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“Awesome food, awesome experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Coal Pot

The Coal Pot
Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Castries
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$75
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Fish and seafood specialties restaurant on water front at Vigie Cove, Chef Xavier Ribot has lead this charming restaurant for 15 years offering french and Caribbean cuisine.
Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome food, awesome experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

The Coal Pot is one place that you must eat while in St Lucia!! The small size of the restaurant makes it so much better. Sitting right by the water isn't something that you can do at just any restaurant, even in St Lucia! The Coal Pot has a menu written on a large chalk board that they bring to your table. We were dining with another couple and all of us ordered the red snapper with different sauces. A few had the creole and I had the coconut curry. We all LOVED our food. The fish was cooked perfectly and was seasoned in such a perfect way. All of the veggies were awesome and there were a lot of them. The portions were very large, so much food for the money!! It rained while we were eating and they can drop down a shade to keep the rain off you, we opted to keep it open so we could see the water and experience the rain. If we return to St Lucia we will for sure go to the Coat Pot! Oh and all the food is served on one of Michelle Elliot's hand painted plates. You can't just buy these anywhere so if you want one you have to buy one when you see it! We found some of her work at our resort and purchased a beautiful sushi plate that is really our only souvenir from the entire trip!! We will always remember our evening there. Thank you Coal Pot :)

Visited June 2014
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England
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Loved this Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Great food, wonderful atmosphere and pleasant service. Everything you could ask for in a restaurant. I can particularly recommend the Kingfish and the desserts were delicious.

Visited July 2014
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice waterside atmosphere...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

We had lunch here and the food was very good, especially the native soup. It was a little too quiet and the wait staff was not very effusive or friendly. They were efficient.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Cornhuski
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Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Tasty and Laid Back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

This spot is almost impossible to find but well worth the effort. Once you get there, you are seated right next to a narrow branch of the bay that Castries sits on. The owner is also a locally renowned potter and the serving ware is all hand made (and beautifully painted). Her work is available to purchase. We had seafood (kingfish) entrees after lobster bisque to start. Everything was well prepared, hot and served with a smile.

Visited July 2014
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Apopka, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Loved the location outside right on the water, very comfortable, beautiful surroundings and artwork, the servers were very helpful with suggestions, and the food was plentiful and absolutely delicious!

Visited June 2014
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Thank Kathy V
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