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Candi's Barbecue

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West Mansfield, Ohio
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

I had the 1/2 BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, and coleslaw. BBQ sauce was ok, corn on the cob was over done, coleslaw was awesome. My husband had the ribs and he liked them, the portion size was large. He also had the coleslaw and peas and rice. The peas and rice was like a dirty rice. He liked... More 

Thank dawnd1970
Holbrook, New York
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132 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Candi's is a small out of the way place. We passed it so many times and it always smelled so good. We finally decided to get it one night. We ordered ribs with rice and beans. They give you so much ribs and they are huge! My husband loved it. I liked it but there was a little too much... More 

Thank Phyllis10
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2016

If you go to St. John and you like BBQ, you should definitely go to Candi's. We got takeout from Candi's twice during our recent trip to St. John because it was that good. We got chicken, ribs, and pulled pork - all of which were delicious! Sides were very good too - especially the plantains. Very large portions and... More 

Thank rkennedy17
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Okay, I admit it, we're from the South and we are BBQ SNOBS. However, when we've been outdone, we have to admit it. All week, as we walked into town we kept smelling incredible something. Finally, we were directed to Candi's. It's very local and very laid back. Got shrimp and ribs to go. Comes with a couple of sides... More 

Thank beachmuffin
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

You can smell the amazing BBQ as you walk towards Candi's. If this restaurant hadn't been recommended several times I wouldn't have stopped here. It is a tiny shack. We noticed most people(lots of locals) get their food to go but we ate there to get the full experience. It's all homemade. We arrived right after the last ribs were... More 

Thank Thunderpunch
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

this is a great off the beaten path little restaurant in St John. Just a couple of blocks from downtown, it is worth the walk. Small place in between some industrial type buildings, but reeeally good. As others have stated, it is a great value for Island food. Servings are big but the full dinner with two sides runs from... More 

Thank Jeff H
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We have gone to uncle Joes for the last 5 years but decided to try this place. I'm glad we did. Much better food (and we liked uncle joes). The sauce and sides were good although I wasn't a big fan of the Mac and cheese. Ribs chicken shrimp all good. This ones a keeper.

Thank sunnykay
Lake Orion, Michigan
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We met someone at Leinster Bay who referred us to Candi's for their BBQ chicken and ribs. Food on St. John can be very expensive so we were looking for something more within our price range. While the eatery is basically a small shack next to the road, the food was great and the portions generous. ($15.00 for the BBQ... More 

Thank ShariH81
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

At the suggestion of the management company of our rental, we had take out dinner from Candi's. The food was delicious and portions very generous. I would suggest calling ahead as we did wait a bit, obviously food was freshly prepared. We had ribs and chicken and everyone was satisfied. Can't wait to return again.

Thank Jeannine B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

It's been talked about so much in the TA STJ Forum so it made our list of places to try our 1st time on island. Wow! So glad we did! It was a bit hard to find, but start at the Market Place and ask how to get there (that's what we did). It ended up being only like a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
It is really a small shack type place but has the most amazing bbq i have had in the carribean. please contact me with any Q's.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?