What to Eat in Antigua

Similar to neighboring Caribbean destinations, Antigua offers a wide variety of cuisine styles and restaurant settings, ranging from beachfront bars to fine dining eateries found at most of the island's top resorts. There are more than 100 restaurants on Antigua offering an eclectic mix of West Indian, Italian, French, Chinese and Swiss-German dishes. No matter where you decide to dine, you'll want to look for a few distinctly Antiguan foods on the menu.

Conch is a popular shellfish ingredient used found in chowders, curries, ceviches and fritters. Since its sourced right from the waters surrounding Antigua, you can bet the conch here is fresh and best enjoyed as a ceviche. Ducana, which is typically served as a side dish, has the appearance of a tamale since it's wrapped in a banana leaf. The dish is made from grated sweet potatoes and coconuts and seasoned with a variety of spices before being steamed. Fungee, Antigua's national dish, is similar to polenta or grits in that it's made from combining cornmeal and okra paste into balls. It's usually served with stews or meats and frequently plated alongside saltfish, a salt-cured and flaked white fish.

And, of course, no visit to Antigua would be complete with a sample of its rum. Popular rum punch doesn't usually include high-quality rums as these are traditionally enjoyed straight, so if you're hoping to indulge in the island's most famous variety, ask for the Cavalier Rum or English Harbour Rum from Antigua Distillery Limited.

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  • #1
    Stella Ristorante
    #1 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 285 reviewsTripAdvisor (285)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, International, Grill
    Sunset Lane, St. John's Antigua
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  • #2
    The Cove Restaurant at The Blue Waters Resort
    #2 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 194 reviewsTripAdvisor (194)
    $$ | French, Caribbean, Seafood
    Soldier's Bay, St. John's, St. John's Antigua
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  • #3
    Fred's Belgian Waffles and Ice Cream
    #3 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 255 reviewsTripAdvisor (255)
    $ |
    Redcliffe Quay, St. John's Antigua
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  • #4
    Roti King
    #4 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 481 reviewsTripAdvisor (481)
    $ | Caribbean, Fast Food
    St. Marys Street, St. John's Antigua
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  • #5
    Papa Zouk
    #5 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 453 reviewsTripAdvisor (453)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Seafood
    Hilda Davis Dr., St. John's Antigua
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  • #6
    BeachLimerz
    #6 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 335 reviewsTripAdvisor (335)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
    Fort James Beach, St. John's Antigua
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  • #7
    Garden Grill at The Tides
    #7 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 104 reviewsTripAdvisor (104)
    $ - $$ |
    Dutchman's Bay, St. John's Antigua
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  • #8
    Hemingways Caribbean Cafe & Restaurant
    #8 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 856 reviewsTripAdvisor (856)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
    Lower St. Mary's Street, St. John's Antigua
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  • #9
    C&C Wine House
    #9 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 543 reviewsTripAdvisor (543)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, International, Wine Bar
    Redcliffe Quay 5 minute walk from Cruise Ship Port, St. John's Antigua
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  • #10
    Epicurean Fine Foods
    #10 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 185 reviewsTripAdvisor (185)
    $ - $$ | Deli
    Epicurean Drive Friar's Hill, St. John's Caribbean Antigua
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  • #11
    The Larder
    #11 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 212 reviewsTripAdvisor (212)
    $ - $$ | Sushi, International, Deli
    Royal Palm Place Friars Hill Road, St. John's Antigua
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  • #12
    Sandra's Beach shop Bar and Grill
    #12 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 156 reviewsTripAdvisor (156)
    $ | Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
    Jolly Beach South Finger, St. John's Antigua
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  • #13
    Cutie's Bar & Restaurant
    #13 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 109 reviewsTripAdvisor (109)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar
    Redcliffe Street #2 Redcliffe Quay, St. John's Antigua
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  • #14
    Beach Bum Bar and Grill
    #14 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 86 reviewsTripAdvisor (86)
    $ - $$ | American, Caribbean, Seafood, International, Bar
    Half Moon Bay, St. John's Antigua
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  • #15
    Big Banana Pizza
    #15 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 289 reviewsTripAdvisor (289)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Pizza, International
    Redcliffe Quay P. O. Box 665, St. John's Antigua
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  • #16
    Alligators Bar & Restaurant
    #16 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 70 reviewsTripAdvisor (70)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    Lower High Street, St. John's Antigua
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  • #17
    Kon Tiki Bar
    #17 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 86 reviewsTripAdvisor (86)
    $ | Bar, Pub
    Marina Bay Rd. Dickenson Bay, St. John's Antigua
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  • #18
    Putters Bar & Grill
    #18 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 140 reviewsTripAdvisor (140)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, British, Pub
    Dickenson Bay, St. John's Antigua
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  • #19
    Ana's On the Beach
    #19 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 468 reviewsTripAdvisor (468)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Seafood
    Dickenson Bay, St. John's Antigua
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  • #20
    Cafe Napoleon
    #20 of 108 Places to Eat in St. John's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 150 reviewsTripAdvisor (150)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary
    Redcliffe Quay, St. John's Antigua
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