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Uncle Joe's Barbecue

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Cruz Bay, St. John
+1 340-693-8806
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St. John
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a local favorite. The food is good and plenty of it. Very casual atmosphere. Get the chicken and pork combination...

Thank Victor D
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Plain and simple barbecue chicken and ribs. Great portion for the money. Two generous sides. Casual hut on the sidewalk. Great take out for condo or boat.

Thank Patloves2travel
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I and our two grown kids went to Uncle Joe's twice this month. Once we had the ribs, once we had the chicken. The chicken was really really good! The ribs were good, but they're fatty, grisly side ribs, not back ribs so be prepared. The sauce is good. They build a tip into your bill. Be... More 

Thank Kelly B
Pittsford, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Uncle Joe's has great BBQ. We had the ribs and chicken and their sides are also good, especially the coleslaw. It has a sort of charming bare bones quality in the dining space, but the chairs and tables could be cleaner.

Thank LittleDove218
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well this was an unexpected surprise. We had dinner reservations down the block and the wait was going to be over an hour long so someone suggested Uncle Joe's and we are sure glad they did. We had no wait for this place that only has 6 or 7 tables. Joe was there doing the grilling and using his famous... More 

Thank Tourtheworld32
Hawthorn Woods
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate too much to even think about a review. Such good BBQ chicken and ribs, tastes like "mama's" cookin!

Thank Sulaiman R
Wolcott, Connecticut
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Ate here twice. Once we stayed there. Once we did take out. Easy to walk right by this place except the smell of the food draws you in. Delicious. Both times had the combo (ribs and chicken) with beans and rice and cole slaw. Very, very good. The sauce is wonderful.

Thank mrsomes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Great cheap BBQ very low keyed atmosphere and location was close out hotel on the way back from the beach.

Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The food is yummy. The ambiance is pretty bare bones. Don't go expecting super fancy anything. Our group had the bbq chicken platter and the rib dinner platter. Get the corn--it was so tasty and sweet. We all loved the barbeque sauce they make; just the right amount of spice and sweetness.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Should have known something was up when there was no one else sitting there. The food has declined in quality, price still very reasonable, food still good but not excellent. Service still minimal and not friendly at all. Bathroom was a mess. Probably will try the other barbecue place in town on my next trip to STJ.

Thank alexadeparis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, Caribbean
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, 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: +1 340-693-8806

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