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Barefoot Cowboy

Upstairs in The Lumber Yard | USVI, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-228-5200
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (77 reviews)
“frito pie” (9 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
12:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Upstairs in The Lumber Yard | USVI, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had seats overlooking the bay with 8 members of our family. The smoker was right near us so you know it is authentic. Great and friendly service. All of our food was fabulous! Brisket, pulled pork, chicken all wonderful! Surprisingly delicious and unique potato...More

Thank KarenFalc
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. So very glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to Barefoot and our food. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here for a sandwich and WOW! One of the best brisket sandwiches ever! Loved the potato salad too! Can't wait until we have to run errands in Cruz Bay again (we live in Coral Bay on the other end of the island). Have...More

Thank Pam N
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Appreciate you stopping by. Glad you enjoyed your sandwich. Thanks for taking the time to review us, we really do appreciate it. Liz

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw you all on Caribbean Life and both of you are just adorable. Great reviews and next time we are in St. John, we can't wait to enjoy some BBQ. Have a great day.

Thank serenakennyp
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you so much. Make sure you come say hi when you visit. Liz

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything here is delicious!! The brisket is a must and even better is the loaded mac and cheese with the brisket! Live music with Island girl music is a plus. The owners are great and service was excellent.

Thank BRM5378
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed yourself so much. Our loaded mac n cheese is one of life's wonderful guilty pleasures ! Come see us again. Liz

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had dinner at BFC and the food was good. We had ribs, chicken, hot dogs, cole slaw and their famous mac and cheese. The view is great - looking right over Cruz Bay. The ribs are amazing - not only were they juicy...More

1  Thank Chad J
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your food so much, we look forward to seeing you again when you visit St John. Liz

Reviewed 12 July 2017

If you want great BBQ, a nice casual laid back atmosphere, live music, great service, big portions, great price...look no further! I ordered brisket with coke slaw and potato salad and it was amazing. Hubby got the ribs and mac and cheese and they too...More

1  Thank gigi2005
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed yourselves so much, we are working hard on making Barefoot a "must stop" on people's vacations ! Liz

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Came here, seemed nice... they never rang in our order so we sat around for 45 minutes waiting on them to explain that they forgot. There was 1 person working the entire place. Pass on this place and go somewhere that has an actual staffMore

3  Thank Andrew J
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

I have spoken to both Megan the bartender working last night, and Lauren our General Manager who was on duty. Megan apologised to you for her error. As you no doubt noticed we had a huge event going on last night. Megan paid for your...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

Do not accidentally pass this spot in the Lumberyard building!!! It's no joke that it is BBQ with a view...and outstanding BBQ at that!! They regularly have live music at night and an extremely friendly/attentive staff (Yancy rocked!)

1  Thank Nicole S
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thanks for writing your review. So pleased you found us and had such an enjoyable time. i will pass on your compliments to Yancy.

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Once you find the entrance (around the back in the parking lot) this place is amazing! The frito pie was giant and delicious! My husband still raves about the ribs. We didn't get to try the mac n cheese b/c it was out by the...More

Thank Amy C
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review. Sorry we sold out of our mac, it is crazy popular !! Hope to see you on your next visit to STJ. Liz

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

After a full day of touring the island (without any water - thanks tour company!), we were thirsty and hungry. We had seen this on HGTV so stopped in to see what they had. We ordered their BBQ sandwich special and a rum punch. Needless...More

Thank Barry B
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. So glad you decided to call in a visit us, and that you enjoyed yourselves. Come back and see us again.

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Mary W
24 May 2017|
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Response from Liz H | Property representative |
Hi, yes it is possible. It is $25 per stool and $100 per table. Comes with two free drinks, flags and beads (per person so x4 for the tables) You can reach me via our FB page.
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wingso19
9 January 2017|
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Response from C D | Reviewed this property |
20 min from Red Hook, 40 min from CA cruise port. I just left St John today, I was there 72 hours and made Barefoot Cowboy my last stop, loaded mac and cheese covered in brisket, fantastic!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 26
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs in The Lumber Yard | USVI, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-228-5200
  • E-mail
Description
Barefoot Cowboy in Cruz Bay on the beautiful island of St. John in the USVI serves fresh cooked Texas BBQ. Smoked brisket is our specialty. We also offer ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Our sauces are made in house and all our sides are made from scratch. We are open from everyday from noon until we sell out !
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