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Salt Shack, St. Thomas, VI

Salt Shack

4.1
4.1
80 Reviews
$31 to $50
Caribbean
BEACH BAR & GRILL

Located just steps from the beach, Salt Shack is your beach club escape. Enjoy Baja-style tacos and fresh pineapple-infused rum, right from the source. With laid-back vibes and delicious small bites, Salt Shack will hit the spot. Sandy feet welcome.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (340) 249-0505
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 80 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virgin Islands (US)

    Best Ambiance

  • Virgin Islands (US)

    Great for brunch

  • Virgin Islands (US)

    Romantic

80 Reviews
  1. MarkM

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our party of three had an excellent dinner and wonderful experience two nights ago. Last night we returned with the same expectations. All was well until my hanger steak was brought out. The thick cut was perfectly cooked but had zero flavor. I added salt to my second bite and still no flavor. My husband took a bite and agreed. Thankfully I had ordered a Cesar salad, which satiated my hunger. When our waitress asked about our meal, we explained the lack of flavor in the expensive steak. She took the plate and said she would tell the chef. When she brought our bill, we were charged full price for three bites of flavorless steak, plus everything else we had ordered. No apology, no offer of a replacement, no comp drink...nothing. What's worse the four-top next to us only came to the restaurant because of our recommendation.

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  2. KamaliB

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was amazing and so was the food. The full moon made it a perfect night.

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  3. StephenL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing views, clean, great for sunset, but food was average and pricey. Service was okay when staff was around, but disappeared for long periods. Might try for lunch, but not dinner again and not with kids - smaller portions and $5 for a soda (and $5 per refill) are pricey even for hotel or resort communities here.

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  4. Lola54

    Vancouver

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location with good and friendly service.

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  5. Lola54

    Vancouver

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful setting with friendly service and good food. There’s a great bartender there too !!

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  6. USA1

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service and food quality was far below our expectations for the price. Nice setting, but very disappointed overall. We would not recommend.

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  7. JeanB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting for this restaurant is 1st class loved the mussels

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  8. Lola54

    Vancouver

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service food and ambience!! We will be back

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  9. Robbylm

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was unfriendly and very poor quality and slow. Two of our entrées were very average and the shrimp ceviche was absolutely disgusting. It was Luke not crisp. No acidic pickle flavor just a poorly done dish. Not going back!

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  10. Lola54

    Vancouver

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and welcome staff. Setting is beautiful and bartender is top shelf!!! Food is good too!

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  11. DavidH

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent mai mai. Clams hard to eat in the subdued lighting.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved breakfast and lunch at Salt Shack. Open air dining, would highly recommend the salmon bagel as well as mahi mahi tacos / sandwich for lunch. Dinner was also delicious with the skirt steak!

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  13. DebM

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner our first night staying at Buoy Haus. Enjoyable drinks and food. Our server Lauren provided just the right amount of attention. We’ll be back!

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  14. OahuEater

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Not many choices on this side of the island, but took a chance because the menu looked appetizing, and the setting is pretty amazing. The first time we had reservations here, we had very limited interaction with staff, and it took some time to get a couple of drinks and place our order. We never received any more offers of water, or other drinks during the hour and a half we were there. Food was delivered by the manager, and it was fine. Sadly, we came back the next day, and though we were seated promptly and were pretty hopeful it would be a better visit, it turned out far worse. We got up and left when no one had come by to take our order in 45 minutes. Sadly seemed par for the course on that side of the island insofar as service was concerned. Beautiful place. OK food, terrible service, and foreign resort 5-star pricing isn’t the best combo. Lesson learned….

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  15. KarenP

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service. Happy Accomodating waitress and nice view

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  16. irojay

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good but the wait staff was poor and inattentive. We ordered a bottle of wine which did come quickly but I had to refill our wine and after an hour we had to flag the waitress so we could order. It seemed that the waitress was either new or just uninterested in serving us.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding place on the beach. Wife and I had the mahi-mahi bites, linguini w scallops and the mahi-mahi bites. The bites were out of this world. Sandwich and fries were very good. And the linguini was good, although it only had two very small scallops. Thankfully I had added grilled shrimp, so good. Our service was top notch with a very friendly waitress. And you cannot beat the views.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty and well presented. Service was also very efficient, wait was minimal.

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  19. Jackie

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I’ve dined here twice during my stay at the Buoy House resort. The first time I was told my reservation would not be honored and when I spoke with the manager, she put an iPad in my face and said “we still have 7 minutes”. I wasn’t told I needed to wait until my reservation time… I was told that they were not seating any new parties because a cook called in sick and they seated an “unexpected part of 10”. We were seated, on time, the food and drinks were great and timely (NY Strip, rum punch, squid ink linguini, cold fashioned, Negroni) but the initial exchange soured the evening a bit. The second visit we were greeted happily by a different manager. Great start! I ordered the same drink as the first time but was served something different. Our meals took a long time and were overcooked. Our waitress tried to provide great service but neither the bar nor the kitchen were supportive. This restaurant does not live up to the promise of the luxury boutique experience we were promised when booking this resort.

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  20. CarolineC

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Mahi bites are amazing! Plenty to share to make as your entree for lunch. The bison Sliders are tasty as well. Best place to relax with fantastic views of the beach and the Caribbean sea!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Just fair. Small portion for expensive salad. Try someplace else.

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  22. BillS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Place is gorgeous but jerk chicken in kale salad was translucent and nothing worked.

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  23. RogerS

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful open setting on the edge of the ocean with the noise coming from the ocean lapping on the shore louder than the people nearby. No walls, fast and friendly service.

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  24. dalsva6630

    Denver

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The seafood risotto was one of the most delicious I have had the pleasure of ever enjoying. The ambiance of Salt is really lovely situated on the beach at St Thomas. And finally our server was most gracious and efficient. It was a totally relaxing dining experience.Food was delicious and the setting was/is magical.

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  25. NightVisions

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The strip steak was SO disappointing. I’d had the steak just before the hotel opened and it was outstanding. Obviously they decided to go with the cheaper meat which was a terrible decision. My with had the chicken curry - not up to par for a high end hotel like Bouy Haus wants to be. The hotel just opened and I heard the chef is temporary so I can cut them some slack but …. come on Aimbridge, .. tighten it up!

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  26. Carol

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff is super friendly and professional, as is the front of the house. Food is very good, depending on what you order.

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  27. TedH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fabulous. Tables overlooking the water. Wonderful service. Definitely would go back again. Only complaint was that parking is very difficult.

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  28. Kent

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Salt Shack is beautiful, the food is good and the wait staff is attentive. However, the hostess is not friendly and uninterested.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a beautiful evening watching the sunset as we dined but a little more attention to detail for bar tender who took it upon himself to include another couples cocktails in our bill. The other couple, not the bartender came over to address. I guess that’s why the bartender’s nickname was “chaos”!🙃

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  30. DavidV

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely location. Friendly staff. Reasonable selection of salads, sandwiches, and main courses

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  31. MarcB

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful low-key beach front location. Delightful and personal service. Delicious food with interesting flavors!

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  32. MikeS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 2nd visit in 5 days. We loved it first time. Different chef this time. My Haus Cakes were dry and chewy vs vs. moist and spicy the first time we went. My lollipop lamb chops were smothered in sauces that weren’t there the first time. I never tasted the lamb, only the sauces. Was very disappointed. My wife loved her squid black ink linguine both times. Because of the inconsistency , we won’t be eating there again. We had amazing waitress first time. This time our first waitress was a bit uncertain and wasn’t following up so a manager took over and was excellent.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. The food was delicious. Atmosphere was very nice. Views were outstanding!!

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  34. JamesH

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and beautiful views. Food was very good. We had dinner and it was above expectations.

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  35. ShelleyW

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful Restaurant on the beach. The service was disappointing. Our server was not customer focused or professional. She spilled water as she was filling our glasses it splashed on two of us and the floor, she acted as if nothing was wrong and didn't apologize. The menu is very limited and over priced. $26 dollars for an average hamburger and fry. Lunch was over a hundred dollars for two burgers with fries, three conch fritters appetizer, and one cocktail. The senic beach atmosphere made the day.

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  36. Philip

    New York City

    278 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    278 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The cheeseburgers were OK. Instead of two small double patties on each burger, however, we would have preferred one larger burger so that it could have been cooked to our liking (the two small patties were cooked well done instead of our request for medium rare). Service was just OK--the waitress did not follow our order instructions properly--we had to return one of the burgers. Atmosphere is terrific--very nice open air restaurant a couple of steps up from the beach.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    With the waves of the ocean, the music needs to be turned DOWN. I can listen to music in a bar, don’t need it competing withe the ocean. Great restaurant

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  38. NJtuxedo

    New York City

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is just plain terrible. No flavor, overcooked. Service is spotty. If you go, make a reservation. They can barely manage people when the place is empty at 3 in the afternoon. If it’s busy, you might get seated with a reservation. Without one, you’ll wait and wait just to get a table ( even tho you see empty tables). To get served will be another wait. They are severely understaffed and the staff they have is poorly trained.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful way to spend the evening. Lamb is outstanding and Brianna was delightful as a server. Make sure you get a table lamp if you are surf side.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food from appetizers thru main entrees and dessert Services timely., especially for the islands. Beachfront dinning at sunset helped the ambience.

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FAQs

Salt Shack is rated 4.1 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Salt Shack

5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, VI 00801

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    St Thomas
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View
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