Lime Inn

4.7
220 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 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

  • 4 Course Tasting Menu

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our 4 course experience offers each diner the unique opportunity to choose 4 items off of Chef Amaro's menu. This includes any 2 appetizers, 1 entree, and 1 dessert. Fresh Caribbean lobster and whole snapper is also an option upon availability, for the same price, with 1 appetizer, lobster or snapper entree, and dessert. Children 12 and under may choose from the children's menu or order a la carte.
  • Taste of Lime Inn, a 6 Course Tasting Experience

    $95.00 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 tartars 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 entree, and then sweets.

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 220 people are saying
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John
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We had 4 course meal. Spouse had lobster as entree and it was OK. I had wok and it was very dry and not much flavor. Very dissatisfied. With wine our bill exceeded $200, without tip, which was very high for a so called fine dining restaurant. We had eaten in the past when it was a fine dining restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! I can not recommend this place enough!!

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TXTravelerM
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Able to accommodate our family with allergies. Great welcoming atmosphere.

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DougR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lime Inn has always been exceptional and was this time as well. Richard greeted us and took great care of us. Lou was our waitress; she was a delight and on top of things as usual. The food was fantastic, and the cost was very fair compared to other restaurants we visited. Lime Inn is an institution. We plan on visiting it more than once next trip.

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AliG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 9 wonderful days on St John our group chose Lime Inn as our last dinner. We opted for the 4-course dinner and as a group of 6 we were not disappointed with the variety of options to share amongst the table. Our waitress was very helpful with recommendations for food and drinks. We will definitely be back!

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vipshellsam
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was outstanding
We had 2 appetizers each parsnip, crab, empanadas and tuna tartare
For our main course we had the tuna and the chic pea dish
Dessert was key lime pie and the brownie Sunday
We ordered the Prosecco from Italy by the bottle
It was great weather and lovely atmosphere
Our waiter was awesome.
I’d come here again when I’m back in St John

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely local spot with solid food and a great staff!

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vipPBsan
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we had in St John. Been coming here for years!

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FrankyJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 course dinner was amazing and staff was very courteous

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NelliC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and pleasant staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We had the four course dinner. Staff was very friendly and service was great.

TX
TXTravelerM
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Good options to choose from. Wasn’t sure I would like having the course options but found it great.

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AngelaK
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. We had the 3 course option with lobster. The sushi crab tapa appetizer was a favorite at our table, and the clam chowder was also amazing! Semi fredo Key Lime pie was my choice for dessert, and we can’t wait to go back!!

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PammieSims31
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waitress Nic! Fantastic job! Loved the desserts and lobster.

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RickH
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Great food. Great service.

JD
JenD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing time! We have been to STJ many times and this is our first visit to Lime Inn (and Lime Out the next day!) Wow, outstanding! The food, the service, the cocktails! Don’t miss out and def make a reservation!

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TroyH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Honeymoon trip was a blast.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lou was our waitress and she did an excellent job.

ED
ElisabethD
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For some reason we cannot yet figure out, we have yet to eat at Lime Inn at any of our previous visits. We are so sorry to have missed it! Our meal was so good. We each had the 4 course tasting menu with the wine pairings and we were not disappointed. Everything was delicious and the pairings were spot on. We did make reservations so we had a table ready when we got there. Service was great as well.

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LinseyP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST MEAL EVER! We did the 4 course tasting menu and it was absolutely amazing. Great food, great drinks, and great service. It’s a must on your trip to St. John.

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Orris39
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing Flavors!!! We made sure to book the top restaurants on the island months in advance...While the top 5 on the island are good. The Lime Inn was by far the most notable for culinary technique. Each dish was aromatically superior, the use of complimentary ingredients in combination with the proteins, vegetables and carbs...was perfect. We ordered the pasta Basilico- perfectly made spinach linguini with seafood, the Stir Fry Vegetarian and the Steak- All were delicious. Our server was friendly and catered to each request quickly and kindly. Many families and couples were enjoying their time. This is a not to miss experience for SJVI!!

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vipWayneS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service is what made this an incredible experience!! They were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Waitress was great. Tried the 6 course and portions were really filling. Had a wonderful experience until the manager asked us to hurry up and leave because they only reserve the table for two hours. We hadn’t even finished our wine and had just ended dessert. Perhaps they shouldn’t offer 6 courses if they cannot allow their guests to enjoy their meal.

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KarlaP
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is excellent. They have a prix fix menu - we had the $65 - four course meal. You get to chose 2 appetizers, entree and dessert per person. The food is outstanding and you can’t finish it all - so you may have leftovers for the next day. It’s worth trying. We usually go once a month and it is such a treat.

JB
JamesB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. I would definitely recommend Lime Inn as a must on your visit to St.John.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience, wonderful food!

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AmandaA
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner of lobster and soup! Drinks were yum! Service was great!

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JudithB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Lime Inn!! Food was great, service was as well! We will definitely go back!!

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vipPortlandeater
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I had high expectations for this restaurant due to the overall positive reviews. I could not have been more disappointed. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. I got to try the majority of the menu and the food was not very good. The wine pairing included cheap wines that did not even match the flavor profile of the food being served. Many glasses were so bad we did not even finish them. For over $380 for two, I would expect a much higher quality menu. Would not recommend going here.

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MrsBlister
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was absolutely FABulous! A definite must visit restaurant when on St. Johns.

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JohnG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food but a bit pricey. Nice ambiance, good service and friendly staff.

JH
vipJeanneH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always predictably perfect! Food, drinks, service etc. 5stars

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal served by the best waitress / bartender! There is a salad named after her - for good reason. She is delightful!!

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vipKjm500
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb restaurant Just excellent service
3 4 course dinner prix fix Very much worth the cost
Returned twice during the week

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening at Lime Inn, a welcoming and cordial ambiance, absolutely delicious food served by an energetic and thoughtful waitress. Have been a fan of Lime Inn for many years and will continual be.

JD
JeraldD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

friendly staff, amazing food, and a great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Lime Inn. The hostess and server were lively and fun while remaining extremely professional and the courses were incredible. By far my favorite dining experience in St. John in the three times we’ve been to the island. I wish I had given Lime Inn a try sooner!

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vipJenniferF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night of vacation on St John. Amazing meal of lobster, tuna tartare, coconut custard. Unforgettable evening. We will return!

JH
vipJeanneH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sioban is the best bartender! She remembers our drink and food orders from 2 years ago. She will make you feel welcome as soon as you sit down. Rich and Chelsea, the owners do that too! Just a great place for so many reasons.

MR
vipMegR
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Fun atmosphere for a date or group.

FAQs

Lime Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 220 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.