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The Lime Inn

20 Cruz Bay Qtr, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-776-6425
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20 Cruz Bay Qtr, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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Reviewed November 9, 2015

Great service and food in a family friendly environment. The wait staff was attentive, the food served quickly and cooked to perfection. We tried the shrimp and andouille sausage skewers and our friends had the King Crab legs. Both were excellent. The owners are a...More

Thank Larry J
chelseaantoinette, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this review

Glad you loved the special! We are trying to jazz it up nightly, and we're glad that's showing! Thanks for the review and I guess we'll be seeing you soon!

Reviewed November 8, 2015

Nice variety of food. Fresh fish every night, great lobster, good wine selection. Reasonably priced.

Thank Pete R
chelseaantoinette, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this review

I love the shout out to the wine list, thank you! That always takes a good chunk of time at the beginning of the year (well a fun chunk of time). Thanks for the brief, wonderful review!

Reviewed November 7, 2015

You are greeted with a smile and all the staff are genuinely happy to serve you. We stared with a bottle of white wine ($25 by the way), followed by a nice green Mediterranean salad built to split. Both couples had the steak and lobster...More

Thank Zubsin
chelseaantoinette, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this review

Glad you got to experience our wonderful staff, we are so lucky to have them! And so happy you enjoyed both by the land and by the sea menu items! Come on back to try some more of our great options and thanks for the...More

Reviewed November 4, 2015

Sitting at the bar gives perfect snapshot of St john experience. Jovial, overly attendant bartender made it even more enjoyable. Very good food, reasonable portions. Excellent bar crowd. Apparently the daughter of long time owners is now running the shop. And well

Thank geckogal00820
chelseaantoinette, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much! I hope that I'm able to do it half as well as my parents, and I really appreciate the confidence boost. So happy you loved the bar. We look forward to having you back!

Reviewed October 29, 2015

The Lime Inn is a small restaurant on a side street in Cruz Bay. Follow the main roadpast the church, up a hill and to the left. You will see the sign. Alex, behind the bar is a wonderful ambassador. Richard, the proprietor, is a...More

Thank Rob C
chelseaantoinette, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Glad you found everything to be delicious and had fun with the boys. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Got the recommendation to dine here from some locals. The staff there was very friendly and the food was delicious, especially the scallop appetizer which were prepared perfectly! I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a some what of a casual but tasty...More

1  Thank Greg N
chelseaantoinette, Manager at The Lime Inn, responded to this review

Glad you had a great time and loved the scallops. Thanks for the great review and look forward to having you back!

Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had dinner here a couple days ago -- first time back in 4 years, but worth the wait. I had a whole Red Snapper the was wonderfully spiced. Everything is great and prices are reasonable.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Right in the heart of Cruz Bay sits the Lime Inn which has been a local favorite for more years than I can count. Without a doubt some of the best seafood in the Caribbean including the most delicious lobsters you'll ever eat. Their shrimp...More

Thank John P
Reviewed October 25, 2015

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at the Lime Inn in Cruz Bay last week. We had heard good things about the restaurant from a gentleman we meet during the trip over to St. John from St. Thomas on the Red Hook...More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed October 22, 2015

Asked a bunch of locals where the best food on the island was and Lime Inn was the resounding response. We showed up around 5pm and the bartender Alex got us some drinks before happy hour ended. The kid is an old soul and is...More

1  Thank michael f
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you make a reservation?
April 19, 2017|
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Response from chelseaantoinette | Property representative |
Yes! please call 340 776 6425
Do we need a reservation or to call ahead to make sure we can have lobster?
March 18, 2017|
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Response from chelseaantoinette | 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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, 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
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Romantic
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
11:30 am - 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
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The Lime Inn restaurant is located in downtown Cruz Bay and has been a favorite between locals and visitors alike since 1984. Still owned and operated by owners Rich and Chris Meyer, your St. John experience is not complete without a visit to our open-air restaurant and a taste of our extensive menu. We are known for our wonderful staff and delicious and consistent meals. Join us for fresh grilled Caribbean Lobster or our whole jerk seasoned and pan seared snapper! You can also eat light with our selection of salads or our famous clam chowder. But don't forget, you can't finish up lunch or dinner without famous Key Lime pie. We are open for Lunch Monday thru Saturday from 11:30 to 3, happy hour from Monday thru Saturfay 11:30 am-5:30 pm and dinner Monday thru Saturday from 5:30 to 9:30