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Candi's Barbecue

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cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Pittsboro N.C.
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124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very small local place just outside downtown Cruz bay that is more like a food shack with about seating for 10-15 people. It has a very limited menu and is known for its barbeque around town. We ordered 1/2 barbeque chicken with 2 sides and a grilled mahi dinner also with 2 sides. The bbq chicken was... More 

Thank plcape
Johnson City, Tennessee
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite, casual place for local food. The ladies are so kind and great cooks! I love the Mahi Mahi or the Ribs. Plaintains and rice/peas are my go to sides. You can eat in your bathing suit/coverup and sip on a cold beverage while your food is made freshly. It's a very small spot and you can get it... More 

Thank Cindywwinn
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank chad781
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome local eatery on St. John..! Come here to get away from the downtown scene. Casual vibe, fresh grilled food made to order with friendly service. ..We stopped in after passing by several times going to-and-fro downtown Cruz Bay and wondered where and what that heavenly smelling smoke wafted through our nostrils causing our mouths to water was. What was... More 

1 Thank azure_blue_sea&sky
Lihue, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had the chicken/rib combo with fries and peas and rice. Food was excellent as always at a great price. No one seems to notice that the comeback sauce is just Open Pit. I grew up on Open Pit so that is fine with me- nice and spicy.

Thank ruthelvis
St. John
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Candi's delight have become my favorite place to eat, her sauce is unique, I should say "she has the best BBQ sauce in the island". You will find yourself licking each and every last one of your fingers. I will recommend this place for food lover like myself, and let's not forget her grill shrimps are the BOOM. I am... More 

Thank sheylabasilio2015
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Candi's is our first stop, every visit to STJ. We call from the car barge, and either eat in or takeout her delicious ribs, plantains and cole slaw. Service is fast and friendly, there is easy parking on site, prices are more than reasonable, and OMG the food...... The smile on my husband's face when we catch the wafting aroma... More 

Thank mindehankins
Belleville, Kansas
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Local barbeque that has the taste and serving amount that makes this a great deal! The plantains and rice and peas complement the bbq chicken and ribs just right. The servings are very large.

Thank Nancy H
Schwaig bei Nuernberg, Germany
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Candi's doesn't look like much from the outside but the food is delicious. We ordered the chicken and the ribs to take away and has plenty left over. It looks like a locals only place but don't be scared to eat in; they're very friendly. (...although a local said he wouldn't recommend going there late as it can get a... More 

1 Thank Nigrita6
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We had the chicken and ribs combo for $15. It fed us both. It was a fantastic meal. The sauce is a little sweet with a little tang to it. The dirty rice really complimented the sauce and the cole slaw was some of the best I have had. You definitely need to stop!

Thank edwardo9876

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Barbecue
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
It is really a small shack type place but has the most amazing bbq i have had in the carribean. please contact me with any Q's.

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