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Barefoot Cowboy

Upstairs in The Lumber Yard | Usvi, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-228-5200
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brisket” (77 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (23 reviews)
“frito pie” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Upstairs in The Lumber Yard | Usvi, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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1 - 10 of 319 reviews

Reviewed December 11, 2017

This is one of my favorite spots on St. John. A Texas couple opened this lively spot a couple years ago and the BBQ brisket is mouth watering. They have live music many nights and a great view overlooking the Cruz Bay harbor. As of...More

6  Thank Bruce_Baumbush
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

We had amazing pulled pork on a baked potato, tasty Mac & cheese, well prepared & full of flavor, not the generic kind. The Chicken quesadillas satisfied even our fussiest of friends. Awesome BBQ for anyone on a budget. It's a family friendly place with...More

1  Thank Natty J
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. So glad you enjoyed your visit with us and your food. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Went with my family while we were on vacation in the islands. I had the ribs meal and it was great! Also had a bushwacker which was one of the best I've had on the island. The staff was very friendly as well. Prices are...More

1  Thank Frank K
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your ribs, our bar staff do a sterling job on the cocktails !

Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

The people are always so friendly. The drinks were great the barbecue was the bomb and to top it all ...great life music and a view that is so beautiful.

1  Thank Mark R
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Hey there, thanks for the review ! So glad you enjoyed our food, and your visit. Come see us again.

Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

We had seats overlooking the bay with 8 members of our family. The smoker was right near us so you know it is authentic. Great and friendly service. All of our food was fabulous! Brisket, pulled pork, chicken all wonderful! Surprisingly delicious and unique potato...More

Thank KarenFalc
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. So very glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to Barefoot and our food. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed July 25, 2017

Stopped in here for a sandwich and WOW! One of the best brisket sandwiches ever! Loved the potato salad too! Can't wait until we have to run errands in Cruz Bay again (we live in Coral Bay on the other end of the island). Have...More

2  Thank Pam N
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Appreciate you stopping by. Glad you enjoyed your sandwich. Thanks for taking the time to review us, we really do appreciate it. Liz

Reviewed July 23, 2017

Saw you all on Caribbean Life and both of you are just adorable. Great reviews and next time we are in St. John, we can't wait to enjoy some BBQ. Have a great day.

2  Thank serenakennyp
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Hi there, Thank you so much. Make sure you come say hi when you visit. Liz

Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Everything here is delicious!! The brisket is a must and even better is the loaded mac and cheese with the brisket! Live music with Island girl music is a plus. The owners are great and service was excellent.

1  Thank BRM5378
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

So glad you enjoyed yourself so much. Our loaded mac n cheese is one of life's wonderful guilty pleasures ! Come see us again. Liz

Reviewed July 13, 2017

We just had dinner at BFC and the food was good. We had ribs, chicken, hot dogs, cole slaw and their famous mac and cheese. The view is great - looking right over Cruz Bay. The ribs are amazing - not only were they juicy...More

1  Thank Chad J
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your food so much, we look forward to seeing you again when you visit St John. Liz

Reviewed July 11, 2017

If you want great BBQ, a nice casual laid back atmosphere, live music, great service, big portions, great price...look no further! I ordered brisket with coke slaw and potato salad and it was amazing. Hubby got the ribs and mac and cheese and they too...More

1  Thank gigi2005
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed yourselves so much, we are working hard on making Barefoot a "must stop" on people's vacations ! Liz

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Mary W
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Liz H | Property representative |
Hi, yes it is possible. It is $25 per stool and $100 per table. Comes with two free drinks, flags and beads (per person so x4 for the tables) You can reach me via our FB page.
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wingso19
January 8, 2017|
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Response from C D | Reviewed this property |
20 min from Red Hook, 40 min from CA cruise port. I just left St John today, I was there 72 hours and made Barefoot Cowboy my last stop, loaded mac and cheese covered in brisket, fantastic!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $26
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs in The Lumber Yard | Usvi, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-228-5200
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Description
Due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the building was severely damaged. As of January 2018 there is no sign the Landlord of the Lumberyard is going to rebuild in the short term. Therefore, for now, there is no more Barefoot Cowboy. Should our situation change we will update our information. Thank you to everyone that visited us and took the time to write a review. 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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