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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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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: It is really a small shack type place but has the most amazing bbq i have...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Have to try this place!

It's been talked about so much in the TA STJ Forum so it made our list of places to try our 1st time on island. Wow! So glad we did! It was a bit hard to find, but start at the Market Place and ask how to get there (that's what we did). It ended up being only like a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
rh1979
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been talked about so much in the TA STJ Forum so it made our list of places to try our 1st time on island. Wow! So glad we did! It was a bit hard to find, but start at the Market Place and ask how to get there (that's what we did). It ended up being only like a... More 

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

We make at lest one annual pilgrimage to Candi's during our St. John visits. Candi provides excellent Island barbecue and sides at reasonable prices. I suggest ordering and having a drink while you wait. Candi is wonderful. You are warmly welcomed whether a local or first time visitor. I love the ribs nd my wife enjoys the chicken. If you... More 

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1 Thank deardearfriend
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a nice spot to eat. The ribs are the best. The fish was fresh, but the ribs are much better. All the sides are tasty, and the portions are plentiful and prices are reasonable. Hard to find - it is right next to the Marketplace. Definitely worth looking for!

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2 Thank Kathleen L
Mendham, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy good barbecue with an island twist get here! As anyone who enjoys good barbecue knows you have to go a little off the beaten path and you can't be too concerned with atmosphere, it's all about the food. Candies certainly lives up to that! Great food, great prices and worth getting to.

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Thank alsf0A0
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This restaurant doesn't cease to please! The chicken and ribs are to die for, along with the moist rice and beans, corn on the cob, and cole slaw. Great for take-out for an awesome price. Even though it isn't the most visible restaurant, you have to eat there!

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Thank Islandgirl2144
Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We actually ate here on our trip last January, but we are getting excited about our upcoming trip this January, and are very excited for Candi's. I had heard about this place from a random vacation blog, and then we stumbled upon it after walking to Starfish Market for groceries. We picked up some groceries and then walked back to... More 

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Thank Traveling20something
Urbandale, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is a VERY small locally owned place. Basically it appeared to be a lady with a huge bbq grill, and she added a small covered deck with room for about 15 ppl to sit. We were referred by our canoeing guide. You walk up to the counter, place your order, sit and wait for the food to be grilled... More 

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Thank Jodi E
Valatie, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Candi's delights has very good BBQ. They offer island BBQ at very inexpensive prices. The BBQ chicken and ribs are great and the sides are hard to top. This is a roadside stop near the market place. They have a small seating area with a few tables. We have always gotten food to go and take it back to the... More 

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Thank jek1022
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Candi's is awesome ribs, chicken and sides. Portions are huge. Eat in or to go. Extremely popular and located on main road. Parking in back yard. Highly recommend!

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Thank Kevino7350
Rosenberg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I read a review that stated they passed by some 20 plus times, so did we. My husband and I have been vacationing on St. John for the past three years and always said " Where is that smell coming from" but, never stopped. Well, we finally stopped and the food was as they say "OFF THE CHAIN!!!!). The atmosphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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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