The St. Croix Restaurant Guide: Where to Eat for Free

For a limited time, when you rent any villa in St. Croix, you’ll receive $400 in complimentary restaurant credit to use at participating restaurants across the island. Discover a few of our top picks!

For a limited time, when you rent any villa in St. Croix, you’ll receive $400 in complimentary restaurant credit to use at participating restaurants across the island and a complimentary car rental.

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The largest of U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix offers a wide variety of dining options, from casual beachfront bars to upscale gourmet restaurants. To help you decide where to use your complimentary dining credit, we’ve singled out a few of our top picks below.

Local Favorite

Blue Water Terrace, Cotton Valley

A family-friendly atmosphere, great views of Buck Island from nearly every table, and large portions of finger-licking fare make this spot a must-visit for locals and visitors alike. Visit Monday night for the famous prime rib and lobster dinner, or stop by the on-site market to pick up a few hearty sandwiches to pack with you on your trip to Buck Island.

On the Beach

Beach Side Café at Sand Castle on the Beach, Frederiksted

Go to Beach Side Café during Happy Hour to watch the gorgeous sunset and stay for the seasonal gourmet dinner menu. The ambience is charming, the wait staff is friendly, and the location simply can’t be beat. Visit Saturday night to catch live music.


Lalita Courtyard and Studio, Christiansted

Located in a beautiful courtyard of a yoga studio, Lalita Juice Bar & Health food offers fresh feel-good fare, including juices, smoothies, soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Their menu of raw dishes is also surprisingly diverse, ranging from watermelon gazpacho to coconut pad thai.

Casual Dinner

The Courtyard Restaurant, Christiansted

If you’re looking for a casual spot to eat, drink, and feel perfectly at home, head to The Courtyard Restaurant. Tucked away from the main street in an open-air garden patio, The Courtyard serves up everything from burgers and wings to conch patties and mussels. Patrons rave about the accommodating and friendly service, playful and relaxed environment, and superb mixed drinks.

Upscale & Romantic

Savant, Christiansted

Savant’s creative cuisine and intimate setting make it perfect for a romantic night out. Reserve a spot in the open-air courtyard, where the candlelit décor creates an alluring ambience. The eclectic menu includes Thai, Mexican, and Caribbean-inspired cuisine with fresh fish and local produce; standouts include chicken lollipops, red and green curry, and stuffed filet mignon.

Sunday Brunch

The Galleon, Christiansted 

Located on the waterfront at Green Cay Marina, The Galleon manages to be classy, innovative, and inviting; guests rave about the hospitality of the staff. Visit for their special Sunday brunch, where you can try lobster cobb salad, huevos rancheros, or classic eggs benedict.

Dinner Entertainment

The Palms Restaurant at The Palms at Pelican Cove, Christiansted

Monday nights at The Palms are famous for their Caribbean buffet and floorshow. Dance with the Moko Jumbies (stilt walkers) and marvel at the fire-dancers as you dine on gourmet Caribbean and American fare. The charbroiled rib eye steak has reputedly been voted “Best Steak on St. Croix.”

Hidden Gem

Paradise Café, Christiansted

Don’t let this small restaurant’s unassuming exterior deter you. Paradise Café’s simple, diner-style menu delivers high quality fare at a reasonable price, with friendly service to boot. Highlights include the jambalaya, sandwiches with French dip, and their specialty cocktail: the painkiller.

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