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Marie's Local Cuisine


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Marie's Local Cuisine (formerly Rafters), is opened daily form 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We serve local, creole cuisine giving you a true experience of St. Lucia! We serve: breakfast Lunch: Creole Buffet or A La Carte Menu Dinner: by reservations Wednesday nights, the popular Wednesday night-Bang Style,open till 1:00-2:00a.m.dinner starts from 7: 00 p.m.,enjoy our delicious three course meal: specialty Jerk chicken & Fish. Drinks and cocktails on Special. Entertainment-acrobatic show, fire eating, limbo, dancing with the Magnificent Thunbirds of Soufriere! We also cater for private dinners, parties, weddings and other events! Marie's Local Cuisine for the best in St. Lucian creole cuisine!
$10 - $23
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Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buffet meal of local dishes. The food was OK, but served lukewarm. It’s a stop for the bus tours going to Diamond Botanical gardens so not a destination restaurant to seek out.More

Date of visit: February 2020
charkara, Owner at Marie's Local Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for admitting that the food was good. Please keep in mind, some people come for lunch when it is almost time for breakdown and at this time, the restaurant will not put more fire under serving trays that are going to be removed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here and our party of 3 was made very welcome, served cold, fresh juice and a selection of local foods from the buffet. I tried a bit of everything including the Taro. The chicken was particularly delicious. The servers were very friendly...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four were fortunate to have lunch at Marie’s Local Cuisine while on a tour of the mud baths and waterfall. The place was so cute and in a beautiful setting...such a lush backdrop. The service was great and the place was quaint...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very typical island cuisine. I am not a fan but my spouse liked it as did the others in our group! I did eat the rice. But not a big fan of creole food!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020

Okay, this review is not for the food since we did not eat here. It is for the lack of respect to just let people know that they really do not care to take only 2 people for food. We showed up the day before...More

Date of visit: January 2020
charkara, Owner at Marie's Local Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2020

I am sorry you had this experience at the restaurant. It was rather unfortunate you were told this, I was not expecting to read such. I have always learnt it takes only ONE person to destroy the name of a business and this is what...More

Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

Crazy place, the long-timer customers tend the bar, take money, give you change while Marie cooks up lovely grilled fish in the back. The food is spectacular and simple, but only a part of the whole story. Beware the rum punches, I think it is...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020

Nice atmosphere with a local buffet in a cute setting. We truly enjoyed it and Marie is a very cute and nice lady.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

The best is that is closest to the botanical garden. Food simple. Rice and lentils good. Chicken so and so

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

There was 14 of us out on our trip booked with Knotty Girls - this was the best way to end our day out. Beautifully cooked local cuisine cooked by both ladies! Great service with all the staff. I would have loved to go back!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 27, 2019

Such a cute, little restaurant offering the best buffet meal in the history of ever. Local food that tastes AMAZING. Period!

Date of visit: August 2019
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