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Vie's Snack Shack

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Vie's Snack Shack Review

Stop by Vie's when you're out exploring the island. Although it's just a shack by the side of the road, Vie's serves up some great cooking. The garlic chicken legs are crisp and tasty, and the conch fritters are really something to write home about. Plump and filled with fresh herbs, a plateful will keep you going for the rest of the afternoon. Save room for a wedge of coconut pie—called a tart in this neck of the woods. When you're finished eating, a spectacular white-sand beach down the road beckons.

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  • No credit cards.
  • Closed Sun. and Mon. No dinner.
Updated: 03-04-2014

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    Vie's Snack Shack Review

    We just returned from our second trip to St. John and stumbled upon Vie's Snack Shack while exploring the east end of the island. What a wonderful surprise! It was one of the best meals we had the entire trip as well as the least expensive. I am a born and bred southerner and can say without hesitation that Vie's fried chicken was the best I've ever had, with the slight exception of my grandmother's. Simple but full of flavor and without a heavy crust to mask the flavor of the chicken. The Johnny cakes are not to be missed either! I only wish I had saved room for dessert. If you ever get the chance to eat at Vie's, I promise you won't be disappointed! Absolute perfection!

    by mrsmack, 7/18/10
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    The conch fritters are good...

    ...but only if you can tolerate the stray cats, goats, roosters and insects that will surround you as you eat. Vie was a very nice lady, but she was out of desserts the day we went (a Saturday). Since Vie's is so far out of the way, we thought we'd enjoy the "white-sand beach across the road" they referred to in the review. The review didn't mention that there is a $2.50 charge to walk to the supposedly public beach.

    by Beacher27, 12/30/07

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