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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

We had a few locals recommend De’ Coal Pot for their authentic Caribbean food. We also saw some great reviews. So my wife and I went there last night and ordered the shrimp scampi and the chicken roti. Scampi was amazing. We had the potato...salad and the linguine as the sides. The Roti was sub par at the most. It was almost all bone pieces rather than chicken. Over all the food was ok, but I would have rather went somewhere like uncle johns for local food, this didn’t taste local, or authentic. Service was great since we were the only guest there. The woman working was super nice. HOWEVER, what made this place a 1 star review was When it came to getting our check... she added in her own, over 30% gratuity!!! For 2 people... unheard of! I’ve never been somewhere where they add their own tip in for a party of 2 without telling us, we checked the menu, the website etc and nowhere did it say that. Odd, and felt very dishonest. I wouldn’t recommend this place now.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

In St Johns you get the feeling there are places where big money has invested and there are places were the locals own and are doing their best to make a living. De' Coat Pot Seems to be local owned and while not really cheap...- it is definitely lower cost than most of the other places. the food was really good - dont expect any water views - the place is very simple. go here - you will love the food - you might be very full and you are doing the island good.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

If you’re looking for a true Caribbean experience in a restaurant where the locals go, try this place. The decor inside and out is nothing special. You go to this place to experience something you won’t find anywhere else on the island. The menu may...seem a bit exotic or odd to some, but you’re bound to find something that will interest your palette. The portions are large and most entree’s come with 3 sides. It’s definitely worth a try...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020

I have to admit, my visit was before 2019, but can't review any further back. I should have wrote this a long time ago. My wife and I had a fabulous meal here, but that is not the story. When we left, we were planning...to visit a smoothie shop down the street for a sweets fix. When we got to the smoothie shop, I realized that I didnt have my wallet. Instantly ran back to the restaurant to look for my wallet to no avail. Sadly, I left our contact number with the staff and made our way to our accommodations to put a hold on my cards. The next morning we recieved a call from the restaurant saying they had located my wallet!! When I got to the restaurant, I was given my wallet immediately. The first thing I did was to check that my money was still there. Completely untouched. A good amount of money. I immediately thanked the staff and gave them all of the funds left in my wallet. You have great employees. Honestly, they deserved more of a reward. This kind of behavior is harder and harder to come by. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I never hesitate to reccomend this restaurant to anyone I can.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2020

Casual dining and a great place for lunch and true island food, like oxtails, mac n'cheese. All home made and delicious.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020

We spent a week on St. John and visited quite a few restaurants. Alot seemed over priced and very touristy. We asked one of the locals what their favorite restaurant was and they recommended De' Coal Pot. This little hole in the wall restaurant is...cute on the inside, very mom and pop. We ordered the conch, curry chicken and goat. They were all excellent. The side of macaroni and cheese was amazing!! We are visiting St. John again soon and will definitely make a few stops at this restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

Not very good. Was out of a lot f food items at 7 pm. Chicken creole tastes looked like leftovers and was flavorless and non appealing. Fried snapper was good and rice, but don’t bother go somewhere else

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020

We had several recommend us to eat at this restaurant. We were assured that it was not expensive. But as we got seated and started looking at the menu, it was more than we expected for the lunch menu. Good service but slow (island style)....The food was good for some in our group and not as good for others. It wasn’t the local cuisine we thought it would be. We can say we’ve ate there but we will not go back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 28, 2019

Terrific service and authentic Caribbean fare! Highly recommend. Enjoyable time with our family. Ribs were fantastic.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2019 via mobile

A local taxi driver recommended the place to go for local food. It has 2 locations, one in st. John's and another at st. Thomas. We tried curried mutton and steamed hard nose. The mutton was tender and full of flavor. Hard nose was salted...so unless you like salted fish, this is not the one to try. The portions are huge, price is very reasonable (including drinks), and taste is great and definitely local. Would definitely go back again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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