This place is terrible. My husband and I went to Sage Mountain to hike, and the views from the park itself are gorgeous, as are the mahogany trees and various other plants in the park. We were hungry after our hike, and Sage Mountain is far away from restaurants, so we decided to stop in here. A 2009 Fodor's we'd found in my parents house on St. John had mentioned that the restaurant had great food and a wonderful view.
As soon as we stepped in the restaurant, I should've realized that these reviews must have been written back in the 1980s or something. The place is a dusty, run-down former tourist stop. We browsed through the restaurant--the back room is full of decades-old dusty trinkets, and a back room that perhaps once had a view (?) had dirty tables in a musty room looking out onto the tree canopy--no view at all and it didn't look like anyone had occupied the tables in years. We went to the front room to the bar and ordered a few beers. We occupied one of the few plastic tables out front looking onto the parking lot for Sage Mountain.
The lunch menu was limited, but it was 2 pm, so we decided to go with something from it. We ordered a hamburger special and a fish burger special. We saw the man who runs the spot pull a bag of frozen french fries by the freezer in the bar, as well as some wilted lettuce. At that point we should've canceled the order, but I didn't want to be rude even though the food looked less than promising. We received some greasy fries, a frozen, icky, grayish hamburger patty, and a deep-fried frozen fish patty made of ground up nasty pollack (I was assuming a fish burger would feature local fish filet).
I'm used to rustic Caribbean and often eat at casual spots with "character", featuring home-cooked food made from whatever food happens to be available, and slow but friendly service. I have no problem with being flexible in the islands where supplies, for example, are often limited. However, the food here truly wasn't worth paying for and there was no view to make up for it. Bring a picnic to Sage Mountain, or go back down to Cane Garden Bay or some other nearby coastal area for lunch.
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