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Barefoot Cowboy

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Upstairs in The Lumber Yard, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-228-5200
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went up for the wonderful view and ended up spending the evening with great entertainment and the best barbecue I've had. Make sure you try the brisket. Very reasonably priced food and drinks. Met the owner Steve a Texas native. Check it out !

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Thank philmac2016
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No one there for lunch. Parking can be tricky. I had loaded mac and cheese. It was great.i tasted what others in party had and it was also good. Music some nights.

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Thank meldeucef
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our loaded mac n cheese, it has become quite a fan favorite. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate it. Regards Liz More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there yesterday after a trip to cinnamon beach. We heard that the ribs were pretty good so we gave it a try. They were amazing. If you go to St. John's this place is a must.

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Thank Jimmy_On_The_Move
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thanks for writing your review, so glad you enjoyed the ribs. Hope we see you again. Regards Liz More 

Staunton, Virginia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I took a ferry from St. Thomas (where our cruise ship was docked) to St. John just to eat at the Barefoot Cowboy and it was well worth the trip. The brisket is the best that I have had anywhere. It is fork tender and almost melts in your mouth. It was delicious without any added sauce.... More 

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Thank Joe L
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed everything so much, sorry I didn't get to meet you. I LOVE "Texaribbean" ! I am going to steal that and use it on our FB page !! Hope you come in again on your next trip to the Islands. Regards Liz More 

St. Thomas
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently transplanted to St Thomas from New Jersey, we hopped the ferry in Red Hook for St John and the Barefoot Cowboy. We had seen the episode of Caribbean Life and wanted to check it out. It was not crowded at (early) lunch, so we bellied up to the counter for a great view of the water. Business picked up... More 

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1 Thank Mary C
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Welcome to the Islands ! Glad you came over to visit, and thank you for taking the time to write this review. Sorry I didn't get to meet you, hopefully you will come by again. Regards Liz More 

Byron, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in St. John a couple weeks ago, made our way to Bare Foot Cowboy, up the hill in the Lumber Yard building... (just a few blocks from the Ferry). DEFINATELY worth the stop! I had Brisket Sliders... Two delicious, juicy, tender hunks of Texas Brisket on super fresh buns where as good as I hoped! Others in our Party... More 

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1 Thank thelaw15
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your food so much. It was a pleasure having you here. Come back and see us. Liz More 

Johnston, Iowa
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125 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the Lumberyard we were able to get parking nearby. Roamed around looking for this place but all you have to do is follow the yellow feet painted on the ground to the front door. We went for a late lunch (1:30) so the place was fairly empty but this isn't a big place so could fill up fast.... More 

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Thank IowaTravelFan
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

So glad you decided to stop by. Thanks for writing such a great review and letting people know how to find us. It means a lot to us both when people enjoy our place so much. Regards Liz More 

West Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great BBQ in the Caribbean, perfect place to have a meal and a few cold ones while sitting on the deck. Met and spoke with the owners while we ate there as we recognized them from the HGTV special. Extremely nice and down to earth people with a love for their business that shows.

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2 Thank hawkeyetraveler2016
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

What a wonderful review, thank you so very much. We have met so many wonderful people through Barefoot, glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Regards Liz More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This establishment has excellent barbeque chicken, ribs etc... at reasonable prices. The Shane Meade band was dynamite on Thursday evening and played for almost three hours. Sara, one of the bartenders, was sweet and fun. Don't miss this place if you are in Cruz Bay.

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1 Thank D Josef K
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it so much, the band were amazing, we are trying to bring more artists like this to Barefoot for people to enjoy. Thanks for writing a review, we really appreciate it. More 

Rockford, IL
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the Rock now and it was pouring rain. Needed to find a place with hopeful parking. Score! I have tried here before with the old owners and could not eat the BQ due to it being over powering with smoke flavor. I Love smoked BQ. Gave the new owners a chance and boy did they make me happy. The... More 

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Thank funandsun
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Sorry it rained on your vacation, but glad for us that you did ! Awesome that you enjoyed Steve's food so much, makes us really happy. Thanks for taking the time to write a review it is much appreciated. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs in The Lumber Yard, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-228-5200
Description
Barefoot Cowboy in Cruz Bay on the beautiful island of St. John in the USVI serves fresh cooked Texas BBQ. Smoked brisket is our specialty. We also offer ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Our sauces are made in house and all our sides are made from scratch. We are open from everyday from noon until we sell out !

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