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The Coal Pot

Seraphine Road, Castries 00124, St. Lucia
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Ranked #2 of 21 restaurants in Castries
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: Caribbean, French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Fish and seafood specialties restaurant on water front at Vigie Cove, Chef Xavier Ribot leads since 12 years this charming restaurant offering french and Caribbean cuisine.
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86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great food, wonderful atmosphere and pleasant service. Everything you could ask for in a restaurant. I can particularly recommend the Kingfish and the desserts were delicious.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had lunch here and the food was very good, especially the native soup. It was a little too quiet and the wait staff was not very effusive or friendly. They were efficient.

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Atlanta, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This spot is almost impossible to find but well worth the effort. Once you get there, you are seated right next to a narrow branch of the bay that Castries sits on. The owner is also a locally renowned potter and the serving ware is all hand made (and beautifully painted). Her work is available to purchase. We had seafood... More

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Apopka, Florida, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Loved the location outside right on the water, very comfortable, beautiful surroundings and artwork, the servers were very helpful with suggestions, and the food was plentiful and absolutely delicious!

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Henderson, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had the Kingfish entre' and Croquet St. Jaques appetizer. Absolutely out standing the fish was tender and the side dishes, rice and beans, veg, salad were beautiful. Excellent wait staff. Had fresh Tammerine Juice! What a treat. this is a must visit.

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We have been visiting this restaurant for about nine years and we are never disappointed. It is one of two of our favorites.

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Sacramento, California, United States
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We chose to eat here for the final night of our honeymoon on this wonderful Caribbean island. We knew the restaurant had a great reputation, and was known particularly for its sauces and artwork (created by the owner). We were not disappointed on either account. The ginger sauce over the dorado was excellent, and the mahi mahi with the butter... More

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Hoylake, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Huge platters of delicious creole food are served waterside. You find yourself being lulled into the island vibe when suddenly a jet lands at the airport next door or a helicopter shudders overhead - which just adds to the charm of the place. Pretty colorful pottery is sold here too.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

River side setting, fab food and stunning artworks by Michelle Elliott . An excellent evening venue local to Castries

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Tampa, FL
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Coal Pot is a hidden local gem frequented by business men at lunch time. We had lunch there at the recommendation of our Realtor. It's a bit difficult to find but worth the search. I had the pumpkin soup and goat-cheese salad. My husband had the onion soup and chicken Cesar salad. The service was impeccable. The prices are... More

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