If you’re a fan of a fun, kickbacked atmosphere, good food, good company and good times, then be sure to check out Skinny Legs Bar & Grill during your St. John vacation. Located in sleepy Coral Bay, Skinny Legs is a quick road trip or a boat ride from Cruz Bay. While they might call their bar and grill a “pretty OK place,” their hot dogs, seafood sandwiches, oversized salads, specialty drinks and world famous burgers will bring the phrase “extraordinary” to mind. Our vote for one of the Best St. John Restaurants–Skinny Legs!
Started by friends Moe Chabuz and Doug Sica in the 1980’s, Skinny Legs has become an integral part of the “quiet side of the quiet island in the US Virgin Islands.” The bar is made out of wood and tin, emanating a radiant tropical Caribbean shack appeal that draws locals, vacationers, and sailors, all looking for a place to relax and refuel.
Although Skinny Legs offers a variety of delicious fish sandwiches with the savory catch of the day, their menu consists mainly of what you commonly see at most stateside burger joints–burgers, hotdogs and salads–which goes perfectly with a glass of one of their many on-tap beers. If you want to really experience the “flavor” of St. John, Skinny Legs is a must-do.
Aside from delicious food, the bar has tons of fun activities for the whole family. There’s live music on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays featuring great local talents playing Caribbean music favorites, reggae, and calypso. There are also movies, dances, costume parties and game nights, which include activities like darts, volleyball and horseshoe contests. If you’re a football fan, Skinny Legs is a great place to catch the game. And of course, the queen of all Skinny Legs activities; hosting a handful of grand sailing regattas throughout the year.
While Skinny Legs’ may look like a beach bum’s version of a sports bar, it somehow transcends beyond that as the soul of Coral Bay. The rustic bay front has become a sort of community center and town hall where locals and other regulars hang out, celebrate, or raise money for worthy causes. One program, The Kids and the Sea, is the brainchild of the original owner, Moe Chabuz, and has been carried on by the current owner, Doug Bean.
Skinny Legs is THE spot to hangout and mingle with the locals and sailors over beers and out-of-this-world burgers. Like the rest of the island, it’s also super mellow, and a totally great place to bring your kids or parents. Family friendly and fun, don’t miss our pick for the Best St. John Restaurants-Skinny Legs–on your St. John vacation.