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Ocean Grill

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Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
+1 340-693-3304
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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204 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate at the Ocean Grill several times on our recent trip to St. John. It is probably our favorite lunch spot. Try the calamari appetizer; it is always fresh and delicious. Their lunch specials are very good, such as the scallop po boy we had on our first visit. Other favorites are the fish tostado and mahi-mahi sandwich. If... More 

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Thank gingerlee13
Patty T, Owner at Ocean Grill, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed! Thank you ! More 

Mooresville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ocean Grill was a win on our trip to St. John -- atmosphere was great - service excellent and food......they knocked it out of the park!

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Thank Cloucaldwell
Patty T, Owner at Ocean Grill, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening at Ocean Grill! We hope to see you again soon on your next trip to St John. Thank you More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

With an island of many chefs taking risks, sometimes a night with standard island fare is what you need. The setting of Mongoose Junction really enhances the atmosphere though. This was also the only restaurant we ate at where there was someone playing the steel drums. The musician, Rascio, showed me how to play the steel drums and was very... More 

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Connecticut
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714 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Love the open air feel and the best bush whacker so far. Sandwiches at lunch were very good. Good for larger groups and families. Nice professional service.

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Thank JillConnecticut
Patty T, Owner at Ocean Grill, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed ! Thank you More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't eat at the restaurant. Got take out to bring food to the beach. Server and bartender were very friendly and gave us recommendations for what would be good on the beach. Ended up getting their "bistro sandwich" which had chopped up grilled chicken and a whole bunch of other ingredients I can't remember. But everything came together to make... More 

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Thank allofthetings
Patty T, Owner at Ocean Grill, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed! Sounds like you were all set for a great beach day! More 

Roswell, Georgia
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263 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a good lunch with friends. Open air seating under a canopy in the middle of Mongoose Junction. Parking available in rear.

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Thank smpfen
Patty T, Owner at Ocean Grill, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed!! Thank you! More 

Salinas, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited twice and each dish we had was absolutely fantastic! Best Key lime pie, period.(made by the owner herself). Live Jazz music. All the staff is super knowledgeable, but our waiter Stan stands out because he was also witty and funny. Unforgettable experience!!!

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Thank Corinna Z
og-stj, Owner at Ocean Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to offer your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meals and your time spent at Ocean Grill. I agree, the jazz musician is terrific - very highly trained! We emphasize both our quality and consistency of food and service and are happy that you enjoyed both! More 

Knoxville, Iowa
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice place. Service was excellent. Food was terrific. Dessert was wonderful. It is a must try. Mongoose Junction is a overall nice area to shop and eat.

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Thank RamblingRonda
og-stj, Owner at Ocean Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed! More 

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in a time crunch and arrived just as the restaurant opened for lunch at 11 AM. The wait staff were prompt and kept the water glasses full. The mahi sandwich and the mahi tostadas were done perfectly. We didn't have to rush and thoroughly enjoyed the food and conversation with our waiter. Don't be fooled by the location,... More 

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Thank Stephanie J
og-stj, Owner at Ocean Grill, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your lunch! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best experience we had for dining in St. John's. Staff were very nice and were attentive to our needs. Food was good but nothing that screamed for us to go back. No views of the water but inside the restaurant is quaint and a great dinner scene.

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Thank Meena S
og-stj, Owner at Ocean Grill, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your time at Ocean Grill More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-693-3304
Description
Ocean Grill takes tremendous pride in consistently delivering to you a delicious and personal dining experience - contemporary cuisine with a casually elegant tropical flair - upscale, innovative dishes emphasizing clean, crisp, fresh ingredients without being fussy or heavy. Casual by day and white tablecloth tropical chic by night, within a stone walled courtyard, built in traditional Danish style plantation architecture, visitors & locals alike give rave reviews for our inspired lunch and dinner menus.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?