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Vie's Snack Shack

Certificate of Excellence
Caribbean, Bahamian
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Rte. 10, St. John
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St. John is an island in transition as the economy becomes more focused on tourism and as younger generations take on leadership positions in businesses. Vie's is well documented here as an island institution, but; (i) there has been a well documented change in menu, and (ii) it is not clear if they want to continue running a business. We... More 

Thank FRED L
Gainesville, United States
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extra fantastic conch fritters on the side of the road in St. John. A little out of the way, but worth the jaunt. Excellent snack after snorkeling the nearby bay.

Thank Lindsay S
San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This was our fourth trip to Vie's and although we do miss the fried chicken and conch fritters (Vie doesn't do fried food anymore), the beans and rice with her wonderful meat sauce on top was well worth the trip! And try the small coconut pies that her friend (wish I knew her name!) makes for her. It melts in... More 

Thank susanherzogpark
St. Petersburg, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We happened upon Vie's by accident and we will definitely be going back to visit. Right across from the beach, it's a perfect place to grab something to eat and a drink and then go to the beach. Vie is so nice to talk to is very good at keeping the chickens happy!

Thank Shannon W
London, Canada
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524 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Drove out because of the reviews. Unfortunately it was closed. Sign says closed Sunday and Monday Even though we did not eat here, the drive was well worth it. The steps hills and sharp drop offs are not for the faint of heart.

1 Thank dan459us
Austin, TX
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We'd read several reviews of people who said this was a "must eat." The staff was so friendly, and the food was great. Even my young daughters loved it. Plus, we got to see the wild island donkeys up close and personal. Doesn't get much better than that!

Thank Courtney R
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Lovely Vie operates her own beach, picnic ground, and snack shack on Hansen Bay. For just $2.50, you can park your car, use her beach, lounge in her chairs, and rinse off with her hose. The snorkeling here is incredibly good! There's a shallow reef with a surprising variety of corals and fish. After snorkeling, we enjoyed Vie's flavorful Beans... More 

Thank Kathy D
Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Let's see................ they had Hot Dogs, Rice and Beans with Meat Sauce, and Rice and Beans without Meat Sauce. Not a lot to review, but be it from my mouth to gods ears, the beans and rice filled us two couples up with a smile...GREAT STUFF! You have to try it!

Thank garth1968
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Vie is now serving rice and beans instead of the much acclaimed chicken. I don't blame her cause who would want to clean that mess every day for 30 years. We did buy some beer from her and paid to go on her beautiful beach.

Thank Karen B
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We are very happy we made to drive to check out Vie's. She is lovely and serves a wonderful rice and bean dish with or without meat sauce. She no long does her fried food. The pinnacle and coconut tarts are excellent~ we bought extra to take back to the house. The chickens were entertaining as we ate at the... More 

Thank Melanie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Caribbean, Bahamian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rte. 10, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John
  • Phone Number: 340.693.5033
We are open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:00 am - 5:00 pmClosed Sundays and Mondays

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