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Barefoot Cowboy

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Upstairs in The Lumber Yard, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-228-5200
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12:00 - 21:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stopped by in the evening and enjoyed the beef brisket sandwich. The brisket was tasty and the roll was substantial enough to hold it. I also liked the pinto beans side dish. I brought an order of the loaded mac and cheese (with the pulled pork) back for my wife, who was still recovering from our 5:30am departure, and... More 

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Thank Douglas M
Jordan, MN
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After watching an episode of Carribean Life on HGTV in which the owners purchased a home on St Thomas with their restaurant in St. John we decided to have dinner here. It did not disappoint. Brisket was fantastic, as were the ribs and the mac and cheese was beyond delicious. We wish the owners would have been their to thank... More 

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Thank Chris S
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Sorry we didn't get to meet you. Glad you decided to visit us, and that you enjoyed your food so much. (and no you can't have the recipe LOL) Come back and see us. Liz More 

Wilton, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

How on earth anyone can deem the food meh, or bland is insane!! I come from a BBQ family and believe me it's really great! I was there with my husband, my sisters and their husbands. Across the board we all loved it. The owners could not be nicer, the beer is ice cold, the ribs are so tender they... More 

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Thank susano66
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for this glowing review ! So glad you guys enjoyed yourselves and our food, we can't wait to welcome you back. Thanks again for the review, it is much appreciated. Liz More 

Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The BBQ was great, the mac n cheese is life changing. OMG This place was awesome. The guys working there were cute and fun. I enjoyed many drinks after my food too. I will be going back the next time I'm in the islands for sure!

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Thank Joshdemobile
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this awesome review ! So glad that you enjoyed both our food and our place as much as you did (the Mac n Cheese is my recipe !!), we really like it when people have fun. Hope to meet you next time you visit. Liz More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by here many times during our visit to St.John. The food was very good as well as the drinks.

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Thank JillS259
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

We really appreciate when visitors pay us more than one visit during their vacation. There are many great places on St John, so when someone chooses to repeat visit us, it makes us very happy. Thanks for writing a review. More 

Concord, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a great meal with our party of nine. Fun wait staff; live music and good food. What more can you ask for!?

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Thank mastmich
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for bringing your group in. So glad y'all had such a good time with us. Appreciate you taking the time to write a review. More 

Philadelphia, PA
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great brisket and the best live music. It was a fun night. Would definitely go back next time we visit.

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1 Thank Lynn1740
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

So glad you had a fun night. We have had some great music acts recently, some a little different than usual, and it was nice to know we succeeded with you. Come see us again. Liz More 

Fargo, North Dakota
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No idea what frito pie person was talking about. The food here is amazing!!! Love love love. The platters are huge and amazing. Such value for money. The vow is outstanding. It's a 5 min walk from the ferry and should not be missed. Drinks are great prices and really well made. Ice cold beers and great prices. DO NOT... More 

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1 Thank Ajh697
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

This is a great review, thank you ! We strive to provide a great product in a cool environment, and it is so nice when we hear people enjoyed it. Thanks for taking time to review us, it is much appreciated. Liz More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away up the hill this place is awesome. Not sure what the people below are talking about ... Quesadillas, brisket and ribs were unbelievable. Large portions and anything but tasteless. Fantastic view of Cruz Bay and STT. I had to write this review while sitting here - it was that good.

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2 Thank Cristina M
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and the food you tried. We hope to see you again. Regards Liz More 

Gilford, New Hampshire
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for great country music and well-made drinks then barefoot cowboy is your place food is average barbecue I would recommend for a great place to hang out and have drinks with friends

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Thank WJIannazzi
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Regards Liz More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs in The Lumber Yard, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-228-5200
Description
Barefoot Cowboy in Cruz Bay on the beautiful island of St. John in the USVI serves fresh cooked Texas BBQ. Smoked brisket is our specialty. We also offer ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Our sauces are made in house and all our sides are made from scratch. We are open from everyday from noon until we sell out !

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