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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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Fairfax, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A few family and friends decided to make reservations at the Banana Deck so that we could celebrate my birthday. I’d suggested the location having been there on a prior occasion a couple years ago for drinks and appetizers at the bar. Since I had enjoyed my previous experience I decided that we should patronize them for dinner. Unfortunately, this... More 

Thank dPeters1
Windber, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice place, service was slow but a large group came in just before us. Food and drinks were good but not great. Good key lime pie for dessert!

Thank Pam341
New York
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lot of steps up.. overlooks the beach bar... nice bar.. great for drinks and prime rib dinners!! You cash in on the band playing below at the beach bar!!

Thank FloydRocco
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here twice for dinner it was very conveniently located next to where we stayed. They are known for the hand cut rib eyes. We tried the ribeye quesadilla for an app it was really good. My husband got the seafood alfredo both nights and it was amazing! I got the ribeye really good I meant to ask for... More 

Thank Tessa Z
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189 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick and delicious dinner was had by both - we split both the specials of the evening; bacon-wrapped grilled scallops and then a ribeye steak with a hint of blue cheese topping. Really enjoyable, and the 14 oz. steak was quite big enough, and perfectly medium-rare as we'd requested. You'd never mistake this for fine dining, but it was... More 

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Stowe, Vermont
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent New Years Eve dinner at the Banana Deck. It was perfect for our group. The menu was reasonably priced and had great options for all 16 of us! They have super tasty specials and the service was very good for such a busy evening. We have had many dinners here in past years and have never been disappointed.

Thank GreenSki99
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live in st thomas and decided to go to st john for birthday dinner. We didnt have a reservation just walked in the restaurant. Owner and host very kind told us to wait for a table and we kinda waited for a while but we were tired of walkin in cruz bay so decided to buy a beer at... More 

Thank Carlos L
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155 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in one night without a reservation as a party of 5. We were staying a couple of doors down at Grande Bay and were exhausted after a long day on a boat charter. We decided to stick close to home so people could leave and head back if they wanted to. The restaurant was maybe 25% full and... More 

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Long Grove, Illinois
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located a few stoney steps up from the beach, with a large deck and great view. Our party of 3 enjoyed a Sunday evening meal, and recommend the Steak Quesadilas and their salads.

Thank LADB
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I know that it's pretty tough to get a steak on St John but you're giving up a lot for that urge! Food was subpar over and undercooked. Drinks not mixed well. Prices way way too high for what you get. On the positive side of things great views and setting, ok service, and lots of cool lizards running around.

Thank Michael C

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?