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Driftwood David's

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Lumber Yard complex, Cruz Bay 00381, St. John
+1 340-777-4015
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: Local neighborhood sports bar and restaurant that offers fresh burgers,...
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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  • 12
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Looking for fish?

Each time we visit the island, we make a stop here. They have BEST "fresh fish of the day sandwiches". Also, check out their homemade desserts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
WoodyNThelma
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Each time we visit the island, we make a stop here. They have BEST "fresh fish of the day sandwiches". Also, check out their homemade desserts.

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1 Thank WoodyNThelma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We tried this place based on local recommendations. The Ribs were out of this world. When we were there it was a one man show, the bartender was the server was the cook! So, needless to say service was a little slow, but considering that one guy who running the entire place, you couldn't really complain. Especially, once you had... More 

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1 Thank Candice P
Seattle
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very fresh and tasty fish and chips, fish atop a salad, key lime pie and painkillers. Low key and fun atmosphere because that's what Dave, the owner, is like.

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Thank CurlyGurl_9
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

David's ribs are fall off the bone delicious. For the past two years we've made it a point to eat at this restaurant at least twice during the week of our vacation. Once for dinner and then again for Happy Hour. A full rack was $19 with 2 sides. If you are able to save room for dessert, you have... More 

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1 Thank Michelle C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ribs are from Denmark and they are fabulous, with the meat literally falling off the bones. A little low on atmosphere but with these ribs, who cares?

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Thank Teblom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

My kids had the 'danish' ribs and they were the best they ever had. I have promised them that we'll be back at David's before we travel back to Denmark. David was a perfect host and I will highly recommend a visit here.

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Thank Mikael L
Evansville, Indiana
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Enjoyed a great meal at Driftwood Dave's. My wife and I split a full rack of ribs. They were very flavorful and tender. We also shared Dave's island wings which were very good as well. The restaurant was slow the night we went, so we had time to visit with the owner as he waited on us. Super nice guy,... More 

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Pelican waters
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Came across Driftwood David's. Had a fabulous meal. The baby back ribs were sensational as was the pulled pork sandwich. All went well with the rum punch. David was a great host and we enjoyed talking to him. Would definite recommend.

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Washington DC
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151 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

DH and I walked in on a Wednesday at 7pm, just a few locals were there. The owner immediately suggested a table in a separate room which was cooler than the main bar area. We had great service from our waitress. We got ribs, buffalo wings, fries, cole slaw, and key lime pie -- all outstanding. And with two drinks... More 

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Thank lisak12
Buffalo, New York
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252 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We don't find many vegan options on our STJ trips and were psyched to find a few at DD's! Plus, the friendly service and cocktails at the Tiki hut are fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 9
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

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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