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Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar

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16118 Little Plantation, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
13407774653
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Tue - Sat 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Sweet Plantains. We especially liked the swordfish and the conch chowder. Other dishes were less wonderful (jerk chicken sandwich, grouper, and, ironically, the plantains) but not bad. The people at Sweet Plantains were wonderful and attentive. The location by the water was lovely and the atmosphere with live music was nice. Great place in... More 

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Thank Carol P
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Carol, Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here in Coral Bay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Very best regards Steve & Adie More 

Fayetteville, AR
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in for drinks and the trivial pursuit game that benefitted the local animal shelter. We met some friends there, had a few drinks and won their trivial pursuit game. Since we had to leave the island before the next Thursday night game, we are undefeated champions.

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1 Thank Jimg20
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for posting the review. The trivia nights are great fun, and that week we were able to raise over $250 for the ACC on St John. We hope to see you on St John again soon - we are ready for a rematch at any time.... LOL Very best regards Steve & Adie More 

Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming down for the great food and music. The staff is great and always good music right on the water must visit.

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1 Thank Jason W
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Jason. We look forward to your next visit. Check out our Facebook page for our live music coming up over the summer. Best regards Steve & Adie More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food and a really nice atmosphere. The staff were really friendly and my husband loved the different rums he sampled. We played trivia with the locals and our kids had a blast.

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Thank JJSchneider
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review and we are so glad you had a nice night. You have a great family and your kids are a credit to you. We hope to see you again soon. Steve & Adie More 

Homosassa Springs, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a nice surprise. We had a great lunch with local fresh fish sandwiches and a generous veggie wrap. Nice cold beer completed our lunch. Friendly staff.

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1 Thank alecia2016
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for a nice review and stopping on your way through Coral Bay. We hope you come back to our part of paradise on the beautiful side of St John again. Until then, very best regards Steve & Adie More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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143 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went twice during our two weeks because the curry goat was that good. They have an extensive Rhum/Rum menu and we tried a flight one of the evenings to try a few new rums. The server seemed new but she did everything possible to provide quality service whilst learning it appeared. The bartender was great and very knowledgeable on... More 

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STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are really glad you enjoyed the curried goat. It is one of our favorites on the menu, and Chef Ian does the best on the island. Our rums are always changing as we find new ones every time we venture off island. I am sure we will have some new ones to try when... More 

NC
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted a place that served local dishes and enjoyed our meals very much. The drinks were works of art. The entree portions were generous but without any sides such as bread or salad. The pasta salad that came with nice sized sandwiches was very good. As with all island places, it was very expensive ($38 for a plate of... More 

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STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and recognizing that living on a small island has an impact on the cost of goods everywhere. All our supplies take two island hops before arriving on St John, so the cost of living is high - even for the locals. We hope to see you back for Happy Hour and to try some of... More 

Nipomo
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We had such a fun evening, live music, good food, great bartender, Mike, and lots of laughs! This is a family run place, very friendly and welcoming! 3 of us, one swordfish, one grouper, one curried goat, all delicious! Thanks and hope to see you again soon!

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STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are so glad you had a fun evening and we hope to see you again soon. Steve & Adie More 

Jupiter, Florida
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

It's off the beaten track but my wife had recommended it because she was so impressed with the place when she visited a few years ago. The only uncertainty was on this visit we learned it was under new ownership, so we decided to give it a try. I ordered the chicken curry which was very good, but I opted... More 

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STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We always try to live and learn so that we can improve. Our West Indian Chef prepares his Caribbean dishes with rice and bean, or coconut white rice. I will make sure our servers clearly point out these options on the menu in the future, so as to avoid any confusion. Although you may prefer... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Great little place on the water with fantastic food and a rum flights! We learned a little and drank a lot. Kent knows his Rum! We ate tostones (plantains) and I had the conch coconut soup. Amazing. We went back for trivia night and were welcomed like family. Go there!

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1 Thank K8 M
STEVE H, Owner at Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I'll pass on the nice comments about Kent. He really does enjoy showing off the rum selection to our guests (and he gets to try a few along the way) :) We hope to see you all here again soon. Very best regards Steve & Adie More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$8 - $40
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Italian, Pub
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: 13407774653
Description
Steve and Adie look forward to welcoming you to their newly renovated restaurant right on the water in Coral Bay. The menu features Skipper's Pub menu (wraps, sandwiches and appetizers) plus a great dinner menu of Caribbean food such as goat curry and curried grouper, as well as Italian pasta dishes with a unique Sweet Plantains twist. Walk-ins are always welcome, but it is recommend to call ahead and reserve a table during high season.

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