This legendary spot is worth the wait—and in high season or for Sunday brunch, you will likely have a wait before you. But the views of Friis Bay are lovely, so settle in and have a drink. You’ll be glad you did. Pioneering Miss Lucy was St. John’s first female taxi driver before she started this beloved eatery. If you’re here for lunch or dinner, traditional conch fritters or callaloo soup are the starters to try followed by excellent grilled mahi. Main dishes come with sides like fried plantains, rice and peas, or fungi, a cornmeal side dish, here paired with okra. Her Sunday brunch, accompanied by a jazz duo, is fab: crab cakes Benedict, pain perdu, conch fritterdict. Every full moon, Lucy hosts Full Moon pig roasts (6–9pm; $18 per person), and that’s something you won’t want to miss. A new bar has 15 waterfront seats right by the sea.
St. John, USVI
St. John, USVI› Restaurant
Miss Lucy’s Beachfront Restaurant
Salt Pond Rd., near Estate Concordia
Our Rating Neighborhood Coral Bay Hours Tues–Sat 11am–4pm (limited menu 4–5pm) and 5–9pm; Sun 10am–2pm Phone 340/693-5244 Prices Main courses $13–$30 Cuisine Type Caribbean Other Reservations recommended