Once you move to St. Croix, you’ll want to try out locally-owned restaurants. Here are some highlights in the town of Frederiksted:
Right on the waterfront, The Blue Moon is a delightfully quaint restaurant serving lunch and dinner in town. There is a small patio outdoors or the inside is open-air. The menu has a New Orleans / Cajun influence, but has something for everyone. The pasta dishes are particularly impressive, as are the desserts. In the past they have offered Sunday brunch, which was tremendously popular.
Step off the patio of Turtle’s Deli directly onto the beach on the south end of Frederiksted. This lunch locale is well known for its incredibly generous portions, offering huge New York deli style sandwiches. The original Turtle’s sub is the way to go on your first visit (which can easily be shared), piled high with every imaginable cold cut, cheese and veggie. Turtle’s Reuben is also a popular order. The owners of the deli have sons with big appetites and they don’t let anyone leave hungry.
If you’re walking off a cruise ship docked in St. Croix, Polly’s at the Pier is one of the first doors you’ll come across, located on the waterfront on the north side of Frederiksted. A popular internet cafe when ships are in-port, is normally a laid-back coffee shop and art gallery. In terms of cuisine they specialize in salads, wraps and sandwiches. Don’t miss their gourmet grilled cheese with unique add-on options like fresh avacado. Polly’s works closely with local farms to serve only the freshest ingredients and you can certainly taste that farm-to-table difference.
Ready to dine at unique eateries and leave the stateside restaurant chains behind?
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