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The Banana Deck

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$$ - $$$
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3FB | Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-5055
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Urbana, United States
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129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set into a hill, it is a three flight climb. Rustic, to say the least but that's why we go there. Totally open air dining, it offers both covered and uncovered seating. You can sit next to a tree, hang over the railing or sit at the small bar. A little difficult to find but well worth the search.

Thank Christopher C
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always go to dinner at the Banana Deck more than once when in St John- love the relaxed outdoor feel of the deck and always really enjoy our meal. The vegetable skewers over jasmine rice are delicious, as are the chicken skewers. Their salads are awesome, and the chicken with panko crust appetizer is the best!

Thank piris
Bardstown, United States
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my favorite meal during my visit. The service was awesome and food delicious. I would highly recommend!

Thank Shannon S
Brookline, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to convince myself that it wasn't just the location on a Caribbean island that made the food taste so good. The food, in fact, was very good, the waitstaff friendly and the service prompt. We left a good tip.

Thank buellhollister
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in after a local shop owner suggest it to us. The burgers are great. Good bun, fresh toppings, and burger that had great taste, The fries were better than average. Give it a try when in St John . Herd also dinner are very good.

Thank travlert521
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for my wife's birthday and we shared a steak. It was cooked to perfection. We did not order any of the special butters they offer because of my intolerance to milk and butter but the steak didn't need it. The drink prices are very good too. I acquired an addiction to dark and stormy's while on our... More 

Thank NoVaStephen
Maui, Hawaii
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is local cool. The view is spectacular. The food was Awesome! Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary station. Incredible service!! Our server Kim rocked. Hamburgers are freshly made. Delish

Thank Lisandy777
small town
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come to this restaurant for relaxing lunches but good food and service are always noted. There is nothing that isn't great! From the large portions of salads to the deck burgers to the quesadillas or mahi sandwich.... all will leave you feeling happy you came!! We will be back!

1 Thank wannabecruzin
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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I eat here quite often at lunch, and after church on Sunday and the food is always good! I love how it over looks Cruz Bay! And on the weekend the metal drum player for the perfect setting!

Thank Carolyn H
Astoria, Oregon
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158 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our other favorite restaurant to go to on St John. Really great steaks & always excellent service when we've been here.

Thank Julie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3FB | Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-693-5055
Aloha and welcome to The Banana Deck, home of the Big Deck Burger! Located in downtown Cruz Bay on St. John, we offer a full menu of casual Caribbean cuisine and American classics! We're all about providing good food and good service in a great atmosphere to bring our customers the best experience!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?