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“Great food and relaxing spot”
Review of The Lime Inn

The Lime Inn
Ranked #10 of 57 Restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Lime Inn restaurant is located in downtown Cruz Bay and has been a favorite between locals and visitors alike since 1984. Our goal is for you to sit back and relax as you enjoy our delicious cocktails, hand-picked wines, and cold beers while sampling from our diverse and consistently delicious menu. Choose from small or large plates, but always leave full and content that you enjoyed life with us!
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We have eaten at The Lime Inn several times over the years and this was the stop for our first exhausted dinner on our first night. We knew it was reliable and easy and we were tired. We always like coming here for the relaxing environment and great food. There was a huge banyon tree right in the middle of the bar. You sat under its foliage and watched the bartenders trip around its massive trunk, music played and you enjoyed some libations. The tree, however, is now gone. We didn't get the story as our table was ready too quickly (when have you ever said that), but that was a sad development. I don't know if it was disease or storm or just bartenders sick of its trunk, but it is disappointingly gone. The food, however, is still good. I can't remember what we ordered, most certainly a fish dish and probably a seafood pasta, but it is unmemorable only because we were tired. Awe will eat here next time, tree or no tree.

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chelseaantoinette, Manager at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

It seem like a tree story is in order here... the tree died. After many years of its fame and perhaps our fortune as a result of this fame, like ficus trees commonly do, it became diseased with blight. We tried to save it with cows blood, but as you can imagine the reaction to the smell wasn't wonderful. So while we miss the tree and its dedication to tripping bartenders, owner, Rich, is happy that he no longer has to clean around the giant mass. We have built a brand new bar that has many more seats, and we hope the tree looks back on its life with us as fondly as we do. See you on your next trip!

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We had an early dinner at The Lime Inn (we showed up when the restaurant opened at 5:30 for dinner, so we did not have reservations). The owner seated us, and he was very friendly - and so was every other employee we encountered. Our waitress was very attentive, and we were very happy with the service. Our friends got the "all you can eat shrimp" and really enjoyed their meal. I got the Coquille St. John - the wine sauce was amazing - and my husband got the whole snapper, which he loved. We have a toddler and it's always challenging to eat out, but we got her pasta from the kids' menu (they have a nice selection for children!) and the owner was very accommodating when it came to her. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for a great meal! From what I understand, they also serve the Caribbean lobster (whole or half), and I was torn between getting that and the Coquille St. John but other diners at the restaurant were commenting on how delicious that was too. :)

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chelseaantoinette, Manager at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

So glad everyone enjoyed their meal and felt accommodated. This is why we love what we do!

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Lots of food choices, great fish with daily sauces. One of the only restaurants that give you bread before your meal. Atmosphere is friendly. Wednesday night is all you can eat shrimp night.

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chelseaantoinette, Manager at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

Thanks for the great review. It makes us happy that we could make your stay on St. John more enjoyable!

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We had a sister's reunion in St. John. This was a great mea we enjoyed.. I had the Caribbean Lobster. It was very tasty. One sister had the Coquilles St. John. I wish I had ordered this dish. The creamy tarragon sauce was delicious.
You don't have the sea view here, but it is a great choice for a meal. The staff was very friendly and served up great food.

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chelseaantoinette, Manager at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

So glad you and your sisters had a great time with us! From one family to another, thanks for coming in, and we look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

The lobster was delicious. The tea with mint is good. I think I drank a pitcher full. The bacon wrap scallops was excellent. The owner is kind and very welcoming. Semi outdoor, but very well covered dining experience.

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chelseaantoinette, Manager at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

Thanks for the awesome review! So glad you enjoyed the home-brewed, tea, your scallop appetizer, and your lobster entree. That is what we aspire to accomplish!

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