Popular Cruz Bay Restaurant Closing

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A popular Cruz Bay restaurant is closing its doors for good. We’re sad to tell you all, but today is the last day for Ocean Grill.

The restaurant, which is located over in Mongoose Junction, has decided to close after being open for 12 years. Here is what they had to say on their Facebook page:

“Ocean Grill would like to thank all our customers for their support over a great 12 years. However, we are one of the many hurricane impacted businesses to face a tough business decision and we have decided to close Ocean Grill…None of us are leaving island. Just Beach and Leeward Islands Plumbing will continue to happily be open for business.”

Despite the amazing progress our island has had over the past year, tourism is still down. So if you are able do, please go ahead and book that trip and help boost our economy. We would all be super appreciative.

And for the businesses on island reading the blog, Patty would like you all to know that she will be selling everything from the tables and chairs to kitchen equipment including an ice maker and generator. The sale will begin sometime next week.

Thank you to Patty, John and the staff of Ocean Grill for the great food, service and experiences over the years. Ocean Grill will be truly missed.

25 comments for “Popular Cruz Bay Restaurant Closing

  1. frank mcphillips
    August 14, 2018 at 8:25 am

    We are so sad to hear this. The Westin is scheduled to reopen January 4 and we are booked to be there on opening day. Ocean Grill is one of our favorite restaurants.

  2. Jheri Curl
    August 14, 2018 at 8:59 am

    St. John will never be the same

  3. August 14, 2018 at 9:45 am

    So sad to hear. We always eat there. Our go-to spot for birthdays and anniversaries especially. You will be missed.

  4. Pamela F.
    August 14, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Ocean Grill was my favorite place to go. It will truly be missed. The March Madness desserts were always something to look forward to during our trips. Good luck to everyone at OG. We wish you well in your future endeavors.

  5. J Mulvihill
    August 14, 2018 at 10:13 am

    So very sorry to hear this news. We have good memories of the many family dinners we shared there over the years. Thank you! Perhaps someone else can take over?

  6. Coconut Dan
    August 14, 2018 at 10:32 am

    They had the best killer coconut drinks, made from actual St. John ‘noggin killer’ coconuts.

  7. TJ Kirby
    August 14, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Their wraps were oh so good. Enjoyed the atmosphere as well..

  8. Sarah
    August 14, 2018 at 11:25 am

    So sad to hear. We visited St. John for 10 days at the end of July, staying in Coral Bay. As always, we loved being there and hanging out at Francis Bay.

  9. Pianogrl
    August 14, 2018 at 11:27 am

    We are SO sad to hear this news! Ocean Grill is one of our favorites. We ate there in May as always & so glad we did. You will be missed. Not gonna be the same.

  10. SAD1
    August 14, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Very sad to hear you are closing We have enjoyed many great meals there. We have booked a trip in Nov & March and were looking forward to It again. We always stay at the Westin but we are to anxious to get back there that we booked other options.

  11. Emily
    August 14, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    So glad we were able to make one last visit when we came in March. It’s so sad to see this restaurant go

  12. Nancy Takacs
    August 14, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    So sorry to hear this. I wish you much success in your next endevour.

  13. Deena Wilham
    August 14, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    We are so sorry to hear this. Ocean Grill was one of our most favorite resturants on the island. we will miss you when return in January. Best Wishes from Indiana

  14. Delene Jewett
    August 14, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Would somebody please mail me a slice of their chocolate peanut butter cake??? I can’t believe I’ve had my last slice :-(

  15. Sonny Rapozo
    August 14, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    I just booked for March. Can’t wait to get back.

  16. Susan Welsh
    August 14, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    So sorry to hear this news. The impact of the hurricanes goes on. As one who spent time at Maho, Cinnamon Bay Campground, and a few nights at Concordia one year… and volunteered for three months at VIERS… I have to say that those affordable accommodations made it possible for many many people to support the local restaurants and businesses on St John. The fact that that kind of option is a significant loss. I miss St John and St John missed us.

  17. Lindsey C
    August 15, 2018 at 6:32 am

    This is hitting me harder than anything else. We held our wedding reception here and it has a very special place in my heart. We come back every year over our anniversary and always look forward to having an amazing dinner and reflect on all the special memories we have there. Best of luck to Patty and entire team.

  18. Bernie
    August 15, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Loved Patty’s berry pies!
    Must be so hard to close a business that your family has poured so much into.
    Thank you for the fantastic meals and memories.
    Hope to see Tim and Patty on the tennis court soon.

  19. john
    August 15, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Been coming to ST John for 30 years. Ocean Grill one of our favorite resturants.
    so sorry to see it go.Great people and food there!!!
    We`ll be back for2/12 months in January.

  20. Tom Lombardo
    August 15, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Just had lunch there last week… sorry to hear the news.

  21. Grant & Debbie Faubion
    August 16, 2018 at 12:24 am

    We have made so many memories at Oceans Grill over the years. John, Arrons (three that we knew of), Diane (best waitress in the world!) and all staff were always so gracious and took care of us so well. We will miss the Pineapple tinis, great entrees (Lobster was not only excellent but effortless), Dessert mmm on the Key Lime and atmosphere! We wish you and your families all the best.
    It is sad that times change, but we will always have the fondest memories of long lunches, dinners and many celebrations. Thank you for it all!

  22. Martin Moran
    August 17, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Ocean Grill was our favorite restaurant on St. John, and I can only imagine what a tough business decision this was for the owners, but I wish them well.

  23. Donna & Ralph
    August 18, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Very sad to learn this. Ocean Grill has been one of our fav’s. Thank you for the years you’ve given us all to enjoy! Best to you. Let’s Go Mets!

  24. steve gartland
    August 19, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Hi Jenn
    Any news on when Cinnamon Bay campground will reopen?
    Steve

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