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Candi's Barbecue

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cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We ate at Candi's twice on our trip. Both times, I got the chicken/ribs combo, and both times it was quite good. I believe it was $15, including a couple of sides. This is a great place to go when you need to pick up something on the way back from the beach. You can park in their lot, order,... More 

Thank Bobby D
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Large servings of wonderful bbq and sides for an extremely good price for the island. The sauce is tasty and plentiful. We had take-out, and it took about 10 minutes to be ready.(and we had enough for leftovers the next day) Highly recommened.

Thank hhrvt
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

If you like chicken and ribs smothered in a sweet and tangy sauce, this is the place for you. Called in an order and picked it up 10 minutes later after a long day on the beach. Great chicken and rib combo platter with plantains and coke slaw for around $15. One order fed about two people so be prepared... More 

Thank Brian F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We ate at Candi's twice on our recent St John trip. Yummy BBQ and 2 sides served in styrofoam clamshell $12-$15 depending on which meat you choose. I tried both chicken and ribs. b Both were excellent. Fried plantains were new to me but very tasty. Other family members got "peas and rice" which reminded us of Cajun red beans... More 

Thank txshadow
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

this place is totally one on the best BBQ. sweet and so good, and the owner is always there to chat. The food is fresh, and so much, buying one order, was good for a couple. really good

Thank floridalin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

If you crave authentic island food, Candis is the place. Her chopped beef and plantains were truly legendary. This open air restaurant was so inviting and we loved our conversations with Mrs Candi too. It's a must visit!!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This road-side place is worth a stop for take out BBQ. We had ribs and chicken and a bunch of different sides. The ribs were good and the chicken was outstanding. The BBQ sauce here is tangy w a touch of heat-very good. The sides were fine. Mac & cheese was particularly good. It took about 25 minutes for our... More 

Thank William S
Weare, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

This place doesn't look like much. There is the counter for orders, three tables and a counter with chairs. There are about 6 menu items. Sides are different on Fridays. But for about $30 two people can eat for two days. The jerk spice option is hot, the mild is mild, and both are excellent. The pulled pork and ribs... More 

Thank Beth S
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

We picked up take-out. I requested the BBQ sauce for the ribs on the side, but when we arrived to our accommodations there was no sauce. The ribs were too dry to eat and I had to toss them. My husband said his fish was "okay" and he can get better from a frozen food section. My rice and peas... More 

Thank SJP-NJ
Middletown, NJ
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41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Every time we drove out of Cruz Bay on Hwy 104 our appetite soared. The sweet smell of BBQ assaulted our senses and we had to try it. So glad we did. A simple menu of ribs, chicken, fish, steak or shrimp with your choice of sides. Enjoyed watching loose chickens (free range LOL) over a few rum drinks while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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