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“Consistent place, needs a makeover though.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Banana Deck

The Banana Deck
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Ranked #22 of 59 Restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Aloha and welcome to The Banana Deck, home of the Big Deck Burger! Located in downtown Cruz Bay on St. John, we offer a full menu of casual Caribbean cuisine and American classics! We're all about providing good food and good service in a great atmosphere to bring our customers the best experience!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Consistent place, needs a makeover though.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

We have been coming here for over a decade. The food is always consistent with no surprises. Fresh caught tuna was the best we have ever tasted. It's starting to look a little shabby and could do with a makeover. The staff are always very pleasant and unlike a lot of St. John restaurants, they actually have a good attitude and value the customers.
Fix the place up and little pls.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Milton, Georgia
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not a Fan”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

The food was just average. We waited over 30 minutes, and there were plenty of empty tables. I don't think they had enough help. When we did get served, the server was very nice. We went back again because friends wanted to go. The service was good, but the food was below average. Not impressed, and will not go back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Rome, Georgia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“DISAPPOINTED”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We have eaten at Banana Deck several times during our trips to ST. John, and all our local friends recommend it. We ate there during the fourth of July week and were very disappointed. The food was average/good, but service was terrible. We had a party of six, and an automatic gratuity was added, thus ensuring we would not see our server often. We all ran out of drinks, water, never got steak sauce that was requested, and the server refused to separate our checks into two because it was just "too complicated". (Erin was our server) WE will not return!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“1 of R favorites in St John”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

One of the things they are noted for are their steaks and let me to tell you that is not been exaggerated the steak was tender and delicious. The other people in my group have a pasta dish which was so large they ended up taking doggie bags. Also would like to mention that their salads were cold crisp and not just romaine lettuce rather assorted greens. I would also like to mention that this was a reasonably priced menu so you could take the whole family without breaking the bank. And one other thing ask Christy about her pet potbelly pig I think his name was Ziggy and you must ask to see the photos of him in the ocean.
This is a MUST stop what you're in St John

Visited June 2014
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“Average food, poor service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

The food was average although the ribeye was quite good. Service was terrible, slow and inefficient. The restaurant was not busy and during the off-season so we expected a little better. Mahi was cooked appropriately however the rice was undercooked as was the broccoli.

Visited June 2014
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