St. Thomas

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Of all the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas offers the best range of restaurants. Chefs trained at mainland culinary schools wing their way south to conjure up imaginative and interesting fare. Offerings run the gamut, from haute culinary fare to the ubiquitous McDonalds. Try local fish like Snapper or Grouper.

Top Restaurants in St. Thomas

Banana Tree Grill

Come for old favorites with a tropical twist – think filet mignon, shrimp and asparagus blanketed in sauce Bernaise. The candy-colored, pastel dining room has stellar bay views.

Bluebeard's Castle, Bluebeard's Hill, VI, 340-776-4050, www.bananatreegrille.com
Tags: expensive | editor pick | views | caribbean fusion

Blue Moon

Seat yourself on Blue Moon's wood-beamed patio overlooking the sea and choose from their diverse selection of pasta, duck, and lobster dishes. Be sure to try their Caribbean coconut shrimp with mango-chile coulis.

secret harbor, Nazareth, St. Thomas, 340-779-2262, www.bluemooncafevi.com
Tags: family | moderate | views | waterfront

Cuzzin's Caribbean Restaurant

Once a livery stable, this casual restaurant, with its red-brick walls and planked ceilings, is now a good place for West Indian dishes like conch in onion butter sauce and curried chicken.

7 Wimmelskafts Gade, VI, 340-777-4711
Tags: family | budget | caribbean

Havana Blue

Dine by blue candlelight while enjoying Latin-focused dishes like lobster pancakes served with green-apple tomatillo salsita and vanilla-rum crème anglaise. The food comes with a stunning ocean view.

Estate Bakkeroe/Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort, VI, 340-715-2583, www.havanabluerestaurant.com
Tags: seafood | expensive | editor pick | views | trendy | latin fusion

Texas Pit Barbecue

Spicy ribs, brisket, and chicken to-go are a St. Thomas staple. Look for stands around the island.

Wheatley Center, Sub base, Red Hook, Charlotte Amalie waterfront, VI, 340-776-9579
Tags: family | budget | takeout

Virgilio's

Rub elbows with the island's elite at this sophisticated, air-conditioned eatery. Northern Italian dishes like clams, mussels, scallops, oysters, and crayfish simmered in saffron broth, are attractively presented.

18 Dronningens Gade, VI, 340-776-4920
Tags: expensive | italian

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