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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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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bedford, Indiana
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I were out and about looking for some live music. The bar was pretty empty (it was on the later side), and the live show had ended, but they let us play whatever music we wanted, the owners danced with us, and we generally had a fantastic time. The bartender and owners were awesome, and we thoroughly... More 

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

That ended up a pretty fun night. Glad you girls stopped by. Thanks for the review. Come see us again. More 

Gainesville, United States
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view is fun for watching the busy "downtown" area of STJ. The food is OK. Plenty of seats, friendly staff.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we very much appreciate it. Yes we do have probably the best "people watching" views on island. Glad you stopped by. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service and an awesome brisket quesadilla. Yum! If you can find a spot you can also park at the Lumberyard lot for free while visiting the restaurant. Great people watching.

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

Glad you enjoyed your quesadilla, they are pretty popular ! Appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Come see us again. Thanks Liz More 

Mobile, Alabama
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate an early dinner here tonight and it was absolutely delicious! Our waitress Cassie was probably one of the best servers we've met during our stay on St. John. She was friendly and knowledgeable and went above and beyond her duties. The owner Steve came to check on us several times just to make sure we were pleased. Truly... More 

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

So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Kasi is such an asset to us and really enjoys her job. Steve works hard on his food and it matters to him that people are satisfied. Thanks for visiting us and thank you very much for your review. Come see us again ! 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 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: 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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