Eat and Drink in Paradise
The U.S. Virgin Islands have their own unique brand of culinary cuisine and exotic cocktails. Local foods of the Virgin Islands are filled with fresh fruit and Caribbean spices. The fruits include mango, coconuts, soursop, and passion fruit. Rice is also a staple on the islands as well as fresh vegetables. Take a look at our guide to eating and drinking your way around the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as our list of local favorites.
Our Favorite Restaurants:
Room with a View
Room with a View has some of the best views of sunset on the island and the Lobster Thermidor is excellent. Be sure to stop by during happy hour weekdays 5-7pm for $5 appetizers and select domestic beers and house wines! If you end up going during happy hour, Bartender Jamie makes the best mojitos on the island, so those are a must for any lover of fabulous cocktails!
Epernay is a rather small restaurant in Frenchtown, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for with its delicious food options. When stopping by, you’ll definitely want to check out the wine list!
Banana Tree Grille
At the Banana Tree Grille, the Key Lime martini is beyond belief and the Gorgonzola bread is a must-have for an easy appetizer before the main course, which will surely be delicious. Rather pricey, but definitely worth it for date night, a group gathering, or solo dinner — you just can’t beat the view and ambience!
A delightfully elegant bar and restaurant in Yacht Haven Grande that gives you an art deco kind of feel. The owner’s intent for the restaurant was for it to have the look and feel of a restaurant on a yacht, and they really accomplished that goal! The mixologists are experts at their craft and we highly recommend the Reese’s Martini, chocolatey and delicious!
A small restaurant in Yacht Haven Grande that will surprise you with its affordability and delightfully handcrafted cuisines. Also take a gander at the wine list while downing your meal, you’ll definitely want to save some room for a slice of what’s on the fresh made dessert menu.
Tap and Still
Tap and Still is best known for its terrific beer selection. Superior burgers, wings, and fries; two locations – Red Hook and Havensight. If you’re a beer drinker, you’ll definitely want to check this one out!
Bernie's (Coming Soon)
Bernie’s Bar & Grille is a soon-to-be Virgin Islands classic restaurant and bar featuring a full menu and wet bar along the harbor in Red Hook. Stay up to date with Bernie’s here.
Our Favorite Bars:
Greengos Caribbean Cantina
A casual bar and restaurant in a beautiful historic building right here in Downtown Charlotte Amalie. Greengos is known locally for their delicious nachos. Get to know the top-notch mixologists who know the ins outs and thrus of making the perfect Margarita!
Quiet Mon Pub
With delicious pub grub and tropical cocktails, this local pub is truly a Virgin Islands original. Quiet Mon Pub is the perfect spot for those seeking a classic pub feel with a Caribbean twist! Both islanders and visitors alike frequent this local legend to take a break from the typical island bars and enjoy an distinctly Irish experience.
Fort Christian Brew Pub
Located on the North shores of St. Croix, the Fort Christian Brew Pub is well known as the U.S. Virgin Islands’ only officially licensed microbrewery.Stop by this local legend for some unique beers, delicious cocktails, and great food.
Looking for a Different Way to Experience Caribbean Cuisine?
Check out our good friends at St. Thomas Food Tours, they provide an authentic culinary island experience like none other. Take one of the two guided historic food tour of Downtown Charlotte Amalie or take the air conditioned van for a sightseeing food tour of St. Thomas. Head over to their site for more information on tours, bookings, and FAQs.