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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” (201 reviews)
“chicken” (139 reviews)
“rice and beans” (38 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Caribbean, Barbecue
Cruz Bay, St. John
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 February 2018 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
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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