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Driftwood David's

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American, Bar
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Lumber Yard complex, Cruz Bay 00381, St. John
+1 340-777-4015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place on a review website and decided to give it a try. Very simple menu, but the food was excellent. Service was very friendly and helpful. They didn't seem to mind we walked in (twice) with a party of 7. We went once for supper. We came back for Thanksgiving lunch. 2 of us had the Thanksgiving... More 

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Schwaig bei Nuernberg, Germany
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elizabeth and David made us feel right at home when we stopped in for a late lunch. The $4 burrito was delicious and sizeable. Probably the cheapest and best you'll find on the island. The fish burger was simple. Not worth the $12 but this is normal pricing for St John. Happy hour starts at 1500 with $2 beers but... More 

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Sterling, VA
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coldest bottled beer I believe you can get in St. John. Wife and I ate here 11/15/2016. I had the ribs, and wife had homemade meatloaf (Dave said it was his grandmother's recipe) with fries and salad. Everything very good. Topped a wonderful meal off with a piece of home made key lime pie. Dinner, 3 beers, and dessert was... More 

Thank Cliff39
Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Annual stop at Driftwood Dave's did not disappoint. While I still do not like ribs, I love, love, love Daves. No meal complete without a piece of that Key Lime pie. Must admit, I must give the chocolate lasagne a try next time. Thank you from Mpls, Indpls, Cal fans!!!

Thank MySadieGirlsMama
Burnsville, Nc
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had the highly recommended BBQ ribs. They did not disappoint! We also enjoyed $2 well drinks during happy hour. As other reviewers have noted, this is a local spot, with good food, but it is not as glitzy and active as the waterfront bars. David really does seem to be a one-man band. He seated us,... More 

Thank ncreadytogo
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

David closed down his restaurant for our little private party last weekend to celebrate our daughter and son-in-law's wedding in St. John. Wow. David was such a kind, friendly and attentive host. We enjoyed drinks, amazing ribs, fish and chicken and delicious key lime pie! Our group of 13 had a wonderful time. This was the perfect casual and fun... More 

Thank jbranstrom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We highly recommend going here over any place in Cruz Bay! I had the burger and my husband had the fish and chips. It was amazing!!!

1 Thank Kelsi W
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

My wife, two kids (13 & 10), and I found Driftwood David's on Trip Adviser and we are glad that we did. We arrived around 6 pm and were served by Driftwood David, himself. He treated us with warm southern hospitality and the food was excellent. Highly recommend the fish salad.

Thank Chris A
McKinney, Texas
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We remembered visiting DD's during our last visit to St. John and wanted to hit it again on our last trip. So glad we did! We all ordered the ribs and my daughter added a slice of key lime pie. We liked it all so much, we decided to hit it again before we left. Great food!

Thank Brandiebb
Round Rock, Texas
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Stopped in to grab a $1 beer on the way to a sunset cruise. Friendly service, cold beer. Could not ask for more

Thank malindaab

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $9
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lumber Yard complex, Cruz Bay 00381, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-777-4015
Local neighborhood sports bar and restaurant that offers fresh burgers, ribs, fish wings and fries. Daily specials ..Live music and dance nights..Call for more info

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