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Candi's Barbecue

cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“peas” (18 reviews)
“cole slaw” (18 reviews)
“plantains” (23 reviews)
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Caribbean, Barbecue
cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Her barbecue chicken and ribs are the bomb. All her sides are delish. My favorite are slaw, beans and rice, and plantains. Would recommend highly for takeout!

Thank Madison L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our last night in St. John we got take out from Candi's and it was fantastic. We have had bbq in many places and by far this is the best. We split the ribs and chicken and added slaw, plantains and rice. It was ample...More

Thank LRose50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Candi's BBQ is just on the edge of Cruz Bay. I was honestly unsure of it my first time because it looks like it's practically in a junk yard on the side of the road. I'm so glad we stopped here for some BBQ take...More

Thank tcadogan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I shared the ribs and chicken. Finger licking good, and it felt nice to be able to support a locally run business. Fun crowd and also good for take-out.

Thank Dottie58
Reviewed 16 May 2017

After traveling all day to get to St John, getting our car, checking into condo, doing a little food shopping at Starfish, we wanted something fast. We didn't feel like sitting in a restaurant, so we went to Candi's. We ordered BBQ chicken, with rice...More

Thank Phyllis10
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We ordered ribs and chicken, and the portions were huge. The meats were moist rather than dry, and the BBQ was very flavorful. We highly recommend this place!

Thank Merclady
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We had the chicken and the rib plates with 2 sides each. The portion size is huge. The BBQ sauce was unique and delicious. The meats were slow cooked and falling off the bone. There was a great char on the meats, too! We should...More

Thank Cary S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The best barbeque place on the island. There are lots of choices to eat in or take out. Call ahead, they will have your dinner ready.

Thank mels850
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Authentic, home cooked Caribbean food. We get this as take out and eat a meal in one night on each of our stays in St John.

Thank lisasamuel
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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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