We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Uncle Joe's Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Cruz Bay, St. John
+1 340-693-8806
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

449 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 446: English reviews
East Islip, New York
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My twin daughters and their cousins insist on dinner here at least once a visit! They love the chicken and ribs combo.

Helpful?
Thank mdjcee
Connecticut
Level Contributor
714 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dependable tasty food. Ribs and/or chicken. Hard to decide which sides to get. Rice and beans and Cole slaw are favorites. Don't wait too late because they do run out of food.

Helpful?
Thank JillConnecticut
Roswell, Georgia
Level Contributor
263 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for lunch or dinner. BBQ ribs, chicken or seafood. The ribs are terrific. Sides include coleslaw, pasta salad, corn on cob & rice w/ beans. Eat in or take out.

Helpful?
1 Thank smpfen
Cascade, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a family owned BBQ establishment, owned by West Indians for years with old family recipes. A go to place for clients, friends visiting, and just good food. You can order for pick up as well!

Helpful?
Thank camp8910
Level Contributor
565 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the BBQ chicken and took leftovers to Trunk Bay today in the form of a wrap with chicken and black beans and rice

Helpful?
Thank Stelly3665
Mars Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After reading reviews online about Uncle Joe's BBQ we decided to give it a try. The food was average and it wasn't anything to rave about. The service was mediocre and not very friendly. It was 2 ladies working the day we visited.

Helpful?
Thank TINA C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a great place to go for lunch in town! It's cheap, and the food is good! This is very casual, and the service is fine, but not exceptional, but that's kind of the charm of this place. It's a little dumpy, but the food is great, and it's cheap, so I love it! I've been here on all... More 

Helpful?
Thank kusc0018
Chesterfield, Missouri
Level Contributor
28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We had never tried Joe's before this last trip -- BIG MISTAKE! The ribs and chicken are to DIE for! (A little vinegar in the slaw and seasoning and yellow mustard in the pasta salad would do wonders! You could easily add it yourself if you do carry-out.) We had two teenage boys with us, and they voted to eat... More 

Helpful?
Thank Aimee E
KY
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The rib/chicken plate was delicious. Restaurant is not fancy but the food is really good and reasonably priced. It was one of our favorite meals on St John.

Helpful?
Thank SimonKy
Yarmouth, Maine
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food is the best BBQ on island, and it really is good. But it's not classic southern BBQ more like island BBQ. Both the chicken and ribs are great. They do takeout which is convenient for eating back at home. Worth a try. They have not great service though, they gave us a menu and asked what we wanted.... More 

Helpful?
Thank gbiegun

Travellers who viewed Uncle Joe's Barbecue also viewed

 
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
 
Cruz Bay, St. John
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
 

Been to Uncle Joe's Barbecue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cruz Bay, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John
  • Phone Number: +1 340-693-8806

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Uncle Joe's Barbecue and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Uncle Joe's Barbecue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?