Fodor's Expert Review Foxy's Tamarind Bar and Restaurant

$$$ Jost Van Dyke Eclectic

The big draw here is the owner, Foxy Callwood, a famed calypso singer who will serenade you with funny songs as you fork into grilled chicken, burgers, barbecue ribs, and lobster. Check out the pennants, postcards, and weathered T-shirts that adorn every inch of the walls and ceiling of this large, two-story beach bar; they've been left by previous visitors who are mostly either day-trippers from elsewhere in the Virgin Islands or yacht owners. On Friday and Saturday nights, Foxy's hosts a Caribbean-style barbecue with grilled fresh fish, chicken and ribs, peas and rice, salad, and more, followed by live music. Other nights choose from steak, fresh lobster, pork, or pasta; at lunch Foxy serves sandwiches and salads. The drinks are strong no matter what time of day you order them. Foxy's is one of the most reliable eating establishments on Jost. You're unlikely to find Foxy performing at night, but he takes the mike many afternoons and makes time to mingle with guests—this a popular happy-hour pit stop. The all-night "Old Years" party here is the biggest New Years Eve celebration in the Caribbean.

Eclectic Casual Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $$$ Family

Quick Facts

Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke  VG1160, British Virgin Islands


Known For:
  • Foxy, a Virgin Islands icon
  • Live music and performances
  • Happy hour and locally brewed beer

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