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Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar

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16118 Little Plantation, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
13407774653
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Description: Steve and Adrienne look forward to welcoming you to their newly renovated...
Steve and Adrienne look forward to welcoming you to their newly renovated restaurant right on the water in Coral Bay, serving great Caribbean food and dishes from around the world. Walk-ins are always welcome, but it is recommend to call ahead and reserve a table during high season.
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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great take out

We ordered the Daily special and a Greek Salad to go. The food was well prepared, tasty and plenty for two. A good value we enjoyed back at our rental.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
VTkeen
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Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ordered the Daily special and a Greek Salad to go. The food was well prepared, tasty and plenty for two. A good value we enjoyed back at our rental.

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Thank VTkeen
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Not many of our customers know that we do take-out, so we are really grateful that you put it on Tripadvisor. We look forward to seeing you again soon Steve & Adie Owners @ Sweet Plantains More 

San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here one night when it was pretty busy. I ordered the pork ribeye. It was so juicy and flavorful. The potatoes where freshly cooked and the vegetables were seasoned perfectly. During my trip to coral bay, Sweet plantains is the most upscale place on the east side with fair prices.

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Thank JohnWal2010
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and such nice comments. The pork ribeye is one of my favorites from Chef Blake. I hope it's not too long until we see you again on the East Side, or what we like to think of as the best side of paradise... Steve & Adie Owners at Sweet Plantains More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is probably my favourite restaurant in the Caribbean! My boyfriend and I came to Coral Bay for our anniversary and had the best experience! We were promptly greeted by the owners AD and Steve. With a beautiful ocean view and a friendly waiter we started our night off with a gorgeous red wine which we had never had before!... More 

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Thank Georgie and Gal... N
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We hope it won't be too long before we can see both of you here again at Sweet Plantains. Steve & Adie Owners, Sweet Plantains More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff is very friendly, accommodating all requests. The menu is promising, but failed to deliver. The tuna special had ok, rice and beans, but the tuna itself was dry, overcooked and tasteless. No excuse for this in a modern restaurant. The Marley stew had a nice flavor, but needed more vegetables that had some texture- it was like eating... More 

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Thank Glsmatrix
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. Obviously we are disappointed that our food did not meet your (or our own) expectations that night. We met with our Chef today and discussed the points you raised. We are committed to making sure we take this feedback and use it to improve. We hope you will come back soon and be able to... More 

Jamesville, New York
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped for lunch after a visit to Sloop Jones' shop out on EastEnd. We had heard the restaurant was under new management and wanted to check it out. The food and drinks were, in a word, wonderful!! We both had shrimp scampi and it was the best (and most unique) I had ever tasted. The included... More 

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Thank BurtSue H
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a nice review. We are really pleased that you stopped by for lunch. Your comments really hit what we are trying to achieve and so carry a lot of personal meaning for us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Steve & Adie. More 

Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not exactly busy on a Sunday night (two other tables occupied the whole time we were there), we settled into our seats with great expectations given the Tripadvisor reviews. We split a feta/bruschetta starter (good and fresh). Wine, at $9 a glass for Australian Chardonnay seemed a bit steep. My wife's chicken entree passed muster well, although the al dente... More 

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Thank chrisbrooksmv
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. My wife remembers serving you and the discussion about The Hollies. It was also a quiet night in Coral Bay with many restaurants closing early, so we remember the night well. I'm glad your wife enjoyed her meal. I am sorry you did not have such a good experience. I normally don't do this, but... More 

Marblehead, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reopened under new ownership a few months ago, Sweet Plantain's is a delightful outdoor and indoor cafe to enjoy delicious food with a Caribbean/International Flair. We started the evening off with drinks (mine was yummy but I forget the name of it) and my favorite Caribbean appetizer, tostones. A great start! Three of us ordered the grouper which was perfectly... More 

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Thank RitaEL
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Rita. The flourless chocolate cake is one of my favorites and made by a young lady locally here in Coral Bay. It was great to meet you and your family and celebrate your birthday with you. We look forward to seeing you on your return trip. Warm wishes, Steve & Adie. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had high expectations, since this was the high ripest-rated restaurant in Coral Bay. Our meal was OK, but not great. We learned from the staff that it was under new ownership as of 6 weeks prior to our visit, and they were "still learning to cook the menu." It was not worth the premium price, in our opinion.

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Thank dornbrook
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We certainly appreciate any feedback we receive and constantly benchmark our service and prices with other restaurants in the area.. It is our goal that everyone leave feeling they had a great experience with us. We obviously fell a bit short this time. I hope you are willing to give us another try when you... More 

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Sweet Plantains not knowing much about Coral Bay or the island but noticed it was under new ownership so thought we would try it out. They had a gentleman playing an acoustic guitar outside so we sat outside. The music was wonderful and set the atmosphere nicely. We had a mussel appetizer, a house salad and the... More 

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Thank Laceface1023
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and spending the time to post a review. We all really enjoyed that night. That was Chris' first night playing for us and I'm pleased to say he now has a regular Saturday night spot. Thank you once again for your kind words a feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Steve & Adie. More 

Boston
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Sweet Plantains last Friday to end our week in Coral Bay, knowing the owners were new. While it isn't quite up to our memories of the restaurant under the previous owner (totally different menu) we still enjoyed it very much. Great service, decent if limited menu with interesting options and the same romantic feel. We would recommend... More 

Helpful?
Thank Karrieb
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and recognizing that we are really trying to make a success out of Sweet Plantains. As we continue to get settled we will introduce new menu items to expand beyond the current choices. So I hope you have the opportunity to stop by in the future and see how it has developed. Very best regards... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16118 Little Plantation, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Coral Bay
  • Phone Number: 13407774653

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian, Caribbean, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view

Description

Steve and Adrienne look forward to welcoming you to their newly renovated restaurant right on the water in Coral Bay, serving great Caribbean food and dishes from around the world. Walk-ins are always welcome, but it is recommend to call ahead and reserve a table during high season.
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?