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The Lime Inn

20 Cruz Bay Qtr, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-776-6425
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lobster” (186 reviews)
“stuffed filet” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20 Cruz Bay Qtr, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Lime Inn
1. Fresh Seafood
"The menu is fresh and full of some great specials."
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2. Happy hour 11:30am-5:30pm
"It was happy hour and my husband & I were needing it!"
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3. Best Key Lime Pie
"best frozen key lime pie I have ever had! Yum"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere gives you a great island vibe, outdoor, covered dining . Lively bar with great specialty drinks all worth a try. Apps and fish dinner very fresh , Good presentation. The beef dish was well prepared . Several daily specials that looked quite interesting...More

Thank Tennislefty
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed January 3, 2018

This restaurant is so good, we went there for dinner 3 nights out of 8 on the island!! The ceviche tacos, lobster with parmesan risotto, clam chowder were delicious! The owners are so friendly and make time to talk to everyone while delivering a delicious...More

Thank mcpandrews
chelseaantoinette, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Thanks so much for spending time with us! We enjoyed having you, and so happy that you felt satisfied with all the food and service.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our Family had dinner there on Tuesday evening, August 21. It was recommended by our taxi driver, Smithie, as a great restaurant for dinner on our day trip to St. John’s and he was absolutely correct. The Lobster Rissotto and the Chowda were just two...More

Thank tlc1rn
limeinnstj, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We had such a great time meeting you and spending time as well! We are thrilled you loved the seven course tasting menu, what a fun way to try all the diverse items on our menu! The chowder and the lobster risotto are always a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We waited almost half an hour and once we were seated, we were desperate for drinks but when we tried to order, it seemed they couldn't make half the drinks on the menu because they were out of some ingredient they needed to make them....More

1  Thank Mizi D
Reviewed August 14, 2018

When Chelsea & Rich took over the restaurant from her parents they didn't miss a beat. And now they are freshening up the menu choices...for example you receive a wonderful Risotto instead of potatoes with many of the entree's. No worries though, they still have...More

1  Thank Michael K
limeinnstj, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the awesome review, Mike! We are thrilled you love the risotto, and of course, the chowder. We look forward to seeing you for some lobster soon!

Reviewed August 14, 2018

My husband & I stopped in The Lime Inn for lunch one day and were immediately seated to a table in the back area behind the bar. The Lime Inn is an open-air bar/restaurant that serves up friendly smiles along with great service and food....More

1  Thank CarolinaNurse323
limeinnstj, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful review! Where to start? We love that you enjoyed your lovely lunch with the wonderful Lou. We are so glad that you loved your burger and our famous philly and your cold beverages. And, of course, that you loved Southern Cross as...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018

Would not miss going to Lime Inn when in St. John. Been going there for 30+years and still good. Bar is a friendly place to have a drink any time and restaurant is consistently good food (especially their nightly specials) and service is outstanding.

Thank James C C
limeinnstj, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thanks James, we are so thrilled you continue coming back to see us for consistent food, great specials, and outstanding service! Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed August 9, 2018

During a recent girls trip we went back to one of our favorites, the Lime Inn. We started off with their Clam Chowda and as always was suppurb. I had the ultimate Woked which is an oriental dish with shrimp, steak and chicken. It was...More

Thank kkendrick2245
limeinnstj, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thanks so much for the review. We are so happy you had 2 great nights with us. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Our reservation was at 7pm and currently it is 7:44 and we haven't even gotten our appetizers. DO NOT come here if your hungry

1  Thank Susan L
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The food was good, but pricey, but this is typical for the island. The specials were delicious. The atmosphere was nice and the fans were helpful for the flies and to keep cool. good background music.More

1  Thank dcnjln
limeinnstj, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

So glad you loved the food, the specials, the fans, and the music. We try to keep prices as low as we can but cost of food (as I'm sure you saw at the grocery store!) is high. We so appreciate you coming in and...More

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Lesley G
July 19, 2018|
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Response from SaltyDog54 | Reviewed this property |
Chelsea and her husband took it over from her Dad and they are very personable as well as doing a great job! Wonderful duo!
April 19, 2017|
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Response from limeinnstj | Property representative |
Yes! please call 340 776 6425
March 18, 2017|
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Response from limeinnstj | Property representative |
Hi! Definitely call ahead and check! We should have it all this week and most days of the year. Thanks in advance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Cruz Bay Qtr, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-776-6425
  • E-mail
The Lime Inn restaurant is located in downtown Cruz Bay and has been a favorite between locals and visitors alike since 1984. Our goal is for you to sit back and relax as you enjoy our delicious cocktails, hand-picked wines, and cold beers while sampling from our diverse and consistently delicious menu. Chef Amaro and his team create fresh, thought-out, vibrant dishes in an island casual environment. Between beautiful and lively outside bar, the brightly colored Caribbean dining room, and the garden that surrounds you, a lively ambiance accompanies the delicious plates. We look forward to you spending time with us, sipping, eating, and enjoying our place.
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