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Uncle Joe's Barbecue

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped at this amazing bbq spot on the way to pick up our jeep wrangler rental. This was one of the best decisions we made all week. We both ordered the BBQ CHICKEN and it was unbelievable. Chicken smoked perfectly with the most amaazing Sauce. Sweet and Spicy. We also went there one more time on... More 

Thank Scott S
Fairfax, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I write that has not been written already...? Great chicken and ribs made and served by nice people. The cole slaw is good too but the rice side was not for me. If you don't wanna sit at the tables on the street corner, go find a palm tree, sit down and lick your fingers.

Thank 103BruceX
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Uncle Joe's Barbecue is a must stop for our family. We arrive from the St. Thomas ferry, call in a order and pick up our meals to take to our rental.

Thank miyuki56
Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without a doubt, Uncle Joe's is a Cruz Bay institution. You can order by phone and pick it up, or there are a few tables at the restaurant. They serve chicken and ribs with delicious sauce. Sides are rice and beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, or macaroni salad. It's delicious and inexpensive.

Thank gingerlee13
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My wife and I shared a plate and it was enough for two. My wife liked the food a lot, I thought it was good, but, I prefer dry rub ribs. The ribs are wet and have a lot of sauce. Good, but not what we are used to in Texas. Sides were very good, price was reasonable, portion was... More 

Thank peterpan1963
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Every time we arrive on St. John the first place we hit on the way to our house in Peter Bay is Uncle Joe's barbecue. We crave the delicious barbecue chicken, ribs (slathered in the best barbecue sauce you have ever tasted!), and all the great sides. Nothing fancy here - just great food! Uncle Joe's is the best!

Thank susanherzogpark
St. John, US Virgin Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Service was prompt. Food was delicious and temperature. Loved the sauce. You can call in your order..

Thank hillcreststjohn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We had the combination plate of ribs and chicken along with cole slaw and rice. Everything was delicious! The portion was generous. The ribs fell off the bones. The sauce was very tasty. The folks at the restaurant were friendly. We did take-out but there is seating available.

Thank BeachboundJen
Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

We've been to St. John 5 times over the years and we make it a point to eat at uncle joes every visit. The ribs are simply the best. The sides like homemade coleslaw and the rice and peas ... Yes the real stuff. Yum

Thank Margie M
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We asked the locals where they eat and many said Uncle Joe's. Fun place to sit and watch the evening activity. Not a fancy place but a good solid meal for one of the best prices on the island. Service isn't speedy but with a pain killer and fun views who cares. Cash only surprised us.

Thank mac42016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cruz Bay, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John
  • Phone Number: 340.693.8806

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