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Candi's Barbecue

cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“cole slaw” (18 reviews)
“plantains” (23 reviews)
“ribs” (73 reviews)
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Caribbean, Barbecue
cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Candi, if you see this, please come back! Miss your secret sauce. Other BBQ on island doesn’t compare.

Thank mnjhammer
Reviewed August 28, 2017

You CAN eat here, but there are only a couple tables and its not much to look at, but this is great for a carryout dinner or beach dining, especially if you have a family and don't want to cook at your condo.

Thank ngn1958
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Candi's has pretty good BBQ chicken and ribs. We have eaten here a few times over the years and have enjoyed it. We usually get the sauce on the side otherwise they do put a lot on the meat. Would recommend as a place to...More

2  Thank bubfn
Reviewed July 2, 2017

We visited Candi's upon the recommendation of a local. It is a place that you would never consider visiting in another setting, but St. John is a different kind of place. It is located in front of a dump truck facility. Do not let the...More

Thank Bobw1950
Reviewed July 1, 2017

My husband said Candi's BBQ chicken was "fall-off-the-bone" good! I am not a meat eater, so appreciated that Candi offered a veggie plate. I selected the rice and beans, corn on the cob, green salad, and fried plantains. All items were delicious!

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

Her barbecue chicken and ribs are the bomb. All her sides are delish. My favorite are slaw, beans and rice, and plantains. Would recommend highly for takeout!

Thank Madison L
Reviewed June 19, 2017

Our last night in St. John we got take out from Candi's and it was fantastic. We have had bbq in many places and by far this is the best. We split the ribs and chicken and added slaw, plantains and rice. It was ample...More

Thank LRose50
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Candi's BBQ is just on the edge of Cruz Bay. I was honestly unsure of it my first time because it looks like it's practically in a junk yard on the side of the road. I'm so glad we stopped here for some BBQ take...More

Thank tcadogan
Reviewed May 24, 2017

My husband and I shared the ribs and chicken. Finger licking good, and it felt nice to be able to support a locally run business. Fun crowd and also good for take-out.

Thank Dottie58
Reviewed May 16, 2017

After traveling all day to get to St John, getting our car, checking into condo, doing a little food shopping at Starfish, we wanted something fast. We didn't feel like sitting in a restaurant, so we went to Candi's. We ordered BBQ chicken, with rice...More

Thank Phyllis10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
It is really a small shack type place but has the most amazing bbq i have had in the carribean. please contact me with any Q's.
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