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Uncle Joe's Barbecue

Cruz Bay, St. John
+1 340-693-8806
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (198 reviews)
“chicken” (137 reviews)
“rice and beans” (39 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Barbecue
Cruz Bay, St. John
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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!

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.

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)

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

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

Thank gigiandessie
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Some of the best ribs I've ever had. The amount of food and the price are also much more reasonable than what I encountered at some of the more popular places in Cruz Bay. I wish I had eaten here every day.

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Get there early! Once they sell out, they are done for the day. That’s how popular this place is. Great BBQ!

Thank Debbymcg
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is always our first stop after the ferry ride over4. Perfect to go meal on our way to the villa and who wants to cook after traveling all day. Chicken ribs or salmon all cooked to perfection. Great sides and the BBQ sauce is...More

Thank scooterb
Reviewed 19 February 2018 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 17 February 2018 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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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