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The Havensight cruise ship terminal, otherwise known as the West Indian Company dock, is where the majority of cruise ships berth while in St. Thomas. Which is why there's a larger dining scene in its vicinity than at the other cruise ship dock.
Those seeking familiar brand-name eateries will find time-honored favorites such as Hooters and Senor Frogs, which offer lively bar action as well as gooey, calorie-laden grub. Locally-owned joints such as Fat Turtle, Pizza Amore, Delly Deck and Havensight Cafe offer sustenance and a casual, fun vibe for visitors looking to take a break from shopping and sightseeing. Barefoot Buddha, the Asian-themed coffee shop across the street, offers perhaps the most unique environment, with artisanal coffees and teas, plus gourmet sandwiches and pastries as well as clothing, gifts and jewelry.
Crown Bay, the site of the other cruise ship terminal, sees less ships and has fewer dining options – but you won't go hungry. Tickles Dockside pub, a fun waterside bar and pub, is just a five-minute walk from the ships, in the adjacent Crown Bay Marina. A short walk up the road takes you past Rescue Me, a food truck that dispenses authentic West Indian food and drink – which you have to try while you're on the island, right?
And last but not least is the Greenhouse. Located on the Charlotte Amalie waterfront equidistant from both ports, this well-loved island institution offers hearty grub and a great ocean view to day trippers taking a break from shopping and sightseeing.