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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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127 Smithfield Rd | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840-3677, St. Croix
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was right next door to where we were staying. We ate here for supper. Husband has the Seafood Pasta. It was so delicious that he had it again. I had the Mahi fish special both times (prepared differently each time). Cost was on...More

Thank 4girls4us
Management response:

We are glad you joined us and enjoyed your meal. It's always our pleasure to offer our "on the Beach" dining. We do our best to serve local food for freshness and top quality.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for Sunday brunch and it was very good. The drinks were outstanding. You can rent a chair for the day if you dine there, for only $5. The pancakes were good.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We ate at the Beach Side Cafe nearly every night that we were at Cottages by the Sea. There is a large variety of food, and seasonal specials presented in a wonderful way. The management and servicing staff make you feel like you are visiting...More

Thank caeser1342
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is a lovely restaurant overlooking the beach and water. The new owners are very nice and friendly. I love the new improvements that have been made to the facility. The food is excellent. The only problem is the service. We arrived at noon. Our...More

1  Thank crabgroupie
Bootes14, Owner at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate your business. We have addressed your issue with the appropriate server and apologize for your inconvenience. We hope you will give us another try. Ted

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Everything about this restaurant was amazing! We were greeted warmly at the entrance and seated immediately atba table right on the waterfront. What an amazing view! You can see Sandy Point from here. And the food was just amazing. My mom and sister got the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We ate lunch here one day while staying in a condo down the road. We had a very tasty Crab salad BLT sandwich and a Mahi sandwich which was really good too while looking at some of the most azure blue water anywhere. Not a...More

Thank J_and_E_from_Denver
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Good food, small menu. Peaceful environment and can watch the sunset over the ocean. On the expensive side and felt a little out of place being a younger couple.

Thank 1,50,206
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice during our most recent stay on the island. Our first visit coincided with a cruise ship, The staff was very kind and allowed us to order off the lunch menu instead of the cruise menu, (or we would have left)...More

Thank Sara'nWill H
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Our fav place o this island for great food, views, and service. Ted and Chris and Dan make every meal, brunch or dinner, a memorable event. It's a STX don't miss!!Try their Carpachio drink, it's a wow!!

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The seaside restaurant attached to Sand Castles hotel offers excellent food, warm service, and it's own ocean. What's not to love?

Thank Ethlie
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Maria G
Is there wifi available here?
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
is it far from the cruise ship port?
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!
Hi, I was wondering if there is any form of entertainment or dancing in the evening? Thanks.
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
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
Enjoy our beautiful, open-air, seaside terrace restaurant offering cuisine to satiate discriminating palates in a romantic Caribbean setting. Picture yourself looking out into the horizon from your beach side table and watching the spectacular sunset each and every day!

Dining at the Beach Side Cafe is truly an extraordinary experience. Lunches are casual, breezy, and scrumptious, and dinner is simply a magical moment wrapped up into a perfect evening. The Iguana Lounge features daily Happy Hour specials and small plates to accompany your favorite cocktail and join us for live local music every Saturday night.