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The Banana Deck

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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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there because a local recommended us this place for fresh fish and lobster. The lobster was good though it was just the tail, without head. They said the pound was 35$ but we ended paying 110$ for two lobster tails covered with crab and 4 shrimps, brócoli and rice on the side.....disaster. An appetizer of shrimp and crab... More 

Thank Mimijabo
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not sure why we have never taken the time to check out the Banana Deck until this year. It's a fun little place hidden in the trees. The views weren't the greatest, but the food sure was. We enjoyed the shrimp cocktail, mahi mahi special, and a 16 oz steak. It's a casual place with great frozen drinks.

Thank IslandLover1961
Cedar Rapids, IA
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool outdoor type setting and the food was awesome. I had a ribeye and it was awesome. The best food we had on our trip was at the Banana Deck. Drinks were good, and everything was reasonably priced. Will return next year.

Thank ZebraRef1
Norfolk, Virginia
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we do not EVER go to St John that we don't eat at least two or more meals here; we love the staff (Carly always remembers us); the food is fresh and awesome and its just a cool place to eat. Great steaks; great seafood - I've not had anything that wasn't great and you must have the Xango

Thank Shari1121
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After eating many great seafood dishes it was time for a steak. The Banana Deck's rib eye fit the bill perfectly. You have your choice of several sizes and butters to fill your appetite. My steak was cooked just as I ordered and was very flavoursome. My wife's scallops Alfredo was also a hit.

Thank Thomas L
St. John
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a common place of gathering for the locals, and that says that the food is great and prices are reasonable.

Thank denisgianna
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332 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the taxi ride to the Banana Deck our driver said it was his favorite restaurant. We had a great dining experience. The wait staff was excellent and I throughly enjoyed the wasabi sauce on my starter. The pico de gayo was great too. When I ordered my usual after dinner drink we discovered that they did not stock it.... More 

Thank ADolores
Audubon, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the place looks great and the deck seating is very nice.the waitress read of the specials and mentioned an appetizer that sounded good.[average price being 9 to 15 dollars] we both had nice entrees [about 20 dollars each] when the bill came we were shocked at what we were charged for the appetizer [26 dollars !!!!!] tourist trappy.

Thank christine655
Rio Vista, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very good food. The staff is great, and quickly take care of your needs. A great place to go for dinner!

Thank carl2063
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Came for the bloody Mary and mimosa bar. Salads are huge, servers are awesome. Ordered the shrimp rolls. Wasabi sauce is tasty. We will be back again

Thank dianej1154

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
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?