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$8 - $20
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here 2 days ago on vacation had a blast almost had Jeremy believing I worked there, but that got shut down by mgr. Hahaha but he was a blast to have as a server. If you go here ask for him he will get...some laughs out of you for sure.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic food and great service. Jeremy was awesome! Smoked chicken and barbeque was spot on, from the family from the Carolinas who love our BBQ!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Open air seating was only option inside restaurant was closed. Daiquiri didn’t taste like had any alcohol but the food was delicious. Brisket very tasty and ribs fell right off the bone

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a taste of Texas BBQ , this place is not it ! That being said and before the haters hate - this place is really good Service was good , outside hang out on big tables , cool bar and...friendly staff Menu- it’s good , lots to choose from , the Mahi Dip - don’t overlook , Ribs - ok sort of , brisket , good , all the things you want , if you really crave BBQ in the Caribbean - not sure why though !More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022

There were cruise ships in for the last week, so I stayed away from Havensight. Yesterday, that changed and I went for a relaxing lunch at the bar at Smoking Rooster. David was great. I had my usual Mac N Cheese with Bacon and Jalapeno....But, I tried the Alvacodo BLT. This was a real winner. I may have to try to duplicate this at home.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022

We decided we wanted BBQ for dinner and someone recommended this place. The server (Alice) was less than pleasant to start with. She appeared to be impatient. We were a party of six and and five of us got our meal in a timely fashion....Just before we (five) finished the cake with our last party’s meal. Our sever (Alice) didn’t even bother to let us know the order was gonna take longer. Some other very pleasant young lady came over to let us know that that meal was gonna be delayed. When she FINALLY brought his food we asked if there would be a discount for that meal (as the rest of us were finished and ready to leave). She looked at us like we were crazy and said “Ah no! You got your food!” We asked for the manager she said “He’s not here I’ll have to get the bartender!” Then had the audacity (horrible customer service) “He said l can give you 10%off). The food was good but, things are entirely too expensive for merchants to not provide superior customer service. The one rating was for the food! I give a zero for the service!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 11, 2022 via mobile

This is a great place to visit for great BBQ. They have it down! It’s got a great vibe and not far from the port. Jeremy was an awesome waiter and took great care of us. Would come here again when in St Thomas.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 8, 2022

You can smell them cooking across the parking lot. The food was absolutely delicious and service was very friendly.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 30, 2022 via mobile

Good food. Better service. We were two couples just arriving in St. Thomas and had not checked in to the hotel. We had a good meal . Andy was our waiter and he was outstanding.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 20, 2022 via mobile

Right by the marina where the cruise ships come in. We had excellent BBQ. Potato/Mac was delicious. They have really good iced tea. Outdoor seating.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 7, 2022 via mobile

This was delicious. From the smoked meats, fabulous Mac and cheese and the banana pudding! OH MY YUM! Our server was fantastic. Very friendly, helpful, and attentive. I wish I had caught his name. Superb service and the best ribs my husband has had in...a very long time. And he is a connoisseur! Just go. Trust me.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 13, 2022

I’m a BBQ lover and vary rarely do I leave reviews of BBQ places! I can say right here and now that the Beer Braised Brisket sandwich was literally OUTTA THIS WORLD!!! My wife had a sampler with ribs and smoked Turkey (at my request)....The ribs were fall off the bone, and the smoked Turkey much to my surprise was very very moist and tender, not to mention…DELICIOUS! Prices were very affordable and if you walk away hungry…it’s your own fault!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 14, 2022 via mobile

This is a great place for a quick casual meal that is packed with flavor! We had a group of eight that our waitress easily handled-suggesting drinks from their extensive drink menu(the beer was ice cold also) and answering all of our questions about the...menu. We had sandwiches and Mac and cheese and everyone left very pleased!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 26, 2022

This is not the best BBQ I have had in my life, but it is definitely very flavorful, reasonably priced, and had a great atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 26, 2021

Food was average but service was horrendous. I understand that the pace is different in the VI. But when the appetizers are brought to your table after the entrees (which took over an hour) and you get an attitude from your server this restaurant is...not a good choice. Do yourself a favor and chose a different restaurant to enjoy. Also not a fan of stray cats roaming around the restaurant. Basically this place is a disaster.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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stephecr
September 28, 2021|
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Response from Seaguy48 | Reviewed this property |
Good Morning. If the cruise ships are in port at the Havensight Dock, it's right there amongst that "mall area". If the cruise ship is docked at Crown Bay, you'll need a Taxi to Havensight Mall. It's not far...
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Response from TravelQ6492QE | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so. very casual. Just walk in. Only time you may have a problem is if 3-4 cruise ships are in.
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The Smoking Rooster is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4