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Barefoot Cowboy

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Upstairs in The Lumber Yard | USVI, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-228-5200
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12:00 - 21:00
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Piedmont
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After a full day of touring the island (without any water - thanks tour company!), we were thirsty and hungry. We had seen this on HGTV so stopped in to see what they had. We ordered their BBQ sandwich special and a rum punch. Needless to say, we were pleasantly surprised how great the pulled pork tasted. We learned that... More 

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St. John, VI
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The bar's wide selection of board games kept my kids occupied while I devoured the delicious mac and cheese they were too full to finish, so I'd call that a win-win! Props to the bartender whose timing was perfect when she asked if I'd like another drink moments before I finished my Stella. Well done! :)

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Metairie, Louisiana
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a few beers overlooking Cruz Bay marina while waiting for a group of friends to return from a fishing trip. Fun place with great wait staff.

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Thank Giselemac
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your experience with us. More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove past this place situated in The Lumberyard complex in Cruz Bay several times and finally found our way to check it out. It is upstairs and you can follow the yellow footprints on the sidewalk to get to the door around the corner. Awesome meats and their sauce is as good as any I have found outside of... More 

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Thank Chris A
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Glad you enjoyed our food, hope you will come back to see us. More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The couple that owns the barefoot cowboy gave my husband a ride into town one day, they were so incredibly fun and nice we decided to check out their restaurant the next night. They had live music (Erin Hart- INCREDIBLE) and a pulled pork sandwich special which was absolutely delicious and the cocktail of the day was a tequila pineapple... More 

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Thank Rebecca B
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Was so nice to meet you, glad you got the chance to come in and hear Erin play, she is awesome ! Our house infused Tequila is pretty popular :) Come back and see us on your next trip. More 

New Fairfield, Connecticut
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, reasonable, central location. Stopped here for lunch, nice little spot, appreciated having a genuine conversation with the owner and fellow Texan, Steve. We both had brisket and the little guy had a hot dog. The tasty brisket brought me back home to Texas while on St. John. As we say in Texas, "go on and get you a... More 

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Thank jmh09
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing your review, Steve enjoyed the conversation with you. He works hard to bring a little of Texas flavor to the islands so it is nice to know that fellow Texans enjoy it. More 

Antioch, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The Barefoot Cowboy seems a bit out of place for St. John, but that is what St. John is about. Just good honest people living their life. The view isn't great but close to it. The food isn't great but close to it. The drinks aren't great but close to it. The Staff there I would rate as great. After... More 

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Thank 2011_Travel_Destiny
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

So glad our staff took such good care of you. We really appreciate your business and thank you for writing your review, there are many people use Trip Advisor to source local places on vacation. Hope that you will visit us the next time you are on STJ. Liz More 

Industry, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We were impressed with the staff and the food. The brisket was out of this world! The pulled pork was awesome! Will go back for more!!!

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Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it so much, would love to welcome you back. Thank you too for writing a review. Liz More 

Chandler, Arizona
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105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We had seen the owner on Caribbean Life, so we knew we wanted to stop in - glad we did. It was unfortunate that we had just eaten (did not plan that very well) because the BBQ smelled fabulous! (next time we eat here). Did sit and have a bunch of ICY cold beer (the coldest we ever experienced in... More 

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Thank babsyaz
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to visit us, we really appreciate it. I keep telling people we have the coldest beer, you just reinforced my belief !! Glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks also for taking the time to write a review. Liz More 

Lacey, Washington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great barbecue ribs and good entertainment. We had the fritto chili in a bag for an appetizer. Very fun and different but it can fill you up. Parking is difficult just like every place downtown.

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Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at Barefoot, glad you enjoyed your Frito Pie ! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Come back and see us. Liz More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 26
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs in The Lumber Yard | USVI, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-228-5200
Description
Barefoot Cowboy in Cruz Bay on the beautiful island of St. John in the USVI serves fresh cooked Texas BBQ. Smoked brisket is our specialty. We also offer ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Our sauces are made in house and all our sides are made from scratch. We are open from everyday from noon until we sell out !

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