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Barefoot Cowboy

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Upstairs in The Lumber Yard, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-228-5200
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15:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped in after getting off the ferry. We spoke to the bartender, Sarah, she was very helpful when we asked what we should do for the day in Cruz Bay. She suggested Salomon Bay. It was amazing! By far the best Beach we visited this whole trip. We also met some locals who were more than... More 

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Thank Ruby-121212
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

So glad Sarah helped you plan your day, she sure is an asset here at Barefoot ! Thanks for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated. Regards Liz More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really all I did was go in and ask for a bathroom key. I wasn't a customer at the time, though I would've liked to go back. Our trip just didn't allow it. The bartender was very friendly and personable and treated me like he'd seen me in there before. If this small interaction was an example, this would probably... More 

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Thank HoodlumOfMercy
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this, Julian does a great job of welcoming people. I let him know about your review. Regards Liz More 

Roswell, Georgia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BBQ on an island... I was skeptical. One of the best nights we had. Very friendly. One man band doing Zac Brown, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson... all the songs you like to sing out loud with friends. I had the pork which was great, hubby said brisket was great. We'll go back !

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Thank Lynn Y
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, it is very much appreciated. Hope we see you again, Regards Liz More 

Franklin, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being from North Carolina, my hubby & I do not usually eat BBQ outside of the state. Well, with that being said, a server at a different restaurant suggested our last meal on St John be at Barefoot Cowboy the following day. We obliged and were really shocked. On getting out of the jeep we could smell the delicious smoked... More 

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Thank lcavanah
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

We were so glad to have you, and well done for braving that rain, it was pretty heavy. Pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your food, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We hope you will come see us again on your next visit to St John. Regards Liz More 

Narberth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A few seconds from Wharfside, this place is a gem. AMAZING food, amazing service. Onsite owner. Warm and fun atmosphere. You couldn't ask for a better evening.

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Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Glad you enjoyed your experience with us, hope we see you again. Regards Liz More 

Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in St. John, this is a must do. Great BBQ, good old fashion, easy going bar. The waitstaff and owner were genuinely kind and engaging. I can't say enough, you just need to go. At The Lumber Yard, follow the yellow footprints up the hill and around the corner.

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Thank quimby420
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. So glad you enjoyed your visit with us. It was very nice to meet you. Hope the rest of your vacation went well. Regards Liz More 

Wildwood, Georgia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great barbecue perfectly smoked brisket. Portions are large if you leave hungry then you didn't eat at all. Wait staff and hosts were very enjoyable.

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Thank dawgman979
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed the brisket. Steve is quickly becoming "famous" here for it :) Thanks for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated. Liz More 

Gaines, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent and the prices were the best around. We ordered a loaded bake potato with brisket and loaded Mac n cheese with brisket and it was great. I wish I had some now.

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Thank RosyButterfield
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed our food - you picked two of the most popular dishes at the moment ! Thanks for taking the time for writing your review, it is much appreciated. Liz More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

What do you say. Great staff. They really put their love into the food. Everything on the menu gets a thumbs up. Fritopie wow umm. The Mac n cheese is to die for and with the beans. Yum yum. The make their own BQ sauce and boy it's a good one. The portions are big and the cost is very... More 

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Thank Kris D
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

What an awesome review, thank you so much ! Thanks too for recognizing how hard Steve works on his BBQ, it really is a labor of love for him. Cheers Liz More 

Galveston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Can't wait to go back. The day before we ate at the restaurant I pulled into customs and could smell the food. I new I had to return the next day to eat. I was not disappointed Great food and Great owners. Thanks Rachel, We will see ya soon.

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Thank jeffwalden
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

So glad you decided to come in and try our food. We appreciate your custom and taking the time to write a review. Hope we see you again. Regards Liz More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
15:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 22:00
Thursday
15:00 - 22:00
Friday
15:00 - 22:00
Saturday
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs in The Lumber Yard, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-228-5200
Description
Barefoot Cowboy in Cruz Bay on the beautiful island of St. John in the USVI serves fresh cooked Texas BBQ. Smoked brisket is our specialty. We also offer ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Our sauces are made in house and all our sides are made from scratch. We are open from everyday from noon until we sell out !

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