Best U.S. Virgin Islands Restaurants

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    Don't let Thirteen's remote location on St. Thomas northside and drab exterior fool you -- it's definitely one of the top five restaurants on the island....

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    Havana Blue

    This sleek, stylish Asian/Latin-fusion restaurant located at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef in St. Thomas offers perhaps the most innovative cuisine on the...

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    Alexander's Bella Blu

    Centrally located in the funky Frenchtown neighborhood, Bella Blu is ideal for a leisurely lunch or a romantic dinner. This 30+ year old island favorite...

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    Kendrick's, located in the historic Quin House complex in downtown Christiansted, is probably St. Croix's most elegant restaurant. Offering both indoor and...

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    Old Stone Farmhouse

    Menu descriptions read like poetry at this award-winning restaurant overlooking Mahogany Run golf course on St. Thomas' northcheck shore: pickled peach and...

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About U.S. Virgin Islands Restaurants

The USVI offers a wide variety of dining options, from upscale gourmet seafood restaurants to bare-bones beach bars -- with most falling somewhere in the middle. Due to the high cost of importing even commonplace foods, dining out is not cheap, and there's not a whole lot of ethnic diversity. But with over 300 restaurants, cafes and snack bars, you won't go home hungry or dissatisfied. 

The high-end restaurants have primarily "surf and turf" (meat and seafood) menus, often with a unique interpretation of that theme: Latin-Asian, French-Asian, neo-Caribbean, or old-world European. And fittingly for a laid-back tropical island, there's nothing stiff or snooty about the top restaurants; even the finest, priciest places have a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

If you're on a budget or really want to go barefoot, there are plenty of casual beach bars, wing shacks, hole-in-the-wall West Indian diners and even food trucks selling pates and callaloo.

About Karen Elowitt

Karen worked for several years as a newspaper reporter and copy editor before becoming a travel writer. She worked for renowned  travel expert Peter Greenberg before going freelance, and now edits a website about African travel. Over the last two decades Karen has visited 129 cities in 30 countries and lived in the UK and South Africa. Highlights of...  Read more »

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