Must-Try Meals in St. Croix

Restaurants and bars that can't be missed when visiting this idyllic island.
St. Croix

St. Croix

In honor of our giveaway contest (winners will be announced here on March 14), we decided to do a quick roundup of amazing meals and places to try on this gorgeous island — plus, recommendations from our current contestants.


Mahogany by the Sea 

Located at the south end of Frederiksted’s waterfront stroll, Mahogany by the Sea offers friendly, sophisticated dining with a breathtaking panoramic ocean view. Be sure to try their signature drink "The Lady Mahogany" and the Brazilian Mash (side dish). (Photo courtesy of Mahogany by the Sea)


El Sol

El Sol offers cuisine with a Latin flair and serves up of the best steaks on the island. Located in a casual setting on the side of the road, try any of their steaks with a side of plantains and rice and beans for a finger-licking-good meal.


Eat @ Cane Bay

Make sure to go for the Sunday reggae brunch and order up the foie-gasmic burger — complete with foie gras and gorgonzola compound butter, crispy fried shallots and local butter lettuce. Enough said. 


Salud Bistro

This is a neighborhood Mediterranean bistro with a fabulous wine list and creative cocktails. If you’re interested in finding out more about the innovative libations, check out the mixologist’s blog.


From Our Readers:

Lawman: Black pepper ice cream from South Shore Café

Jumbi: Sweet potato and goat cheese ravioli from Tutto Bene

Hungrybeachgal: (Lunch) Passion fruit mimosas, peel & eat shrimp, and duck chili cheese fries from Cane Bay. (Dinner) Cioppino (made with local fish), zucchini and walnut lasagne, and ruby red trout in parchment pillow from Tutto Bene. (Dessert) homemade Ginger gelato with a few shots of coconut rum from Galangal.

Alanamarie: Fresh tuna sushi at Dashi.

Jb713: T-Pains at Eat, greens and tomatoes from ArtFarm, conch patties from Villa Morales, ½ chicken with seasoned rice and johnnycakes from the Chicken Shack, and beef short ribs from Salud.

Theneweverything: Smoked duck and chili fries from Eat at Cane Bay, anything from  ArtFarm, conch patties and stew beef from Villa Morales, the ahi burger at Bacchus, and brunch at Pelican Cove.

Kara Salgado: Baked lobster from Bacchus, Kendricks,and Lost Dog Pizza.

CaribbeanDriver: Lobster tot shots from Eat at Cane Bay, Ode to Nethropps at Bacchus, and Off the Wall pizza.

JoeV: Goat curry with fungee at Harvey’s in Christiansted.


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