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Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Rhum Bar

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16118 Little Plantation, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
340-777-4653
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6:15 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 6:15 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:15 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: At Sweet Plantains we celebrate the heyday of the Caribbean of a bygone...
At Sweet Plantains we celebrate the heyday of the Caribbean of a bygone era. A time of intrigue, mystery and romance; a time of Carnival magic, witty Calypso music, fresh ingredients, big flavors, well matched wines, an exquisite sipping rum menu, and great customer service. Dine alfresco style in our seaside courtyard; Please join us for dinner prepared by award winning Chef Rose Adams. Reservations Appreciated.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic, authentic Caribbean food

Went there with my family for dinner and had a marvelous meal. Small menu bursting with unique flavors unlike any place we've been on the island. Worth the ride to coral bay.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Christopher C
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went there with my family for dinner and had a marvelous meal. Small menu bursting with unique flavors unlike any place we've been on the island. Worth the ride to coral bay.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Sweet Plantains is a great little place with very good local inspired dishes with an international flair. Don't miss the catch of the day and curry prep. Very, very good. Cocktails are really well done.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

My fiancee and I had decided to try Sweet Plantains based on the great reviews. We arrived around 6:30 without a reservation and were seated right away. Their menu is limited but what they serve is world class. I had the Mahi Mahi and my fiancée had the Snapper. Portions were large (which we liked) and both entrees were deliciously... More 

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St. Thomas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My wife and in-laws went to Sweet Plantains for our post St John 8 Tuff Miles road race dinner and we were not disappointed. My wife and I had been wanting to eat dinner here for a while but just never found ourselves on that side if the island enough, but we are glad we finally made reservations! The menu... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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89 reviews 89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Sweet Plantains is our favorite restaurant in the Coral Bay side of the island and perhaps on the whole island - we spend 3 months a year there and have been to all of them. Make sure to phone ahead for reservations as it's not open every day,and only for dinner.Their specialty is curry dishes (you can dial the hotness... More 

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Glosta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place has everything.... Atmosphere, service, and excellent food. There is even a menu of specialty rums. If you're making the trip all the way to St. John, this place is a must. Call ahead for reservations!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I know food is expensive on St John, but this goes over and above. We were there on a curry night, and it was OK, but after drinks and tips we were out almost $90 for a supremely average meal. The rum drinks seemed pretty light on the rum. We found the whole place a little pretentious and overreaching, and... More 

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RogerBKLYN, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Rhum Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try. We are so sorry we didn't live up to your standards. We don’t offer fast food or quick service prices. That said, we are not cheap but we are also not expensive. Our prices are inline with (or much lower than) other restaurants on the Island serving high-quality food & drink. You dined with... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went for Valentine's day dinner. As usual (we have been there on several other occasions over the years) it was delicious. My husband had the grouper special and raved about it. I had the red curry with tofu and veggies. Dessert was the coconut flan, so flavorful. I also really loved the spice martini and highly... More 

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Love the Friday and Saturday West Indies menu. Note menu changes daily. Good rum flight selection, too.

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great ambiance, wonderful service and an extensive rum list! What more could you ask for? Coral Bay offers a much needed break from the craziness of the Cruz Bay tourist scene. The West Indian Tofu Vegetable Coconut Curry is one of the best vegetarian dishes on the island and the ingredients are as local and fresh as possible. Great Job... 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: 340-777-4653

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

At Sweet Plantains we celebrate the heyday of the Caribbean of a bygone era. A time of intrigue, mystery and romance; a time of Carnival magic, witty Calypso music, fresh ingredients, big flavors, well matched wines, an exquisite sipping rum menu, and great customer service. Dine alfresco style in our seaside courtyard; Please join us for dinner prepared by award winning Chef Rose Adams. Reservations Appreciated.
Open Hours
Monday
6:15 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:15 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:15 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:15 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:15 am - 8:00 pm

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