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Big Kahuna Rum Shack

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5130 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6908, St. Thomas
+1 340-775-9289
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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St Thomas
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147 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been a while since we'd visited Big Kahuna, on the Charlotte Amalie waterfront, and since we had a coupon, we thought it was time to give it another try. We shouldn't have. The service is still terrible, and the good is inedible. The manager stopped by to comp our drinks due to the slow service and spent 20... More 

Thank StThomasGuy
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had drinks here one afternoon in and out seating good selection of drinks and beer. They do have food but we did not eat. Good spot to people watch especially if a ship is in town.

Thank Eatingallover
Rockford, United States
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time we are downtown we make a point of stopping in for a nice cold beer. Customer service is great, friendly people and just a cozy place to kick back and relax while the ladies shop for jewelry.

Thank Renee E
JL_Gibbs, Public Relations Manager at Big Kahuna Rum Shack, responded to this review

Thanks for your review..much appreciated..we try to make our place, fun and service oriented..COWABUNGA..Big Kahuna More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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359 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't venture into the bar but sat outside where there is plenty of seating and tables. A great spot to try a cold local beer and people watch - traffic can be noisy - but between the passing trucks and cars you get a good view of the harbour and cruise ship terminal. Service was friendly and fairly laid back... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We were shopping & it started raining, so we stopped in Big Kahuna Rum Shack. The Bushwacker was awesome. The music was fun & made you want to move. The service was excellent. I'd recommend stopping by for a great Caribbean experience.

Thank cquigley11
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

You know the type of haunt where there's always a cool mix of people; the barkeeps are a big part, my fav is Tanji.Hip locals, all ages and a natural magnet for tourist who are looking for a good vibe. Check out the 'Love Juice' a blueberry infused vodka..,Love the flavor and hey it my just provide some health benefits... More 

1 Thank RogerOuilceaux
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly and fuunnn times. GREAT Drinks and hospitality with local authorities. Family fun ☉🍹🍍. Excellent stories on how people stayed on the island and when they stayed. Why wouldn't you stay.

2 Thank kcdaddioWI
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Friendly bartender, nice place for a cocktail between shops (or leaving the non-shopping men there to lounge while the ladies shop). Less expensive than at the Husbands Daycare for them to enjoys some drinks. The Love Juice was a hit.

2 Thank KidNP2000
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Always stop here for a local beer (for me) and a frozen margarita (for my wife). Very welcome on a hot day! Good selection of food - but have the nachos, they're really great! People are very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to my next trip!

1 Thank usalover2015
JL_Gibbs, Public Relations Manager at Big Kahuna Rum Shack, responded to this review

Hey Cowabunga and thanks from all of us here in the islands at Big Kahuna..much appreciate the nice comments..stop back and say Hello! More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

No words can express my dismay and frustration when I tried to to use the restroom! First off- I asked the waitress where the restroom was and she kindly directed me. What she did NOT tell me is that there is a lady there taking money to use the only restroom in the vicinity. When I went back, a chef... More 

1 Thank 20_Island_Girl_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
American, Caribbean, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5130 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6908, St. Thomas
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Thomas  >  Charlotte Amalie
  • Phone Number: +1 340-775-9289
Hands down the COOLEST and most FUN bar/restaurant in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands! Right on the waterfront..Awesome harbor views, great people watching, live reggae and amazing and delicious food..Tacos, wraps, burgers, fresh mahi-mahi sliders..LOVE JUICE OMG..Ya gotta try it when you're visiting St Thomas!

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