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Waterfront Bistro

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Wharfside Village | First floor in Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 15:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and service at the Waterfront Bistro. Wonderful bread and special honey butter. We enjoyed the pork shank and bib lettuce salad and both were excellent. We also tried the chocolate lave cake which was also good. I recommend this place.

Thank nancy0901
Clifton Park, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Found my favorite wine here during recent visit to St. John - Kim Crawford. Nice escape from the heat and sun - classy place with good drinks and good food.

Thank truecompanion
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tuna tacos and coleslaw were delicious. Friendly, fast service much appreciated. We will be back on next St John visit.

Thank Matt W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Logan from the Bad Kitty boat tour recommended Waterfront Bistro for their burgers and he was right. It was a really good burger. I got the one with peanut butter (don't ask me why) and it was great. My wife even said it was good and she doesn't care much for peanut butter. It actually enhances the flavor of the... More 

Thank Rick A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant. The location is spectacular and convenient to downtown Cruz Bay. The service is excellent and the food is delicious and beautifully presented. Our waitress was very sensitive to my husband 's gluten allergy. It was a very lovely evening.

Thank Snookct1
Hampstead, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service from the time we arrived was incredible. They put us at the best seat in the house (table for 2 at the end of restaurant - overlooking the beach & ocean). Our waitress Abby was superb! Everyone was so friendly. Our meals were incredible. Starting with corn/shrimp/coconut bisque and duck confit spring rolls.... Followed by incredible homemade rolls... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Higher quality bar and restaurant to relax at and enjoy the beach. Very nice atmosphere. A little bit pricey, but worth the visit.

Thank Joshdemobile
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestled in between two other restaurant/bars on the beach at Cruz Bay this was a fantastic find. The service was wonderful and the food fantastic. We sat at the railing with a lovely view of the lights sparkling on St Thomas in the distance. We enjoyed the Duck Confit Spring Rolls, Arugula and Papaya Salad, Black Angus Filet, the 'Catch... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Waterfront restaurants in touristy towns are often plagued with lousy food. Not here. Impressive menu where both of our meals were outstanding. Our waitress was both bubbly and professional; we tipped her hugely. If you are looking for a fun evening so close to the beach you're afraid your feet could get wet, lean your arms on the white tablecloth... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious meal overlooking beach and water. All in our group enjoyed what they ordered which consisted of burgers, soft shell crab sandwich, Mahi sandwich and shrimp tacos. Chef was able to accommodate for gluten allergy. Would definitely return.

Thank scaim

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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
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharfside Village | First floor in Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: 13407777755

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