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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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Fruitland Park, Florida
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the Brisket and Pork with potato salad, coleslaw, and mac cheese. The BBQ is delicious; the potato salad and coleslaw are exceptional. The Pain Killers are very, very good! Owner, Steve from Texas, is a delightful host. The staff is attentive and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. If you want excellent BBQ, this is the place... More 

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1 Thank C W
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere here is very laid back. Definitely a place where you can go in just your swimsuit. We went after a day of hiking and gravies a couple burgers. The food itself is pretty average but it's a fun atmosphere and the gift shop is huge. There are animals everywhere including donkeys and chickens.

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

Hi, whilst I appreciate the review, I think you have reviewed the wrong establishment. We don't serve burgers or have a huge gift shop, but we do have a nice laid back place ! Thanks Liz More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so amazing. Quinn makes the best food and Sarah is so hospitalble it feels like home. If you don't come here you did it wrong.

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

Thank you for your review. So glad the crew took good care of you. Regards Liz More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is great Texas BBQ. We had the brisket which was amazing! The staff is great. Would highly recommend.

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

So glad you enjoyed the brisket, and your visit to Barefoot. Thanks for taking the time to write a review for others to see, we really appreciate you doing it. Regards Liz More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good pulled pork sandwich and Mac & cheese topped with brisket.. cold beer great view close to the ferry and the walking trail to Honeymoon Beach

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Thank Mattandpaige1
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your food. We really are much closer than people think ! Thanks for writing a review it is appreciated. Come back and see us on your next visit. More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whoever is in charge now is doing an awesome job, food is WAY BETTER!!! Ribs are perfectly cooked, same as the mac and cheese which is amazing!!! KEEP IT UP!!!

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

Well thank you. Steve (my husband) is the man responsible for the food. He is thrilled that you enjoyed it so much. You obviously had been in before, so we very much appreciate you coming back in. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, much appreciated. Liz More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't help but be transported back to God's country (aka Texas) by just the smell of the BBQ pit! The brisket sandwiches are really a bite of heaven not to mention those tasty pinto beans, my my! Plenty of BBQ sauces to experiment with, I had to stay faithful to my roots and have the Texas sauce 🐮! Plenty... More 

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

So glad we managed to give you a taste of home ! Great that you enjoyed your brisket so much. Thanks for taking the time to write a review we very much appreciate it. Come back and see us ! Liz More 

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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

This is the best BBQ I've ever had! If we were in St. John longer we would have gone more then once. Don't miss this hidden gem!

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

Thank you so much for writing this. Steve is committed to cooking the best BBQ he can, he is a smoking "nerd" ! Glad you enjoyed it, make sure you come and see us again on your next visit to St John, Liz More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in after getting off the ferry. We spoke to the bartender, Sarah, she was very helpful when we asked what we should do for the day in Cruz Bay. She suggested Salomon Bay. It was amazing! By far the best Beach we visited this whole trip. We also met some locals who were more than... More 

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Thank Ruby-121212
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

So glad Sarah helped you plan your day, she sure is an asset here at Barefoot ! Thanks for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated. Regards Liz More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Really all I did was go in and ask for a bathroom key. I wasn't a customer at the time, though I would've liked to go back. Our trip just didn't allow it. The bartender was very friendly and personable and treated me like he'd seen me in there before. If this small interaction was an example, this would probably... More 

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

Thank you for writing this, Julian does a great job of welcoming people. I let him know about your review. Regards Liz 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
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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