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 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 290 reviewsTripadvisor (290)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, International, Grill
    Sunset Lane, St. John's Antigua
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  • #2
    The Cove Restaurant at The Blue Waters Resort
    #2 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 195 reviewsTripadvisor (195)
    $$ | 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 109 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 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 482 reviewsTripadvisor (482)
    $ | Caribbean, Fast Food
    St. Marys Street, St. John's Antigua
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  • #5
    Papa Zouk
    #5 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 461 reviewsTripadvisor (461)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Seafood
    Hilda Davis Dr., St. John's Antigua
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  • #6
    BeachLimerz
    #6 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 342 reviewsTripadvisor (342)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pizza
    Fort James Beach, St. John's Antigua
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  • #7
    Hemingway's Caribbean Cafe
    #7 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 870 reviewsTripadvisor (870)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    St Mary's St., St. John's Antigua
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  • #8
    C&C Wine House
    #8 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 543 reviewsTripadvisor (543)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, International, Wine Bar
    Redcliffe Quay 5 minute walk from Cruise Ship Port, St. John's Antigua
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  • #9
    Garden Grill at The Tides
    #9 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 105 reviewsTripadvisor (105)
    $ - $$ |
    Dutchman's Bay, St. John's Antigua
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  • #10
    The Larder
    #10 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 213 reviewsTripadvisor (213)
    $ - $$ | Sushi, International
    Royal Palm Place Friars Hill Road, St. John's Antigua
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  • #11
    Epicurean Fine Foods
    #11 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 185 reviewsTripadvisor (185)
    $ - $$ | Deli
    Epicurean Drive Friar's Hill, St. John's Caribbean Antigua
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  • #12
    Sandra's Beach shop Bar and Grill
    #12 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 160 reviewsTripadvisor (160)
    $ | Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
    Jolly Beach South Finger, St. John's Antigua
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  • #13
    Beach Bum Bar and Grill
    #13 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 92 reviewsTripadvisor (92)
    $ | American, Caribbean, Seafood, International, Bar
    Half Moon Bay, St. John's Antigua
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  • #14
    Cutie's Bar & Restaurant
    #14 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 109 reviewsTripadvisor (109)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar
    Redcliffe Street #2 Redcliffe Quay, St. John's Antigua
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  • #15
    Alligators Bar & Restaurant
    #15 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 73 reviewsTripadvisor (73)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    Lower High Street, St. John's Antigua
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  • #16
    Big Banana Pizza
    #16 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 288 reviewsTripadvisor (288)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Pizza, International
    Redcliffe Quay P. O. Box 665, St. John's Antigua
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  • #17
    Ana's On the Beach
    #17 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 472 reviewsTripadvisor (472)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Seafood
    Dickenson Bay, St. John's Antigua
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  • #18
    Putters Bar & Grill
    #18 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 142 reviewsTripadvisor (142)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, British, Pub
    Dickenson Bay, St. John's Antigua
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  • #19
    Kon Tiki Bar
    #19 of 109 Places to Eat in St. John's
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 95 reviewsTripadvisor (95)
    $ | Bar, Pub
    Marina Bay Rd. Dickenson Bay, St. John's Antigua
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  • #20
    Cafe Napoleon
    #20 of 109 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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