It's the first question people ask when they decide on visiting St. John: What's a good restaurant?
A popular source of answers is TripAdvisor where hundreds of reviews have been posted by folks who have already tasted the island's offerings. At the moment, 28 restaurants are ranked. However, there are some 60-70 restaurants on the island, so the site's reviews are not the last word on where's a good place to eat. So, if there's a place you like, and it's not on the list, do yourself and the restaurant a favor by posting a review.
Here are the spots currently ranked in the Top 5, with a snippet of reviews posted this month.
La Plancha del Mar (at Mongoose Junction)
"Friday Saturday night is 'movie night' where they have a set menu of rather fancy 4 course meal for $40 each person."
Ocean Grill (at Mongoose)
"Everyone found their meal to be excellent! Everyone tasted the Mahi and said it was the best fish they ever had! The service was superb!"
Morgan's Mango (between Nature's and Mongoose)
"Morgan's Mango is very busy, but the food and the service remain consistently excellent."
The Beach Bar (at Wharfside)100% recommend
"Very good bar & very fun place to be. Food is ok. Drinks are good. Service is good. Good happy hour. Great spot for watching boats & people."
Spyglass (at Wharfside)
“Beautiful locale with decent food! We enjoyed a beautiful bay side table at sunset. The margarita was refreshing. The snapper was impressively presented! The Mahi Mahi served with red beans and rice was delicious.