2014 Seasonal Closings

Closed Sign

It’s that time of year folks … seasonal closing time. Here’s a list of who’s staying open and who’s closing for a bit.

Staying Open:

  • 420 to Center
  • Across the Street Bar 
  • Asolare
  • Baked in the Sun
  • Barefoot Cowboy Lounge 
  • Beach Bar 
  • Cafe Livin’ (May close one week for maintenance)
  • Castaway’s Tavern  
  • Chateau Bordeaux
  • Chester’s  
  • Cruz Bay Landing 
  • da Livio’s 
  • Deli Grotto
  • Driftwood Dave’s: Opening at 1 p.m. (though dinner) Monday through Friday until November 1
  • Etta’s West Indian Cuisine
  • High Tide 
  • Jake’s
  • P & P’s: Open Tuesday through Saturday. Must call (340) 693-8587 for reservations.
  • Quiet Mon (May close the last week of September for maintenance)
  • Sam and Jack’s Deli (Hours may vary depending on demand; visit their website for more info)
  • Sogo’s
  • St. John Scoops 
  • Sun Dog Cafe – (They will be open throughout, with a brief maintenance period in early October. During that time, they will serve lunch and use the bar at Virgin Fire.)
  • Tap Room 
  • Uncle Joe’s
  • West Indies Delight
  • Westin
  • Woody’s 


  • Aqua Bistro: Closed September 6 through September 11
  • Banana Deck: Closed September 1 through October 15
  • Cafe Concordia: Closed September and October
  • Cafe Roma: Closing September 1; Reopening October 3
  • Caneel Bay Resort (including restaurants): Closing August 26; Reopening November 1
  • Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis: Closed; Reopening September 1
  • Fatty Crab: Closing this Saturday: Tentatively reopening October 15
  • Joe’s Rum Hut: Closing September 2 for three weeks
  • La Tapa: Closed as of August 23; Will reopen either October 11th or 17th
  • Lime Inn: Closed as of August 24th – They’re holding a pig roast at Oppenheimer that day and all are invited; Bar reopens bar September 23 with food; Restaurant will reopen in early November; Exact date to be determined by weather
  • Margarita Phil’s: Closed for September
  • Miss Lucy’s: Closed September and October
  • Morgan’s Mango: Will close 1-2 weeks in October – Dates Undecided
  • Motu Bar: Closing August 15; Reopening in October
  • Ocean 362: Closed August 25 through October 15
  • Ocean Grill: Closing August 31; Reopening September 29
  • Pickles (Tentatively)
  • Rhumb Lines: Closed September 16 – October 18
  • Ronnie’s Pizza Closed; Reopening September 15
  • Shipwreck Landing: Closed September and October 
  • Skinny Legs: Closed August 31st – September 27th except for NFL Sundays (the 7th,14th,and 21st); Will be open 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. then with a limited menu. Reopening September 28
  • Tamarind Inn: Closed August 27 to September 9 for maintenance
  • The Fish Trap: Closing August 22 through October 7
  • The Terrace: Closing October 1 through October 25
  • Tourist Trap: Closing August 23; Reopening September 23
  • T’ree Lizards Restaurant (Cinnamon Bay Campground): Closed September and October
  • Vie’s Snack Shack: Closed September and October
  • Virgin Fire: Will celebrate the end of season with a party on August 30; Reopening October 1.
  • Waterfront Bistro: Closed September 1 through October 9
  • Zozo’s Ristorante: Closing August 26; Reopening November 1


  • De’ Coal Pot 

18 thoughts on “2014 Seasonal Closings”

        • There is a Halloween party at Skinny’s Legs in Coral Bay every year. The locals really get into some elaborate costumes for the judging. The first place prize in the past has been a trip to St. Croix, so the competition is fierce. Come join us. You don’t have to wear a costume.

  1. Hi,
    I want to thank you for all the timely info and lovely photos.

    I was wondering if you are going to do an article on Halloween night on the island. I am wondering if there is any official happenings for the evening. We will be on island that night and would love to know where to stop in to enjoy the fun celebrations and check out the costumes.

    Thanks for any info you can pass along.

    • There is a Halloween party at Skinny’s Legs in Coral Bay every year. The locals really get into some elaborate costumes for the judging. The first place prize in the past has been a trip to St. Croix, so the competition is fierce. Come join us. You don’t have to wear a costume.

    • Yes, that is T’ree Lizards Restaurant. I will add that in parenthesis to make it clear. Thanks for pointing that out!

  2. Island Blues appears to just be limping along hoping that Marina gets here quick. That used to be one of my favorite places. Very disappointing.

    With the rent/mortgages and utilities these restaurants are paying they must make pretty good money the rest of the year to make up for lost revenue for 1-2 months a year. Power to them. And yes, I know part of the justification for shut down is lower revenues during this time of year so it becomes a break even issue. It’s actually pretty good timing. They can go stateside and take in a few football games! 🙂

    On another note, do we know why our tax dollars in the form of two fancy ferries are sitting useless at the STJ ferry dock all day while the old barnacle barges trudge back and forth? That is either bad planning in regard to existing contracts with the operators or it is allowing those operators to run the show. If it is the latter, that’s a problem.

  3. Did you make contact with Patricia at P&P? We tried to reach her multiple times between 8/6 and 8/12 for a reservation, but the line went straight to voicemail. We drove by on a Friday evening and the place was buttoned up tight.

    I hope she’s still operating, I know her husband had some recent health issues.

  4. Should we be concerned about The Fatty Crab’s “tentative” October reopen date? I am a huge TFC fan, but I’ve noticed that they’ve recently closed a few of their NYC spots and I’m hoping they aren’t thinking of leaving STJ. Any inside info here?

  5. Why do they close during AUG-OCT. Planning a honeymoon and didn’t know if people closed because of weather or if October would be a good time to come on a honeymoon to ST. John?
    Thank you

    • This time of year is low season, which is why several close. There are still plenty that will be open. It’s a great time to visit because the island is very quiet. You may have a beach (or two!) all to yourself. Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

  6. We’ll be visiting St. John for a week starting on 9/27…sad to see so many places are closed during that time. Any suggestions for fine dinning..? Also, are the shops closed as well?
    Thank you.

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