So you’ve explored downtown Charlotte Amalie, you’ve checked out Frenchtown. What’s next? Head down to Red Hook, walk along Vessup Bay and you’ll see a plethora of fantastic restaurants and bars to try out. With so many top options, your only dilemma will be where to go!
The Tap & Still
Fresh ingredients and a lively atmosphere make the waterfront Tap & Still an excellent first stop to drop in and grab a bite and a pint. It’s inexpensive American pub fare but don’t let the prices fool you – the food is spot on. The burgers are juicy and flavorful, great wings, and they boast an excellent beer selection. They even brew their own! The Tap & Still is definitely the place to go on the island if you appreciate high-quality beer.
Duffy’s Love Shack
“The best parking lot bar in the world” is the one and only Duffy’s Love Shack. Billed as a “bar that serves food” rather than a restaurant which happens to have a bar, you can chow down on tasty fish tacos, wings, nachos, and other bar classics while enjoying some of their award-winning craft cocktails. Lime in De Coconut, Love Potion No. 9 and the Duffito Mojito are a few favorites, but they also have plenty more options for the thirsty traveler. Have a big group? Order the Famous Love Shack Volcano, 50oz of frozen cocktail goodness.
Fish Tails Grill & Bar
Just down the road from Duffy’s is Fish Tails Grill and Bar. This waterfront seafood restaurant is right near the ferry terminal and the perfect place to go get great seafood either on your way to or from the ferry. Serious seafood lovers can’t afford to miss Fish Tails. In addition to locally caught options, they have plenty of crab, Caribbean lobster and are the number one place on the island for delicious sushi.
People love heading over to XO Bistro for brunch and dinner proves to be just as tasty as well. Guests rave about the service – it’s on point, friendly, and fast. Blackened tuna? Yes, please. Had enough seafood for the moment? Order a New York steak or pork rib-eye instead. Gluten-free diners can relax here – XO offers several gluten-free dishes to caters to your dietary needs.
Island Time Pub
What happens when you have traditional Caribbean eats, pizza, and international favorites all in one place? You get Island Time Pub! It’s a casual go-to for many locals and visitors alike. Come in for lunch or dinner after hanging out at Vessup Bay. It’s a little bit hidden away, located on the second floor of Red Hook Quarters but it’s worth seeking out. You’ll come away from Island Time happy, well-fed, and surely be back for more.
A taste of Italy in the Virgin Islands, Pesce has mastered the art of authentic rustic Italian food. It also has a noteworthy wine list and home to some seriously good cocktails. Pasta is made fresh in-house and you can sup on ossobucco, branzino, and lasagna.
Irish bars are fun no matter where in the world you go and Molly Malone’s is no exception. Drop by for breakfast…or lunch…or dinner! With its casual atmosphere and excellent service, you can kick back, relax, and watch the world go by. Or go there at night for a fun, lively evening and sample some of their thirst quenching beers.
Sometimes nothing but tacos will do. But where to go? The answer is MeLt Mexican. Incredibly fresh ingredients, wallet-friendly prices, and plenty of options can all be found here. A top choice during sports seasons thanks to its massive TV screens and delectable snacks, MeLt is also a wonderful place to bring your family.
Texas Pit BBQ
Visiting from the mainland but missing your BBQ? Texas Pit has you covered. Generous portion sizes and perfectly cooked meat from this take out only spot. They boast the tenderest brisket, most succulent ribs, and flavorsome chicken you’ll find off the barbecue. In addition to serving up absolutely delicious food, Texas Pit is also a phenomenal value – affordable with enough food for leftovers.
A steakhouse and bar located right on Vessup Bay, the Caribbean Saloon offers one of the best happy hours in town. It hosts two a day where you can get your cocktail fix and tuck into some specials. Food-wise you’ll find all sorts of tasty eats here. Standard bar foods share menu space with classic Virgin Islands dishes. They are some of the most delicious you’ll find!
A laid back, welcoming atmosphere is the first thing you’ll notice about Señor Pizza. The second thing that’ll grab your attention is the delicious food! There are pizzas here to satisfy every craving: meat lover’s, veggie, Hawaiian, even one topped with buffalo wings. It’s a fantastic place to take kids if you’re visiting St. Thomas with your family. They offer take out, dine-in, or if you’re exhausted after a day of exploring the island, you can get delivery instead.
If you love great Thai and Japanese food, you can find all your best-loved dishes at Saki’s House. Great sushi, great service, and reasonable prices make Saki’s a top spot for Asian cuisine on the island – they even serve a few Korean dishes.
Lattes in Paradise
Need a caffeinated pick me up mid-afternoon? Lattes in Paradise is a Red Hook favorite. Whether you need an iced drink to cool yourself down or a simple cup of joe to perk you up, Lattes will hit the spot every time.