Downtown Charlotte Amalie: Restaurant Guide

Downtown Charlotte Amalie: Restaurant Guide Downtown Charlotte Amalie: Restaurant Guide

Charlotte Amalie is the capital of St. Thomas located on the south side of the island with incredible views of Charlotte Amalie Harbor and the visiting cruise ships. Downtown Charlotte Amalie is home to St. Thomas historical sites, the largest Shopping district on island, and great restaurants. When it comes to dining, Downtown Charlotte Amalie has a variety of options including many local cuisine spots.

Having grown up in St. Thomas and working in the downtown area for many years, I’ve dined at almost every restaurant in Charlotte Amalie. If you’re staying in the area or shopping for the day, Downtown is a great place to grab a bite with it’s historical alleyways and waterfront location, and I have your local guide to experiencing Downtown Charlotte Amalie dining:

Breakfast- Standard breakfast fare: eggs, pancakes, juice, etc.


Gladys’ Cafe

Pasta Go Go

Petite Pump Room (At the ferry terminal)


Lunch, Dinner, or Something in Between

Local Cuisine- Traditional Caribbean fare

Cuzzin’s (L)

Gladys’ Cafe (L)

Petite Pump Room (L) (At the ferry terminal)

Trenchtown Rock (L)
Drinks & Eats- Pub-style fare, island bar atmosphere

Big Kahuna Rum Shack (L,D)

Greenhouse (L,D)

Sidestreet Pub (L)
Something Lighter
- Sandwiches and lighter fare

Bumpa’s (L)

Coconuts (L)

Pasta Go Go (L)

Pizza Hut (L,D)

The Belgian Chocolate Factory (A sweet treat)
A Global Experience-
International cuisine

Texas Pit BBQ (D) BBQ (Weekdays across the street from Windward Passage Hotel)

Tavern on the Waterfront (L,D) European

Cafe Amici (L) Italian

Virgilio’s (L,D) Italian

Greengos (L) Mexican (Dinner served on Fridays)

Amalie Cafe (L,D) Spanish
Notable & Nearby-
just a short drive away from downtown area

Mafolie Restaurant (L,D) Mafolie Hotel

Room With A View (D) Bluebeard's Castle Resort

Banana Tree Grille (D) Bluebeard's Castle Resort

Whether you come for the history or the shopping, Downtown is the place to see and dine on your St. Thomas vacation. Experience some of the best lunch cafes and local cuisine in Downtown Charlotte Amalie. Though Charlotte Amalie Harbor is a beautiful sight after dark, be sure to note serving times as many establishments close before dinner in the downtown area. A visit to Downtown Charlotte Amalie is one of the top things to do in St. Thomas, and you won’t want to miss it on your vacation.  To learn more about dining in St. Thomas, make sure you visit our Local's Guide to St Thomas Restaurants.

Enjoy the Local Flavor,


A guide for Downtown Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas and info on restaurants. Discover the many cuisines offered in Downtown Charlotte Amalie.
Nishant Khiani
Co-Founder, CaribbaConnect
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