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Barefoot Cowboy

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Upstairs in The Lumber Yard, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
13402285200
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal reasonable price. The brisket was awesome. A bit hard to find, follow the yellow footprints. Steve and Liz the owners are super. My kids liked it so much they went back a second time.

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

Jim, Thanks for giving people the hint about following the feet. We are installing new awnings this week that should make us more visible, but the feet certainly help ! Thank you too for the compliments and taking the time to write a review, we genuinely appreciate it. Regards Liz P.S. Hope we see you all again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely relaxed open air restaurant overlooking the marina on Cruz Bay. Brisket was great, prime rib was good, and the relaxed atmosphere is reminiscent of a southern redneck bar. Shoot pool, drink a beer, and enjoy the BBQ. Great place.

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

Thanks for writing this review. Prime Rib was our special for last night, glad one of your party got to try it. Love your comment about the southern redneck bar, we are trying !! Regards Liz More 

Simpsonville, South Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Barefoot Cowboy after a day on the water and prior to a sunset boat excursion. The owners were extremely nice, food and drinks were good!

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Thank achughes2016
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

So glad you visited us between your water trips ! It was really nice to meet you and your family. Thanks for taking the time to write your review, it is much appreciated. Regards Liz More 

St. John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing! You can't go wrong with anything you choose... Especially the Mac and cheese with the brisket!! Great staff and love the new owners.

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Thank BRM5378
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thanks !! Glad you enjoyed your food. Appreciate you taking the time out to write a review. Come see us again. More 

Bedford, Indiana
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Group loved the bbq, the owners were there taking care of everybody. Live music was great, we played the ring/hook game forever and had a great time. It will be one our must-do stops every time we are in St John.

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

So glad your group enjoyed themselves and as I recall weren't a couple of you successful on the ring toss ? We genuinely appreciate you taking the time to write a review, we know how people rely on Trip Advisor, we do ourselves when we travel. Let us know when you visit again, would love to say hi. Thanks again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Saw this deck from the road and just had to visit! The owners and staff were extremely friendly and the bbq was delicious! You just can't beat homemade sauce!! Great music and atmosphere!!!

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

Wendy, Thanks for coming in to check us out. Really glad you enjoyed our food, and Steve is really proud of that sauce. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, hope we see you again. Regards Liz More 

woodbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere live singer who was amazing and played guitar. Food was great, not really expensive very reasonable and delicious I had the pork it was amazing! Great island feel!

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Thank zano321
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit. We have some super talented people that play for us. Also pleased to hear you enjoyed your food. Thanks for the review. More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This is an authentic taste of Texas in the heart of the Caribbean! My family spent 15 years in Texas and over those years, I became a great fan of real BBQ. To those fans of great BBQ the Barefoot Cowboy will not disappoint. Live music, great drinks, amazing BBQ, along with an amazing view of scenic Cruz Bay, who... More 

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

Rick, Thanks for taking the time to review us. Steve works hard to make sure he holds true to his roots cooking authentic Texas BBQ (although it's not a bad place to do it)... So glad you enjoyed your visit with us, hope we see you again. Regards Liz More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Visited again on July 4th for Carnival. New owners Steve and Liz have made some small but good changes and the barbecue is outstanding. The brisket is the best I have ever tasted! Bar Staff are also good. Cassie talked us into visiting and was excellent at looking after us. We went back again a few days later for more... More 

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Thank Rj4
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

I know you had visited before we owned Barefooot, and we really appreciated you coming in. Was great to meet you and you even came back for more !! Thanks for the review and we look forward to seeing you guys next 4th !!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The Barefoot Cowboy is a must stop for anyone visiting St. John. The brisket and Mac and Cheese are amazing (well, everything is tasty)! The service is on par. They also have the coldest beer on the island and a wonderful atmosphere for having fun. The owners are incredibly nice and social to all visitors! Make it a part of... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our two specialties ! We try hard to make it a fun place for everyone to visit, hope we see you on your next trip. Regards Liz More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Bar
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 10:00 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: 13402285200
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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