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Barefoot Cowboy

) #24 of 39 Restaurants in Cruz Bay €€ - €€€ American, , Barbecue
Upstairs in The Lumber Yard | USVI, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-228-5200
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (74 reviews)
“frito pie” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Upstairs in The Lumber Yard | USVI, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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1 - 10 of 307 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Once you find the entrance (around the back in the parking lot) this place is amazing! The frito pie was giant and delicious! My husband still raves about the ribs. We didn't get to try the mac n cheese b/c it was out by the...More

Thank Amy C
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review. Sorry we sold out of our mac, it is crazy popular !! Hope to see you on your next visit to STJ. Liz

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a full day of touring the island (without any water - thanks tour company!), we were thirsty and hungry. We had seen this on HGTV so stopped in to see what they had. We ordered their BBQ sandwich special and a rum punch. Needless...More

Thank Barry B
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. So glad you decided to call in a visit us, and that you enjoyed yourselves. Come back and see us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bar's wide selection of board games kept my kids occupied while I devoured the delicious mac and cheese they were too full to finish, so I'd call that a win-win! Props to the bartender whose timing was perfect when she asked if I'd like...More

Thank islandgirl266
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad we entertained the kids so well ! Thanks for your review, and for your kind words about our bartender. She's the best !

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Had a few beers overlooking Cruz Bay marina while waiting for a group of friends to return from a fishing trip. Fun place with great wait staff.

Thank Giselemac
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We drove past this place situated in The Lumberyard complex in Cruz Bay several times and finally found our way to check it out. It is upstairs and you can follow the yellow footprints on the sidewalk to get to the door around the corner....More

Thank Chris A
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Glad you enjoyed our food, hope you will come back to see us.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

The couple that owns the barefoot cowboy gave my husband a ride into town one day, they were so incredibly fun and nice we decided to check out their restaurant the next night. They had live music (Erin Hart- INCREDIBLE) and a pulled pork sandwich...More

Thank Rebecca B
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Was so nice to meet you, glad you got the chance to come in and hear Erin play, she is awesome ! Our house infused Tequila is pretty popular :) Come back and see us on your next trip.

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Good food, reasonable, central location. Stopped here for lunch, nice little spot, appreciated having a genuine conversation with the owner and fellow Texan, Steve. We both had brisket and the little guy had a hot dog. The tasty brisket brought me back home to Texas...More

Thank jmh09
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you so much for writing your review, Steve enjoyed the conversation with you. He works hard to bring a little of Texas flavor to the islands so it is nice to know that fellow Texans enjoy it.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

The Barefoot Cowboy seems a bit out of place for St. John, but that is what St. John is about. Just good honest people living their life. The view isn't great but close to it. The food isn't great but close to it. The drinks...More

Thank 2011_Travel_Destiny
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

So glad our staff took such good care of you. We really appreciate your business and thank you for writing your review, there are many people use Trip Advisor to source local places on vacation. Hope that you will visit us the next time you...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We were impressed with the staff and the food. The brisket was out of this world! The pulled pork was awesome! Will go back for more!!!

Thank terralynnzahn
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Glad you enjoyed it so much, would love to welcome you back. Thank you too for writing a review. Liz

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We had seen the owner on Caribbean Life, so we knew we wanted to stop in - glad we did. It was unfortunate that we had just eaten (did not plan that very well) because the BBQ smelled fabulous! (next time we eat here). Did...More

Thank babsyaz
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you for coming to visit us, we really appreciate it. I keep telling people we have the coldest beer, you just reinforced my belief !! Glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks also for taking the time to write a review. Liz

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Mary W
Hi, Is it possible to get a table on the balcony of the restaurant for the carnival parade July 2017
24 May 2017|
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Response from Liz H | Property representative |
Hi, yes it is possible. It is $25 per stool and $100 per table. Comes with two free drinks, flags and beads (per person so x4 for the tables) You can reach me via our FB page.
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wingso19
How long is the ferry ride from St Thomas to the restaurant making a trip to the island in February 2017
8 January 2017|
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Response from C D | Reviewed this property |
20 min from Red Hook, 40 min from CA cruise port. I just left St John today, I was there 72 hours and made Barefoot Cowboy my last stop, loaded mac and cheese covered in brisket, fantastic!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs in The Lumber Yard | USVI, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-228-5200
  • E-mail
Description
Barefoot Cowboy in Cruz Bay on the beautiful island of St. John in the USVI serves fresh cooked Texas BBQ. Smoked brisket is our specialty. We also offer ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Our sauces are made in house and all our sides are made from scratch. We are open from everyday from noon until we sell out !
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