Food and Drink on St. Thomas

Right next to the pool at Bluebeard's Castle, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and a light dinner (happy hour snacks as well!) at the Sunnyside Café and Pool Bar. Enjoy a pizza, sandwich or a salad with a nice frozen cocktail or locally brewed craft beer. Sunnyside Café and Pool Bar is open until 11PM.


As for french fries on the Island there's been a debate as to the best. Many say Bonnie's @ the Elysian makes the best fries. I personally think that Rose at Harbors Edge wins that contest. I think the beach setting adds to Bonnie's fries, but on pure taste, I think Rose wins. You will find that occassionally in December on the Island, McDonald's (yes McDonald's) has a special edition french fry not available on the mainland. They are potato wedges in a seasoned garlic salt and they are extremely addicting. Unfortunately we have not seen them this year.


Speaking of McDonald's, they give a new meaning to the term "fast food". It can take up 20-35 minutes to go through a drive-through at the one by the Tutu mall and going inside to order is not much better. The one located in Frenchtown is the size of a trailer and takes forever. If you order the fish sandwich, it seems that the send the fisherman located behind them on the fish pier out to catch the fish as we have ordered, paid, and waited for as long as 45 minutes. There are also no dollar meals at any of the 3 McDonald's on the island.


A great local hangout with great deli style sandwiches is the Frenchtown Deli. My favorite is the "Hungry Viking" which on a multi-grain sub roll has smoked salmon, cream cheese, onions and capers.


Around the corner from the Deli is Betsy's Bar and Restaurant. This local bar has some of the best food on the island. The lobster alfredo is to die for and the ribs and steaks are cooked to perfection. The vegetables are unbelievable. Once you eat at at Betsy's, you'll come back time and time again. They feature live music, outside dining and a great place to hang out after eating with pool tables, pinball, fooseball and a really nice crowd. Probably the most down to earth crowd on the island! Be sure to bring cash as no credit cards or checks are accepted. The portions are really filling. You will not leave hungry and the mud pie is as decadent as it gets.


For great happy hour eats and drinks there's the Green House on Main Street. 2 for 1 drinks and really cheap eats including wings, calamari, conch fritters and more. Stop in and say hi to Doug and tell him Eric & Sofia sent you.