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“If you like shrimp, don't miss Wednesday night”
Review of The Lime Inn

The Lime Inn
Ranked #15 of 59 Restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Lime Inn restaurant is located in downtown Cruz Bay and has been a favorite between locals and visitors alike since 1984. Still owned and operated by the Meyer family (now daughter, Chelsea, and son in law, Richard) your St. John experience is not complete without a visit to our open-air, friendly, restaurant. We are known for our wonderful staff and delicious and consistent meals. Join us for our all day Happy Hour 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM, where our signature cocktails are $4 and Presidente Beers are $2. Fresh Grilled Caribbean Lobster is served daily along with our famous cracked conch, rum ribs, and house made pasta, just to name a few. You can also eat light with an awesome appetizer selection, fresh salads, and famous soups. No one can leave, either, without a taste of our famous Key Lime pie. We are open for Lunch Monday thru Saturday from 11:30 to 5, happy hour Monday thru Saturday 11:30 am-5:30 and Dinner Monday thru Saturday from 5:30 to 9:30. We look forward to seeing you!
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“If you like shrimp, don't miss Wednesday night”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Great restaurant. One of the best on St John. Relaxing atmosphere and owner Rich is a great host. Wonderful service. Don't Wednesday night shrimp night. We have been going to St. John for years and we never skip The Lime Inn

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“Our favorite stop on Wednesday night”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Can you say, best deal on the island on Wednesday nights? All you can eat boiled shrimp for $27 with fresh green beans, cheesy potatoes or wild rice. The owner is so friendly, his daughter the bartender. They take first name reservations and make you feel like you are one of the family. The atmosphere is up beat and everyone is having fun. Don't miss this treat.

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chelseaantoinette, Manager at The Lime Inn, responded to this review, 24 September 2014
Glad you guys had a great time. We like our jobs when that happens!
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Rome, Georgia
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“we love this place!!”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We visit St. John often, and this is one of our favorite restaurants. We consistently get great food, service and drinks. My favorite lobster in the islands and the scallop potatoes are wonderful! Rich is the most welcoming, attentive owner, and somehow manages to remember everyones name! Love Greba and Lou for servers! Can't wait to visit again!!

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Long Beach, California
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“disappointing”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We've been to Lime Inn a few times starting in 2001. Previously loved their grilled Caribbean lobster...juicy with a mild sweetness...better than Maine lobster. But we were disappointed with our June 2014 visit. Lobster seemed tough and dry...suspect it wasn't very fresh. At $35/lb, they need to deliver...if it isn't fresh enough, take it off the menu that night. Also had a Mahi Mahi dish that was good if not memorable and a seafood sausage appetizer that was badly composed...had a marinara sauce that overwhelmed the delicate seafood flavors in the sausage. Service and ambiance were nice, drinks were fine, and the frozen key lime pie desert was tasty.

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chelseaantoinette, Manager at The Lime Inn, responded to this review, 24 September 2014
Sorry you didn't have the utmost awesome experience. I don't know what happened with the lobster and hate that you didn't enjoy it. It is still fresh, from the same fisherman we've been dealing with for nearly 30 years, and at $34 a pound we do our best to make sure its consistent every time. Glad the service and key lime impressed, qe'll keep trying our best and hope you'll keep coming back.
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“Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed two nights on St John before a week long vacation. The Lime Inn was a convenient location to our hotel and a wonderful way to begin our vacation in the islands! The peel and eat shrimp and fish were fresh. Great atmosphere and friendly service.

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