This page updated January 25, 2021
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.
"When you see text in italicized green, those are personal comments about the restaurant by us"
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.
40 is now an Italian restaurant serving dinner from 6p-9p Tuesday through Saturday. We just dined with them last night (2/5) and the food was amazing. I think my delicous lasagna contained enough for 3 servings. You definitley want to make reservations.
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.
Toes in the sand (literally in the sand) dining featuring award winning appetizers, seafood, steaks, and vegan options with daily dinner and drink specials
SCOTB has recently completely renovated the dining area of the restaurant and it's great. Much more open and still with a killer view of the beach and western shore of the island. You can't get a much better sunset setting. We also had their Sunday brunch and it was very very good.
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.
"One of the very first restaurants I tried out over 30 years ago when I moved here. It was great then and it's still wonderful now. Their Whiskey Lobster is an amazing dish that's not to be missed. Frank is there almost every night overseeing everything even with his daughter Madeleine running things. (She just had a baby so there's another generation of great restauranteurs on the way"
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.
"As mentioned in the description above the Galleon has been on St. Croix since 1984. It was closed for a few years and recently re-opened with a new (and fabulous) Chef. The good has always been great but it's world class now. The tuna on the menu is amazing and there's always some wonderful specials. Live music occassionally and a special wine pairing dinner every other Sunday night"
At the corner of Company and Queen Cross Streets in Christiansted
This restaurant is so new (we were at their first true dinner service this past Thursday night) that I don't have much info on them including no Facebook or Instagram pages. The food was spot on and we had amazing service.
Strand Street in Christiansted at the Club Comanche Hotel
The first Japanese teppanyaki steakhouse-inspired restaurant on St. Croix! R.A.W.’s historic building was originally used to hold people coming off the boat and awaiting medical examinations before being allowed to enter the island (notice the coral walls and bars on the windows), but today you can come savor craft cocktails, a wide array of rums & wines, a teppanyaki section, sushi, popular starters, and delicious desserts. Plus, Sake Bombs! Visit our beautiful restaurant and luscious courtyard for a memorable dining experience, from 6pm to 10 pm Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations available. Check Facebook and Instagram for updates and our menu. Inquire about hosting your next event at R.A.W. – on-site catering available!
I love everything about this restaurnant, from the historic setting, to the wonderful food and drink and great service. My favorit is the Snow Crab legs (pictured below).
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.
"Consistency has been Savant's claim to fame for years. It is consistently one of the best restaurants on St. Croix. A huge list of nightly specials adds to an already great menu. The courtyard in the back is great during cooler months and there's always the air conditioned front dining room for those warmer summer months"
In the Strand Square Courtyard right behind SCUBA's west shore dive shop
Frederiksted’s newest dining destination! Romantic outdoor courtyard dining featuring hand cut steaks, fresh seafood, homemade pastas and an extensive wine list. Lunch is more casual featuring burgers, fish tacos, lobster carbonara and other fun options. Open for lunch Tues-Sat 12-3, Dinner 6-9, Sunday brunch 11-4. Closed Mondays.
Everything is great but their fries are out of this world delicous.
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.
"Knowing the Kendrick family's reputation for fine dining we were at Too Chez the very first night they were open and they knocked it out of the park (not easy on a first night when you'd expect some hitches). We've eaten there almost weekly since and it's been excellent every-single-time."
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.
At Salt River Marina
Located in salt river marina ready to serve the people of st.croix and visitors alike. Fresh seafood,pasta, and ice cream
At The Fred resort on the waterfront in Frederiksted
Eat With Fred is an elegant yet casual beachfront dining venue with beautiful vistas of St. Croix's western shore including our world famous sunsets. Please come as you are, straight from a fun day at the beach or dress up in your most glamorous island attire.
"Hotels are always associated with great food but this one sure is. The Fred hasn't been open long, and their restaurant even less, but it's been great from the first plate they served. And you can't beat the view"
East end road at the Coakley Bay condos
The third and newest addition to the Goat Soup and Whiskey restaurants.
The St Croix location is open seasonally, December-April. The Goat features three homemade soups a day, handcrafted cocktails often using fresh local fruits, fantastic wine list, house cut steaks on our after 5 dinner menu, fresh seafood specials daily, a variety of salads and sandwiches for lunch, and a delicious Sunday Brunch.
The Goat values their friendly, customer-service oriented staff and their made from scratch to order dishes. Come meet the family! Reservations are recommended.
Open 11:30-9 Daily
Sunday Brunch 10:30-2:30 with Lunch and Dinner to follow.
"They are back and open for season again"
At Cane Bay Beach
Run by the people that bring your Leatherback beer which is locally made on St. Croix. Most locals know this as Leatherback Landing.
Drinks made just for you and a serious beer list accompany a fresh and diverse menu perfect in all seasons. Local cuisine at The Landing means a delicious sampling of American bar food, with a seafood flair and plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.
Right next to the airport off of RT 66 just west of RT 64
Salads, wraps, pizzas, and more. Plus you get to try the many awesome Leatherback Beers that are brewed on site.
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
Simply put, The Mill has exceptional harbor views, friendly service, and the best pizza on St. Croix! This open air, waterfront pizzeria is best described with these notes: open kitchen, local wood fired pizza, custom built brick oven, fresh dough made in-house daily, charred and chewy crust, and Cosa Nostra cheese. More than just pizza, The Mill offers gluten free ‘anti-pizza’ menu items, from Yellowfin tuna poke, kale salad, and rum cake ice cream sandwiches. Enjoy amazing sunsets, an eclectic mix of locals and visitors, and fast and friendly service. That pretty much sums it up! Walk-ins welcome. Takeout available.
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.
Company Street in Christiansted about a block and a half from SCUBA
A ramen restaurant inspired by one of Japan’s popular fast foods. Recognized by homemade noodles and broths that are prepared for hours, NOK NOK Noodle brings a slurp-worthy meal packed with plenty of lip-smacking deliciousness to St. Croix, USVI.
On the water on the east end of Cane Bay
A pretty cool little beach bar right on the water at Cane Bay. A favorite for both St. Croix locals and island visitors, delicious meals prepared to order from fresh ingredients. Experience friendly service at the bar, and a chance to meet a congenial crowd at perhaps the best view on the entire North Shore.
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.
"One of my favorite restaurants on St. Croix. Not only is it really really convenient to our dive shop but they have consistently (for over 20 years now) served great food with a wonderful view of the Boardwalk and Christiansted harbor. The picture shown above was a Sesame Crusted Yellow Fin Tuna that had been caught earlier in the day. It was amazing."
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.
"While Salt at Great Pond does some wonderful dinners, it's their Brunch that I absolutley love. Pretty much a once-a-week thing for me."
On east end road next door to Seaside Market
Deliciously cold adult beverages, creamy frozen drinks for all ages and real good food! From Burgers, Wraps, Chicken & Fish Baskets to Tex-mex specialties like Quesadillas, Fajitas and Tacos. Serving great apps like Home Made & Hand Battered Cheese Sticks, Mushrooms and Calamari and Island Famous Chicken Wings served by our friendly staff while you watch your favorite sporting event, play Bingo, sing Karaoke or dance to our House DJ’s.
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 Island Vodka in the making right before you eyes. There's a great selection of specialty drinks available that change to match the flavors of whatever "limited edition" infusions they have available.
It's not only a fun lunch spot where you can sometimes see Mutiny Island Vodka being distelled right before your eyes but you can often try whatever new limited edition infusions that they're constantly coming up with. My favorite is Smoked Pepper."
On the south end of Strand Street in Frederiksted next to Louie and Nachos
BBQ restaurant and bottle shop.
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
Enjoy outdoor balcony views of the Frederiksted Pier or Indoor AC!
Tap Deck features a creative small bites menu, including several vegan options, along with the West End’s largest draft beer selection and craft cocktails! Sushi night is Wednesday and daily chef specials are posted on Facebook! Open 7 days a week 3-11pm!
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
"This is one of the toughest restaurant seats to get on St. Croix because the food is so good, and the place is a bit small. It's well worth the wait though. Check out those Bloody Marys in the photo above, shrimp, bacon, olives, pickles, and still room for the liquid"
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
Boot Straps Bar And Grill Creating Southern New Orleans styled cuisine with a little island flair”.
Brunch 10-2 pm Wednesday-Friday & 10-4pm Sunday and/or for dinner 5-9pm Wednesday-Saturday in the spacious courtyard with plenty of room in respect to social distancing
Serving warm smiles and cold drinks . Are you hungry or thirsty ?
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.
Across from Government House in downtown Christiansted
The Courtyard offers a large variety of organic healthy juices, smoothies, coffee, baked goods, breakfast and lunch.
On Strand Street in Frederiksted about a block from SCUBA's west shore location
Lost Dog Pub located in downtown Frederiksted is located one block from Frederiksted Pier. Serving the best pizza in town and now a full dinner menu, Lost Dog has been a St. Croix institution for over 20 years.
Pizza and a cold beer after a night dive at the Frederiksted Pier is awesome!!!
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.
"This may be the first restaurant I ever dined at on St. Croix, over 30 years ago, and it's still one of my favorites. The frozen margaritas are absolutely the best on the planet. Lenny makes a great top shelf on-the-rocks margarita too but it's the frozen one that's killer in my opinion. Love the food too."
Right across the street from the Pier and next door to SCUBA's west shore dive shop
Breakfast and lunch with a wonderful view of the Frederiksted waterfront. Enjoy breakfast and lunch plus their world-class coffee drinks, organic teas, ice cream, local juices, and refreshing adult beverages and beers.
At Cane Bay Beach
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 7:30am-12 noon
Espresso, pastries, burritos, bagels, vegan, local ingredients, sunny mimosa's
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 Company Street just west of the Company House Hotel
Twin City Coffeehouse and Gallery is located on Company Street in Christiansted and features the best quality beans from around the world. Local, organic fruits and vegetables are used to prepare healthy and hearty breakfast and lunch for you. The covered sidewalk seating let's you take in the scene while the courtyard offers you peace and privacy. Inside, enjoy the air conditioning and internet access.The coffeehouse is open Monday thru Saturday 7am til 3pm, and in the evenings for special events.
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.