De' 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.

De' Coal Pot is a bar and grill where they proudly serve their take on Caribbean cuisine. Most guests consider the level of formality and service here to be very casual. When is this restaurant option on the table? They're open during both dinner and lunch, so give it a try.


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.


Situated near the middle of downtown Cruz Bay, De' Coal Pot is a part of Wharfside Landing.

This part of St. John has a spread of camera-worthy sites, happy to be situated among a lovely destination. Two of the closest points of interest from this establishment include Ivan Jadan Museum and Franklin Powell Park, both of which are just a short drive from De' Coal Pot.

Another point of interest in this area is Cruz Bay Beach, the closest beach, at which you can give your feet a well-deserved break.

Nearby Restaurants

If you are in the mood for a restaurant with similar types of food or a comparable price range, there is no shortage of nearby options to choose between, including Lime Inn. You can find it less than a hundred yards from De' Coal Pot.

But of course, if you're looking for a change of pace, this region of St. John boasts a long list of restaurants, where you'll find many different cuisine styles and menu items. For example, you could also try Italian fare at Da Livio Ristorante, which is less than a hundred yards 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




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