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Skipper's Brit Pub at Sweet Plantains

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16119 Little Plantation, Coral Bay 00830-9564, St. John
+1 340-777-4653
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Reopened under new ownership a few months ago, Sweet Plantain's is a delightful outdoor and indoor cafe to enjoy delicious food with a Caribbean/International Flair. We started the evening off with drinks (mine was yummy but I forget the name of it) and my favorite Caribbean appetizer, tostones. A great start! Three of us ordered the grouper which was perfectly... More 

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1 Thank RitaEL
STEVE H, Owner at Skipper's Brit Pub at Sweet Plantains, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Rita. The flourless chocolate cake is one of my favorites and made by a young lady locally here in Coral Bay. It was great to meet you and your family and celebrate your birthday with you. We look forward to seeing you on your return trip. Warm wishes, Steve & Adie. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We had high expectations, since this was the high ripest-rated restaurant in Coral Bay. Our meal was OK, but not great. We learned from the staff that it was under new ownership as of 6 weeks prior to our visit, and they were "still learning to cook the menu." It was not worth the premium price, in our opinion.

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Thank dornbrook
STEVE H, Owner at Skipper's Brit Pub at Sweet Plantains, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We certainly appreciate any feedback we receive and constantly benchmark our service and prices with other restaurants in the area.. It is our goal that everyone leave feeling they had a great experience with us. We obviously fell a bit short this time. I hope you are willing to give us another try when you... More 

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Sweet Plantains not knowing much about Coral Bay or the island but noticed it was under new ownership so thought we would try it out. They had a gentleman playing an acoustic guitar outside so we sat outside. The music was wonderful and set the atmosphere nicely. We had a mussel appetizer, a house salad and the... More 

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2 Thank Laceface1023
STEVE H, Owner at Skipper's Brit Pub at Sweet Plantains, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and spending the time to post a review. We all really enjoyed that night. That was Chris' first night playing for us and I'm pleased to say he now has a regular Saturday night spot. Thank you once again for your kind words a feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Steve & Adie. More 

Boston
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We went to Sweet Plantains last Friday to end our week in Coral Bay, knowing the owners were new. While it isn't quite up to our memories of the restaurant under the previous owner (totally different menu) we still enjoyed it very much. Great service, decent if limited menu with interesting options and the same romantic feel. We would recommend... More 

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1 Thank Karrieb
STEVE H, Owner at Skipper's Brit Pub at Sweet Plantains, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and recognizing that we are really trying to make a success out of Sweet Plantains. As we continue to get settled we will introduce new menu items to expand beyond the current choices. So I hope you have the opportunity to stop by in the future and see how it has developed. Very best regards... More 

Boston
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We knew coming in that Prince and Chef Rose had sold the restaurant, and since there were good reviews on TA, we made a reservation. My husband and I were the only ones there on a Thursday night. As we walked in there were 3 people at the bar who looked at us like deer in the headlights. Found out... More 

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Thank TooterBoston
STEVE H, Owner at Skipper's Brit Pub at Sweet Plantains, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. Although it's not always easy to hear, we really appreciate getting honest feedback that can help us improve. There is no excuse for not being greeted by us when you arrive. I apologize and it will not happen again. Our concept for the restaurant is slightly different than the 'old' Sweet Plantains as we... More 

Philadelphia, PA
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We dined here in 2013 and returned recently, understanding it is under new ownership/management. The restaurant is comfortable and lovely, with colorful Caribbean decor. The food and service, however, were average at best -- so unmemorable that I don't have a constructive criticism to offer. Still trying to decide if the Frank Sinatra soundtrack was refreshingly quirky in this setting... More 

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Thank RedTurtle91
STEVE H, Owner at Skipper's Brit Pub at Sweet Plantains, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. Obviously we would like to be able to have provided a more memorable experience and to be consider better than average. If you do think of anything specific we could improve upon we would really appreciate the feedback. You can contact us through our website or FaceBook page. We now have live music several... More 

Derby, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had visited Sweet Plantains when the previous owners managed it and at first were disappointed when we heard it had new owners. But we love the location so we figured we would try it out. We are so happy we went! It was the best meal we had on St John, and that includes a meal... More 

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1 Thank JacqueD0107
STEVE H, Owner at Skipper's Brit Pub at Sweet Plantains, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are really pleased you had such an enjoyable couple of evenings here at Sweet Plantains. Hopefully we can welcome you back again in the near future. Best regards Steve & Adie. More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

As other recent reviewers have noted, the current Sweet Plantains is a completely separate operation from the previous restaurant with the same name. We had two enjoyable evenings at the new Sweet Plantains, across the street from the ocean in Coral Bay. With a sea breeze, the sounds of light surf, and live island music providing the background, we had... More 

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1 Thank PAscuba
STEVE H, Owner at Skipper's Brit Pub at Sweet Plantains, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate the feedback. All the staff here at Sweet Plantains read each and every one. Rascio will now be a regular every Tuesday night playing the steel drum. It really adds to the Caribbean vibe and he is a great musician. We hope it's not too long until... More 

Yankton
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Do not miss this quaint Caribbean restaurant! The new owners, Steve and Adie are a delight and are very knowledgable in the industry. Most importantly, they found extremely talented chefs. Every bite we ate was unique in flavor and ingredients. So very delicious. Our group had the curried goat, Bob Marley Stew, and the grouper. Wow, wow, and wow....flawless, depth... More 

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2 Thank LbjSD
STEVE H, Owner at Skipper's Brit Pub at Sweet Plantains, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. It was great to be able to host you here at Sweet Plantains. I know Rosie and our chefs, Blake and Ian, appreciate the feedback along with all the staff here. I wish you and your family all the best for the future and hope to see you here again very soon. Steve & Adie More 

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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

In Coral Bay, this is a wonderful restaurant owned and run by a family. Almost like the novel "Don't Stop the Carnival". The food was delicious, the service was great and the cocktails were great.

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2 Thank Roman P
STEVE H, Owner at Skipper's Brit Pub at Sweet Plantains, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. One day I might write my own novel of our experience dropping out of the corporate world to our small friendly island. There certainly have been a lot of laughs and a lot of tears on our journey..... But we all feel very proud of what we have achieve and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Cuisine
British, Caribbean, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
23:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
23:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
23:00 - 22:00
Thursday
23:00 - 22:00
Friday
23:00 - 22:00
Saturday
23:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16119 Little Plantation, Coral Bay 00830-9564, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Coral Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-777-4653
Description
Steve and Adie look forward to welcoming you to their newly renovated British Pub right on the water in Coral Bay. The menu features Skipper's Pub menu (wraps, sandwiches and appetizers) plus a great dinner menu of British food such as Bangers n mash, Cottage Pie, Steak and Guinness Pie, as well as some amazing curry dishes. Walk-ins are always welcome, but it is recommend to call ahead and reserve a table during high season.

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