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Barefoot Cowboy

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Upstairs in The Lumber Yard | USVI, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-228-5200
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wildwood, Georgia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Great barbecue perfectly smoked brisket. Portions are large if you leave hungry then you didn't eat at all. Wait staff and hosts were very enjoyable.

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Thank dawgman979
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed the brisket. Steve is quickly becoming "famous" here for it :) Thanks for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated. Liz More 

Gaines, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent and the prices were the best around. We ordered a loaded bake potato with brisket and loaded Mac n cheese with brisket and it was great. I wish I had some now.

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

So glad that you enjoyed our food - you picked two of the most popular dishes at the moment ! Thanks for taking the time for writing your review, it is much appreciated. Liz More 

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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

What do you say. Great staff. They really put their love into the food. Everything on the menu gets a thumbs up. Fritopie wow umm. The Mac n cheese is to die for and with the beans. Yum yum. The make their own BQ sauce and boy it's a good one. The portions are big and the cost is very... More 

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

What an awesome review, thank you so much ! Thanks too for recognizing how hard Steve works on his BBQ, it really is a labor of love for him. Cheers Liz More 

Galveston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Can't wait to go back. The day before we ate at the restaurant I pulled into customs and could smell the food. I new I had to return the next day to eat. I was not disappointed Great food and Great owners. Thanks Rachel, We will see ya soon.

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

So glad you decided to come in and try our food. We appreciate your custom and taking the time to write a review. Hope we see you again. Regards Liz More 

St. John
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Food is always so good. Been here many times. Love hanging out here. Owners are amazing. Service is always good. We come here at least once a week.

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Thank mflynn5
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. We are pleased to see you each time you come in and are grateful for your custom. So happy you are one of our regular customers ! Liz More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We came here to say hello to our friends Steve and Liz but what we quickly learned is that they have done an amazing job with this place! The only way to describe my loaded mac and cheese (with the most amazing pulled pork) is delicious! I cleaned out the dish! It truly is the best meal we've had in... More 

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

So great to see you back on The Rock. Thanks for reviewing us, maybe next time you come we will have done more changes ! Keep coming back... Liz More 

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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at virtually all of the barbecue places on St. John. But this is the only true Texas style, using charcoal. Great ribs , brisket, sides. Sauce is very tasty. Will be back.

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Thank robertew2014
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Really glad you enjoyed our food. We look forward to welcoming you back. Lz More 

Maryland
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150 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner at Barefoot Cowboy at the Lumberyard. The friendly couple who own/run the place/prepare the BBQ were super friendly and chatting with them enhanced our experience. Great food and fun atmosphere! Definitely worth a visit!

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

So glad you enjoyed your dinner. Steve and I love the opportunity Barefoot gives us to meet new people and chat with them. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Liz More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Liz and Steve do a terrific job running their new place. Food is excellent. So are the painkillers and the music. Coming back every time! Very relaxed atmosphere.

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

Thanks so much for this review, so glad that you enjoyed both our food and my painkillers ! Appreciate your custom. Thanks Liz More 

Malvern, Arkansas
2 reviews
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Barefoot Cowboy is authentic BBQ. I smoke meats myself, and I cant say there is any better than this. The sauce was GREAT, a smoky sweet sauce. The Brisket and Ribs were tender as you can expect from a great smoke engineer!! The service was awesome. Never without. She did great. When your tired of local fish, or just want... More 

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

Sorry we didn't have wings available for you to try, but glad you enjoyed what you did have, it was a pleasure to serve you. We also appreciate you taking the time to write a review, so thank you for that. Come in and see us on your next visit. Regards Steve More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $26
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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
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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