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The Lime Inn

20 Cruz Bay Qtr, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-776-6425
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (172 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20 Cruz Bay Qtr, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Title explains it all. One of my all time favorites. The new nightly additions are exciting, and they still have my go-to favorite meals as well. Amazing service and delicious food.

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Our group ate here twice. The first time I had the Pan Seared Snapper Filet which was good, fresh tasting and served promptly. The second time I went for the grilled Caribbean lobster. It was fantastic. Took a little work, but that was the hardest...More

Thank GMoney21
chelseaantoinette, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you loved the fresh snapper and the fresh lobster! And thanks for making it back a second time. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While recently visiting St. John my wife and I ventured into Cruz Bay and had dinner at this restaurant. While technically closed in the setting is basically outside with a roof blocking the sun. When you arrive stop at the front bar for a Painkiller...More

Thank Appealing56
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food is very good here (especially the Caribbean lobster), but the best feature of this alfresco spot is the great attitude of all of the staff. Very welcoming and friendly. It makes a huge difference for me.

Thank malatestiano
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place, very accomodating, scalloped potatoes, keylime pie to die for. Wedding dinner held there. Could not have asked for more.

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 4 days ago

The restaurant was uncomfortably warm - the food so-so. We were party of 10 and no one was really happy with their choice. Service - i felt like i was in a New York diner. Fast, inattentive service - too quick to deliver and take...More

Thank marie a
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate at the Lime Inn as guests of a wedding party. We were given a limited menu for the occasion and there was something for everyone. The starters, salads, main entrees and drinks were delicious! The food all seemed fresh. I enjoyed the new...More

Thank Jessicadotyweske
chelseaantoinette, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We so enjoyed having your wedding party, what a great night. Thanks so much for joining us and look forward to the next occasion you get to spend with us!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The lobster (which is available daily unlike other restaurants) & jerk whole snapper are delicious! We are yearly customers when we come down here to the VI. Staff is very accommodating and friendly, plus the food is good! Would highly recommend.

Thank Madison L
chelseaantoinette, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your continued patronage and love for our fresh seafood.

Reviewed 5 days ago

I would've eaten here every night if I could've, it was that delicious! Such friendly service with a romantic atmosphere (no water view but aren't you on the water all day in STJ anyway??!). Richard, the owner/manager greeted us and was fantastic as was our...More

Thank Elleinfl
chelseaantoinette, Owner at The Lime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Your enthusiasm makes doing what we do all the more awesome. The dry aged short rib burger is becoming a big hit, and that shrimp bisque sure was delicious. Thanks for the review and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Lime Inn has been a regular stop on St. John for years. However, this most recent visit was somewhat disappointing. Snapper filet was dry and with little flavor. Short rib burger was awful, way overcooked and whatever the secret sause is should be secret on...More

Thank John E
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you make a reservation?
19 April 2017|
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Response from chelseaantoinette | Property representative |
Yes! please call 340 776 6425
Do we need a reservation or to call ahead to make sure we can have lobster?
18 March 2017|
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Response from chelseaantoinette | Property representative |
Hi! Definitely call ahead and check! We should have it all this week and most days of the year. Thanks in advance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Cruz Bay Qtr, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-776-6425
  • E-mail
The Lime Inn restaurant is located in downtown Cruz Bay and has been a favorite between locals and visitors alike since 1984. Still owned and operated by the Meyer family (now daughter, Chelsea, and son in law, Richard) your St. John experience is not complete without a visit to our open-air, friendly, restaurant. We are known for our wonderful staff and delicious and consistent meals. Join us for our all day Happy Hour 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM, where our signature cocktails are $4 and Presidente Beers are $2. Fresh Grilled Caribbean Lobster is served daily along with our famous cracked conch, rum ribs, and house made pasta, just to name a few. You can also eat light with an awesome appetizer selection, fresh salads, and famous soups. No one can leave, either, without a taste of our famous Key Lime pie. We are open for Lunch Monday thru Saturday from 11:30 to 5, happy hour Monday thru Saturday 11:30 am-5:30 and Dinner Monday thru Saturday from 5:30 to 9:30. We look forward to seeing you!
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