U.S. Virgin Islands

Restaurants in U.S. Virgin Islands

While the food at the Pan-Asian restaurant is good—dumplings, noodles, seared and grilled fish dishes—the main draw is the hilltop view of Cruz Bay, especially stunning as the sun sets over St. Thomas.

With its billowing white curtains and sexy blue lighting, this restaurant is more South Beach than St. Thomas.

A roadside shack minutes from the beach. The namesake milk shake is a blend of almond-crunch ice cream and amaretto.

The island's most delicious brunch spot is in a stone courtyard off Charlotte Amalie's main drag. It can't be beat for its hash browns and omelettes, served on checkered tablecloths. Purchase some of owner Gladys Isles's from scratch hot sauce to take home.

This open waterfront space keeps its stylish diners happy with pan-seared rainbow trout in a lemon caper-brown-butter sauce, and lobster, shrimp, mussels, and clams in a tomato-fennel broth. Choose from three-, five-, or nine-plate tapas-style tasting menus.

Garden-fresh and constantly changing, the 10 small plates on the menu can be ordered individually or in trios. For more sustenance, there are larger entrées, like cornmeal-crusted snapper in a brown sugar, rum, and plantain reduction.

Residents love Woody’s Seafood Saloon, good for conch fritters and cold beer. There are often more patrons than can fit into the small space, so you can opt to take your drinks to the tables outside.

The French- and Caribbean-influenced food here is among the island's best, as is the view from atop Government Hill. At lunch, try the chicken and mushroom crêpes; the braised rabbit loin is a must for dinner.