There are so many incredible restaurants on St. John, you could stay for a week and never hit them all. A local favorite, and long-time St. John establishment (for 33 years!) is The Lime Inn.
This wonderful restaurant is located right in Cruz Bay on the one way street loping around town across from da Livio’s Pizza. Walk into a garden oasis with beautiful plants, a front bar (called “The Ficus Bar”) and the old island charm that makes St. John so special. Run by a husband and wife team Richard and Chelsea (daughter of the original owners), this family restaurant is delicious, inviting and holds that personal touch that we just love!
The Lime Inn is open for lunch (11:30-3) and dinner (5:30-9:30) with happy hour specials all day (11:30-5:30). We love the Fresh Local Snapper Sandwich for lunch and the Cracked Conch (local conch pounded thin and tender, lightly battered and flash fried) is a favorite. For dinner this season, The Lime Inn started making fresh pasta in-house, as well as adding some new items to the menu. You can’t go wrong with their Fresh Grilled Local Tuna (in an amazing tamarind glaze) or the Fresh Grilled Caribbean Lobster, caught locally in our waters.
The drink menu doesn’t disappoint, either. We love “The Danger,” named after their first son, a delicious conception of house thai chile infused tequila, fresh watermelon juice, lime juice and pineapple simple syrup! The Limin the coconut is also a delightful frozen drink that will cool you down after a day in the sun!
Lastly, don’t miss their “All You Can Eat Shrimp” night every Wednesday and Oyster Night every Thursday! We know visitors that come back yearly and look forward to it each trip!
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