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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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Troy, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very unlikely looking barbecue joint. Right on the road. You could easily pass it by. great ribs and the sides are good too.

Thank MadFarmerThomas
Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly, ribs were good. My husband and I shared one order, so we felt it was a generous portion. Fall off the bone style with a slightly smoky sauce. We'd go again.

Thank Theresa R
New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great BBQ. No atmosphere. Call for takeout, eat at your place and smile. Ribs and chicken the best but the menu has expanded to fish too.

Pittsboro N.C.
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124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a very small local place just outside downtown Cruz bay that is more like a food shack with about seating for 10-15 people. It has a very limited menu and is known for its barbeque around town. We ordered 1/2 barbeque chicken with 2 sides and a grilled mahi dinner also with 2 sides. The bbq chicken was... More 

Thank plcape
Johnson City, Tennessee
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Our favorite, casual place for local food. The ladies are so kind and great cooks! I love the Mahi Mahi or the Ribs. Plaintains and rice/peas are my go to sides. You can eat in your bathing suit/coverup and sip on a cold beverage while your food is made freshly. It's a very small spot and you can get it... More 

Thank Cindywwinn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome local eatery on St. John..! Come here to get away from the downtown scene. Casual vibe, fresh grilled food made to order with friendly service. ..We stopped in after passing by several times going to-and-fro downtown Cruz Bay and wondered where and what that heavenly smelling smoke wafted through our nostrils causing our mouths to water was. What was... More 

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Lihue, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had the chicken/rib combo with fries and peas and rice. Food was excellent as always at a great price. No one seems to notice that the comeback sauce is just Open Pit. I grew up on Open Pit so that is fine with me- nice and spicy.

Thank ruthelvis
St. John
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Candi's delight have become my favorite place to eat, her sauce is unique, I should say "she has the best BBQ sauce in the island". You will find yourself licking each and every last one of your fingers. I will recommend this place for food lover like myself, and let's not forget her grill shrimps are the BOOM. I am... More 

Thank sheylabasilio2015
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Candi's is our first stop, every visit to STJ. We call from the car barge, and either eat in or takeout her delicious ribs, plantains and cole slaw. Service is fast and friendly, there is easy parking on site, prices are more than reasonable, and OMG the food...... The smile on my husband's face when we catch the wafting aroma... More 

Thank mindehankins
Belleville, Kansas
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Local barbeque that has the taste and serving amount that makes this a great deal! The plantains and rice and peas complement the bbq chicken and ribs just right. The servings are very large.

Thank Nancy H

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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
Lunch, Dinner
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?