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What to Eat in U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands offer an assortment of restaurant options that range from white tablecloth establishments to affordable diners and fast food joints. For a  good meal, try Frenchtown or Red Hook restaurants in St. Thomas, or the eateries by Cruz Bay on St. John. There are also a handful of good options on St. Croix's West End. 

Most restaurants in those areas will give you the coddling tourist experience, but you might also find the opportunity to try something more authentic. Look for menu options like pate (ground beef, chicken or salted cod wrapped and deep-fried in dough), johnnycake (deep-fried dough), fungi (corn meal) or peas and rice (kidney beans or lentils with brown rice) to eat like a Virgin Islander.

Find the Best Restaurants in U.S. Virgin Islands

  • #1
    Side Street Pub
    #1 of 63 Places to Eat in Charlotte Amalie
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 430 reviewsTripAdvisor (430)
    $ - $$ | American, Caribbean, Bar, Pub
    5130 Trompeter's Gade, Creque's Alley, Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
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  • #2
    Pizza Pi
    #2 of 241 Places to Eat in St. Thomas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 464 reviewsTripAdvisor (464)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    Great St James Island, 00802 St. Thomas
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  • #3
    Dinghy's Beach Bar and Grill
    #3 of 241 Places to Eat in St. Thomas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 997 reviewsTripAdvisor (997)
    $ | American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
    10 Honeymoon Beach Water Island, 00802 St. Thomas
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  • #2
    Beuchert's Beer Garden
    #2 of 63 Places to Eat in Charlotte Amalie
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 346 reviewsTripAdvisor (346)
    $ | Caribbean, Bar, Pub, American
    17 Main Street across from Palm Passage, next to Hot Look, Charlotte Amalie 00804 St. Thomas
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  • #5
    Latte's In Paradise
    #5 of 241 Places to Eat in St. Thomas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 124 reviewsTripAdvisor (124)
    $ | American, Cafe
    American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook American Yacht Harbour in Red Hook St. Thomas
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  • #3
    Amalia Cafe
    #3 of 63 Places to Eat in Charlotte Amalie
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1063 reviewsTripAdvisor (1063)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    5143 Palm Psge, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6416 St. Thomas
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  • #1
    Heidi's Honeymoon Grill
    #1 of 1 Places to Eat in Water Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 323 reviewsTripAdvisor (323)
    $ | American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Grill
    Honeymoon Beach, 00802 St. Thomas
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  • #8
    Gladys' Cafe
    #8 of 241 Places to Eat in St. Thomas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2198 reviewsTripAdvisor (2198)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    5600 Royal Dane Mall Suite #9, 00802-6410 St. Thomas
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  • #1
    The Twisted Cork Cafe
    #1 of 5 Places to Eat in Frenchtown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 383 reviewsTripAdvisor (383)
    $ - $$ | American, Wine Bar, Cajun & Creole, International
    3525 Honduras, Frenchtown 00802-6457 St. Thomas
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  • #1
    Island Time Pub
    #1 of 15 Places to Eat in East End
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 821 reviewsTripAdvisor (821)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
    American Yacht Harbor Red Hook St. Thomas
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  • #11
    Thirteen
    #11 of 241 Places to Eat in St. Thomas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 542 reviewsTripAdvisor (542)
    $$ | Pizza, Contemporary
    13A Estate Dorothea Rt. 33 Crown Mountain Road St. Thomas
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  • #2
    Oceana Restaurant & Bistro
    #2 of 5 Places to Eat in Frenchtown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1036 reviewsTripAdvisor (1036)
    $$ | Caribbean, Seafood, International, Grill, Contemporary
    8 Honduras Villa Olga, Frenchtown 00802 St. Thomas
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  • #4
    Greengos Caribbean Cantina
    #4 of 63 Places to Eat in Charlotte Amalie
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1065 reviewsTripAdvisor (1065)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Healthy
    5185 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6400 St. Thomas
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  • #2
    Pesce Italian
    #2 of 15 Places to Eat in East End
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1330 reviewsTripAdvisor (1330)
    $$ | Italian, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    1 American Yacht Harbor St Thomas, 00802 St. Thomas
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  • #5
    Rum Island Pub
    #5 of 63 Places to Eat in Charlotte Amalie
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 109 reviewsTripAdvisor (109)
    $ | Pub
    31 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6766 St. Thomas
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  • #16
    Frenchtown Deli
    #16 of 241 Places to Eat in St. Thomas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 211 reviewsTripAdvisor (211)
    $ | American, Cafe
    3503 Suite 3 Honduras, 00802 St. Thomas
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  • #17
    The Tap & Still Redhook
    #17 of 241 Places to Eat in St. Thomas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1183 reviewsTripAdvisor (1183)
    $ | American, Pub
    123 American Yacht Harbor Redhook, 00802 St. Thomas
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  • #18
    Virgilio's
    #18 of 241 Places to Eat in St. Thomas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 542 reviewsTripAdvisor (542)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    5150 Dronningens Gade Ste 7 Charlotte Amalie, 00802-6924 St. Thomas
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  • #19
    Fresh Bistro
    #19 of 241 Places to Eat in St. Thomas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 203 reviewsTripAdvisor (203)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    Yacht Haven Grande Next to Havensight/WICO dock St. Thomas
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  • #20
    Jen's Island Cafe and Deli
    #20 of 241 Places to Eat in St. Thomas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 417 reviewsTripAdvisor (417)
    $ - $$ | American, Caribbean, Bar, Cafe
    43-46 Norre Gade St. Thomas
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