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Barefoot Cowboy

Upstairs in The Lumber Yard | USVI, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-228-5200
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (74 reviews)
“frito pie” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Upstairs in The Lumber Yard | USVI, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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11 - 20 of 312 reviews

Reviewed 16 May 2017

The couple that owns the barefoot cowboy gave my husband a ride into town one day, they were so incredibly fun and nice we decided to check out their restaurant the next night. They had live music (Erin Hart- INCREDIBLE) and a pulled pork sandwich...More

Thank Rebecca B
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Was so nice to meet you, glad you got the chance to come in and hear Erin play, she is awesome ! Our house infused Tequila is pretty popular :) Come back and see us on your next trip.

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Good food, reasonable, central location. Stopped here for lunch, nice little spot, appreciated having a genuine conversation with the owner and fellow Texan, Steve. We both had brisket and the little guy had a hot dog. The tasty brisket brought me back home to Texas...More

Thank jmh09
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you so much for writing your review, Steve enjoyed the conversation with you. He works hard to bring a little of Texas flavor to the islands so it is nice to know that fellow Texans enjoy it.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

The Barefoot Cowboy seems a bit out of place for St. John, but that is what St. John is about. Just good honest people living their life. The view isn't great but close to it. The food isn't great but close to it. The drinks...More

Thank 2011_Travel_Destiny
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

So glad our staff took such good care of you. We really appreciate your business and thank you for writing your review, there are many people use Trip Advisor to source local places on vacation. Hope that you will visit us the next time you...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We were impressed with the staff and the food. The brisket was out of this world! The pulled pork was awesome! Will go back for more!!!

Thank Terra Z
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Glad you enjoyed it so much, would love to welcome you back. Thank you too for writing a review. Liz

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We had seen the owner on Caribbean Life, so we knew we wanted to stop in - glad we did. It was unfortunate that we had just eaten (did not plan that very well) because the BBQ smelled fabulous! (next time we eat here). Did...More

Thank babsyaz
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you for coming to visit us, we really appreciate it. I keep telling people we have the coldest beer, you just reinforced my belief !! Glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks also for taking the time to write a review. Liz

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great barbecue ribs and good entertainment. We had the fritto chili in a bag for an appetizer. Very fun and different but it can fill you up. Parking is difficult just like every place downtown.

Thank dtwarning
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thank you for visiting us at Barefoot, glad you enjoyed your Frito Pie ! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Come back and see us. Liz

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We were back in Cruz Bay, previously we'd spotted this establishment as the balcony has a great view of the harbour. Beer and American BBQ was on our menu. We were not disappointed, a comfortable bar environment with friendly service. Our ribs, BBQ chicken had...More

Thank Simon F
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Was great to meet you both. Thanks for taking the opportunity to visit us and your patience with our power ! Glad you enjoyed your food and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Hope the rest of your trip is successful....More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

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...More

Thank Douglas M
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thank you for coming in to visit us and try our food. You certainly did hit us on a busy night, we have a very small kitchen as you saw, so it can be a challenge if we have a big group come in. Thank...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

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...More

Thank Chris S
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

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

Reviewed 23 March 2017

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...More

Thank susano66
Liz H, Owner at Barefoot Cowboy, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

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

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Mary W
24 May 2017|
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Response from Liz H | Property representative |
Hi, yes it is possible. It is $25 per stool and $100 per table. Comes with two free drinks, flags and beads (per person so x4 for the tables) You can reach me via our FB page.
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wingso19
8 January 2017|
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Response from C D | Reviewed this property |
20 min from Red Hook, 40 min from CA cruise port. I just left St John today, I was there 72 hours and made Barefoot Cowboy my last stop, loaded mac and cheese covered in brisket, fantastic!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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 | USVI, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-228-5200
  • E-mail
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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