D'e Coal Pot

In a bright yellow building with blue shutters on the windows and doors is a friendly eatery serving up classic local cuisine. Named for the coal pot, the big pot that islanders used to cook their meals in up until as late as the 1970s, this restaurant is all about authenticity.


The menu is short, but the food is so good that a lot of options are not necessary. On a daily basis, guests can choose among roast pork, shrimp creole, whelks saute, baccala (salted fish), red snapper creole, garlic herb conch, oxtail stew, roast or stew chicken, lobster, roti, curried goat, salmon balls, and herb crusted steak.

D'e Coal Pot is a bar and grill where they proudly serve their take on Caribbean cuisine. The setting here, as far as the style and level of formality, is very casual. The option to eat here is on the table during both dinner and lunch, so don't hesitate to pay this place a visit. You might fall in love with a local favorite.


On the outside, the building appears to be a bit run down, but when you walk indoors you're greeted with a blast of air conditioning and a clean, modern bistro-style restaurant.


Located near the middle of downtown Cruz Bay, D'e Coal Pot is on the premises of Wharfside Landing.

Feel free to merge dining experience with excellent local sightseeing opportunities by patronizing one of the many interesting nearby attractions, like Franklin Powell Park.

Something else to see during your time in the vicinity is Cruz Bay Beach, a beach where guests can work on their tans and work up their appetites.

Nearby Restaurants

If you are trying to find another place to eat that has some similar menu items and/or a similar atmosphere, there are quite a few nearby dining spots to choose between, including High Tide. You'll find it within traveling distance of the D'e Coal Pot.

But then again, if you're in the mood for something a little different, this part of St. John provides an excellent range of restaurants, where you'll find many different cuisine styles and flavors. For example, you might also consider trying some good eats and different cuisines at a nearby dining destination, like Waterfront Bistro, which isn't very far away.

Hours and Other Info

They are open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.

Contact Info

Location: 2DC Cruz Bay, downtown Cruz Bay, St. John

Phone: (340) 714-2625

Website: http://decoalpot.com/

Email: decoalpot22@gmail.com


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