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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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Schwaig bei Nuernberg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Candi's doesn't look like much from the outside but the food is delicious. We ordered the chicken and the ribs to take away and has plenty left over. It looks like a locals only place but don't be scared to eat in; they're very friendly. (...although a local said he wouldn't recommend going there late as it can get a... More 

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seattle
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We had the chicken and ribs combo for $15. It fed us both. It was a fantastic meal. The sauce is a little sweet with a little tang to it. The dirty rice really complimented the sauce and the cole slaw was some of the best I have had. You definitely need to stop!

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I stop at Candy's first whenever I am on St John. Bbq ribs chicken with her come back sauce. Great sides, especially Cole slaw!

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Thank Rebel976
Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We ate at Candi's twice on our trip. Both times, I got the chicken/ribs combo, and both times it was quite good. I believe it was $15, including a couple of sides. This is a great place to go when you need to pick up something on the way back from the beach. You can park in their lot, order,... More 

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Thank Bobby D
Omaha
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Large servings of wonderful bbq and sides for an extremely good price for the island. The sauce is tasty and plentiful. We had take-out, and it took about 10 minutes to be ready.(and we had enough for leftovers the next day) Highly recommened.

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Thank hhrvt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

If you like chicken and ribs smothered in a sweet and tangy sauce, this is the place for you. Called in an order and picked it up 10 minutes later after a long day on the beach. Great chicken and rib combo platter with plantains and coke slaw for around $15. One order fed about two people so be prepared... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We ate at Candi's twice on our recent St John trip. Yummy BBQ and 2 sides served in styrofoam clamshell $12-$15 depending on which meat you choose. I tried both chicken and ribs. b Both were excellent. Fried plantains were new to me but very tasty. Other family members got "peas and rice" which reminded us of Cajun red beans... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

this place is totally one on the best BBQ. sweet and so good, and the owner is always there to chat. The food is fresh, and so much, buying one order, was good for a couple. really good

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

If you crave authentic island food, Candis is the place. Her chopped beef and plantains were truly legendary. This open air restaurant was so inviting and we loved our conversations with Mrs Candi too. It's a must visit!!!!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This road-side place is worth a stop for take out BBQ. We had ribs and chicken and a bunch of different sides. The ribs were good and the chicken was outstanding. The BBQ sauce here is tangy w a touch of heat-very good. The sides were fine. Mac & cheese was particularly good. It took about 25 minutes for our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, 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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?