Restaurants On The Island

Dining on St. John

Dining in Cruz Bay

Cruz Bay, St. John's main town, is approximately a 15 minute drive from Orchid Court. There are many excellent restaurants there to choose from including those we are recommending below.

  • ASOLARE: Asian ingredients prepared in European style (779-4747)

  • CAFE ROMA: Italian menu, great pizza (776-6524)

  • FISH TRAP: Fresh fish; steak, chicken, and pasta dishes (693-9994)

  • MORGAN'S MANGO: Neo-Carribean cuisines, tropical drinks (693-8141)

  • PARADISO: Contemporary cuisine, home-made desserts (693-8899)

  • ZO ZO'S: At the Gallows Point Resort (693-9200)

  • WATERFRONT BISTRO: Classic French with Caribbean Flare (777-7755)

  • JAKE'S: American Fare (777-7115)

  • OCEAN GRILL: Mongoose Junction (693-3304)

  • RHUMB LINES: Pacific Rim & Tropical Cuisine (776-0303)

We also recommend these less expensive options. (Many are favorites of ours!)

  • BANANA DECK: American food served on a breezy deck across from Cruz Bay harbor (693-5055)

  • LIME INN: American and Caribbean dishes (779-4199)

  • MARGARITA'S: Delicious Mexican cuisine (693-8400)

  • COMPASS ROSE at PASTORY GARDENS: One mile east of Cruz Bay, good food and a beautiful landscaped miniature golf course with a dramatic sunset view of St. Thomas (777-3147)

  • SOGO'S: Caribbean, American food (779-4404)

  • SUN DOG CAFE: Excellent lunch dishes, Mongoose Junction ( 693-8340)

  • TEXAS COAST CAFE: Tex-Mex menu

  • UNCLE JOE'S BARBECUE: Excellent ribs and chicken, reasonably priced (693-8806)


Both the Westin and the Caneel Bay Resorts have fine restaurants that are open to the public:

  • CHLOE AND BERNARD'S at the Westin Resort: European cuisine  (714-6075)

  • EQUATOR at Caneel Bay Resort: (776-6111 ext 22)

Dining in Coral Bay

The small and dusty community of Coral Bay is a scenic 30 minute drive from the Orchid Court Tennis Cottage. Our favorite eating places there are the following:

  • MISS LUCY'S: Lunch & dinner, Monthly full moon parties (693-5244)

  • SHIPWRECK LANDING: Fresh fish, steaks, pastas, and cool breezes (693-5640)

  • AQUA BISTRO: Cocolobo Shops. Good food, plaza dining. (715-0101)

  • SWEET PLANTAIN: Excellent local dining. Dinners only.

We also recommend these casual dining options:

  • SKINNY LEGS BAR & GRILL: Burgers & salads. Sports bar, Darts & Horseshoes (779-4982)

  • BIG BELLY DELI: Breakfasts daily (except Sunday), Sandwiches, Pizza after 4pm (779-4232)

  • ISLAND BLUES: Sandwiches & Quesidillas to Surf n' Turf. On the water.

  • VIE'S SNACK SHACK on East End.

If you are looking for Sunday Brunch options in Coral Bay, look no further:

  • MISS LUCY'S: Sunday Jazz Brunch on the waterfront (693-5244)

  • DONKEY DINER: Breakfast Wed - Sun; Pizza Wed & Fri evening. Internet (693-5240)

Dining at the Chateau Bordeaux 

Half way between the Orchid Court Tennis Cottage and Coral Bay on Centerline is CHATEAU BORDEAUX, definitely one of St. John's finest restaurants.


Chateau Bordeaux (776-6611) offers gourmet Mediterranean cuisine and, in our opinion, the best view from any restaurant on the island. The main restaurant is only open for dinners, but during the day, on the restaurant's side deck, CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE is open offering tropical blender drinks, a casual menu, cool breezes and a fabulous view.