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Sylvia's Nicholas New Clean Plates - CLOSED

Sputnik Complex, Coral Bay, St. John
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Cuisines: Jamaican
Most recent review
- Jun 14, 2013
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English first
Melbourne, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We read the reviews for Sylvia's and made a reservation, expecting incredible island cooking. What we didn't expect was that Sylvia retired and her restaurant closed months ago, There had been no update in the TripAdvisor listings and Yelp is as usual old information. The lady who took the reservation did not indicate this fact, instead offering to stay and... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

While on vacation in Coral Bay, St. John's Virgin Islands, my wife and I ate at Sylvia's Clean Plates after reading Trip Advisor reviews. The staff was friendly and inviting. My wife had the jerk grouper and I had the jerk shrimp and both were delicious, spicy, and authentic (not like Bahama Breeze). The sides were unique and tasty. We... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

my teenagers said, 'this was the best meal i've had on st. john's so far!" excellent flavors, excellent service. you might miss it, b/c there is not a very big sign and the one main sign says, "sputnick" (which is the bar with the restaurant.)

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I can't say enough good things about Sylvia's, everything was great! They took us in (a large party) on short notice and were so accomodating. I know a good bit about Jamaican / West Indian food because of my Husband's addiction to it and I have grown to crave it as well. Let me tell you, this young lady has... More

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Shallotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We had a party of 10 and wanted some real island food, so glad we tried Sylvia's. I knew we were going to be running later in the evening from beach hopping / snorkeling all day with 4 kids so I called ahead. Miss Juju ( who runs the Bar and is Hostess at night) answered and was so nice... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

My husband and I ate at Sylvia's this evening on the recommendation of a friend and were very glad we did. Sylvia cooks authentic Jamaican dishes, offering a varied menu with extremely reasonable prices. I had the veggie and tofu entree, with sides of papaya salad and a feta potato cake for a grand total of $12! Everything was delicious... More

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Buffalo, New York
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174 reviews 174 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We stopped in for dinner after speaking with Sylvia earlier in the day. Since they have no menu, she went over what she thought were going to be the features that night. When we got there, we found the dry erase board with the nights options. There were plenty! Food was very good, very authentic, and large portions. Service was... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

liked it all! casual, well priced, delicious food. clean fresh yard style cooking. strong, well priced drinks. sylvia's got it! if she moves, follow her!

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1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012 via mobile

Our family of six stumbled upon Sylvia's Clean Plate while checking out the Donkey Diner for dinner. It took us a while to figure out they were separate places. Sylvia met us at the door and explained that she was from Jamaca and served the food from her native land. I had little idea of what I was ordering, but... More

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Gainesville, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

My husband and I were going to the Donkey Diner for breakfast and walked into "Clean Plates" by accident but ended up staying to eat. We are glad we did. We couldn't decide which juice to try so they gave us samples of each one. They were delicious and full of flavor. My favorite was the ginger beer. They said... More

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