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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%
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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“burger” (26 reviews)
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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11 - 20 of 376 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I recommend getting a day pass (discounted if you eat in the restaurant) and enjoy a comfortable lounge chair on a perfect sandy beach. Ate a very nice lunch in the cafe. Enjoyed a tasty shrimp and grits with a Cajun accent. Service was very...More

Thank David B
Management response:Responded 13 July 2017

So glad you enjoyed. Yes we offer a day pass for $10 if you return to the desk with a receipt for lunch we will refund $5 to you. Hope to see you soon. Ted

Reviewed 5 July 2017

We had a party of 16 this past Sunday and unfortunately none of our party had good phone service on the island so we didn't make reservations. When we walked up to request a table Dee -which i guess was a hostess/waitress- had a poor...More

Thank palmetto1968
Management response:Responded 5 July 2017

We apologize for the lack of a welcome you received. It is our goal to have everyone feel appreciated and enjoy our beautiful location and superb food. Please give us another chance. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 5 July 2017

Great venue for dinner with cordial and professional staff. One of the BEST on St. Croix, We had rack of Lamb (Outstanding) and dessert with 4 kids and it was quick, tasty and reasonably priced. LOcation by the beach is fantastic.

Thank Chuck R
Management response:Responded 5 July 2017

So glad you enjoyed your evening. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Decided to drive all the way from the east side of the island to the west side of the island for dinner. This was our choice. It did take about 40 minutes to drive to the restaurant, but it was well worth it. I made...More

Thank CANDD1
Management response:Responded 5 July 2017

It was pleasure to have you visit. So glad you enjoyed yourself. Come back soon. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 29 June 2017

Right on the Beach! Lunch and Dinner here are EXCELLENT. Sunsets are awesome! Tell Chris and Ted, the owners - hi! START with the White Chocolate Bread Pudding - After you have returned from heaven - then order your entree, which will be amazing. They...More

Thank incognitoDiver
Management response:Responded 5 July 2017

Much appreciation. Come back soon. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 18 June 2017

We mainly cooked in our room, but had dinner once and brunch twice. Everything was delicious and friendly staff. Perfect view of the sea from any table. You can even order food beach/pool side during the day.

Thank lilpunky66
Management response:Responded 5 July 2017

So glad you enjoyed. We now serve brunch Saturday and Sunday!!! Ted and Chris

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Even if you are not staying at sand castle the beach, the cafe is worth driving to! The food is excellent, service outstanding and weekend brunch is awesome!

Thank Julia C
Management response:Responded 5 July 2017

We are very thankful for your kind words and look forward to serving you again. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner and sat right next to the beach! Great views, great drinks, and great food! The shrimp appetizer was the best!

Thank Ntaylor720
Management response:Responded 5 July 2017

Thank you. We also offer "toes in the sand" dining on our white sand beach!!! Visit again soon. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 3 June 2017

Wonderful food in a beautiful setting. The staff is very attentive. We tried almost the entire menu and even our picky eater loved everything!

Thank Kim R
Management response:Responded 5 July 2017

So glad you enjoyed!!! Ted and Chris

Reviewed 27 May 2017

We recently spent a wonderful week in Frederiksted as guests at Cottages by the Sea - located right next door to the Beachside Cafe. We ate dinner at the Cafe our 1st night in town, and returned 2 additional nights during the week because our...More

Thank MidloTraveler
Management response:Responded 5 July 2017

We look forward to your return. Ted and Chris

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Questions & Answers
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
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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