Where to EAT in St. Croix – USVI

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Want some fresh food, fish and cuisine? Well, when you eat in St. Croix, that’s what you are going to get! These restaurants will amaze you. I wanted to share with you “Where to EAT in ST. Croix” because you do not want to miss these gems around the island!

If this is your first visit to the island or you are planning to visit, I hope this blog helps you “put a pin it” 😉 So you’ll know where to eat in St. Croix when you go! Tell ’em I sent ya and be sure to leave a review. Google Reviews always help restaurants out!

Where to EAT BREAKFAST

Polly’s at the Pier

Polly’s is a local favorite and a popular restaurant with the tourists as well. Their location could not be better. Right on the main street of Fredriksted everyone greeted us with smiles and a hello.

Eat in St. Croix - Coconut Mango Scone
Coconut Mango Scone

Polly’s at the Pier has a fresh menu and veggie 🌱options as well as juices and housemade teas that were fabulous! I had the mango strawberry and it was YUM!

Polly’s stays pretty busy most of the time, so be prepared to wait in line to place your order, but the service is fast and friendly. Breakfast for two with fancy drinks and the extra scone was about $35 plus tip.

TOAST

Toast Diner located right off the pier in Christiansted is an incredible breakfast and lunch restaurant in St. Croix!

Locals know to get there early. As a matter of fact we were cutting it close getting there at 7:45! They open at 8:00

Just about 8:30!! No kidding

There was a line already and the waitress took note and seated us according to how we arrived. When you eat in St. Croix, you must visit here at least once. The Venezuelan fare and funky diner is their signature motto, but you just have to look at the ratings on GoogleMaps to see the truth too. Have an Arepa!

These super tasty Venezuelan breakfast sandwiches were a delight and you can have hashbrowns your way as well. I like mine melt in your mouth and they were! This area of Christiansted in packed with restaurants, make sure you don’t miss Toast, it’s down an alley and almost hard to find, really just follow the crowd! This definitely a must when you eat in St. Croix!

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Where to EAT LUNCH

Sand Castle on the Beach

Sand Castle on the Beach quickly became one of our favorite places to eat in St. Croix! In my two and a half week stay with my friend Candy, we dined here three times! The food and service are spectacular AND Chris the owner is the friendliest guy you’ll meet on the island. Amy, Candy’s friend introduced us and we totally hit it off – Check out my vlog on their place too!

One of the prettiest restaurants in Fredriksted the views and ambience are sublime. I am super grateful Amy said, “You know where we need to have lunch!”

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Jon and I also enjoyed dinner by sunset as well, with the fans humming above us and the waves crashing in front of us you definitely feel like you are in paradise, then the food arrives and 😳 so AMAZING! Your tastebuds will explode. Try the Rum Pound Cake – you will so thank me. This cake is every thing you think of the Caribbean, sweet, yet light and then soaked in Cruzan Rum!

The lunch menu ranges between $11 – $18 and dinner is a bit more. Typical for fine dining on the island and like I said, the views!

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SALT

Salt in St. Croix has such a fabulous vibe that you will find yourself there for lunch and maybe decide dinner is a good idea too. One of Candy’s favorite restaurants located in Great Pond!

Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner, SALT definitely serves it up. Their menu has original recipes with some flare. For instance, they have French Toast a la Elvis – Peanut Butter and Banana Stuffed French Toast.

We arrived for lunch and were delighted with Puffed Calamari, Brisket Hash, and the Belly Burger! We started with an appetizer (shared plate) of Mushrooms and Marsala Onion Tartines. Check out their website, because the restaurant changes their specials frequently.

Menu at SALT

SALT also hosts music weekly and special events.

For sure you need to make reservations! Their website says suggests, but they are just being nice. If you are looking for a different place to eat in St. Croix that has incredible views and exceptional cuisine, SALT is it!

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Where to EAT for dinner!

Rum Runners

Rum Runners Restaurant is located right on the Pier in Christiansted, St. Croix. This restaurant has incredible views of the harbor and is filled with tons of activity.

We really enjoyed our dinner with a view. The service was friendly and nice, and pretty quick too. This fun fish, beachy restaurant reminds me of visiting the east and south coast beach areas of mainland USA.

Rum Runners of course had specialty drinks and the famous Rum Runner made with Cruzan Rum.

It fills up quickly. If you are down in the area for the evening, I highly recommend them, just know you might have a little bit of a wait if you come on the weekends during tourist season.

Maria’s Cantina

Maria’s Cantina restaurant describes itself as fresh southern Mexican cuisine and is located in Christiansted. I would say, it’s southern fare with a Caribbean twist, you could definitely taste the island influence.

They definitely have tasty margaritas. I was visiting during COVID so masks were required and social distancing tables were set up too. While we were waiting for our table inside, we were able to enjoy our drinks outside on the patio seating. The indoor seating filled up quickly, so you might have to wait, totally worth it. I’m sure this had to due to reduced seating due to COVID. This restaurant is another place to eat in St.Croix if you are craving a bit of Mexican food.

We enjoyed quesadillas, steak fajitas, quac and cheese dip and of course the margaritas. Sorry I have no pic of that, must have been busy drinking it! HA!

Service was again friendly and fast too. They seem to busy all the time, every time we passed by their restaurant it was busy, busy.

Just had to INCLUDE

Nidulari 🌱

I have to absolutely include this eatery! Nidulari Artisanal Bakery in St. Croix is A-MAZING! For this trying to be a good vegan/vegetarian, I could have eaten here every day! Thanks to Wendy from gotostcroix.com she introduced Candy and me to Merryn the owner who is a supremely talented baker and has a heart of gold.

Her location is a bit hard to find unless you know where to go! Thankfully Wendy and Candy knew right where to go!

She’s open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, I would follow her Facebook page to know the menu and times.

We were lucky to try several of her pastries and Candy was able to pick up some fresh bread and eggs too!

She has a few tables set up for outdoor seating behind the caravan and it is shaded and a bit cooler under the tree canopy. It was a delightful snack and stop for our morning.

One of my favorite snacks was a beetroot hummus that I practically devoured in just a few bites.

So what do you think?

I hope you are excited to check out these eateries in St. Croix! We had so much fun trying these restaurants, meeting the owners and getting to the know the island even more. I have a lot more content on St. Croix if you visit my YouTube Channel too!

Here’s my 2020 Foodie VLOG with more GOOD EATS!
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