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Barefoot Cowboy

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Upstairs in The Lumber Yard, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-228-5200
12:00 - 21:00
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Concord, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Had a great meal with our party of nine. Fun wait staff; live music and good food. What more can you ask for!?

Thank mastmich
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for bringing your group in. So glad y'all had such a good time with us. Appreciate you taking the time to write a review. More 

Philadelphia, PA
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great brisket and the best live music. It was a fun night. Would definitely go back next time we visit.

1 Thank Lynn1740
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

So glad you had a fun night. We have had some great music acts recently, some a little different than usual, and it was nice to know we succeeded with you. Come see us again. Liz More 

Fargo, North Dakota
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

No idea what frito pie person was talking about. The food here is amazing!!! Love love love. The platters are huge and amazing. Such value for money. The vow is outstanding. It's a 5 min walk from the ferry and should not be missed. Drinks are great prices and really well made. Ice cold beers and great prices. DO NOT... More 

1 Thank Ajh697
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

This is a great review, thank you ! We strive to provide a great product in a cool environment, and it is so nice when we hear people enjoyed it. Thanks for taking time to review us, it is much appreciated. Liz More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Tucked away up the hill this place is awesome. Not sure what the people below are talking about ... Quesadillas, brisket and ribs were unbelievable. Large portions and anything but tasteless. Fantastic view of Cruz Bay and STT. I had to write this review while sitting here - it was that good.

2 Thank Cristina M
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and the food you tried. We hope to see you again. Regards Liz More 

Gilford, New Hampshire
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for great country music and well-made drinks then barefoot cowboy is your place food is average barbecue I would recommend for a great place to hang out and have drinks with friends

Thank WJIannazzi
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Regards Liz More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This place requires walking up the hill to the Lumberyard complex (blue paint and a big "Lumberyard" sign), but you will be rewarded with very good bbq and an excellent view overlooking the bay and all the boat activity near the customs building. A lot of people seem turned off by the short trek up the hill. In fact, the... More 

Thank rfitz511
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for explaining where we are, it really helps ! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and are so glad you enjoyed your food and visit with us. Regards Liz More 

Albany, New York
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We keep up on St John as much as we can through Facebook. Friends had seen the HGTV show on the owners relocating to the island. We were really looking forward to dinner. Arrived at 6:30 expecting a wait, but we were it ! We were there on a non-music night which we were hoping to enjoy. Our waitress was... More 

Thank Jacq047
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

WOW that's quite a review. I checked with my manager, Sarah. She took care of you that evening. She confirmed that you ate all your food and told her it was good. If you are dissatisfied with our food, please let us know at the time, rather than just giving us a bad review on here. It is rather unfair... More 

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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We were really looking forward to this place after seeing it on HGTV. The food was seriously bland, very low quality BBQ if that's what you want to call it. The only thing going for this place was the view & the staff was friendly.

Thank 50Bella
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

How very disappointing for you. I am most surprised at your review, as you can see from our previous reviews how popular our food is. I wish you had raised your concerns while you were with us, we could have tried to remedy the situation for you. Thank you for coming to visit us. More 

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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I had seen reviews for the Barefoot Cowboy on Trip Advisor so I put it on our list. It did not disappoint! My husband and I shared the two meat meal and the sides were so good. Mac and cheese and cole slaw. The live entertainment was very good. T Bird was playing that night along with the bonus of... More 

Thank Debby Y
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

It is so nice to hear that Trip Advisor was helpful in people visiting local businesses. So glad you enjoyed your food and visit with us, thank you for taking the time to write your review. Regards Liz More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We learned about Barefoot Cowboy while watching Island LIfe on TV as the owners were moving from Texas to open this place in the Lumberyard in Cruz Bay. We are from KC and are picky about our BBQ, but this was really good. The brisket was fantastic as were the ribs. I recommend this to everyone. Great stop on St.... More 

Thank Gordon D
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you guys for stopping by and trying our BBQ. Steve said you gave him kudos even though he cooks Texas BBQ !!! Thanks also for writing a review, we very much appreciate it. Regards Liz More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
American, Bar, Barbecue
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs in The Lumber Yard, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-228-5200
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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