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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (46 reviews)
“burger” (38 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 6:30 pm Hours
American, Caribbean, Seafood, International, 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 6 days ago

We first ate here in 2016 and had a wonderful dining experience. I previously reviewed this place. But, new ownership resulted in changes that no longer support a 5 rating. Tuesday and Wednesday are “grill” nights. The full kitchen does not operate. The menu has...More

1  Thank KC_Friar
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

The Beach Side Cafe is just that - a relaxed atmosphere with a beautiful view and delicious consistent food. We have added a Tuesday and Wednesday BBQ Grill on the days the restaurant had been previously closed! Saturday and Sunday we offer Brunch 10:00a.m. until...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made reservations for a Sunday lunch and I ordered a Caesar w. shrimp. Husband ordered a Caesar w. Chicken. Both orders came w/out their touted home made croutons and we were never informed that these were not available, or that we would have to...More

2  Thank Ilovestcroix
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Table #3. You joined us for brunch this past Sunday. You arrived at the end of the afternoon and unfortunately we had run out of croutons. No one has any intentions of “hoping you wouldn’t notice” or trying to take advantage of you. We simply...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

$12 for a burger and chips and $3 for a soda. This place is way overpriced for a quick meal. If they had reasonable prices and actual sides to chose from. I would’ve been impressed.More

1  Thank Essah C
Chris R, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your input, but you were here for our Beach Grill day on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Yes our Burger and choice of chips or coleslaw are $12. We also have a choice of a Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Mahi Sandwich, or Hot Dog....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Great view. Not pretentious big menu. Hands on and attentive owner. Angus beef burger cooked just right.

Thank Scott C
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. So glad you enjoyed. Hope to host you again soon. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waitress was ok, but we waited a long time for our drinks. The menu doesn't have much on it. We were here to celebrate a birthday and was so disappointed with the food we forgot to celebrate with dessert. EVERYTHING was OVERCOOKED and OVER...More

1  Thank Krystle L. C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming to this restaurant for years. The chef has changed, the owners are new but still very good fresh food. I do wish they would expand their menu selections. Good selection of wines and tropical drinks as well. On the days the...More

Thank Kat51Ky
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you!!! We look forward to your next visit. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 20 March 2018

You need to stop at Sand Castle for a tasty meal and view of the water and there is also a place to get into the water from there if you want to swim or snorkle.

Thank D6315OMdebbieb
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

So glad you took advantage of the full package. The hotel offers a day pass for only $10. This gives you use of the pools, lounge chairs, showers, etc. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

The evening started out wonderfully when we were greeted by one of the owners sat down in the beautiful table right along the beach. We were there just before Sunset got to see a beautiful sunset, fantastic views of the ocean and food was great...More

Thank John C
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Much appreciation for you review. We are very proud of our staff. They enjoy our guests and strive to make everything relaxing and delicious. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Hadn’t been to this restaurant in the past two years after a bad experience. Things have turned around. Came for brunch and had a fantastic omelette. I don’t normally eat the potatoes but these had fresh rosemary and were wonderful. The service was exceptional (Thanks...More

Thank Debbie G
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

So glad you enjoyed. We are blessed to have such a wonderful wait staff and dedicated Chef. Please come back soon. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We have always loved Beach Side but since July 2017 things don’t seem to be the same. Lunch is better than dinner, and the lunch staff seems to be much happier and energetic than the dinner employees. I have to be gluten free -disease not...More

1  Thank LaH20bug
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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
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 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
The Beach Side Café at Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel offers open-air, seaside dining with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Our varied menu offers fresh-catch seafood specials along with American favorites and local flavor. Thursday through Monday, service begins for lunch and dinner at 11am and continues throughout the day until 8:30pm. On weekends, brunch is served 10am until 3pm, and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays our outdoor grill serves up burgers, dogs, chicken and Mahi sandwiches. Throughout the week, our bar and lounge serves classic cocktails, draft beer and mocktails made from fresh local juices. Sunny lunches and moonlit dinners topped off with house-made desserts await you at the Beach Side Café.
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