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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Candi's BBQ is just on the edge of Cruz Bay. I was honestly unsure of it my first time because it looks like it's practically in a junk yard on the side of the road. I'm so glad we stopped here for some BBQ take out. Candi's is the most legit BBQ I know of. I make sure to stop... More 

Thank tcadogan
San Francisco
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I shared the ribs and chicken. Finger licking good, and it felt nice to be able to support a locally run business. Fun crowd and also good for take-out.

Thank Dottie58
Holbrook, New York
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143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After traveling all day to get to St John, getting our car, checking into condo, doing a little food shopping at Starfish, we wanted something fast. We didn't feel like sitting in a restaurant, so we went to Candi's. We ordered BBQ chicken, with rice and beans, I got corn on cob, hubs got cole slaw. Rice and beans, corn... More 

Thank Phyllis10
St. Petersburg, Florida
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered ribs and chicken, and the portions were huge. The meats were moist rather than dry, and the BBQ was very flavorful. We highly recommend this place!

Thank Merclady
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the chicken and the rib plates with 2 sides each. The portion size is huge. The BBQ sauce was unique and delicious. The meats were slow cooked and falling off the bone. There was a great char on the meats, too! We should have split a meal, but now we have leftovers for later! The cook spoke very... More 

Thank Cary S
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure why anyone would stop here after our experience. Our chicken was dry, the ribs tasted burnt and the service was downright rude. You do get a lot of food but our leftovers never got eaten. Next!

1 Thank cad c
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best barbeque place on the island. There are lots of choices to eat in or take out. Call ahead, they will have your dinner ready.

Thank mels850
Fort Worth, Texas
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158 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We were excited to pick up some ribs and chicken from this place but was embarrassed when we were paying for our small order and was leaving when Candi said rudely, "HELLO!! We said "did we forget anything?" "My Tip!!" Not joking, not smiling, just rude. After she shamed us into tipping her she didn't even thank us. RUDE!! I... More 

1 Thank hillbilly60
Philadelphia, PA
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Authentic, home cooked Caribbean food. We get this as take out and eat a meal in one night on each of our stays in St John.

Thank lisasamuel
Troy, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very unlikely looking barbecue joint. Right on the road. You could easily pass it by. great ribs and the sides are good too.

Thank MadFarmerThomas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, 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?