Hercules Pate is a lunch stand near the car ferry dock. He
is best known for his pates, the Caribbean word for
empañadas, which are pastries filled with shredded beef,
chicken and pork. All have vegetables as well. Long lines
form at lunchtime. Hercules is open from 6 am to 1 pm, ex-
cept Sun. No credit cards.
Cap's Place is nearby in a ramshackle building near the
Post Office. Very crowded at lunch time when local workmen
pick up fried fish and cold sodas to eat on nearby benches.
It's rather like buying a hot dog from a push cart. No credit
Joe's Diner is not a diner but a fast-food spot specializing in
burgers, salt fish cakes, hot dogs and fried chicken. There's
soft ice cream as well. Good place for breakfast. There are a
few tables. Joe's is on King Street. No credit cards.
Uncle Joe's BBQ , located opposite the Post Office in Cruz
Bay, is standing-room-only at lunch (or early dinner) since
the juicy ribs, open-pit barbecued chicken and steaks are de-
licious. The house-made barbecue sauce, corn-on-the-cob,
rice and coleslaw all add to the treat. A few rickety tables are
available, but take-out is king. Head to the nearby park
benches. Inexpensive. No credit cards.
Casual Dining in Coral Bay
MISS LUCY'S RESTAURANT
Salt Pond Road
An eclectic menu and a fun-loving ambience make Miss
Lucy's a popular local hangout. Serves West Indian special-
ties like kalaloo and rotis, but also Greek salads, burgers
and herb-crusted tuna with sun-dried tomatoes. There is a
“Full-Moon” party on Fri nights and it offers a Caribbean pig
roast with all the trimmings. Sun brunch 10 am-3 pm.