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Beach Side Cafe

127 Smithfield Rd | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840-3677, St. Croix
+1 340-772-1266
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 AM - 6:30 PM Hours
American, Caribbean, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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127 Smithfield Rd | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840-3677, St. Croix
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The waitress was ok, but we waited a long time for our drinks. The menu doesn't have much on it. We were here to celebrate a birthday and was so disappointed with the food we forgot to celebrate with dessert. EVERYTHING was OVERCOOKED and OVER...More

3  Thank Krystle L. C
Reviewed 24 March 2018

We have been coming to this restaurant for years. The chef has changed, the owners are new but still very good fresh food. I do wish they would expand their menu selections. Good selection of wines and tropical drinks as well. On the days the...More

Thank Kat51Ky
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you!!! We look forward to your next visit. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 19 March 2018

You need to stop at Sand Castle for a tasty meal and view of the water and there is also a place to get into the water from there if you want to swim or snorkle.

Thank D6315OMdebbieb
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

So glad you took advantage of the full package. The hotel offers a day pass for only $10. This gives you use of the pools, lounge chairs, showers, etc. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

The evening started out wonderfully when we were greeted by one of the owners sat down in the beautiful table right along the beach. We were there just before Sunset got to see a beautiful sunset, fantastic views of the ocean and food was great...More

Thank John C
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Much appreciation for you review. We are very proud of our staff. They enjoy our guests and strive to make everything relaxing and delicious. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Hadn’t been to this restaurant in the past two years after a bad experience. Things have turned around. Came for brunch and had a fantastic omelette. I don’t normally eat the potatoes but these had fresh rosemary and were wonderful. The service was exceptional (Thanks...More

Thank Debbie G
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

So glad you enjoyed. We are blessed to have such a wonderful wait staff and dedicated Chef. Please come back soon. Ted and Chris

Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We have always loved Beach Side but since July 2017 things don’t seem to be the same. Lunch is better than dinner, and the lunch staff seems to be much happier and energetic than the dinner employees. I have to be gluten free -disease not...More

2  Thank LaH20bug
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Brought some good friends because we of the good view, food and service we had enjoyed in previous visits. The menu has been simplified, so ok no problem. Arrived for lunch at 11:55 am, order for drinks and food was taken at about 12:15pm. At...More

2  Thank Caribn1
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

I am sorry your experience was negative. We pride ourselves on freshly cooked to order delicious food. There have been changes since the hurricanes - we will not be using Irma, Jose or Maria as excuses. Our employees take pride in service, timeliness and quality...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Stopped in for lunch on our last day on the island and were very disappointed. Dining beachfront has appeal, especially with a great view of the surf and sea. But a 50-minute wait for our meals and drinks that didn't come until we reminded the...More

2  Thank Brother B
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Brother B, I personally apologize for the less than satisfactory performance of our staff. We take pride in the food preparations and service. I wish you had brought this to our attention immediately and we would have taken the necessary steps to correct your concerns....More

Reviewed 6 January 2018

A very pleasant, partially covered, open-air restaurant adjacent the beach with nice views over the water. Most of the beach is rock right now, having lost the sand cover in the hurricane. However, the sand will eventually return. Food and service is very good. The...More

Thank Jan S
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

We are so pleased you enjoyed our little “piece of paradise.” The Sand is coming back daily. Come back soon!!! Ted and Chris

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Great staff, food was simple but very good. The location and staff make the place worth a visit. Great snorkeling on the beach. GREAT LUNCH PLACE..

Thank Don C
Ted B, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Come back soon. It was such a pleasure having your positive energy!!! Ted and Chris

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Maria G
19 January 2016|
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Response from Sherry C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure we didn't try it but I would think so because the restaurant is part of a hotel
Suzanne B
6 February 2015|
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Response from lisalisastx | Property representative |
If you are carrying your beach gear then we suggest taking a very short taxi ride. A few minutes in the van and $6 later and your at the beach!
22 January 2015|
Response from lisalisastx | Property representative |
Hello! We have weekly live music every Saturday from 6:30-9:30pm. Our musicians are generally on the jazzier side offering rock, pop, & R&B covers. We also on occasion have special performances such as the band Mama's... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Smithfield Rd | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840-3677, St. Croix
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Croix  >  Frederiksted
  • Phone Number: +1 340-772-1266
  • E-mail
The Beach Side Café at Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel offers open-air, seaside dining with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Our varied menu offers fresh-catch seafood specials along with American favorites and local flavor. Thursday through Monday, service begins for lunch and dinner at 11am and continues throughout the day until 8:30pm. On weekends, brunch is served 10am until 3pm, and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays our outdoor grill serves up burgers, dogs, chicken and Mahi sandwiches. Throughout the week, our bar and lounge serves classic cocktails, draft beer and mocktails made from fresh local juices. Sunny lunches and moonlit dinners topped off with house-made desserts await you at the Beach Side Café.
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