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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%
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“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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our dinner at Lime Inn was wonderful. We had Chowda for the first time and we loved it. Food is reasonably priced and delicious. Service is top notch! Owners of Lime Inn were super nice.

Thank caneellover
limeinnstj, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks so much for the great review, we are thrilled you loved the chowder and other menu items as well as the service. Thank you and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

When on Island - you must go here. The chowder is to die for - but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Right in town, great owners, great staff.

Thank Karla P
limeinnstj, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

We're so glad you love the food! And so appreciate you taking the time to write a review. See you back next time for more chowder and fun!

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is actually two experiences in one review b/c the family, after eating their Wednesday night, insisted on going back again on Thursday because they wanted to sample other dishes. I will say, the staff was outstanding and very welcoming off a non-descript entrance, and...More

Thank corbintmoore
limeinnstj, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for such a glowing review! We are so thrilled by your experience and that you came back 2 days in a row. We hope the family makes it back soon. We look forward to it!

Reviewed August 25, 2018 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
Reviewed August 23, 2018 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 August 24, 2018

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 August 20, 2018

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 August 17, 2018

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 August 17, 2018

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!

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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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