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Good local eats

Hello- we will be visiting in 2 weeks, our second trip to the island.

Can anyone recommend good local spots for lunch/dinner? We are not so much into fine dining, I can get that at home! We are staying in Marigot and will be renting a car, so we can travel!

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Good local eats

Right in Marigot enjoy a local lunch from Bernice. You'll find her shack down by the water on the south side of the bay -- -to the left of the ferry dock (if you're facing the water) - breakfast and lunch only - and get there early for lunch or it will be gone !! Delicious local food.

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Chateau Mygo right in Marigot Bay, Fish Friday in Anse La Raye would also be a good stop if you have a car. In Soufriere, Archies, Belle View Creole restaurant, Whispers, or any of the street food stands in town.

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Much of the dinning in Marigot is setup for the tourist trade but there are a few local options, In addition to what has been mentioned, a local restaurant to try is Julietta's. Here you can get tasty local dishes, home cooked style, and good value for your $$ (depending on what you order):


Another local option is Chateau Maygo, but this has more of a mixed menu (pizza, burgers, fish and chips, ribs, sushi--kind of all over the map, etc.), although they do serve some local dishes. If you are looking for more local, authentic food maybe proceed with caution here.

As you head out of town to the south, one option is the Anse La Rey Fish Fry (Friday night). Here you can get local dishes (such as crab backs, local snapper, green fig salad, etc.) served up by street vendors. It's fun but can be a little touristy and pricey depending on your expectations.

If you head down to the Soufriere area, some local places to try include:

Big Yard - Local Lucian barbeque spot right in town. Very good prices, big portions, and very local. The barbeque pork chops are worth writing home about.

Divine Delightz - Newer restaurant near the botanical gardens. Good spot for lunch or dinner.

Fedo's - Located in the New Development area. A perfect local lunch spot.

Archie's - Slow service but the the few creole dishes they serve here are tasty. Inexpensive.

Le Cafe - Right in town, very small and local but a good option for lunch and dinner (breakfast also).

Martha's Tables - A little south of town, on the road to Sugar Beach. Good to check ahead to make sure they are open. If you go to Martha's once for her local cooking, you'll likely want to come back again and again.

Orlando's - More in the fine dinning category, but if you are looking for a non-hotel "splurge" place to go for lunch or dinner this is a good option to consider to try local cuisine with a culinary twist.

If you head north from Marigot, stop off at the Castries Craft Market and hit some of the food stalls there for very inexpensive local cooking (great for lunch). This is the kind of "dinning" spot where you'd likely run into Anthony Bourdain chowing down on a Caribbean "chicken leg" sandwich with the bone still inside.

One dinner option for local cuisine up north (around Gros Islet) would be Laurel's--good variety of fresh fish.

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4. Re: Good local eats

Bon jou Jason B,

As you soon as you leave Marigot Bay heading North or South on the main West Coast Road/Castries-Vieux Fort Hwy (or on secondary roads throughout the countryside) you will see many, many food trucks, stands, local restaurants, rum shops offering local food & drink.

Remember in St. Lucia (& much of the tropics) where the day starts very early in the cool morning the main meal of the day is Lunch... and food service is generally not available outside of the usual meal times.

Gros Islet village... Castro's, Golden Taste

Castries... Caribbean Pirate, Hardest Hard

Anse La Raye... La Sikwi Sugar Mill

Canaries... Golden Apple

Soufriere... The Still Plantation (Le Perle Estate), Beacon, Sa Nou Iration (food truck)

Vieux Fort... The Old Plantation Yard

Dennery... Laughing Fish

Bless up! Paul

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