Hello everyone, and happy Thursday! I am back on island after a quick vacay to Connecticut to see friends and family for New Year’s Eve (and to escape the crazy holiday crowds here!), and I am happy to report that the island has calmed down a bit. Phew! Since it’s the start of the year, this is a good time to re-share Explore STJ’s restaurant map while providing some information on restaurant reservations. There are also a few new openings and closings to share, as well.
Explore STJ’s Restaurant Map
Explore STJ’s Restaurant Map can be found at www.explorestj.com/restaurantmap. It is a searchable map that shows you the locations of all of our restaurants here on St. John. Check it out below:
New and Recently Closed Restaurants
Shambles has a new Sweet Shack located directly across the street. It has ice cream for the kids and drinks for the adults, in addition to an amazing view from its second floor. I will have more on this for you all next week.
Da Event Lounge is a great new spot in Cruz Bay that not only serves as an event space but it’s also become a hot spot for live local music. I will have more on this soon.
Banana Deck is serving lunch again this season! Yay!
Quiet Mon Pub closed last month. I am not certain what is taking its place at this point.
Salty Mongoose temporarily closed in Coral Bay. The rumor is that they will reopen at the old Pastory Gardens minigolf course near Cruz Bay sometime this winter. Fingers crossed that’s true!
Wine Shop VI remains temporarily closed too as construction continues above it at the Wharfside Hotel.
If you are planning a trip to St. John and you want to dine at any of the following restaurants, I recommend making a reservation.
- 1864: Definitely for dinner. Not so much for lunch.
- Banana Deck: Recommended for dinner.
- Dave & Jerry’s Steakhouse
- Extra Virgin Bistro
- La Tapa
- Morgan’s Mango
- Ocean 362
- Rhumb Lines
- The Terrace
That’s it for today, folks. I hope today’s post makes your vacation planning a little easier! Have a great day!
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