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Candi's Barbecue

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cruz bay near the market place, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Lihue, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had the chicken/rib combo with fries and peas and rice. Food was excellent as always at a great price. No one seems to notice that the comeback sauce is just Open Pit. I grew up on Open Pit so that is fine with me- nice and spicy.

Thank ruthelvis
St. John
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Candi's delight have become my favorite place to eat, her sauce is unique, I should say "she has the best BBQ sauce in the island". You will find yourself licking each and every last one of your fingers. I will recommend this place for food lover like myself, and let's not forget her grill shrimps are the BOOM. I am... More 

Thank sheylabasilio2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Candi's is our first stop, every visit to STJ. We call from the car barge, and either eat in or takeout her delicious ribs, plantains and cole slaw. Service is fast and friendly, there is easy parking on site, prices are more than reasonable, and OMG the food...... The smile on my husband's face when we catch the wafting aroma... More 

Thank mindehankins
Belleville, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Local barbeque that has the taste and serving amount that makes this a great deal! The plantains and rice and peas complement the bbq chicken and ribs just right. The servings are very large.

Thank Nancy H
Schwaig bei Nuernberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Candi's doesn't look like much from the outside but the food is delicious. We ordered the chicken and the ribs to take away and has plenty left over. It looks like a locals only place but don't be scared to eat in; they're very friendly. (...although a local said he wouldn't recommend going there late as it can get a... More 

1 Thank Nigrita6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We had the chicken and ribs combo for $15. It fed us both. It was a fantastic meal. The sauce is a little sweet with a little tang to it. The dirty rice really complimented the sauce and the cole slaw was some of the best I have had. You definitely need to stop!

Thank edwardo9876
Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I stop at Candy's first whenever I am on St John. Bbq ribs chicken with her come back sauce. Great sides, especially Cole slaw!

Thank Rebel976
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We ate at Candi's twice on our trip. Both times, I got the chicken/ribs combo, and both times it was quite good. I believe it was $15, including a couple of sides. This is a great place to go when you need to pick up something on the way back from the beach. You can park in their lot, order,... More 

Thank Bobby D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Large servings of wonderful bbq and sides for an extremely good price for the island. The sauce is tasty and plentiful. We had take-out, and it took about 10 minutes to be ready.(and we had enough for leftovers the next day) Highly recommened.

Thank hhrvt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

If you like chicken and ribs smothered in a sweet and tangy sauce, this is the place for you. Called in an order and picked it up 10 minutes later after a long day on the beach. Great chicken and rib combo platter with plantains and coke slaw for around $15. One order fed about two people so be prepared... 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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?