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Uncle Joe's Barbecue

Cruz Bay, St. John
+1 340-693-8806
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (204 reviews)
“chicken” (139 reviews)
“rice and beans” (40 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Barbecue
Cruz Bay, St. John
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Uncle Joe is cooking again,but the shack is falling down around his ears.It doesn’t look like it would take much effort to get his little alfresco porch back in order.As it is ,there are two small rickety tables and two chairs for customers.The barbecue ribs...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Paula T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joe’s has been around a long time. Right at the corner across from the post office. Really between both docks. National Park Dock and Cruz Bay ferry dock. So here’s the deal. The BQ is good. If you order a combo plate it’s like $14...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank stjohnkris
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Great place to get barbecue chicken and ribs We buy dinners to take back to St Thomas and enjoy in our room Don’t be put off by appearances, the food is great Best kept secret in St John

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 56scottk235
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Yummy barbecue part of a tradition for me so glad to see joe’s Smiling face!! St. John’s is up an running

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ambassador34694
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We were so thrilled to see that Uncle Joe's survived. We love this place and do take out at least twice when we visit. We're partial to the ribs and chicken combo. Tender. Great sauce. Rice and beans are a stable but all their sides...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank mrsomes
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We "accidently" ended up here while waiting on a truck to move and stumbled on some amazing BBQ. The ribs were "fall off the bone" tender and the rice and beans were delish!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This bbq is REALLY good. Unless you like Eastern-style Carolina bbq. 😀 The portions are generous, the staff is warm and friendly and the prices are alright! Especial because almost everything else around here is crazy expensive. Especially for families.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank redleaftravels
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Have been to Joe's a number of times over the last 20+ years. Always good. Has limited seating so a great place to take out and eat at home (or on your boat)

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jim F
Reviewed 5 July 2018

My husband and I both had ribs the night we ate here. Each meal comes with two sides. I got the coleslaw and baked beans. The meals were very reasonable for the quality and quantity of food. We both had some ribs left over. Uncle...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank stjohnbeachlover
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

So glad to see Uncle Joe’s still operating after all the devastation the island has seen. Still friendly, still fantastic chicken and ribs. Super good beans and rice also! Extremely affordable for the amount of food. My daughter and I shred the chicken and ribs...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank gigiandessie
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5 July 2016|
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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