We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Beach Side Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
127 Smithfield Rd | Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel, Frederiksted 00840-3677, St. Croix
+1 340-772-1266
Website
Today
11:30 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 293: English reviews
Carnesville, Georgia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Great view of the ocean, excellent menu, outstanding service. The menu has something for everyone. Prices are reasonable and portions are good.

Helpful?
2 Thank owen t
lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience with us! Thanks for taking the time to write and we can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Copenhagen
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant 3 times as I stayed at The Cottages by The sea next door. Even though my 1. visit was quite poor (waited 55min for a burger, nice meat but very small portion and very greasy and overfried sweet potatoe fries, I came back as I though "this most be a one time bad experience, just look at... More 

Helpful?
Thank noksaa
lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our prices are competitive with other island establishments as are our portions. Most people end up taking a 'to-go' box with them. The pasta you ordered clearly states the following "Fresh Sautéed Seafood with a Rich White Wine Cream Sauce, Garnished with Baby Spinach & Sautéed Mushrooms over Linguine." The... More 

Hayward, California
Level Contributor
43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We've been eating at Beach Side Cafe for 12 years, and every visit to St Croix. The food has been consistently great, the wine list is great, unique beers not normally found, and bar cocktails you won't be disappointed with. Chef's change over time, but each one brings great new dishes to try, while old favorites continue to be on... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Scott_Online
lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! We can't wait to see you again and really appreciate your mention of our wonderful, friendly staff, great atmosphere and delicious dishes. And yes! The sunsets...relax, unwind and enjoy! More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

First - I have to confess - I am partial to any chef from New Orleans!!! We enjoyed a lunch, Christmas Dinner and Sunday Brunch during our week long stay in St. Croix. The entire staff was kind, quick, knowledgeable, and truly care about the service, food and drink they are providing. I truly hope Meli and staff will be... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Robin D
lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

Happy Holidays to you!!! Thank you so very much for writing this wonderful review. We appreciate you mentioning our service and staff as we all take great pride in providing our guests a supreme experience. We can't wait to see you next Christmas!! More 

Oklahoma
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

We wanted to have a nice dinner on the beach so we made reservations at this cafe. It is a quaint cafe and we did have a table on the beach. However it began to rain so we moved under the covered dining area, but we stood there for quite a while before being setted again. In fact, we had... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sherry C
lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Some of our dining tables are in uncovered areas and therefore are subject to the weather which is why our beach tables are by request only. When rain happens, we need to find secondary arrangements in our busy restaurant where tables are mostly reserved and otherwise occupied. We would like... More 

New Jersey
Level Contributor
108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Some things don't change. Greeted by a woman who we've seen for years, we were seated outside at a table overlooking the sea on a full moon night. At 6 pm most tabled were filled, as one goes here to see the perfect sunset. The biggest flaw of this restaurant is service. It has always been island slow but always... More 

Helpful?
Thank NewJerseyWanderlust
lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you had such a lovely sunset, beachfront dinner with us! Dining while facing a splendid sunset is truly our signature experience, one that cannot be matched anywhere on the island. We are so thankful that you took the time to mention our friendly staff and to describe our delicious food - and Saturday live music!! Thank... More 

U.S. Virgin Islands
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Went for brunch on Sunday. Amazing views especially looking at the enormous cruise ships. Staff was very attentive even though they were packed. Had eggs over crab and tomatoes with hollandase sauce. Hubby had huevoes rancharos. Both were fabulous. Want to go back to see the sunset.

Helpful?
2 Thank Grammylpis
lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

Yes! We can't wait to see you for sunset! Thank you for taking the time to write. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your Sunday Brunch with our beachfront view. Thanks again and see you for sunset dinner! More 

Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

This has to be one of the greatest restaurant I have ever eaten at.. Absolutely superb in every aspect. From the beautiful music, scenic views and outstanding wait staff, this place exemplifies what it takes to be a proper serviced business. I can't say enough about how great the food and people are here! Please give this place a try... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank chase_brunn
lisalisastx, Public Relations Manager at Beach Side Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you!! We love that you had such a wonderful experience! Thank you for mentioning our friendly staff as everyone takes great pride in providing our guests with a fantastic experience. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we can't wait to see you again!! More 

Jumpin' all over the world
Level Contributor
165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Right on the beach, we enjoyed the Beach Side Cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner while staying next door at Cottages. The burgers were the best we'd had in years -- seriously! The only thing that was a bit disappointing was that there were no breakfast dishes that included fresh fruit (we found this common at other restaurants too). Other... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank RachelinKabul
Level Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Ate lunch there pet friendly, best hamburger we've had on the beach and the island. Beautiful view great sunsets and you can reserve a table right on the sand for dinner.

Helpful?
3 Thank Wendy D

Travellers who viewed Beach Side Cafe also viewed

 
Frederiksted, St. Croix
Christiansted, St. Croix
 
Frederiksted, St. Croix
Christiansted, St. Croix
 

Been to Beach Side Cafe? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Caribbean, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Beach Side Cafe and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
over a year ago
Union City, New Jersey
Louisville, Kentucky
10 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Beach Side Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?