult to get a parking spot.

Thank toby g

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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, 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view
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 | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?