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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
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brisket” (74 reviews)
“frito pie” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Upstairs in The Lumber Yard | USVI, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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11 - 20 of 307 reviews

Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

We were back in Cruz Bay, previously we'd spotted this establishment as the balcony has a great view of the harbour. Beer and American BBQ was on our menu. We were not disappointed, a comfortable bar environment with friendly service. Our ribs, BBQ chicken had...More

Thank Simon F
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2017

Was great to meet you both. Thanks for taking the opportunity to visit us and your patience with our power ! Glad you enjoyed your food and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Hope the rest of your trip is successful....More

Reviewed March 25, 2017

I stopped by in the evening and enjoyed the beef brisket sandwich. The brisket was tasty and the roll was substantial enough to hold it. I also liked the pinto beans side dish. I brought an order of the loaded mac and cheese (with the...More

Thank Douglas M
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2017

Thank you for coming in to visit us and try our food. You certainly did hit us on a busy night, we have a very small kitchen as you saw, so it can be a challenge if we have a big group come in. Thank...More

Reviewed March 24, 2017

After watching an episode of Carribean Life on HGTV in which the owners purchased a home on St Thomas with their restaurant in St. John we decided to have dinner here. It did not disappoint. Brisket was fantastic, as were the ribs and the mac...More

Thank Chris S
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2017

Sorry we didn't get to meet you. Glad you decided to visit us, and that you enjoyed your food so much. (and no you can't have the recipe LOL) Come back and see us. Liz

Reviewed March 23, 2017

How on earth anyone can deem the food meh, or bland is insane!! I come from a BBQ family and believe me it's really great! I was there with my husband, my sisters and their husbands. Across the board we all loved it. The owners...More

Thank susano66
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2017

Wow, thank you so much for this glowing review ! So glad you guys enjoyed yourselves and our food, we can't wait to welcome you back. Thanks again for the review, it is much appreciated. Liz

Reviewed March 21, 2017

The BBQ was great, the mac n cheese is life changing. OMG This place was awesome. The guys working there were cute and fun. I enjoyed many drinks after my food too. I will be going back the next time I'm in the islands for...More

Thank Joshua R
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this awesome review ! So glad that you enjoyed both our food and our place as much as you did (the Mac n Cheese is my recipe !!), we really like it when people have...More

Reviewed March 20, 2017

We stopped by here many times during our visit to St.John. The food was very good as well as the drinks.

Thank JillS259
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

We really appreciate when visitors pay us more than one visit during their vacation. There are many great places on St John, so when someone chooses to repeat visit us, it makes us very happy. Thanks for writing a review.

Reviewed March 19, 2017

Had a great meal with our party of nine. Fun wait staff; live music and good food. What more can you ask for!?

Thank mastmich
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thank you so much for bringing your group in. So glad y'all had such a good time with us. Appreciate you taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed March 11, 2017

Great brisket and the best live music. It was a fun night. Would definitely go back next time we visit.

1  Thank Lynn1740
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2017

So glad you had a fun night. We have had some great music acts recently, some a little different than usual, and it was nice to know we succeeded with you. Come see us again. Liz

Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

No idea what frito pie person was talking about. The food here is amazing!!! Love love love. The platters are huge and amazing. Such value for money. The vow is outstanding. It's a 5 min walk from the ferry and should not be missed. Drinks...More

1  Thank Ajh697
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2017

This is a great review, thank you ! We strive to provide a great product in a cool environment, and it is so nice when we hear people enjoyed it. Thanks for taking time to review us, it is much appreciated. Liz

Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Tucked away up the hill this place is awesome. Not sure what the people below are talking about ... Quesadillas, brisket and ribs were unbelievable. Large portions and anything but tasteless. Fantastic view of Cruz Bay and STT. I had to write this review while...More

2  Thank Cristina M
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2017

Thank you so much for your review. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and the food you tried. We hope to see you again. Regards Liz

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Mary W
Hi, Is it possible to get a table on the balcony of the restaurant for the carnival parade July 2017
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
How long is the ferry ride from St Thomas to the restaurant making a trip to the island in February 2017
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
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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 | USVI, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-228-5200
  • E-mail
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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