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The cuisine on St. John seems to get better every year, with chefs vying to see who can come up with the most imaginative dishes, whether you're at one of the elegant establishments at Caneel Bay Resort (where men may be required to wear a jacket at dinner) or a casual joint near Cruz Bay. For quick lunches, try the West Indian food stands in Cruz Bay Park and across from the post office. The cooks
The cooks prepare fried chicken legs, pâtés (meat- and fish-filled pastries), and callaloo.
Some restaurants close for vacation in September and even October. If you have your heart set on a special place, call ahead to make sure it's open during these months.