St. Croix is truly blessed to have a LOT of excellent restaurants.
Ranging from 5 Wine Spectator Award winning restaurants to fast food joints, and everything in between. We really have it all.
We have listed many of our favorite restaurants below.
This is by no means a complete list as we can't eat out 3 meals a day, but it does represent many of the ones we know and love.
We strongly advise checking a restaurant's website or Facebook page to make sure of their operating hours and other changes that are just too many for us to keep up with. This is especially true during summer and fall months.
If you're diving with us (and why else would you be on this wetsite?) our crew will be happy to tell you about their favorites and steer towards various nightly specials that they know about.
Strand Street at the Club Comanche Hotel
A cozy, urban, multi-award-winning Christiansted restaurant focusing on simply great food. They have a passion for sustainability and focus on locally sourced, fresh ingredients to bring the best food to the table, supporting the local island community.
Northside road near Cane Bay, at the Waves at Cane Bay hotel
Ama is a sustainable seafood restaurant focused on the foodways of the Americas.
They work with local farmers, environmentally responsible fisherman and divers for the direction of their menu.
At Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel
Dining at the Beach Side Café is truly an extraordinary experience. Lunches are casual, breezy, and scrumptious, and dinner is simply a magical moment wrapped up into a perfect evening. The Iguana Lounge features daily Happy Hour specials and small plates to accompany your favorite cocktail.
On the east end of St. Croix across from The Reef condos
Frank Duggan (and now his family) have been providing fine dining and the most reliable source of fresh seafood for well over 30 years.
Church Street in downtown Christiansted
Galangal specializes in French Asian Fusion cuisine. Their bar features hand-crafted cocktails and an extensive wine list.
In Green Cay Marina east of Christiansted
Waterfront Dining at Green Cay Marina. A go-to location for Steaks and Seafood in St. Croix since 1984.
Strand Street in Christiansted at the Club Comanche Hotel
Japanese style steak house with sushi
Hospital Street on the eastern edge of Christiansted just beyond the Fort
Savant’s menu is eclectic with iconic house favorites. They buy fresh fish and lobster daily off the boats from the local fishermen. The fresh fish has three preparations on the menu, is incorporated with curries, enchiladas, fajitas and with our daily specials. We focus on farm-to-table incorporating local produce from island farmers–spicy mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, edible flowers, and herbs all combine to create healthy, fresh and delectable dishes.
Queen Cross Street in downtown Christiansted (only a block from SCUBA!)
A wonderful restaurant run by the Kendrick family who are St Croix restauranteur icons. Classic, flavorful, uncomplicated. Dine in their beautiful open-air courtyard or in the historical Danish modern air conditioned dining room.
King Cross street in downtown Christiansted
On the Strand Street waterfront in Frederiksted a block or so from SCUBA
On Northside Road (RT 75)
Award Winning BBQ Brisket, Pork & Ribs. Also serving 1/2 lb. all beef Burgers (voted Best in the VI St. Croix 2014, 2015&16) Hot Dogs, Fish, Burritos, Homemade Chicken Pot Pies, Italian Sausages fabulous homemade desserts and daily specials. Live music Fridays 5-9pm Call for schedule of Friday & Saturday (afternoon) Backyard concerts.
East end road at Sierra Verde in Cotton Valley
Blue Water Terrace offers a deli with sandwiches and salads, a bar with a creative happy hour menu and drink specials, lots of interesting dinner options and steak and seafood with all the fixings. That’s not all! Brunch with eggs, waffles, stuffed French toast and omelets will be served from 9am to 3pm every day, and there is also a coffee bar with specialty coffee drinks and shakes, homemade ice cream, gourmet pizzas and Lori’s famous fried chicken.
On King Street in downtown Christiansted in a cool historic building.
Dine in air conditioned comfort for lunch or dinner. Daily specials include fresh lobster, soups, quiche, large freshly prepared salads, pasta, fish and more.
Right on the Christiansted Boardwalk
Good food and a great place to people watch everyone strolling along the Boardwalk.
In the Apothacary Courtyard on Company Street in Christiansted
Specializing in homemade French-inspired cuisines, using local products.
Courtyard in the historic Pentheny building on King Street in Christiansted
Breakfast or lunch, that you'll feel good about eating, you’ve come to the right place.
Café fresco has the tastiest, freshly made lunches and a service you’ll come to expect and enjoy.
East end road
Castaways is a bar and restaurant that is for locals and tourist alike. Great food and drinks at great prices, with an atmosphere that feels like a pub with an ocean view.
Located on the East end of St. Croix, offering classic American food and daily specials to mix things up. Our open air bar has happy hour prices and something going on all day and night. Play horse shoes, foosball, darts, or watch your favorite team on game day, while enjoying great food and a Buck Island view.
On Company Street in downtown Christiansted
Hang out in cold a/c, watch your favorite sports team, and enjoy our daily events and specials! Great food, cold beer and creative cocktails!
In the Caravelle Arcade just behind SCUBA
The Virgin Islands' Best Sushifresh from the sea to your plate in the heart of Historic Christiansted. Sashimi, Nigiri & Dozens of Delectable Rolls!
A Japanese restaurant type of establishment offering authentic Japanese food.
Most customers rave about the Cruzan Lobster Roll. Spicy tuna rolls are some of the best in town.
East end road at the Coakley Bay condos
Seasonal restaurant that is normally open from October'ish till April'ish. They have other locations in Ohio and Colorado.
Strand Street less than a block from SCUBA
On Strand Street in Frederiksted a couple of blocks from SCUBA
A waterfront bar and restaurant on the west shore with an awesome view. Tacos, nachos, burgers, salads, Sunday brunch and more. Open 7 days.
Gallows Bay about a mile from Christiansted
Right on the Christiansted Boardwalk in a restored sugar mill
The same great people who run 40 Strand and Toast have now opened The Mill, a boardwalk bar with brick oven pizza and, in our opinion the best pizza on the island and more. Great place to people watch with a wonderful view of the harbor.
On the Christiansted Boardwalk at the Holger Danske Hotel
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week.
They have a bottomless champagne Sunday brunch.
Live music a couple of night a week.
East end road just past the fort
Nauti Bar and Grille is an air conditioned sports bar inside, with an awesome outdoor patio area with games and a big screen TV. You will enjoy the Caribbean breeze while sitting on the water of Gallows Bay, eating delicious Texas BBQ and
Gallows Bay next to the ferry dock
Soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, pasta. Lunch and dinner.
At the Palms at Pelican Cove Resort
The natural setting of The Palms Restaurant underscores the award winning flavors coming from the kitchen. The atmosphere can be dressed up or down; Ocean view dining is available in their open-air beach side pavilion or in the Dining Room. The Palms Restaurant is a favorite among locals and has very reasonable prices.
Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Mon-Thurs 7:30 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat 7:30 am- 11 pm, Sun 8 am-10 pm
Northshore road (RT 80 @ RT 73)
Fresh local ingredients from St.Croix's many farms and local fisherman. At Rowdy Joe's you can also access wireless internet with an espresso on our open air deck or come inside to watch your favorite sports with one of our local fruit margaritas. Don't leave without having some of Chef Scott's homemade ice cream, like the French vanilla praline or espresso white chocolate chip
In the Caravelle Hotel facing the Christiansted Boardwalk
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Thursday through Monday plus Sunday Brunch.
There's also the attached Deck Bar serving light bites and great drinks with a wonderful view.
Right on the Boardwalk at the Caravelle Hotel in Christiansted.
This is where you'll find the SCUBA crew a LOT. Our boat docks right in front of the hotel.
Right on the water about a mile and a half north of Frederiksted
One-of-a kind sunsets and beautiful views! Relax on the beach, catch a live performance on their famous stage by the islands best musicians, dance, eat great fare, jet ski, snorkel, and food is great too.
A little hard to find but worth it. Over looking Great Salt Pond on the beautiful south shore of St. Croix. Estate Petronella.
Locally inspired cuisine with a new twist and the freshest ingredients.
Locally crafted beer, great wine selection, fresh squeezed cocktails. Homemade desserts.
On the Boardwalk
Handcrafted burgers using the highest quality cuts of beef to ensure exceptional flavor that is fresh, never frozen. Also, offering hand cut fries, house made veggie burgers, and extensive selection of chicken wings & sandwiches.
In Sion Farm, (obviously). Google maps will get you to them as it's hard to describe here
Not only is the food good but you might be able to see Mutiny Breadfruit Vodka in the making right before you eyes. (It'll be the best vodka you ever tasted).
On Queen Cross street in Christiansted a block from SCUBA
Island-made wine crafted from the worlds finest grapes. Varietals for every palate. Peruse their website, explore their wine clubs, tour their winery, or come into their tasting room to experience St Croix's only winery. Fine wines and small plates can be expected.
Upstairs at the head of the pier just above SCUBA's west shore dive shop
Tap Deck has a diverse and unique menu with something for everyone! Every day at 5pm, our dinner specials are posted on Facebook–including our daily vegan options! Thursday is Ramen Night and Friday is Taco night!
In the Pan Am Pavilion across the street from SCUBA
A great place for breakfast and/or lunch. Venezuelan themed arrepas, salads, sandwiches, breakfast items, and killer bloody marys.
Open 7 days a week
East end road
The best gas station food in the world. Whether you are having one of their traditional island dishes, some good old fashion BBQ, or one of their delicious sandwiches, you will not be disappointed!
In King's Alley just off of the Boardwalk
Southern Cajun Creole Cuisine with an Island Flare! Serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Their motto is “Cold beer, good food, warm smiles.” And they deliver on all three!! The food is really good and the portions generous and reasonably priced.
East end road just beyond Green Cay Marina
Serving lunch and dinner everyday. Daily specials and fresh seafood. Full bar and specialty frozen drinks. Live entertainment on the weekends. Casual atmosphere and moderate prices.
In the Apothecary Courtyard on Company Street
Great and cheap mexican food and the best frozen margaritas on the planet. Hint: Don't fall for the cheapie house margaritas because after three or four of them you'll see things that aren't there. Lenny the owner is usually the bartender and chef and is always funny.
On the south end of Strand Street in Frederiksted just below Louie and Nachos
Great deli on the waterfront if Frederiksted for a post dive sandwich. And their sandwiches are huge!
On The Boardwalk right next to the Seaplane base
Specializing in Caribbean street food & beverages including sea food, curry chicken, beef and pork.
Northside road a few miles west of Christiansted
Hearty, mid-to-upper-scale dishes are prepared in a family-style atmosphere. Burton Peterson, our award-winning, local chef, prepares our dishes with love and passion. He cooks 'land to sea' dishes such as Savory Stewed Chicken, Salt Fish Gundy, Red Peas Soup, Catch-of-the-Day Snapper or Mahi Mahi in a Creole sauce, fresh Local Steak, and mouth watering Coconut Bread Pudding for dessert.
In Peter's Rest near Sion Farm
Caribbean & Spanish dishes with daily specials from freshly caught fish, local meats, vegetables and more flavors of the Caribbean than any other.
On Queen Cross Street in Christiansted about two blocks from SCUBA
Vegan and fish dishes. Daily combo plates
On King Street about 3 blocks from SCUBA in Christiansted
About as local as you can get. Small place right on King street. Fresh fish including lobster, chicken, stew beef, curry goat, and ox tail.
Across from the remains of the Villa LaReine shopping center on North Side Road (RT 70) a couple of blocks north of the intersection with the Centerline Rd (RT 75)
This place is an icon. They're famous for their roasted and stewed chicken but they also have beef and goat and local seafood.
On King Street at the western end of Christiansted
Very local and very good food. They're especially known for their Roti but there's a lot more from which to choose.
On northside road (RT 70) a few miles west of Christiansted.
Steaks, salmon, chicken and more.