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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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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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  • 114
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 5
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  • 3
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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
Out of this world in Coral Bay!

We had dinner her two times and the food was fantastic! The first night the power went out but the restaurant and kitchen didn't miss a beat. The food was outstanding and dessert was to die for. Their wine list was great too. My wife has Celiac disease and they were VERY accommodating to her... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Ronnie H
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Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had dinner her two times and the food was fantastic! The first night the power went out but the restaurant and kitchen didn't miss a beat. The food was outstanding and dessert was to die for. Their wine list was great too. My wife has Celiac disease and they were VERY accommodating to her allergic needs. We loved it... More 

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

delicious food and drink in a friendly, lovely place. the food is creative and beautifully prepared, the owners and staff are friendly and you will feel welcome and well taken care of. delicious rum based drinks and great dinners.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a very nice restaurant, great ambiance, and an interesting menu. The prices are pretty steep for what you get though, especially on drinks. We got: -West Indies curry with mahi mahi (made spicy): I enjoyed the curry on this, from the description I expected it to be a white coconut curry that was on the sweet side, but... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We have been visiting St. John for years. Have heard about this restaurant but never gave it much thought. I knew it was in Coral Bay but that was about all I knew. We were actually heading for a different restaurant when I turned into Sweet Plantains parking lot to turn around. We decided to stay and were very glad... More 

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So. California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a very authentic local restaurant. The drinks were great and the food was delicious!. Very attentive service. Not a huge menu selection, but as long as you like curry/masala it's not a problem. Not open on Tuesdays. Not inexpensive, but definitely worth a visit. Desserts from scratch. Best painkillers!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Sweet Plantain not only has delicious curry, ceviche, and rum but the waitstaff was amazingly friendly. Equipped with a ocean side patio view, Sweet Plantain is a must for anyone visiting St. John!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Curry dishes, with local fish; can order more heat. Not cheap, esp for Coral Bay (and Rum tasting is WAY too expensive). If caught in Coral, not bad choice. Terrific and friendly service.

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Portland, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a great dinner of shrimp marsala and chicken marsala. Lovely setting for an outside dinner. Friendly staff. Food was amazing!

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This would be my first pick of Coral Bay restaurants, and I think we tried them all. The food is yummy, it's right across the street from the Bay, and the owners could not be sweeter. We drank rum drinks on the patio and savored our curries.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This quiet, perfectly placed, cozy, eclectic but homey spot with an amazing view of Coral Bay was a delectable surprise. The service was impeccable - and with an easy smile! The food had a depth of flavor that we weren't expecting, but simply adored and completely appreciated. The ceviche was so tender and bright. The curries were flavorful and rich,... 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: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?