Lime Inn

4.8
494 Reviews
$50 and over
Caribbean
Located in downtown Cruz Bay, Lime Inn has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1984. Our tropical garden courtyard setting lends to a unique and delicious dining. We offer tasting menus for all of our dine in guests, allowing for a tasting experience of all the unique dishes on our menu. Classics like our clam chowder and famous key lime pie adorn the menu items as well as fresh and new menu dishes inspired by local ingredients and our chefs international culinary experience. We are currently offering coursed tasting menus, allowing our guests to sample a variety of dishes on the menu, in smaller portions.
We look forward to enjoying a meal with you, a glass of wine, a fresh juice, because that is what life is about. As we say, enjoy life, it's delicious!

Experiences

  • Valentines Day Tasting Menu

    $150.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    A special tasting experience to celebrate the day of love. Love is in our friendships, families, partners, and also in our food. We look forward to celebrating all the love with you all through a 6 course tasting menu.
  • 4 Course Tasting Menu

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our four course tasting experience offers our guests the unique opportunity to create their own tasting menu. Each guest will choose four items off of Chef Amaro's menu. This tasting includes any 2 small plates, 1 large plate, and 1 dessert. Fresh Caribbean lobster and whole snapper are also an option for the large plate UPON AVAILABILITY for an additional 9 dollars. All children will also participate in this tasting menu, a children's menu is no longer available.
  • Taste of Lime Inn, a 6 Course Tasting Experience

    $105.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    The Taste of Lime Inn gives diners the opportunity to take a 'walk through' our menu and experience a variety of dishes on the menu. From refreshing salads and local fish all the way to our triage of desserts, this menu offers our diners a taste of it all. Each guest will choose a soup as their first course, followed by 3 courses of tastes of all varieties, then an individually chosen large plate, and then sweets. All children will participate in the tasting menu. A children's menu is no longer available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 494 people are saying
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AmandaB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time and every persons choice for each course was delicious. Would highly recommend. The manager was friendly and so informative about the food! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected the 4 course option. It was too much food. We wish Lime Inn would go back to dining off menu and not be forced to select 4 or 6 courses. It’s still my favorite restaurant in St John. The food is excellent. The service is excellent.

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ClaudiaB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had special- lovely preparation of Mahi. Always a pleasure to be at this wonderful St. John classic restaurant.

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AmyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!!!!! And the original recipe for the Key Lime pie was Out of this world!!! Definitely and must eat when on St John!!!

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PeterB
Portland
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been going to the Lime Inn over the last 18 years. This is our first trip back after the hurricanes, and our first visit under their new management. Our group of eight came over from St. Thomas signing up for the six course tasting menu. We were told that given our group size we could not have the four course meal. The restaurant is the same vibrant green color Come up with some other stuff dates and decor. Seating was socially distanced. We got off the 7 PM ferry and after walking through the pink papaya they were ready to seat us before our 8 o’clock reservation. A good thing, otherwise we might not have made the last ferry (11pm) back to St. Thomas.

The staff was attentive. They did a good job of reviewing the menu and our choices. We were excited to see plenty of fresh lobster available. Two members also signed up for the wine tasting experience with each course. They enjoyed the interesting pairings. We had a choice of the first course soup and the fifth course entrée. The other courses came out family style to the table. The pacing was about right and the food was very good. There was a modest delay leading into the entrée. The lobster was slightly overcooked and the medium rare steaks came out medium well. The desserts were island themed and a success.
Overall, Our party enjoyed their time at the lime inn. There was plenty of food; the older members of our group probably would’ve been happy with the four course selection. Pricing was as expected for the islands. We would come back as a couple for a smaller selection of the small and large plates.

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DavidL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been vacationing on St John for one week so far , and we have eaten out at some of the recommended, finer restaurants on the island every night . ( We are on vacation after all !! )

The Lime Inn is the one genuinely marvelous meal we have had . Every aspect of dinner was spectacularly unique and delicious . We also received attentive , fine , friendly service from the gentleman serving us at the bar , Tommy .
Really can’t say enough great things about The Lime Inn. Best restaurant on St John , in our humble opinion !
Diane and David Levine
Branford , CT

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viptensdavid
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply a fabulous meal! Every course on the tasting menu was delicious, and all four of my wife’s were outstanding.
The wine list is unique and eclectic, but full of exquisite wines.
All around a wonderful dinner experience.

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MitchellN
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and wine. No complaints!

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ConnieE
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great evening at Lime Inn!!

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JohnL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, unique dishes. Wonderful service. Would return for sure.

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ellied
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu offered with 4 or 6 courses. We chose 4 and had plenty for dinner. Creative options with a little of everything! Our party of 6 enjoyed sharing plates. There was nothing we did not enjoy. Snapper, ribs and BuBu salad were memorable!

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KellyB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a little skeptical about the new menu options that require a 4 or 6 course choice, but it was great. I had always loved the more flexible menu in years past and was concerned about losing flexibility but it was not a problem and there were many choices that would have been great for each course. It was all great and the service was exceptional as always. My only suggestion is to increase the portion of the clam chowder appetizer. It is obviously a favorite of many and is much smaller than in the past. It was plenty to fill me up once I had all the other courses. It is just so good that I wanted more of it. The lobster was great also.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last night together on island! What a delicious meal we all had. We were a party of 6 and came for the four course tasting menu. There was something for everybody and it all was delicious. The drinks, the wine and especially our server was amazing! We will definitely be back when we visit again! Thank you Lime Inn for a lovely evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Lime Inn food was some f the best that we have had on island and our server, Tommy was excellent as well. However, I can’t give it highest marks because we really felt rushed. We understood that it was a pre fixe offering. At the outset I specifically asked whether our courses would be spaced. Tommy assured us that they would and, if not, he would address it. Notwithstanding that promise, next courses were delivered before we had finished the preceding course, and Tommy was understandably busy with other patrons. He still gets high marks for otherwise great service as I don’t think he had the authority to control the speed of food delivery. Concededly, these are first world issues, but I’d be lying if I said that the rush didn’t detract from the overall experience.

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BrianB
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had the six course tasting menu. First course was good, 2-4 were excellent. Our mains were okay to not great. Lobster was drier than the Christmas Vacation turkey. Could barely hear the staff through their masks….

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Barbara
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We could only get a reservation at the bar, which we took. Our server,Tommy, was excellent, attentive, helpful and friendly. The only menu is a 4 or 6 course tasting menu. We did the 4 which gave us many options. Our best choices were the tuna tartare, the flank steak empanada, and the kiwi filet. The Inn was very busy with large parties so sitting at the bar was much quieter and relaxing. We would definitely go back on another trip!

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CarlaG
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience! We did the 4 course and it was the perfect amount! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had friends traveling with us to St John and the Lime Inn is one of our favourite restaurants and they agreed

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vipMaryjoe5
London
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal.. best dinner on St John— would highly recommend

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ABGone
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants on St. John, USVI. We've been coming here for over 10 years and have never been disappointed.

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Mark
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! The staff were incredibly friendly. They were very helpful with their descriptions and recommendations.

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CharlieZ
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster and steak entrees were great! This is one of the islands best restaurants!

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Mak1
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love all our experience at Lime Inn - so glad it's open!

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for fine dining on St. John this should be your first stop. Everything is done superbly from service to food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can we say. One of the top restaurants on St John.

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MariaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere
The staff was attentive and the Host was amazing

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DavidT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife there for our anniversary dinner. The service and the food were outstanding. If you are in St Johns you need to experience dinning at the Lime Inn,

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vipArthurG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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vipOpenTable Diner
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal- best restaurant!!!

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MeganK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my most delicious meal I had while on Saint John! Every course was more delicious than the last and the service was second to none. 10/10 recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good fun and fun place.

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LaurenJ
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four course tasting menu with wine pairing was outstanding! Food & service was some of the best we’ve hD in years!

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MaryK
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great staff, terrific experience. Ask for recommendations. Great time.

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cristinam
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very interesting food selection..,, amazing rum ribs !
Service was top-notch.

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vipScottR
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and hospitality were awesome
One of top 2 meals on our two week visit
Manager and bartender understand the hospitality industry
Thanks for a fun night from fellow restauranteurs

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Bets
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming here for years. It is always one of the highlights of our St John’s stay. It is so nice to see an eatery maintain such high standards.

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vipOakparker
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fabulous. Worth every dollar. Service was OUTSTANDING, food was delicious. You’d never know there’s a labor shortage or food chain disruption.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time! The food was outstanding as was the host and all the people that worked there!!! May go back this week!

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SKEastNorth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal on St. John. We’ve been several times over the past few years and this was our 1st experience with the new tasting menu concept. We did the 4 course and it was outstanding. We are returning for our last night on St. John too because we like to end our vacation on a positive. Standouts are the Ribs, wahoo, tuna, skirt steak empanada and the key lime pie for desert. Lime Inn it never disappoints!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. Everything we had was delicious and the service was excellent. All the waitstaff were amazing. Some of our favorite dishes were the rum ribs, tuna tartare and clam chowder.

FAQs

Lime Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 494 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.