Dining out is kind of a given when you're on vacation, and on St. Croix you have tons of choices. Whether you want familiar comfort food like burgers and pizza, spicy Creole fare, or local Caribbean flavors, there's a restaurant to satisfy your taste buds. Of course, you can also opt for fresh seafood, and you'll find some the best at the Lobster Reef CafÃ©, serving up seafood, steaks, and more for lunch and dinner. If you have chosen a villa on St. Croix, there are some meals you can prepare, or have prepared, right in your villa. But, when you're on vacation, take advantage of eating out as much as possible.
The former Morning Glory has a new owner Anna Casador, who has given the cafe a New England flavor. It has built up a loyal following of residents and return tourists.
There is a new focus on homemade pastries, as Anna makes wedding cakes for the Buccaneer and Carambola resorts. In Caribbean colors of purple and sunflower yellow, the cafe remains a popular place for breakfast, offering the likes of bacon and egg on a flaky croissant. For lunch, rub elbows with the locals who come on a routine basis for the turkey clubs and juicy hamburgers.
Located at the Gallows Bay Market Place in Christiansted, Anna's a great place for a light fare. For lunch, choose a wrap or sandwich filled with veggies, cheeses, and sliced meats. Anna's famous chicken salad (made with walnuts and grapes) is popular, too. For breakfast, feast on waffles, beignets, croissants, and eggs cooked any way you like. Smoothies are a house specialty.
Bacchus Restaurant is a chic restaurant located in a charming historical Christiansted townhouse and is as famous for its wine as it is for its food. This restaurant has already won recognition from two prestigious culinary magazines - Food & Wine and Wine Spectator. Named for the god of wine, it is fitting that Bacchus has the largest wine selection on St. Croix; many available by the glass; including champagne.
Hand cut steaks to order and lobster headline the menu, accompanied by traditional, yet updated dishes like sweetbreads and oysters Rockefeller. Bread, ravioli, desserts and chocolates are hand made daily.
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Dinner is served from 6 to 10 pm. Reservations highly recommended.
Brunch, lunch and dinner are served 7 days a week during the high season. Reservations are recommended! An outdoor dining terrace overlooks a magnificent stretch of white, sandy beach which is an ideal serene setting to enjoy a St. Croix sunset. The Beach Side Cafe features a wide and varied menu of fresh seafood, duck, chicken, pork, quality cuts of beef, imaginative pasta, vegetarian and ethnic dishes plus specialty desserts. A full service bar is also available and includes a diverse wine selection to match your palate and budget.
Live Jazz featured on most Saturday nights at sunset! until 9:30 pm. Located at 127 Smithfield, Frederiksted.
Allan and Nancy Cotter moved to Frederiksted and purchased The Blue Moon Restaurant eleven years ago. Originally from New England, The Cotters have a wealth of restaurant experience between them and have proved so with the successful and popularity of The Blue Moon in Frederiksted.
The Blue Moon is located in the historic Victoria House at 7 Strand Street in Frederiksted on the waterfront. They offer fine dining with an eclectic Cajun flair as well as the best Jazz on the island, performed by world-class musicians. Their wine list is extensive and they have been voted best brunch on the island by The Daily News. In addition, they were voted Small Business of the Year by the UVI Small Business Development Center for 2007.
Join them Wednesday and Friday nights and Sunday Brunch for live Jazz. You are encouraged to make reservations for dinner as seating is limited. No reservations are accepted on Sunset Jazz Fridays, but the mood and atmosphere after the sun sets on Sunset Jazz Fridays is relaxed, fabulous and extremely friendly, leaving you good friends with all the most important and influential people in St. Croix who all come for a little extra Jazz.
Join the coterie of Christiansted professionals who lunch regularly at this cozy cafÃ© with French-inspired fare. The food is as nicely presented as the art by the best of the islands artists that hangs on the walls. The menu changes daily, but Christine might conjure up cold or hot asparagus soup, chicken salad with walnuts and apples, pasta primavera, a vegetarian platter with quiche as the centerpiece or even a duck pÃ¢tÃ©.
Located at Apothecary Hall Courtyard, 4 Company St., Christiansted
A world-class facility nestled in a lush tropical setting, surrounded by 28 acres of relaxation. Discover the golden beach by the crystalline waters of Davis Bay. Three restaurants, bar. A true Caribbean Resort !
Located at Estate Davis Bay, Kingshill.
About 10 minutes from Christiansted, warm, relaxed atmosphere. The full bar serves everything from soft drinks to frozen margaritas to some of the coldest beer on the island. What to eat? Some of the largest and best burgers on the island. Full menu includes grilled chicken sandwiches, nachos, burritos, grilled fish sandwiches, and dinner specials. Live music Thursday through Sunday starting at 7 pm. Moderate prices. Open 11 am - 10:30 pm seven days for lunch and dinner.
The very best of Chinese cuisine where freshness and quality are guaranteed.
Stir-fries & Oriental specialties. All-You-Can-Eat Chinese Buffet on Saturday nights. Open for Lunch and Dinner Mon-Sat. Located in Sion Farm Shopping Center.
Coconuts On The Beach is making a name for itself with its new owner, Grace. They are located in Frederiksted right on the beach overlooking the sparkling, calm, turquoise soaked west end. They serve cold beer, Cruzan Rum and ice cold water. Local talents like Kurt Schindler play on a regular basis, and guests dance barefoot on the sandy dance floor. In addition to all of those great perks they also have a âsun set barâ where you can sit and watch the sun descend into the sea. Whatever the reason, the view is always beautiful and the atmosphere is always fun. Graceâs Texas hospitality shines through each and every day!
Monday: 5pm to 9pm. Tuesday - Sunday: Noon to 9pm
Located at 72 LaGrange, Frederiksted.
Experience homemade pastas, succulent veal and seafood dishes with fabulous deserts and wines at the Cultured Pelican restaurant. All selections on the menu are prepared fresh daily from the finest ingredients available. It is a combimation of the family's enduring recipes as well as the chef's imaginative flair.
Daily specials feature a selection of the freshest seafood and other local produce. The best pizza on St. Croix is available for take-out. Open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday, and a truly relaxing tropical Sunday brunch.
Located at the Coakley Bay Condominiums on St. Croix's east end, the view of Buck Island and the breeze are reasons people have made Cultured Pelican an island favorite for years.
With breathtaking views from the seaside dining room and lounge, Chef Jason Gould and his wife Elizabeth invite you to enjoy contemporary cuisine in a setting straight out of a postcard. Jason, a graduate of Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute, shows a passion in the kitchen that has earned him a growing reputation among both residents and visitors. Come sample the island's best crab cake, saffron-coconut mussels, pistachio-crusted Chilean sea bass, or Jason's 5-star rack of lamb; or enjoy a cocktail and light fare at the bar and lounge. Also serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Sunday Brunch. Reservations appreciated.
Located at The Palms at Pelican Cove, Off Rte. 752, Estate Princesse.
Full Moon Beach Bar provides live music, burgers, fish tacos, salads, wings, sandwiches, desserts. Estate Cane Bay.
Sunday Brunch with great food, drinks and live music. House specialties include banana pancakes and lobster omelettes.
The Harbor Master has been serving up the best traditional West Indian style barbecue and hosting an entertaining floor show every Tuesday night. The fun begins with the quick boat ride from the boardwalk to the Cay. Walk along the sidewalk turned sandy path and youâll find the beach laden with tables and chairs awaiting the eveningâs guests. The West Indian barbecue of chicken beef ribs and fry fish is served buffet style along with the side dishes like mac-n-cheese, sweet potato casserole, conch fritters, johnny cakes and coconut spice rice. The steel pan music begins to play and the fun continues with a glass walker, fire eaters and the show stoppers, Mocko Jumbies.
Elegant dining on St. Croix for the last eleven years has been defined by Jane and David Kendrick at their restaurant on King Cross St., Christiansted. Kendrick's, located in a wonderfully restored Danish enclave in the heart of historical downtown Christiansted. Self-trained chef David has been featured in the Discovery Channel's series "Great Chefs of the Caribbean," and has been reviewed in Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines.
Located in the north shore just east of Cane Bay Beach on the waterfront. Great view of the beautiful north shore and the Caribbean sea. Enjoy fresh lobster or fish, tender steaks, chicken and specials of the day. Lobster fritters, lobster salad sandwiches, lobster bisque, lobster entree, BBQ baby back ribs, prime pork rib, steak, jerk chicken. Childrens menu. Happy Hour 4 â 6 pm. Jazz entertainment Friday â Sunday, 6 â 9 pm. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Loriâs Deli and Country Store has great food. Delicious daily specials, both cold and hot foods. Fried chicken is one of the specialties and super deli sandwiches made to order. In addition, at the Country Store you will find numerous grocery items and beverages including wine, beer and liquor. The store also has delicious freshly made chicken salad, tuna salad and egg salad as well as great produce.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Deli is open Tuesday thru Sunday, from 8 am â 8 pm. The Country Store is open every day of the week, even holidays, from 6 am to 8 pm. Located at the Reef Golf course next to the pro shop.
The Mermaid is located beach side, at the Buccaneer Resort, with an extensive menu of savory seafood and specials, soups, salads and sandwiches, and gourmet meals that include American favorites, island specialties and vegetarian. There is also a full bar, including frozen island favorites and vintage cocktails.
The Mermaid Restaurant is open for casual beachfront lunch and dinner.
Parrot's Cove Rooftop Bar and Restaurant. Location: 1102 Strand Street, Christiansted Harbor. Open 11 am- 2am, 7 days a week. Live Music Thursday thru Sunday.
Enjoy waterfront dining for breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch. Located at the Hotel Caravelle, Christiansted.
Great steaks and seafood. Great drinks and beautiful sunsets. Open 7 days a week. Sunday brunch with live steel pan music!
St. Croix's neighborhood Mediterranean bistro. With Taste of St. Croix's best entrÃ©e and creative Mediterranean-inspired fare, enjoy bold, robust, fresh flavors with a bottle of wine from the extensive wine list that spans the globe from the old world to the new. Or, enjoy a light bite at the bar and choose a creative cocktail or two from a playful list of mojitos, martinis, and margaritas. With a warm, eclectic dining room and bar and energetic, knowledgeable, and friendly staff, you feel like you've taken a little trip to the Mediterranean.
Friday night for live flamenco guitar, or Tuesday nights when they celebrate Spain with 2 for 1 bottles of Spanish wines, paella and more.
Salud Bistro is located in the Princess Plaza, Northside Road (Route 75). Hours: Monday-Saturday from 5:30 to 10. Bar open later!
Located at 4C Hospital St. in historic Christiansted, Savant blends Thai, Mexican, and Caribbean styles into the dishes. Enchiladas stuffed with chicken, vegetables in curry sauce or maple-teriyaki pork are just a few examples.
Savant is very popular with the locals, and its small dining area fills up quickly. Reservations are recommended. Try to get a table in the courtyard area for a great atmosphere. Closed Sunday.
Located at Sprat Hall Beach. They specialize in West Indian infused island cuisine. Chef Mrs. Jules is from the beautiful island of Dominica.
"She will treat you to flavor sensations you only dream about."
Here, at the Sunset Grill, every meal is prepared to order with fresh island ingredients. Here you can eat and watch the sunset while burying your feet in the sand at the edge of the surf. The menu changes often, but look for steaks, buffalo burgers, fresh fish and other items.
Sunset Grill is also a popular hangout for locals.
The Galleon offers a beautiful view of the Green Cay Marina. Filet mignon, lobster, and penne pasta with smoked chicken are a few items to choose from. The Galleon is an island favorite on the waterfront overlooking scenic Green Cay Marina.
Happy hour in piano bar 5 - 6 pm. Dinner served 6 - 10 pm. Seven days a week. Reservations recommended.
If you're looking for all-you-can-eat shrimp, then head out to The Shores at Chenay Bay. Every Friday night they host a family friendly fish and shrimp dinner. And the view is great.
New location just east of Christiansted on Hospital Street in Gallows Bay.
Traditional Italian cuisine ranging from antipasto for two, veal saltimbocca, spaghetti Bolognese, and fabulous homemade desserts.
"Wonderful daily specials, everything off the menu is great too but be sure to save room for one of their incredible desserts." They open at 5 pm and offer some very good cocktail and dinner specials.
Dining al fresco in the cool Caribbean evening air at Zebos Wine Bar and Restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Christiansted. Caribbean influenced entrees, fine wines, a modern relaxing atmosphere together with a welcoming staff are making this new restaurant the place to be on St. Croix. Dinner entrees are prepared using fresh ingredients such as local tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo, salad greens, sweet potatoes and mangos. Inside, you'll find a cozy bar with Cruzan Rum drinks, or serving your favorite bottle of wine. After your meal, you and your friends can gather around for a friendly game of pool at the pool table located in the lounge area. Zebos serves dinner seven nights week from 6 until 10; Happy hour from 5 until 6 and the bar stays open late until 2 am. Reservations are highly recommended. Located at 1111 Strand Street.