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“Great place to eat”
Review of Gladys' Cafe

Gladys' Cafe
Ranked #20 of 277 Restaurants in St. Thomas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Description: Try authentic Caribbean dishes along with traditional American dishes, at breakfast and lunch in an antique brick warehouse in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Sample all three varieties of Gladys' world famous homemade Hot Sauce - it makes great gifts for your spicy-food-loving friends. Wash it all down with fresh fruit coladas, bushwackers or pain killers.
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Had lunch here and everything was good. Friendly waitresses added to the experience. Nice spot in downtown St. Thomas. Didn't like that you have to pay to use the bathroom though. Not cool!

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Try the jerk mahi, mahi sandwhich. It is the best. Good service, affordable. They even give hand sanitizer towlettes. Very nice, very casual.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Our cab driver suggested this restaurant after an island tour. It was very refreshing, clean and a nice choice of entree options. The exposed brick and arched windows gave it a New Orleans type style. Order the Johnny Cakes! Oxtail entree was also great as well as the Kalaloo soup.The only drawback was the restrooms were down the outside walkway. We were charged $1.00 to use the facility. We should have had a pass considering the amount of cash dropped for the five of us at the restaurant. But.....oh well. A bit tricky to find, since it is down a narrow walkway.

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Tucked away down a little Alley that makes you wonder if the view has changed since pirate days. The food is traditional Caribbean and the best you will ever have. All the way from flavorfuly mild to "Oh My GOD spicy". Don't forget to pick up a bottle or two of Glady's own hot sauces.

1  Thank BrianRhonda
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This was a great place to stop for lunch! The drinks were wonderful and the waitress even offered to split one in two glasses without us even asking! Two in our party had jerk Mahi sandwiches and they were cooked perfectly and not just spicy like many “jerk” dishes tend to be. The balance of Mahi to spice was excellent. Our gluten free diner had the chicken curry and she said the flavor was amazing, but the meat was all still on the bones, which was not what we expect from a chicken curry dish. I recommend the conch fritters. They were cooked perfectly. They were not greasy at all, they had a nice mild conch flavor and a little spice. They were perfectly crunchy on the outside and piping hot and moist on the inside. One of the waitresses, Pamela, had been our waitress the night before at a different restaurant and she was super helpful and kind. She even gave us $2 out of her own tips for two of us to use the feast room which is outside the restaurant in the chopping complex and has an attendant fee (since we didn’t have cash on us as we were walking out to use the restroom - I obviously returned it to her when we returned to our table!). Our waitress, Paula, was fantastic! She was friendly, competent and really seemed to enjoy being there. She said she’d been working there for 14 years and there were photos of her on the walls to prove it! It was worth braving the high pressure sidewalk salesmen to find this place!

3  Thank 120michellel
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