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Driftwood David's

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Lumber Yard complex, Cruz Bay 00381, St. John
+1 340-777-4015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

Love the menu - very short and simple. Burger, ribs, fish sandwich... Everything $9 or less. We had a burger, 1/2 rack ribs, and key lime pie. All were fantastic! Highly recommend a stop to this little gem

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Driftwooddavids, Owner at Driftwood David's, responded to this review

I enjoyed visiting and serving your family while you were on STJ... More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

only problem was that we only discovered it on our last day there. We were looking for a happy hour and dinner on the last day of our honeymoon and had tried all the places that were on our list to go to. After reading the reviews we thought we would give it a try. The reviews were right, Dave's... More 

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Driftwooddavids, Owner at Driftwood David's, responded to this review

Oh wow! I did not know you had just got married! Thanks so much for visiting twice! and I hope I will see you on your anniversary next year..All the best and thanks for visiting! More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

Seriously the best key lime pie in the world!!! David is so great! I would eat there all the time if I lived on St. John! My wife and I will eat there again when we return!!!

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Thank PHH8585
Driftwooddavids, Owner at Driftwood David's, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by Driftwood David's! I would have to agree with you on our Key lime being the best on the planet. I must give credit to Kelsey Daddow for making the magic happening with the tart filling and sweet crust she does all from scratch..Please visit again soon More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

This is our second visit to Driftwood David's. Now, I don't like BBQ ribs. Never have. BUT. I have to say that the ribs here are WONDERFUL. The meat just falls off the bones and are delicious. David is a delight. So friendly and hospitable. Don't walk away without trying the Key Lime pie. Delicious. Prices are very reasonable.

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Driftwooddavids, Owner at Driftwood David's, responded to this review

I am so happy you enjoyed our slow looked Danish ribs! And yes the key lime pie is not to be missed! More 

san diego
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136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

This is a little hidden secret. A lot of locals don't even know about it. It has an amazing view and David is too funny. The ribs are delicious and only $9 for a half rack. The fish was great - we preferred it on salad instead of in a bun and he was happy to do that. The fries... More 

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Driftwooddavids, Owner at Driftwood David's, responded to this review

I enjoyed serving your family several times during your stay..look forward to your visit again! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Just got back from our trip to St.John and the ribs I had at David's were the best I've ever had! Quality meat and perfect flavor, which means a lot coming from someone raised in the Carolinas. The place is also a great escape from the hustle and bustle, and the owner is one of the most genuine people you'll... More 

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Driftwooddavids, Owner at Driftwood David's, responded to this review

Its always nice to visit folks from the Carolina's! Look forward to you coming back soon! More 

Lake Forest, California
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270 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

From the time we arrived until the time we left, we were the only two people in the place. The food was good and served piping hot. It was also a good-sized portion at a reasonable price. Make sure you save room for the key lime pie. I think, David, the owner, was our server, and he's quite a character.... More 

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Vermont
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

We have visited St. John several times, so we have tried virtually every restaurant on the island. Last night we just wanted a burger, so we looked at reviews for Driftwood Dave's and decided to try it. It is upstairs on the second floor of the building that has Rock's Gym and shop next to it. Dave the owner, bartender,... More 

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Eliot, Maine
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

Amazing ribs! And David is the most charming southern gentleman. Such a great host. Very casual. Atmosphere but don't let it fool you. The food is great! And David was so nice to open early to find our snorkel gear we had left the night before. A true southern gentleman.

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Excellent service! Best cheeseburger and wings on island can't beat the price!! Have eaten in and Ordered takeout always ready pretty quick Thanks Dave!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 9
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lumber Yard complex, Cruz Bay 00381, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-777-4015
Description
Local neighborhood sports bar and restaurant that offers fresh burgers, ribs, fish wings and fries. Daily specials ..Live music and dance nights..Call for more info

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boston
10 months ago
Collierville, Tennessee, United States

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