Top 10 restaurants in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

November 5, 2017 Merry Kessler

The largest city in the U.S. Virgin Islands is a popular shopping center, home to 20,000 people, upscale shops, ecotours and underwater safaris. This former haunt of pirate ships now hosts millions of cruise passengers every year. Look beyond the boutiques and discover historic sights such as the bright red, 17th-century Fort Christian, the graceful green Legislature Building, the 1793 brick Lutheran Church and the taxing 99 steps stairway. Charlotte Amalie is easy to explore on foot.
Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

1. Room With a View

Bluebeard's Castle, 00801, St. Thomas Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$78 - HK$353 +1 340-774-2377
Excellent
70%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 853 reviews

Room With a View

Family owned and operated since 1995.

Reviewed By IslandHopperTours - Carolina Beach, North Carolina

We had an incredible evening. Views were very nice. Food was outstanding. The lobster and Filet was the best we have had on island. The hand made veggie cutlet is my wife's favorite. Our server Tom was professional and yet personal. Great advice on St John.
We can not wait to return!

2. Oceana

8 Honduras | Villa Olga, Frenchtown 00802, St. Thomas Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Caribbean, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Dinner HK$220 - HK$510 +1 340-774-4262
Excellent
77%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 978 reviews

Oceana

Oceana Restaurant and Wine Bar combines the perfected culinary methods of yesterday, the creativity of tomorrow, and the spice of the Caribbean all in one of the most beautiful and historic locations on island. Our guests can expect an unforgettable culinary and dining experience in a private villa right on the water, and feel the years disappear as they are swept away from the busy modern world while enjoying locally-sourced and artfully-prepared entrees. We also feature house-infused cocktails and an impressive wine selection. A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recipient several years running, Oceana has also been voted "Best of VI" multiple times, most recently for Best Gourmet Dining 2016.

Reviewed By spencerusa - usa

Lackluster service, understocked bar, rude hostess, food ok. This used to be a premier restaurant on the island, now it's coasting with no menu innovations and a rather self-satisfied smugness.
A small example. There's no excuse in a fine dining restaurant for a table to be off balance and requiring a waiter to push a cork under one leg. This issue should be checked daily before opening.

3. Amalia Cafe

5143 Palm Psge, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6416, St. Thomas Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$78 - HK$235 +1 340-714-7373
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 895 reviews

Amalia Cafe

Amalia Cafe is a delightful open air Spanish themed restaurant in historic downtown Palm Passage, Charlotte Amalie. The menu is heavy on tapas, with favorite Spanish entrees like Paella or Zarzuela. Enjoy a taste of Spain in the Caribbean.

Reviewed By What - Toronto, Canada

A touch of Spain on a side street in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Friendly service with good food and a patio from which to observe the passing scene. I had the soup of the day plus gambas and crabmeat Tapas. My wife had pumpkin soup and a very authentic Sangria. It was an excellent choice for lunch.

4. Grande Cru Restaurant and Wine Bar

5304 Yacht Haven Grande | Yacht Haven Grande Marina, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas (Formerly Grand Cru) Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks HK$102 - HK$251 +1 340-774-7263
Excellent
65%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 354 reviews

Grande Cru Restaurant and Wine Bar

Featuring contemporary culinary delights from around the world with modern imaginings of New World cuisine, an award-winning Martini bar several years running, a vast wine selection, and superior, elegant service, Grande Cru prides itself on providing and unforgettable experience to locals and tourists alike. Voted "Best Martini Bar" eight years running by the Daily News "Best of VI" poll, Grande Cru has also been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 5 consecutive years. Grande Cru is a can't-miss dining experience in the elite mega yacht marina of Yacht Haven Grande.

Reviewed By Gene N - Glastonbury, Connecticut

We dined here recently with friends. This has become one of our favorite stops when in St. Thomas. Beautiful setting overlooking the gorgeour private ships. Lots of money in them I'm sure. Bar and menu selections were wide and varied. Everyone really enjoyed their meals as nothing was left behind. Service was prompt and attentive. A nice lleisurely pace to the evening. Couldn't ask for more. Will definitely return again. Give it a try!

5. Big Kahuna Rum Shack

5130 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6908, St. Thomas Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Caribbean, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$39 - HK$118 +1 340-775-9289
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 806 reviews

Big Kahuna Rum Shack

Hands down the COOLEST and most FUN bar/restaurant in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands! Right on the waterfront..Awesome harbor views, great people watching, live reggae and amazing and delicious food..Tacos, wraps, burgers, fresh mahi-mahi sliders..LOVE JUICE OMG..Ya gotta try it when you're visiting St Thomas!

Reviewed By madig1997 - Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

Wasn't very pleased. Came in to get a drink, bar is very small and had no leftover Seating, which okay that's understandable. We sat down at a table and since the bartender didn't acknowledge us maybe she would have walked over. She did not. We...MoreHi..Thanks for your input..Please let me know what time of day and what day you were here..THANKS..we address all issues like this to make out business better!

6. Pizza Amore

Al Cohen's Mall Havensight, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 340-774-2822
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 260 reviews

Pizza Amore

Reviewed By Monique7772014 - Mobile, Alabama

Friendly and welcoming from the minute you walk through the door. Awesome Antipasto salad and the slice has so many toppings, it's amazing. Sooo good. Really great prices and convenient locale really round out a great experience!! YUM!

7. Famous Delite

Magens Bay Road, 00802, St. Thomas Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol Drinks +1 340-777-6050
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 329 reviews

Famous Delite

Reviewed By Daniel D - Erie, Pennsylvania

We stopped here for the first time yesterday and have heard people talking good things about it. Now granted I just got a plain chocolate milkshake and it was......OK...... It wasn't great but maybe they're known more for alcoholic shakes I'm not sure. It was 5.50 which isn't that bad for st thomas so that was a plus. Cash only. But I wouldn't go back unless maybe friends wanted to and I would try an alcoholic one.

8. Beuchert's Beer Garden

17 Main Street | across from Palm Passage, next to Hot Look, Charlotte Amalie 00804, St. Thomas Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Drinks
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 243 reviews

Beuchert's Beer Garden

Reviewed By stinkydeer - Midland, Michigan

We were wanting to get away from the crowd of the jewelry stores and find some real people. We found it at Beuchert's!
Normally my posts and reviews are funny or there is a story... Well here we go!
We stumbled off the boat and wandered around dazed and confused after a long night of drinks and dancing on the 16th deck or our cruise ship. After getting our legs under us we headed toward the thousands of taxi's ready to take our money for the short ride into town.
After getting into town it was nothing but Jewelry Stores run by folks from other parts of the planet. We wanted to see some local people and hang out. While fighting off the many store owners ganging up on us like a gang of rabid rats in an Indiana Jones movie. We noticed an alley opening with a banner that just read, Beer Garden. There were a bunch of sheets of paper printed out that read, "World's Greatest Margaritas" We figured... What the hell? Why not have the World's Greatest Margarita?!
You can only look at so many diamonds and gem stones before your wacked and start spinning from all the dealing going on.
Sure nuff we started down the alley and found ourselves leaving the wrestling match that was main street. The place was beat up a bit from the last round of Hurricanes but you can only do so much with what you have. It was perfect for what we were looking for and its getting better.
Nala (sorry if I spelled your name wrong dude) was a great host and mixed us up a fantastic drink. He sat with us and told us some local history and made us feel right at home. We heard a great story of his fight with the Hurricanes as the music played in the background and the rain started to pour. It was like we were in an old movie. It was EPIC!
Great guy to hang out with, down to Earth and just really cool to talk to. Next time on the island we are going back. We made a great friend.

9. Island View Guest House

332 Scott Free Road, 00803, St. Thomas Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, American Dinner +1 340-774-4270
Excellent
87%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 208 reviews

Island View Guest House

Reviewed By John C - Newtown, Pennsylvania

For years we've visited all of the standard fine dining restaurants on the Island, and are always on the lookout for something new . Finally! An agent at the Marriott suggested this place and offered to make a reservation for us (celebrating a wedding anniversary). We decided to go for it and what an excellent decision. Here is what you should know.
1. It's a small restaurant with limited Seating - and only 4-5 tables have a railing/harbor view. Book well ahead as its only open 3 days a week and offers two seatings.
2. If your plans change let them know. Don't be the obnoxious guy who turned up with four extra people and demanded instant Seating with a view.
3. Take a taxi. Parking is tight. (although the night we went there was room for a couple more cars)
4. The salad bar is $8 all you can eat. Worth the trip.
5. Entrees are limited but good. Although everyone raves about the steak (like me) , the fish is pretty good too (mahi)
6. You can watch the chef cook your steak on the grill if you are so inclined.
7. There is an honour bar. Make your own drinks and keep your own tab.
8. This was our cheapest evening meal of the week. And probably the best.
9. The view is wonderful. The location is up in the hills at the western (airport) end of the island.
Enjoy your food. We're going back again next year.

10. Greengos Caribbean Cantina

5185 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6400, St. Thomas Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$47 - HK$118 +1 340-714-8282
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 908 reviews

Greengos Caribbean Cantina

Greengo's Caribbean Cantina serves Authentic Sonoran Style Mexican Cuisine featuring Beef, Pork, Chicken, Shrimp and Fish in Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Cantina Bowls and Salads, or over Nachos. In the bar is our Famous Tequila Wall and Rum Wall, as well as our Oak Barrel aged House Blend of each. Our Full bar also serves up all of your frozen favorites. Open 7 days.

Reviewed By FreddyBeachTeach - Fredericton, Canada

We stopped here for a light lunch and ate on the balcony overlooking Cruz Bay from Mongoose Junction. Neither of us being super hungry, we decided on drinks and sharing the nachos. When trying to describe their unique flair my husband dubbed them hipster nachos. They were both unique and delicious with house made green and gold tortilla chips topped with Greengo beans, melted Cheddar cheese, shredded cabbage, corn, poblano peppers, scallions, red onions and tomatoes. Finished with chipotle aioli, cilantro fresca and house made salsa. I had donkey punch to drink, which was Capt Morgan, butterscotch schnapps, pineapple juice, splash of grenadine, and also unique. I like it when you don't get what you expect in a good way. This was definitely that.

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