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“EVERYBODY eats at the Chicken Shack!”

La Reine Chicken Shack
Ranked #6 of 170 Restaurants in St. Croix
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $28
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: very popular with the locals and gaining popularity with the tourists. they don't have their own website, but the link I provided above shows its listing.
Kingshill, null, United States
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“EVERYBODY eats at the Chicken Shack!”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

The best roasted chicken on the island, the seasoned rice is as good as grandma's. I love the cole slaw. And the roast pork....Everyone eats there - law enforcement, politicians, tourists, wapa workers, everybody. You'll know it when you see the full parking lot.

  • Visited December 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great find, great food!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Found this place on St Croix magazine must place to visit. You must get there before 4:30pm or order and pick it up at the bar after "shack" closes (the bar patrons will tell you how). We got there late the first time and they were closed! Great food and they give you a ton (we ate leftovers for lunch and dinner the following day!). If you can read the map, it is on route 75 north, just before you get to rte 70 junction. And they seem to be open daily, unlike some restaurants on St Croix which are closed on Sundays. Loved the ribs!

  • Visited November 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Local must visit”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Cheap, tasty local favorite. Don't be scared off by its "Shack" look. The food is very good and very indicative of Crucian taste. Eat a johnny cake for me!

Visited August 2012
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River Falls, Wisconsin, United States
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

We had been to several occasions where people brought delicious food and found they had bought the food at the Chicken Shack. Outstanding Johnny Cakes and chicken.

Visited May 2012
Thank Karen O
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Long Beach, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

OMG, this was the most difficult restaurant to find even with a GPS!. No one publishes addresses to their businesses it seems but they do give the telephone numbers. We were so lost and ended up near Captain Morgan's Rum distillery. We called the restaurant from there to get directions and they did not know where Captain Morgan's was! Long story short, we found it by error and wouldn't you know... it was right down the mountain from where we stayed.

But our reward was delicious local food with great homemade cookies to end the meal. It is so popular that there are lines of locals also. I am told that that is a great way to judge the quality of the food- if the locals like it then it is the place to be. Many of the restaurants where we dined, although they were great, was not a local favorite.

I had the stew fish with fungi. Perfect. I have friends from St. Thomas so I was familiar with the dish. Couldn't wait to get my order and it was not a disappointment. On our last night night on the island, we passed by Kim's late night and was surprised to see a huge party taking place on the property. Kim's was not open but the outside bar was and I wished that we could have stopped for a while.

The bottom line is put Kim's on your to-do list.

  • Visited August 2012
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