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3FB | Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-5055
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Description: Aloha and welcome to The Banana Deck, home of the Big Deck Burger! Located...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best lunch on island!

My husband and I crave the conch fritters on the menu every time we walk by the restaurant. We love eating lunch here, the mahi, fritters and salads are fantastic! Every year we come back and we will see you next year!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Brindleysgal
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I crave the conch fritters on the menu every time we walk by the restaurant. We love eating lunch here, the mahi, fritters and salads are fantastic! Every year we come back and we will see you next year!

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Thank Brindleysgal
New York, New York, United States
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice setting by the bay, friendly service, very well prepared local catches, good prices (for St. John). Casual, relaxed atmosphere, enhanced by a great mojito. Lilting live steel drum and the gentle lap of evening waves. One of several great places to try within 100 yards of each other.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Classic island restaurant.We had a family dinner here and it was just perfect. Live music, great selection of mixed drinks and beer. And the food was very good. Prices were typical. Atmosphere was great being downtown and being elevated, they had a nice sunset view. Wait staff were friendly and helpful I would definitely go back and recommend it to... More 

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Dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A short walk from Gallows Point. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, nice selection of food and was very good. We thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant.

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Thank WineSeller
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This average (for Cruz Bay) restaurant has lovely seating under a huge spreading tree, which they tell me has been there for 50 years or more. It is so decorated with lights and so huge that it is like a tent covering the seating area. Additionally they had very nice steel drum player who was not dominant but provided nice... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Banana Deck is a fun restaurant perfectly located right near the dock in Cruz Bay. Our group of friends ate at the Banana Deck several times and really enjoyed it! Our favorites: gorgonzola, pine nut and cream cheese buttered ribeyes with loaded bacon stuffed potatoes cooked perfectly medium. We also loved the scallop and shrimp al fredo. Emily, Katie... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the morning snorkeling and got back into Cruz Bay to change and see about a late lunch. Our condo at Grande Bay gave us access to lots of choices and I hadn't even seen this little 2nd story restaurant a block down the road. We decided to give it a try. The decor is beachy and casual and... More 

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mediocre food. Hostess too busy on personal phone call to seat us. Waitress saw we were waiting and seated us. Rum drinks weak. Just nothing special.

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Keaten D, Owner at The Banana Deck, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, and I'm sorry that you were underwhelmed with your experience here. It troubles me to hear that the hostess was on a personal phone call, and that issue has been addressed with all of our front of house staff. I wish you had said something about the drinks and food while... More 

Chelsea by the Sea
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a drink at the bar and our salads. The Caesar with blackened shrimp was delicious. The boss had the Greek with blackened chicken which she enjoyed. Service was excellent.

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Miami
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was near our hotel and easy to get to. They have a great view of the harbor and very good comfort food. Nice outdoor bar with all of the island drinks and good beer selection

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

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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