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Restaurants in St Thomas

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Restaurants in St Thomas

We'll be going to St. Thomas in November -- over Thanksgiving -- and need a few good restaurant recommendations. We do not like fancy, and would prefer good food where the locals go. If it's near a place where there's much and drinks afterward, so much the better!I recognize that food is expensive on an island, but we tend to like non-tourist places that offer value for the price. Thanks.

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1. Re: Restaurants in St Thomas

Molly Malones at Red Hook might be a good choice for you. You can walk around the area after dinner and visit Duffy's and some of the other establishments in Red Hook. The Green House downtown is another option.

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I agree with vladict. The greenhouse is a good option. It´s a bit touristy though but well there are tourists everywhere on St.Thomas, so there are hardly any places that are non-touristy.

Another place we enjoyed was Hook,Line&Sinker in Charlotte Amalie´s Frenchtown. It´s a waterfront restaurant with very good seafood. You can take a look at the menus at www.hooklineandsinkervi.com

Check out greenhouse´s website at

www.thegreenhouserestaurant.com

A very good breakfast place is Glady´s cafe, downtown Charlotte Amalie. We just loved the food and atmosphere.

Have fun on the islands.

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Hi TC,

You might want to mention where you will be staying and how you are getting around, to help us locate a few good places for you to dine. The suggestions you've received are good, but have focus on Charlotte Amalie, Frenchtown and Red Hook...for all we know, though, you may be renting a little villa in Hull Bay, aren't renting a car...and would love North Drop...just down the road!

It's true, if there is a good place where locals go, the tourists will get there, too! Just like with you, that is what most visitors want to search out. But, rather than thinking of this as some sort of detraction, in fact, the blending of locals & tourists IS a large part of being a local and makes it all part of the fun of living here. We don't hold anything "special or private" back from our visitors and all are welcomed - everywhere!

Suz

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Hey, tomcat,

If you want something really local, and you will have a car, you can keep your eyes peeled for roadside shacks and stands where local food is cooked and served. Likely you'll have to eat outside, standing up.

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tomcat,

We just got back from St. Thomas first week of Sept., '07.

A few places we really liked were:

Breakfast at Molly Malones in Red Hook was great.

Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

Also had recommended to us - Cuzzin's in Charlotte Amalie - for the best local food, several people sent us there, had lunch - a great place.

A lady at the front desk of our hotel (Marriott Frenchman's Reef) sent us to Mim's Seaside Bistro for dinner one evening. About a 15 min. drive from the hotel - It was wonderful.

What a great vacation - a beautiful place to visit.

Hope you have a great trip there!

Bill

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Hello, everyone. Thanks for your suggestions. All of them are helpful. To Fergus (and first off, thanks for offering to help more...) let me tell you a bit about our trip. We have reserved a car and are staying at Crystal Cove Beach Resort. We will spend three evenings, at least, at UVI, host of a basketball tournament that is the first reason we're visiting. So we will be back-and-forth a few times from one end of the island to the other.

As for personal preferences, we really are not much for gourmet dining, so the fancier restaurants, some of which sound wonderful, really would be more than we'd appreciate. So, for instance, we'll try Molly Malones, which I think is somewhere fairly close to where we're staying, anyway. And we'll need some other ideas, too.

One question is this: We wll be flying in around 9. Can we still get food and/or drink at that hour? The other thing, and this may be a ttruly dumb question, is this: We're there over Thanksgiving. Do they celebrate Thanksgiving in the Virgin islands and if so,with what? A juicy roast conch? Seriously, should we plan on that dinner being something special, or is it just another day, food-wise?

Many thanks,

Tom

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7. Re: Restaurants in St Thomas

The Toad and Tart is not far from Crystal Cove and you can take a look at www.toadandtart.com. Cheers, and have a wonderful trup!

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