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“An Island Experience”
Review of Fatty Crab - CLOSED

Fatty Crab
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: Barbecue, Malaysian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Serving Funky Southeast Asian Inspired Cuisine!We serve our food in an unconventional manner, where there are no appetizers or entrees. The food comes out of the kitchen as it is prepared by the Chef. Therefore, we recommend ordering several dishes off of the menu and encourage sharing. Our cuisine is made up of locally sourced ingredients when available. Our flavor profiles are comprised of spice, sweet, sour, salty, and savory. Our cocktails are just as flavorful and as interesting as our cuisine. All of our wines were sourced from Michael Skurnik Wines and were hand-picked by Michael himself. The wines were selected to complement the wide variety of flavors in our cuisine and they were shipped in temperature controlled containers to ensure the integrity of the wines.We believe this style of dining creates an intimate, comfortable, and fun atmosphere. We serve sophisticated dishes in an unpretentious manner.If you are a diner looking for a traditional dining experience, there are lots of other great restaurants on island, come in for a drink and we'll recommend a few.Live well and be happy!
Reviewed February 27, 2014

One of the best dining experiences I've ever had on St. John. We were a group of 4 (2 couples) eating there for the first time after many trips to the island previously. The small plate menu was a hit, and the combinations were excellent, as were the specialty cocktails served by a great bartender. The wait staff took turns delivering each plate, taking time to explain each dish after placing it on the table - not something you see on St. John very much. The prices were reasonable, and I will definitely be going back on my next visit.

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Thank Joshua V
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

We have eaten here three times and have always enjoyed the food - good, but not great. The service is almost a bit too fast & made us feel rushed. What we cannot understand is why they serve your order in such an odd sequence. My entree, pulled pork, came out first, followed by stir fried veggies and then the rice came later. We shared some dishes, but not all as they assume you will.
The wine list is good, but there are too many $50.00+ bottles for such a casual restaurant.

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Thank Roger M
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Our family had a wonderful meal at the Fatty Crab in Cruz Bay, St. John USVI. The Chicken satay was perfect as was the Indonesian Fried Rice. The crispy Shrimp and mini beef sliders were great. Add to that the Brussels Sprouts and Josephine's greens, vegetable tempura, and mahi Mahi with rice noodles and top it off with coconut panna cotta for desert with great coffee and you have a fantastic meal.

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Thank Classiclane
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

We went there the night we arrived in St John and, while the other nights we tried different places, we wanted to go back for the last dinner of the vacation. Great server and host, food is very unique, combining pork and watermelon is not an usual dish, but it was a great combination. Totally recommendable.

Thank Nicosne
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Interesting approach to family style eating with Tapas. The food itself was unique and delicious and our waiter was very friendly, helpful and attentive. However I do not recommend for large groups not all sharing the same dishes. Our group was over 15, and 5 of us shared one set of meals (which worked out fine, there was just enough for everyone). Since the meals are like tapas and not large dishes, the larger group seemed to have less of each dish. One girl had a gluten allergy and went separately, however since food is served as it comes out of the oven, she had to wait almost the whole meal before her dish came out. Definitely give it a try, but I recommend going with a small group of people who will agree on a variety of dishes for the best experience!

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Thank Eccrevisse
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