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US Virgin Islands Food and Drink

High-quality restaurants serve everything from French and Italian to Chinese cuisine. Island specialities include fresh fish and lobster. Dining out is casual and there is an increasing number of eateries on the main islands offering seafood, burgers, steaks and local fare.

Specialities


• Kallaloo (a stew of okra, meat, seafood, local greens and spices).
• Sause (lime-flavoured stock of pig's head, tail and feet).
• Fungi (cornmeal and okra side dish that accompanies fried or boiled fish).
Seafood: lobster, wahoo, grouper, mahi-mahi and tuna.

Tipping

Restaurants will either add a 10 to 15% service charge or expect the equivalent tip.

Regional drinks


Cruzan rum is strong and distinctive.