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The Longboard is a Caribbean-inspired Coastal Cantina, focusing on fresh, local ingredients, offering light and healthy fares and creative cocktails inspired from coastal regions around the globe. Our menu is comprised with the intention for guests to share bar snacks or small plates before moving on to the rest of the menu. Our bar menu offers a wide selection of house-crafted cocktails, beers, wines, and specialty drinks, including our world-famous Frozen Painkiller. Daily Happy Hour is from 3 PM - 6 PM.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, American, Caribbean, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

We weren't able to get a table, but grabbed takeout back to our rental. The bowls were fantastic - a masterful blend of ingredients and the quinoa and rice blend was superb. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So this is one of those places that knows how to make a dish look pretty so they can get impressive photos and the food LOOKS like it should be good. It was the worst ceviche I've ever had (was hard to eat it) and...the drinks, while they sounded good and complex on menu weren't edible. The drink with ginger as an ingredient tasted like you were drinking straight ginger. Even my friend who likes ginger said it wasn't edible.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Longboard has amazing food and drinks and is very popular on the island. With that being said, it’s very difficult to get in for a reservation right now with Covid restrictions, which is completely understandable. They open at three and I believe only have five...tables at a time that can be seated. They do have a waitlist online that you can get onto, but it often fills up for the entire night by 4 o’clock in the afternoon. We tried numerous times to get on the waitlist by going online at five or six at night which was a mistake. We finally got it right by the end of the trip and put our name on the online waitlist for our party of 4 at 4 o’clock in the afternoon and were seated at 7:30 at night. Just a suggestion and tip for anyone looking to eat here. The food and drinks were amazing as usually and the wait staff was terrific. I always love supporting this restaurant because of their support efforts for the island during hurricanes Irma and Maria.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went back to The Longboard several times while staying in St. Thomas (yes, took the ferry to St. John) and dreamed about it when we weren't there. Some of the best raw fish dishes we've had. There is usually a wait, but they'll text/call...you when your table is ready. Stop by another local bar for a drink while you wait (The Quiet Mon, The Rum Hut, Drink). Check out @SterlingSuitcase on Instagram for more USVI tips & tricks!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place! They don’t accept reservations, but they’ll guide you through their wait list - call and ask what time to call back for your dining time ( be flexible). Poke, tacos, tempura, ceviche are all great. House cocktails are excellent concoctions.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 11 days on St John over the holidays and got takeout from here 3 times and ate in person on New Years Eve. The food was excellent every time—-fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented. The service was quick, attentive and very friendly. Both the...traditional and craft cocktails were fantastic, and the decor and energy were fun. The waitlist was confusing and difficult to navigate, but I stopped by at 3:00 when they opened and got great advice from the manager: the waitlist on their website opens at 3:00 pm. Log on to it right at 3:00 and keep refreshing it. If you want to eat around 7:30, wait until there are about 10-12 groups on the waitlist, then jump in and add your name. You will get a text message giving you an approximate wait time. We followed these directions on New Year’s Eve. The waitlist got to 12 groups at about 3:35 pm, I added my name, and I then got a text saying my wait would be 225 minutes. Our table was ready after 235 minutes, so the estimate was super accurate. Once you’re on the waitlist, you will be able to see the groups ahead of you and how close you are to getting to the top, so you don’t have to stick around Cruz Bay while you’re waiting. You will know when your time is about to come up and you can get back in to town to be seated. It’s totally worth it for a fun,casual, delicious meal in Cruz Bay.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular spot. Menu was broad and interesting. Food was just OK, but the service was wholly disappointing. Let’s assume the server was just having a bad day. Use their feature on their website to get on the waiting list during busy times. We were...number 15 on the list and it took a couple of hours but we registered for the waitlist while still getting ready in the condo.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 14, 2020

So I can’t tell you how food tasted, how long it took or any portion of creativity. What I can tell you is they tell you it’ll be an hour to two hours to be seated, take your cell number and say they will text...you when ready only to leave you hanging. I guess I wasn’t as trendy appearing to line the front of their restaurant in an attempt to make themselves feel better for their ineptness. Probably their food is same way with only cool people eating it’s soulless enterprise...just saying.... So...what can I say...they prostitute the appearance of the possibility of delectable food in more ways than one.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 4, 2020

Great quality drinks and food! We had both frozen drinks and dark & stormys and mojitos. highly recommend The Longboard

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 2, 2020 via mobile

Fresh, clean, wholesome. The food here was our favorite. Choices were always available in a variety of ways. GF, vegan, nut free etc. we ate here three times during our stay and craved their food when we were not there! There is a wait to...eat here so be sure to call and get a reservation. But if you don’t remember to do that, you can order drinks and sit outside while you wait for a table. Their frozen pain killer is the best I’ve had anywhere.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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975alisona
July 7, 2020|
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Response from thelongboardstj | Property representative |
We are open year-round, and should be open at the end of September. With that said, we do close for approx. 1 week at some point during low season to complete our yearly maintenance, but I don't have an exact date for that... More
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385dianec
February 10, 2020|
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Response from thelongboardstj | Property representative |
We actually do not accept reservations! We are a first-come, first-seated, fast-casual establishment. We do run a waitlist daily, and I would highly recommend you to plan ahead and join the list. You can do so by calling us... More
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ccrbc77
October 5, 2019|
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Response from thelongboardstj | Property representative |
We will be open on Thanksgiving and serving our regular menu items, not a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
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