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Candi's Barbecue

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cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

this is a great off the beaten path little restaurant in St John. Just a couple of blocks from downtown, it is worth the walk. Small place in between some industrial type buildings, but reeeally good. As others have stated, it is a great value for Island food. Servings are big but the full dinner with two sides runs from... More 

Thank Jeff H
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We have gone to uncle Joes for the last 5 years but decided to try this place. I'm glad we did. Much better food (and we liked uncle joes). The sauce and sides were good although I wasn't a big fan of the Mac and cheese. Ribs chicken shrimp all good. This ones a keeper.

Thank sunnykay
Lake Orion, Michigan
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We met someone at Leinster Bay who referred us to Candi's for their BBQ chicken and ribs. Food on St. John can be very expensive so we were looking for something more within our price range. While the eatery is basically a small shack next to the road, the food was great and the portions generous. ($15.00 for the BBQ... More 

Thank ShariH81
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

At the suggestion of the management company of our rental, we had take out dinner from Candi's. The food was delicious and portions very generous. I would suggest calling ahead as we did wait a bit, obviously food was freshly prepared. We had ribs and chicken and everyone was satisfied. Can't wait to return again.

Thank Jeannine B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

It's been talked about so much in the TA STJ Forum so it made our list of places to try our 1st time on island. Wow! So glad we did! It was a bit hard to find, but start at the Market Place and ask how to get there (that's what we did). It ended up being only like a... More 

1 Thank rh1979
Chelsea by the Sea
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We make at lest one annual pilgrimage to Candi's during our St. John visits. Candi provides excellent Island barbecue and sides at reasonable prices. I suggest ordering and having a drink while you wait. Candi is wonderful. You are warmly welcomed whether a local or first time visitor. I love the ribs nd my wife enjoys the chicken. If you... More 

1 Thank deardearfriend
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

This is such a nice spot to eat. The ribs are the best. The fish was fresh, but the ribs are much better. All the sides are tasty, and the portions are plentiful and prices are reasonable. Hard to find - it is right next to the Marketplace. Definitely worth looking for!

2 Thank Kathleen L
Mendham, New Jersey, United States
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

If you enjoy good barbecue with an island twist get here! As anyone who enjoys good barbecue knows you have to go a little off the beaten path and you can't be too concerned with atmosphere, it's all about the food. Candies certainly lives up to that! Great food, great prices and worth getting to.

Thank alsferra
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

This restaurant doesn't cease to please! The chicken and ribs are to die for, along with the moist rice and beans, corn on the cob, and cole slaw. Great for take-out for an awesome price. Even though it isn't the most visible restaurant, you have to eat there!

Thank Islandgirl2144
Washington, DC
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We actually ate here on our trip last January, but we are getting excited about our upcoming trip this January, and are very excited for Candi's. I had heard about this place from a random vacation blog, and then we stumbled upon it after walking to Starfish Market for groceries. We picked up some groceries and then walked back to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Barbecue
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
It is really a small shack type place but has the most amazing bbq i have had in the carribean. please contact me with any Q's.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?