Located in Yacht Haven Grande, 13 Restaurant is owned and operated by Barbara and Eddie Jackson of Nashville Tennessee, Eddie is a long-time CPA who dreamed of opening a restaurant at his favorite vacation spot. He also”… wanted to bring a little southern style food to the island.”
Happily, thanks to invaluable assistance from seasoned Chef Tully Wilson, Eddie’s dream has come true. That’s also great news for St. Thomas residents and visitors alike.
Almost a decade ago, Chef Tully — a Culinary Institute of America alumni and Nashville native — moved to the Virgin Islands. He brought to the table a creative combination of Southern cuisine and island flair.
According to materials provided by the restaurateurs, “We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That’s why we source our fresh ingredients from local farmers.”
Offering seasonal and local dishes, the tempting appetizer selection at 13 Restaurant ranges from appetizers such as fried green tomatoes, mussels, grilled octopus and calamari to hushpuppies and more.
A creative twist on the classic hamburger is 13’s very own Bless Your Heart Burger featuring a half-pound brisket burger, applewood smoked bacon, pimento cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion straws on a brioche bun.
Popular entrees include rack of lamb, cedar plank salmon, and shrimp ’n’ grits.
For those in search of craft cocktails, check out the Lemon Cream Pie Martini made with Deep Eddy Vodka, lemonade, sweetened condensed milk and graham cracker rim. Or how about a Burberry that combines blackberries with agave nectar and Stoli Vodka? Another favorite is the Spicy Mongoose made with house-infused pepper tequila, passion fruit, fresh lime juice and tamarind drizzle.
By the way, gift cards are available for purchase. What a fun idea for any special occasion!