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Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Rhum Bar

16118 Little Plantation, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
340-777-4653
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Ranked #6 of 9 restaurants in Coral Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Caribbean, Indian, Seafood, Vegan
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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.
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English first
Macomb, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We stayed on the east side of St. John and found the number of nice restaurants in the area limited, so we were thrilled to find Sweet Plantains. The food and drinks were AMAZING! Definitely the best meal we had during our week stay. The service was excellent, and while the outside of the restaurant wasn't quite what I was... More

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wv
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This little restaurant in lovely coral bay was just what we needed after a long travel day. We went on curry night and had a choice of two types. Both were very tasty and mango panna cotta was a wonderful end to the evening.

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Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very good food but very high prices, even by St. John standards. A limited menu each night. The ribs and mashed potatoes were excellent but portions were not large ($36). Drinks were about $12-14 and very good.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Friday and Saturday nights are very special because Sweet Plantains offers their curry. We made a reservation and received a nice window table with a fresh breeze and very pleasant view of Coral Bay. The food is simply delicious! The honey-jerked chicken appetizer should not be missed. The portion is more than enough for two and the flavors are so... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had a great meal at Sweet Plantains in Coral Bay. The atmosphere was cozy, the service was attentive and friendly, and the food was excellent. The menu changes depending upon the day of the week. We went on a Thursday, which was their curry night. The menu is limited (the options included two different curries with a choice of... More

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Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I wanted to come here after reading about it online before we came to St John, and it did not disappoint. We were staying at Caneel and you really have to work hard to find a cab driver to take you to Coral Bay, but it's totally worth it. The service was excellent and our server came... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were on St. John this past week and ate at Sweet Plantains and the food was OK. They have a limited menu so be sure to check before going. We were having a hard time finding someone open and Sweet Plantains was so we stopped in. The food is on the spicy side and on the expensive side for... More

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Dont let the exterior of this place keep you away. This was by far the best meal we had on St. John. You can tell that the Chef is formally trained, her dishes are beautifuly presented and the food was amazing!

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We first came to Sweet Plantains on a Saturday for a quiet dinner, where we found out the menu was dependent on the day of the week and we came on a curry night. We had the chicken drumstick appetizer and it was amazing! They fell off the bone immediately and the serving was more like a meal than just... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

My wife had the coconut curry with Shrimp and I had the red curry with chicken. Both were outstanding. We also had the yucca fries for an appetizer and they were great. The drinks are strong too, not watered down like most other places on the island. Highly recommended.

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