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The Banana Deck

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3FB | Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-5055
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drinks are great and if you're hankering for beef while on St. John this is your place. The service was good, too. I say the atmosphere was odd because both time we ate there, there were people at the bar watching the TVs and drinking (which is all perfectly fine) BUT they couldn't stop talking exceptionally loudly about politics... More 

Thank Megan C
Annandale, Virginia
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice dinner here - it is a relaxing, airy atmosphere. The food was good and the service was great,especially the extremely personable bartender. They were able to modify my meal to make it gluten and dairy free. Since the structure sits a little higher up we got to sit looking out over town and the water.

Thank KayeZ79
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got a recommendation by people at our hotel, and we really enjoyed our meal! Also was great to sit on a breezy balcony.

Thank Neta D
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

We enjoyed a previous visit to the Banana Deck back in 2014, so we tried it again when we visited St. John in August 2016. Banana Deck features ribeye steaks with various specialty toppings. We were very disappointed to learn that the restaurant was entirely out of their steaks and several other items when we visited. 2 or 3 out... More 

Thank MrMuileh
Larkspur, Colorado
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Went here for a casual dinner with the entire family (seven). Great location just off the sand at Cruz Bay and up a flight of stairs. The elevation helps with getting a good breeze so don't shy away. Had jerk shrimp salad that was delicious. My son had the jerk chicken salad and it was great as well. Ladies had... More 

Thank CO-Taz
Washington DC
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Banana Deck is a quiet unassuming little spot on the outskirts of St. John's downtown area. We had a party of six around sunset. The wait staff was quick and attentive. The noise level not too bad. They had TVs showing the Olympics. The food was delicious. The crab and shrimp egg rolls with wasabi mayo and soy were excellent.... More 

Thank dcmonkey
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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162 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

A local suggested this restaurant to us... Quick service and average food, the conch fritters, blackened Mahi wrap, and rib-eye were very good. Nice for a fast lunch as many eateries are along the waterfront!

Thank Janou J
Florence, South Carolina
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We went at 5pm and ate dinner (dinner starts at 5). We were the only ones there the whole time. Service was good and food tastes great. View from top deck was not direct onto Cruz bay but you can see the bay water and it was nice close to sunset. We had the Caribbean chicken and I thought it... More 

Thank Colton C
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Parking is a trial. But if you can get here, especially for lunch, the experience is lovely. The conch fritters are the best on the isle. Burgers and fish options are very good, and some kid friendly options too. We have always had pleasant servers.

Thank Nathan H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

As usual, we had a fantastic meal at our go-to place on St. John. They accommodated our party of six on a walk-in basis. We sat on the deck under the cooling fans and had the great view of Cruz Bay. Everybody enjoyed their homemade rum punch, the conch fritters, the shrimp and crab spring rolls as a warm up... More 

Thank Kristina C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3FB | Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-693-5055
Aloha and welcome to The Banana Deck, home of the Big Deck Burger! Located in downtown Cruz Bay on St. John, we offer a full menu of casual Caribbean cuisine and American classics! We're all about providing good food and good service in a great atmosphere to bring our customers the best experience!

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