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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%
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brought some good friends because we of the good view, food and service we had enjoyed in previous visits. The menu has been simplified, so ok no problem. Arrived for lunch at 11:55 am, order for drinks and food was taken at about 12:15pm. At...More

1  Thank Caribn1
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry your experience was negative. We pride ourselves on freshly cooked to order delicious food. There have been changes since the hurricanes - we will not be using Irma, Jose or Maria as excuses. Our employees take pride in service, timeliness and quality...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Stopped in for lunch on our last day on the island and were very disappointed. Dining beachfront has appeal, especially with a great view of the surf and sea. But a 50-minute wait for our meals and drinks that didn't come until we reminded the...More

1  Thank Brother B
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Brother B, I personally apologize for the less than satisfactory performance of our staff. We take pride in the food preparations and service. I wish you had brought this to our attention immediately and we would have taken the necessary steps to correct your concerns....More

Reviewed 6 January 2018

A very pleasant, partially covered, open-air restaurant adjacent the beach with nice views over the water. Most of the beach is rock right now, having lost the sand cover in the hurricane. However, the sand will eventually return. Food and service is very good. The...More

Thank Jan S
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

We are so pleased you enjoyed our little “piece of paradise.” The Sand is coming back daily. Come back soon!!! Ted and Chris

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Great staff, food was simple but very good. The location and staff make the place worth a visit. Great snorkeling on the beach. GREAT LUNCH PLACE..

Thank Don C
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Come back soon. It was such a pleasure having your positive energy!!! Ted and Chris

Reviewed 25 August 2017

This restaurant was so good we ate here lunch and dinner every night they were open. We all loved our food at Beach Side Cafe, especially the apps like the bang bang shrimp and the mussels [best I've ever had anywhere]. The deserts were also...More

Thank hillbilly60
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thanks for your kind words. We are so glad you loved our property. We hope to see you again. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Food was above average, service was sub-par. Fried calamari with hot peppers were the best on the island but the seafood pasta didn't have a lot of seafood. Make sure to order more focaccia bread...some of the best I've ever had!

Thank aumac41
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We really appreciate a good beach front restaurant and this one is high up on our list now. Bruch was excellant, but dinner was amazing. We went twice in three days and would of went back for dinner again but they were closed our last...More

Thank wiggyb2013
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We ate twice in our three day visit. Upon arrival we had brunch and it was perfect. Then we had dinner the next night and my steak was cooked perfectly. The owners were hands on checking in with every table. The service was professional and...More

1  Thank Mymailbox
Management response:Responded 24 August 2017

Thank you. We are very pleased with our new Chef and his team. We hope to see you again soon. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the sand castle on the beach Resort! And I believe that the best food on the island is here ! The menu is very eclectic to every taste! They have the best chef on the entire island!

Thank rjbordo
Management response:Responded 12 August 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed our "little piece of paradise!" Come back soon. Ted and Chris

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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
6 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!
21 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
US$12 - US$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
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
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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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