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“Ribs great, shrimp excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Candi's Barbecue

Candi's Barbecue
Ranked #31 of 59 Restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Ribs great, shrimp excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

We got take out tonight and had a variety of things. You must try the BarBQ shrimp....yummiest! Ribs and Cole slaw were really good as were the plantains. Chicken is good, but they were mostly sold out of that. My vote would be for the shrimp.

Visited May 2014
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“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

If you can find this place try it. Hard to find if you don't know where it is. Ask the locals they know where it is and will get you there. Chicken and ribs wonderful!

  • Visited February 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Much better than Joe's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

We ate here one night, service was very good, food was good, not great. Sides were the best part of the meal. Ribs tend to be flavorful, but fatty. Chicken was good. This is a very simple
place with not much seating. Close to the car barge, but a bit of a walk from downtown.

GO HERE versus Joe's BBQ which is down by public parking, across from Caps bar. That place was the WORST place we ate in St. Johns. Took 1.5 hours to get (3) meals there, and the owner/gal is rude to both her staff and guests. Food was not worth the wait. I would give them a separate review, but I couldn't find them on Trip Adviser.

  • Visited February 2014
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Oakland, California
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“Great BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

Went to Candi's for lunch. It took a while to get our food since she makes everything to order. Everything came out hot. The ribs were delicious, my fish was very good, and Candi's sauce is excellent. We had rice and peas, and plantains as our sides, and both were absolutely delicious. The ambience is lacking, since it is basically in an industrial parking lot, but the food is not! Way better than Uncle Joe's.

Visited January 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Good BBQ sauce”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

This place is good, one of the best bbq in the island. It was voted as the best in 2013. The sauce is great but I have to say the meat could be better. I think the issue is that they don't leave it long enough. In the US there is much much better BBQ, but for the islands this is fine.
The sides are pretty good, especially the rice and the plantains (some of the best in the island IMO).

  • Visited January 2014
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