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“Consistently Excellent Food, Great Atmosphere”
Review of Rowdy Joe's

Rowdy Joe's
Ranked #8 of 113 Restaurants in Christiansted
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food is delicious, freshly homemade and consistent. Great comfort food like Turkey Pot Pie and delicious soups, salads and sandwiches. Nightly specials are creative and, well, special! Fish tacos are a local favorite and Monday night steak tacos are also awesome. For those with a sweet tooth, there is always a choice of several flavors of homemade ice cream. Highly recommend.

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Thank FlamboyantSTX
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We ate here twice during our trip. The good: they have some really great soups and ice cream, some really unique offerings, like blue cheese cheesecake on a salad (yum!) and really good seafood tacos. They also have daily specials that were quite good. The menu has enough variety to make you willing to do a repeat, and the prices are in line with the island (which is generally expensive). The bad: be prepared to wait. All the staff are busy; this is not a laziness issue. But both times, it seemed they could have used more service staff, and the kitchen seems to have a hard time keeping up. I realize this is a casual restaurant on a relaxed island, but the waits were really long. Definitely worth a try if you are willing to spend a while there (like almost two hours both times).

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Thank Leslie L
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We found this place by accident and we are glad we did. The entree specials were really good, but the best part was the homemade ice cream! They change the flavors often and there is no schedule they follow - just whatever they feel like making today. It was a very pleasant meal both times we went.

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Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Stopped by here one night during a stay on St Croix. It was a Sunday night during The World Cup games. There was a wait to get seating for our group, because so many people were hanging out to watch the game. This place is small but the menu was pretty good.they seem to stick to a few items, but offer a good variety. The pork wontons are the bomb.com and the small bowl of noodles that accompany them were just relish. I ordered the fish nachos and they didn't disappoint. Friends in our group were Very pleased with the generous portions of the Patroñ shots!!! Nice l'il spot.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We dined twice during our visit to St. Croix this week (June 21-28, 2014). Both times, the food was good to very good with selections that are not your normal expectations from a place named "Rowdy Joes."

Food: From the Lamb Empanadas to Ginger Wontons...everything is well prepared and tasty. The ice cream is incredibly good..we sampled the Amaretto Brittle ice cream and we all loved it.

On our two visits I had the fried vege wrap...and the first visit I had the red snapper special. Both were very well prepared and tasted good. My wife had the Blue Cheese cheescake...was awesome! Consider a cheese cake, but savory, not sweet, on top of a salad...excellent!

Atmosphere. The first night there was US World Cup soccer game on, so the place was crowded. The bar is in an open area in the restaurant, which is small, so the place was loud. If the bar is crowded, it gets "rowdy" so be aware of that...this is not a romantic place...but a fun place for sure..if you're with friend(s) and want a place to let your hair down and get good food, this is the place. The porch is nice..providing a nice beeze from the trade winds.

Service. This was our only real disappointment with this restaurant. Both visits, we sat too long...The first night we gave it some slack...I don't think they anticipated the crowd that would show up for a World Cup Soccer game...but still, our waiter walked by our table so many times without a "how is everything" that's just training..really. The second night... was better, but still.. it just seems the wait staff is strained a bit... When our waitress visited our table it seemed she was in a rush... she tried, but again...it just seemed they were understaffed... Not rude..no one was rude or anything, and we're not "type A's" that need immediate service...but 2 hours in a restaurant should be by choice, not because you can't get your check, or your food etc... So..take this in stride with other reviews...could have been just a couple of fluke nights we happened to show up...we would definitely try it again, since the food was so good, and atmosphere so relaxed....

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