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Uncle Joe's Barbecue

Cruz Bay, St. John
+1 340-693-8806
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (190 reviews)
“chicken” (139 reviews)
“rice and beans” (39 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Caribbean, Barbecue
Cruz Bay, St. John
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing chicken, rice and slaw in the middle of a hectic corner of traffic and small shops. Really sweet staff

Thank Bouchens
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Uncle Joe's proves that St. John is back in business. Straightforward quality ingredients, super tender and mighty tasty. Love the chicken, and great beans and rice, too. It's been fresh, good, and local for a long time. At about 12 bucks it's a lot if...More

Thank KauaiKidd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food has always been very good and served from 11:00 AM to 10:00PM with tables and waitresses. But since the hurricane they are only open for take out from 11AM to 5PM. Ladies who cook and take orders have the personality of one of the...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is some of the best food we've had on the island. The prices are extremely reasonable compared to other restaurants in Cruz Bay. The Chicken and ribs are awesome! Definitely a must visit little place.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

To die for ribs and chicken. We make a point to go there every time we are there. We always take our friend to enjoy Joe's.

Thank kcsdrapery
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Uncle Joe's BBQ is a must any time we are on the island!! Best ribs and chicken and the prices are so reasonable!

Thank colleen8876
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I have eaten here about 4 times over about 20 years of visiting St. Johns. Simple the best BBQ I have ever had. Just great. Hopefully, Uncle Joe's will rebuild after the hurricane.

Thank B G
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here several times and have been coming to St. John since 1994. Food is terrific! Ribs and chicken are outstanding. Don't let less than sterling appearance scare you away. We made that mistake for awhile. Great people working there. Great food. Can't miss...More

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 12 August 2017

good food, not crazy expensive. ate here for lunch with teenagers. everyone was happy. fun to sit outside in the middle of everything. shady. lots of action to watch on the street, great central location.

Thank andyrcohen
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I love barbecue and was looking forward to our meal at Uncle Joe's. All in all, not a great experience. There was a distinct and unavoidable stench in the restaurant -- not sure if it was coming from the surrounding area or what, but it...More

Thank NCbonvivant
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5 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Kgreene2013 | Reviewed this property |
They do not take credit cards. There is an ATM a short walk from there. We have not been there in the summer, so I am not sure if they are open in August. We typically get 1 dinner for each adult. Their dinners include 2... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cruz Bay, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John
  • Phone Number: +1 340-693-8806
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