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The Lime Inn

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20 Cruz Bay Qtr, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-776-6425
11:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Clifton Park, NY
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed cocktails at the bar, served by Adam and then back to the dining room for dinner thanks to reservations made with Chelsea earlier in the day. Great wine, and good menu. Our food was excellent - seafood and Mahi Mahi was very fresh! Great service.

Thank truecompanion
Mars Hill, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family took me here for my 40th birthday dinner. We were all so excited to try The Lime Inn and try the lobster. There were 5 of us and we all had lobster and it tasted very bland. I was disappointed in the meal. Our bill was around $300-$350 for 5 and that included all of our drinks. We... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our absolute favorite restaurant a few years ago, but not the same this time. Could have just been an off night, but we were disappointed. Ordered their famous grilled lobster, and it was overdone and tough. Another dish did not come as described by the waitress. We also waited for about an hour after ordering. An expensive restaurant,... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They have a wide variety of menu options Food was fun and tasty with an island flair. We enjoyed our selves The only problem is The drink glasses are too small! One of the best on the island

Thank Fairbanksborn
Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here several times in the week. I loved their fresh fish and plate choices. It's quaint but fabulous.

Thank JanueK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful dinner and the food was excellent. I ordered the whole red snapper and it was amazing. The feel of the restaurant was great as well as the friendly staff. I will return again next year while visiting.

Thank Debra D
Chesterfield, Missouri
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here on our honeymoon 22 years ago and we never skip this restaurant when we come to St. John! It is a cozy, warm and inviting place with friendly servers and dependably good food. We love it because it hasn't changed much in over 20 years! Now our kids love it, too.

Thank Aimee E
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a local St Johner recommend this restaurant, so we gave it a try. The atmosphere was a great "taste" of the local St John scene, which we love to experience on trips. The service/staff was/were OUTSTANDING! Friendly, helpful, willing to share with us their island likes. Can't say enough about Mark and Adam, especially. The food was a... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I make a point of eating at the Lime Inn every year I'm in St. John. Their seafood is as fresh as can be. I've literally seen them carry in fresh-caught tuna and mahi while I was eating. It's a little pricey, but everything in St. John is pricey!

Thank Brian N
Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great casual restaurant for grilled lobster and fish. Decent wine list at reasonable prices. Sit at the bar, the back has kind of funky lighting and blaster fans.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Cruz Bay Qtr, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-776-6425
The Lime Inn restaurant is located in downtown Cruz Bay and has been a favorite between locals and visitors alike since 1984. Still owned and operated by owners Rich and Chris Meyer, your St. John experience is not complete without a visit to our open-air restaurant and a taste of our extensive menu. We are known for our wonderful staff and delicious and consistent meals. Join us for fresh grilled Caribbean Lobster or our whole jerk seasoned and pan seared snapper! You can also eat light with our selection of salads or our famous clam chowder. But don't forget, you can't finish up lunch or dinner without famous Key Lime pie. We are open for Lunch Monday thru Saturday from 11:30 to 3, happy hour from Monday thru Saturfay 11:30 am-5:30 pm and dinner Monday thru Saturday from 5:30 to 9:30

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