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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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St Thomas, USVI
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wonderful little place in the heart of Coral Bay. Great local food and even drinks made with local sugar cane. I work on a charter boat and send people here all the time. Bring bugspray though. The outside tables can be a little buggy.

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York, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife and I spent 2 weeks on St. John and we ate at the Sweet Plantains twice - both times were excellent. The food was excellent as well as the service. We had the same waitress both times and she felt like a friend after the first meal. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and super friendly. She... More

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Macomb, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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