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Top 6 Lunch Restaurants in St John

on May 24, 2019

Everyone wants to know the best lunch restaurants to grab some food during a day on St John. I don’t wan’t you to get hangry, so I’ll get to the punch (or should I say rum punch).

Choosing where to eat on vacation can be stressful when there are many options in one location. Love City Food Tours was invented to make that decision easier for you!

If you still can’t decide where to eat after reading this guide, let us choose for you and come along one of our food tours! We will give you the inside scoop on where to eat and what to do in St John!

Our top 6 picks for lunch restaurants on St John

(in no particular order)

The Lime Inn


Cuisine: Seafood, Modern Caribbean
Price: $$
Location: Cruz Bay STJ
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am till 9:30pm. Sat 5:30pm till 9:30pm

Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean at this farm-to-table inspired location, which offers the friendly atmosphere of your neighborhood bar in a slightly more upscale environment. The menu consists of staples such as the famous clam chowder and frozen key lime pie, and a seasonal selection of fresh local fish and ingredients. Lunchtime Bonus, their happy hour lasts from 11:30am-5:30pm Mon-Friday!

St John Brewer’s Tap Room

Cuisine: American, Craft Brewery
Price: $$
Location: Cruz Bay STJ
Hours: Sun-Sat 11am till 12am

Located on the second floor of Mongoose Junction, you’ll find a great selection of hand-crafted made-on-St-John beers brewed with love in Love City! You’ll also find a wonderful selection of appetizers and meals on a pub-style menu served in a relaxed island-brewpub atmosphere equipped with AC for a cool break from the hot island sun!

De Coal Pot

Cuisine: Traditional Caribbean
Price: $$
Location: Cruz Bay STJ
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am till 4pm & 4:30pm till 9pm

This popular spot is the place to find traditional West Indian cuisine in the heart of Cruz Bay.  The newly renovated St John location offers a relaxing and quaint atmosphere serving the best authentic Virgin Island dishes representing the history of Caribbean cuisine and culture. Hot roti’s, chicken soup, oxtail, stewed seafood, and other local favorites can be found here! We recommend an order of the sweet plantains with your meal!

Woody’s Seafood Saloon

Cuisine: American, Seafood
Price: $
Location: Cruz Bay STJ
Hours: Sun-Sat 11am till 12-2am

This hole in the wall is an island institution serving local rum drinks, speedy service, and a world famous happy hour daily from 3-6pm. Their menu consists of local bar favorites, such as fried shrimp, conch fritters, and their famous rum punch, as well as classics like wings and burgers. The atmosphere is always fun and the location is perfect for people watching. To top it off, the prices can’t be beat and the shark bites are one of St John’s hidden treasures.. You don’t want to miss this pick for lunch on St John.

Looking to venture outside of Cruz Bay…


Lime Out

Cuisine: Taco Bar
Price: $$$
Location: Hansen Bay STJ
Hours: Tues-Sun 11:30am till 5pm
*Note, currently closed for the season & re-opens Oct 1st 2019.

Lime Out is a floating taco boat that is accessible by water. Complete with tacos, craft cocktails + a floating bar. Their are two ways to get here, by boat or by land. If you come by land, you will need a canoe, paddleboard or other watercraft to reach the boat. However, there are some available to rent per hour. Note, no one is allowed to board the taco boat and they will not serve individuals that swim from the shore. There is a floating bar and mats to sit on in the water while you eat and drink your lunch at this unique restaurant on St John!

Skinny Legs

Cuisine: American, Casual
Price: $
Location: Coral Bay STJ
Hours: Sun-Sat 11am till 8pm

If you want to try somewhere off the beaten path, this laidback sandwich restaurants is the lunch place for you! Skinny Legs is located in Coral Bay on the quiet side of St John. It is not directly on the water but offers a sail-cloth-for-a-ceiling, open-air bar and grill where you can relax with the locals and enjoy seriously good food and drinks at affordable prices. Not to mention the service is always amazing and fast!

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