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Beach Side Cafe

127 Smithfield Rd | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840-3677, St. Croix
+1 340-772-1266
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (44 reviews)
“burger” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Caribbean, Seafood, International, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
127 Smithfield Rd | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840-3677, St. Croix
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Great staff, food was simple but very good. The location and staff make the place worth a visit. Great snorkeling on the beach. GREAT LUNCH PLACE..

Thank Don C
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This restaurant was so good we ate here lunch and dinner every night they were open. We all loved our food at Beach Side Cafe, especially the apps like the bang bang shrimp and the mussels [best I've ever had anywhere]. The deserts were also...More

Thank hillbilly60
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Food was above average, service was sub-par. Fried calamari with hot peppers were the best on the island but the seafood pasta didn't have a lot of seafood. Make sure to order more focaccia bread...some of the best I've ever had!

Thank aumac41
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We really appreciate a good beach front restaurant and this one is high up on our list now. Bruch was excellant, but dinner was amazing. We went twice in three days and would of went back for dinner again but they were closed our last...More

Thank wiggyb2013
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We ate twice in our three day visit. Upon arrival we had brunch and it was perfect. Then we had dinner the next night and my steak was cooked perfectly. The owners were hands on checking in with every table. The service was professional and...More

1  Thank Mymailbox
Management response:Responded 24 August 2017

Thank you. We are very pleased with our new Chef and his team. We hope to see you again soon. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the sand castle on the beach Resort! And I believe that the best food on the island is here ! The menu is very eclectic to every taste! They have the best chef on the entire island!

Thank rjbordo
Management response:Responded 13 August 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed our "little piece of paradise!" Come back soon. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The bartender was great, providing us with info about the island, etc. We usually sit at the bar at many restaurants but the view here is amazing, so we ordered drinks then got a table. The burger and build your own Mac were awesome! We...More

Thank NicCola81
Management response:Responded 6 August 2017

So glad you enjoyed our piece of paradise. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the drive from Christiansted. Right on the best beach on STX & sometimes you just need a great burger after all of the fancy food (they have fancy food too). Burger was enhanced by a shot of dark Cruzan rum followed by a...More

Thank Ryan S
Management response:Responded 6 August 2017

Much appreciation. We hope you will visit again soon. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner here on Sunday night. Then again on Monday night. First night we did bang bang shrimp and burger. Beer came with cold glass. Shrimp was very good as well as burger. We spent some time talking to one of...More

Thank BellaVistaJim
Management response:Responded 6 August 2017

We hope you enjoyed your "sand in the toes" white beach dining. Can't wait for your next visit. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Had brunch including breakfast bowl, crab blt and shrimp and grits. All very filling but we had to try dessert. Scrumptious rum cake and bread pudding to die for. Beautiful beach and blue water!

Thank Kerri K
Management response:Responded 6 August 2017

So glad you enjoyed. Ted and Chris

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Maria G
19 January 2016|
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Response from Sherry C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure we didn't try it but I would think so because the restaurant is part of a hotel
Suzanne B
7 February 2015|
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Response from lisalisastx | Property representative |
If you are carrying your beach gear then we suggest taking a very short taxi ride. A few minutes in the van and $6 later and your at the beach!
22 January 2015|
Response from lisalisastx | Property representative |
Hello! We have weekly live music every Saturday from 6:30-9:30pm. Our musicians are generally on the jazzier side offering rock, pop, & R&B covers. We also on occasion have special performances such as the band Mama's... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Our bar menu is available from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Dinner starting at 5:00 - 9:00, is simply magical!!! Our award winning Chef Shawn Riley and his staff serve fresh seafood, prime steak, local vegetables with a wide variety of local and international influence. The bar features an array of delicious cocktails and mocktails by Dylan Rhyder and his staff. Saturday and Sunday we have our Beach Side Brunch from 10:00 - 3:00. Reservations are suggested but not required.
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