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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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably should have tried their steak after reading the reviews. The fish was over cooked and swimming in liquid. Nice view and great waitstaff couldn't make up for the food.

Thank cyndy2014
Madison, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My son picked Banana Deck to celebrate his 13th birthday last week. The waitress was such a sweet heart and made him feel special the entire night. Even though there was a passing storm, we all stayed dry under the large umbrellas. Food is always delicious!

Thank hcpowers70
Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love eating at Banana Deck. There is so much to choose from and great drinks too. Especially the bottomless Bloody Mary bar on sundays!! Whoo hoo! Food is always excellent. yum

Thank jennmarr123
Manalapan, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vacationing in St Johns with friends . We enjoyed our meals but some of the people in our group loved their cocktails which were the frozen drinks with bananas . Sorry but I can't remember the names of the drinks .I had a seafood platter which was good .

Thank simcher123
Queen Creek, Arizona
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 6 of us ate dinner here. The location near the water is nice and it's raised up so you can enjoy the breeze. Everyone had something different - from fettucine primavera to steak quesadillas. Everything was tasty. Expensive, like everything else in St. John, but no worse than other places.

Thank Dorothy D
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, the good : service was lightning fast and the server was extremely personable. Next, the bad :The food was unfortunately not worth the visit. Two seafood platters, were highly overseasoned, ruined really. The other two entrees in our party were ok, nothing more. There are better choices to dine nearby.

Thank SL-from-IL
Raton, New Mexico
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steak was very good. Painkillers were ok....... Had better at other places. The steak was huge, enough to feed my husband and I both. Other than that, it was mediocre. We've only been there once though. Compared to some of the other places in town, I think they could compete a bit better.

Thank camjohnson816
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a terrific experience here, everyone said it was the best food we experienced on St. John. We had a large party & the team was very accommodating and helpful.

Thank 292md
Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished a day excursion back into Cruz Bay and was looking for steak. (Not many restaurants do a good steak dinner) Banana Deck has a great steak selection. We were early; about an hour before the dinner menu started but the chef was happy to accommodate the family. (Big plus!!) 16oz ribeyes and loaded baked potatoes were awesome. Deck... More 

Thank Ckline95
McDonough, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Steaks were amazing! Had a lot of different options for different tastes. Our waitress was friendly and went out of her way to make our son a chocolate milk when he wanted one. Will definitely return :)

Thank cupcake1016

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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, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?