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Candi's Barbecue

cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“peas” (18 reviews)
“cole slaw” (18 reviews)
“plantains” (25 reviews)
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Caribbean, Barbecue
cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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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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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...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This place doesn't look like much. There is the counter for orders, three tables and a counter with chairs. There are about 6 menu items. Sides are different on Fridays. But for about $30 two people can eat for two days. The jerk spice option...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We picked up take-out. I requested the BBQ sauce for the ribs on the side, but when we arrived to our accommodations there was no sauce. The ribs were too dry to eat and I had to toss them. My husband said his fish was...More

Thank SJP-NJ
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Every time we drove out of Cruz Bay on Hwy 104 our appetite soared. The sweet smell of BBQ assaulted our senses and we had to try it. So glad we did. A simple menu of ribs, chicken, fish, steak or shrimp with your choice...More

Thank IsleMon_Bob
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Huge portions. Great sauces. Ribs are the bomb! Pulled pork delicious too. Got it to go two nights in a row. Rice a bit bland. Very reasonably priced.

Thank pjlsw
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Really good barbecue chicken! Large portions of tasty chicken and sides..enough to share a box with the husband! We got rice and slaw plus a corn on the cob and still had food left over. Perfect dinner for a stay-in-night to watch a perfect sunset!

Thank lucylee1595
Reviewed 3 May 2016

First off, I will confess that we ate here three days in a row. During our stay we tried the ribs, pulled pork sandwich, and the grilled shrimp. All were delicious. I grew up in NC where we lived off BBQ, so I won't say...More

Thank Kristen S
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Everyone in our party of 13 agreed that Candi's has the best BBQ on the island. And that 'Come back' sauce ....

Thank trevore
Reviewed 15 April 2016

I had the 1/2 BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, and coleslaw. BBQ sauce was ok, corn on the cob was over done, coleslaw was awesome. My husband had the ribs and he liked them, the portion size was large. He also had the coleslaw...More

Thank dawnd1970
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  • 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
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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