What is one of the first things you see when you get off of the St Thomas ferry to St John? High Tide located right on the beach on the beautiful island of St John.  Jim and Kelli Rattz have owned High Tide for 8 years and saw this location as great opportunity to serve both tourists and locals.  “We try hard to make customers feel comfortable and welcome.  We have a “Cheers” atmosphere here.” Their ideal location overlooks the crystal turquoise water of the Caribbean with St Thomas in the distance.  CONGRATULATIONS to High Tide in St John, Merchants Market St Thomas food distribution Customer of the Month!

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, customers can enjoy American favorites with a Caribbean flare. For breakfast, enjoy classics like Chicken and Waffles, Cinnamon Texas Style French Toast, Breakfast Quesadillas or build your own Omelet.  Lunch is served from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and has appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and wraps.  Try the Pulled Pork sandwich with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce or the Shrimp and Crab Roll made with shrimp and crab salad seasoned with classic Old Bay.  Dinner is served from 5:00 pm to 9:30 p.m. and offers various appetizers including Shrimp Cocktail, Ahi Poke, Fried Calamari, Conch Fritters, and Quesadillas.  They also offer a variety of salads as a main course.  However, their entrees are amazing….Seafood Diavolo with fresh calamari, shrimp, Mahi, mussels & clams tossed in a spicy marinara sauce served over pasta with garlic bread.  Or try the Cilantro Chimichurri Ribeye served with roasted potatoes and asparagus.   The Coconut, Curry, & Pineapple Chicken will tantalize your taste buds with a creole spiced chicken breast sautéed in a coconut, curry & pineapple sauce, served with two sides.  There are many more creations.  Check out their menu on their website.

In September 2017, Hurricane Irma rocked their world and left them with no water, no power, equipment loss, and structural damage. After being closed for 5 months, they reopened on February 5th.  They were “knocked down” but they are back stronger than ever.

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