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Beach Side Cafe

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127 Smithfield Rd | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840-3677, St. Croix
+1 340-772-1266
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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St. Croix
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a great morning snorkeling with island visitors and we stopped in at Beach Side Cafe for lunch. The view, service, and food were all excellent! Generous portions and fair pricing!

Thank hemphillan
Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We revisited the Beach Side Café this year and were very pleased with the quality of the food and the atmosphere. Service is a little slow but the food was worth the wait. We especially like the Bam Bam Shrimp and wish that it was back on the menu as a dinner and lunch item verses just being an appetizer.... More 

Thank maxwellkg
Iowa Falls, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was scrumptious, the portions generous the prices very reasonable and the owners and staff couldn't have done more to be good hosts. Wide range of items on the menu, we ate there several nights, (and a breakfast and lunch or two) and had a variety of dishes and were never disappointed. Well stocked bar and knowledgeable bartender, what... More 

Thank trhuke52
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for sunset and look for the green flash over cocktails. Then follow up with a fab dinner. Live music on some nights. The restaurant was not open daily so check the website. We enjoyed Christmas Eve dinner. And Christmas Dinner. The wine list is diverse. The specialty cocktails are fun! The bartender(s) welcoming and helpful. Truly lovely location. We... More 

Thank FireWireDiver
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not a real fish eater but tried the special of local Mahi. It was so good I wanted to lick the plate. Under new ownership recently. Lots of positive changes happening. A great place is getting even better.

Thank Lmaceyko
Omaha, Nebraska
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after scuba diving. We ordered and proceeded to wait 1.5 hours before giving up and heading back to Christiansted. They seemed understaffed and the waitress apologized profusely when we didn't get our water in a timely manner saying she would get us a free dessert. We ordered when she brought our waters and then she periodically... More 

Thank wildcat2002
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261 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I understand many things run on island time but it took a good 30 minutes to get our food. The crab cake sandwich was gross while the burger was good. We could taste no rum in either drink we ordered. Other than that it's a great spot for lunch, right on the beach.

Thank rwgrncrd
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

two of us went there for lunch. It was not full although there were some people there. It took 30 minutes to get a menu so that was a little disconcerting. I had the mahi fish tacos which were good although I have had better in Luquillo and in Cancun. I would've given us a five star rating except the... More 

Thank JimboBryan
Litchfield NH
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner on Christmas here and we're so glad we did. The food was delicious, the staff were delightful and the sunset view is perfect

Thank Mary P
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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236 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Sand Castles and the rest of the family stayed at Cottages by the sea. The resturant / bar is located between the two and only about 100 ft walking distance from either. Food was most excellent but the cost is on the high end; but what the heck, the environment along the beach is well worth it.... More 

Thank Tommy599

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 35
American, Caribbean, Seafood, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Smithfield Rd | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840-3677, St. Croix
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Croix  >  Frederiksted
  • Phone Number: +1 340-772-1266
Enjoy our beautiful, open-air, seaside terrace restaurant offering cuisine to satiate discriminating palates in a romantic Caribbean setting. Picture yourself looking out into the horizon from your beach side table and watching the spectacular sunset each and every day!

Dining at the Beach Side Cafe is truly an extraordinary experience. Lunches are casual, breezy, and scrumptious, and dinner is simply a magical moment wrapped up into a perfect evening. The Iguana Lounge features daily Happy Hour specials and small plates to accompany your favorite cocktail and join us for live local music every Saturday night.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?