I am excited to be collaborating with my fellow foodie lover Hannah Victoria on this listing of places to eat in St. Thomas USVI whether you are visiting or local to the island. We are giving you our personal opinions based on our dining experiences at each of these locations we picked just for you! If you are looking for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner… We have got you covered! We would not recommend somewhere we have never been, and we are giving you the REAL, straight talk no chaser. Bon Appétit…
French Quarter Bistro: If you want a taste of New Orleans while you are in St. Thomas the French Quarter Bistro needs to be at the top of your list. I gravitated there by chance for drinks and then looked at the menu and ordered beignets to go with my Rum Punch. Enjoyed them so much we went back, and I had the Chicken and Andouille Gumbo. My brother had the Shrimp Pasta Alfredo, and it all was delicious and reasonably priced. Located at Rue De Saint Berthelemy, Frenchtown St. Thomas 00802 Great location for lunch and dinner. French Quarter Bistro
Blue 11: This is Hannah Victoria’s top pick for an upscale dining experience. It is the BEST food she has ever eaten AND… it is black-owned and operated. Check them out if you would like a four or seven course chef inspired meal. They also offer wine pairings and delicious desserts. You have the option to book reservations online. You can also let them know about any dietary restrictions prior to your visit. As a person with food sensitivities, I am glad I have the option to speak with someone about that before my dinner event. Located at Yacht Haven Grand St. Thomas USVI Blue 11
Tickles Dockside Pub: I love being by the water and Tickles Dockside Pub is in Crown Bay Marina. They have indoor and outdoor seating. You have a beautiful view of the yachts and ferries that are coming and going. It is a relaxing atmosphere with a tasty menu. They also have a full bar and can make just about ANY cocktail. My drink of choice was a pain killer, and I had the Callaloo Soup. My second time visiting I had the shrimp scampi, and it was delicious. They offer breakfast from 7am-11am, lunch and dinner. They also offer made to order pizzas for take-out. Located at 8168 Crown Bay Marina Suite 308 Tickles Dockside Pub
The Easterly: In the mood for some New America/ Caribbean small plates in a trendy atmosphere? Known for their seafood with local flavors and produce all cooked in a wood-fired kitchen. They offer a twist on Caribbean cocktails along with an extensive wine list and craft beer menu. This is another one of Hannah Victoria’s picks and she says it is mid-priced and worth every penny. Making a reservation is recommended although they do accept walk-ins. You may have a slight waiting period during peak dining hours. Dinner is offered from 4-10pm, Happy Hour from 4-6pm and Brunch on Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm. Located at 6100 Red Hook Quarter Suite GS-1 St. Thomas USVI 00802 The Easterly
Dog House Pub: Great vibe and chill spot for late night cocktails and bar food. Nice open environment, great music playlist with dine-in and take-out options. The food is good, drinks made to perfection and it is not expensive at all. I had the applewood bacon burger with sweet potato fries and it was YUMMY! My drink of choice was a pain killer. They open at 11:00 am just in time for lunch and stay open throughout dinner and for late bites. The staff is super chill and gives great service. Located at Havensight St. Thomas 00802
Eyeza Vegan: Looking for a great vegan option? Hannah Victoria recommends Eyeza Vegan. It is a modern plant-based restaurant. Not only will you get healthy food options that are flavorful with ingredients that are locally sourced but, they aim to please everyone from vegetarians to meat eaters. You have the option to dine-in with outdoor seating available or take-out. The chef can modify a dish if you have any allergy concerns. They are open for lunch and dinner daily and offer brunch on Sunday’s from 10am-3pm. Located at 2A Estate Donoe St. Thomas USVI 00802 Check them out on Instagram.
Bella Blu: If you want farm to table options and a wide variety of fusion menu food items then Bella Blu is for you. I had the pleasure of dining at Bella Blu for Sunday Brunch and it was delightful. The bottomless mimosas were a hit, I had the Belgian waffle with fresh fruit and a side of bacon. This is also the day I met Hannah Victoria and we bonded over food and cocktails. Hannah had a little hiccup with her cheese grits and switched it out for hash browns and all was well again. Bella Blu is open Wed. – Sun. from 5pm-10pm and Sunday Brunch from 10am-2pm. Located at 24A Honduras, Frenchtown St. Thomas USVI 00802 Bella Blu
Chicken Fry Restaurant Inc: If you are looking for excellent to-go buffet style food from the Dominican Republic, Hannah Victoria says you cannot go wrong with Chicken Fry. She recommends the Roast Pork or the Pork Ribs. You can dine-in but, seating is limited and there is no wait staff. It is counter service. They are popular for take-out and there are current capacity restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located at Kronprindsens Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas 00802
Old Stone Farmhouse: Funny thing is while we were eating brunch at Bella Blu, Hannah Victoria mentioned the brunch menu at Old Stone Farmhouse and said we should go there before their brunch ended. She had me at the flourless chocolate cake and signature cocktails. So, guess what happened next? We went to Brunch Spot #2 and it was AMAZING! I was stuffed from my previous meal but, there’s always room for cake! I had to try the flourless chocolate cake paired with an old fashioned. Hannah’s recommendation and it DID NOT disappoint. She indulged as well and paired her chocolate cake with red wine. My brother had French toast that I was practically drooling over, two of our friends ordered the Cajun skillet and it was enough for me to add as a place to re-visit so I can enjoy all the tasty things.
Dinner Wednesday through Saturday starting at 5:30pm. Brunch on Sunday from 10am-2pm. I really cannot wait to get back there. Great dining experience, great service and loved the interior décor and outdoor courtyard. Located at Mahogany Run, St Thomas, VI 00802 Old Stone Farmhouse
Petite Pump Room: This locally owned gem offers authentic local cuisine in a dine-in setting. The food is delicious and can be paired with signature cocktails. Take it from Hannah Victoria, she knows what she is talking about. You can dine indoors or outdoors and take in the views of Charlotte Amalie Harbor. They also offer catering services. They are open for breakfast 7:00am – 10:30am Monday through Saturday and lunch 11:00am – 4:40pm Monday through Saturday. Check out their daily specials and are open on Sundays during season. Located at Edward Wilmoth Blyden Building, Veterans Drive. (Charlotte Amalie’s Waterfront near the seaplane & ferries to St. Croix & the BVI) Petite Pump Room
Caribbean Saloon Steakhouse & Bar: Great sports bar atmosphere with a diverse menu and full bar. I LOVE French Onion Soup and it is a go-to menu item for me so when I saw the French Onion Smothered Chicken on the menu it was a no brainer. Pounded thin breast sauteed in their onion broth and smothered with sauteed mushrooms, onions and melted provolone atop garlic crostini’s. YUMMMM! I cleaned my plate and did not have room for dessert, and you know my sweet tooth is serious. I paired it with a Tropical Sunset Cocktail. The pricing is reasonable for drinks, appetizers and entrees. They are open daily from 11:30am and follow the local closing policy during COVID-19 restrictions. They also seat every other table to allow social distancing within the restaurant. Located at American Yacht Harbor, 6100 Red Hook Quarters Smith Bay Rd, St Thomas, 00802
Hook Line & Sinker: If you are looking for a great seafood restaurant with an extensive menu and delicious drink options then look no further. They can tailor the menu to your dietary needs if you have food allergies and offer gluten-free options as well. Hannah Victoria says their pizza is delicious and gluten-free. They are offer dine-in, take-out and delivery options. Open 11:00-10:00pm Tuesday through Saturday. Located at 62 Honduras Frenchtown St. Thomas USVI 00802 Hook Line & Sinker
The Tap & Still: Best known for Burgers, Booze and Beer. They are a great bar to chill and take in the tunes on a late night. The drink specials are great! I ventured away from burgers and had the Korean Spicy Wings. There are three locations. Two on St. Thomas, one is at Havensight Mall and the other at American Yacht Harbor Red Hook and lastly the third location is in St. John at Cruz Bay. Open Daily from 11:00am – 10:00pm check website and social media for any updates by location. The Tap & Still
Za Rock Pizza Kitchen: Artisan Pizza with a great selection of craft beer and excellent wine to pair. Hannah Victoria says there are so many gourmet options to choose from. They also have gluten-free menu items and offer dine-in and take-out options. Outdoor seating is available. Open Tuesday – Thursday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm and Friday & Saturday from 4:00pm – 10:00pm. Bonus: Black-Owned Business.
There you have it; Hannah Victoria and I have given you fourteen restaurant and bar options between the both of us that we have personally dined at and shared our authentic experiences with you. So, let me share a little about Hannah Victoria with you. “Hannah Be Eating” and shares her food experiences with you that are anything but BASIC. She is a food lover, personal chef and service consultant. Connect with her on Instagram to follow all her foodie adventures and book her for your next event.
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