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What to Eat in St. Lucia

With such a rich history of cultures, from Amerindians to Africans to the French and British, it's no wonder St. Lucia has an enormous melting pot of cuisines. Of course, as an island, fresh seafood plays a central role, with everything from conch to mahi-mahi prepared in a myriad of ways. The island's national dish, stewed saltfish with boiled green bananas, has a long history dating back to when salted cod was a staple for sailors on long voyages. It is prepared by stewing it with seasoning peppers and onions and is served with boiled, unripe bananas. You'll find it on most menus across the island. Barbecued pork and chicken is also quite popular. Cocoa tea, made with local cocoa, spices and milk, is a standard breakfast drink, along with hot, deep-fried bread.

Since many of the island's best hotels offer all-inclusive packages and boast several restaurants on-site, you may be tempted to enjoy all your meals within the comfy confines of your resort. But those who ventured off property reported finding several delicious local eateries.

Recent visitors recommend the Pink Plantation House in Castries for brunch, giving it high marks for service, food and views. Masala Bay in Marigot Bay is another popular restaurant, with an Indian-Chinese fusion menu. Diners love all the options, including many vegetarian dishes, as well as the views. Many visitors love the casual Roots Bar, where you can enjoy barbecue, beers and views on the beach in Marigot Bay.

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  • #1
    Masala Bay
    #1 of 19 Places to Eat in Marigot Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 588 reviewsTripAdvisor (588)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Fusion
    Marina Village at Capella Marigot Bay Marina Village, Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • #2
    Roots Beach Bar
    #2 of 19 Places to Eat in Marigot Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 206 reviewsTripAdvisor (206)
    $ | Caribbean, Barbecue
    Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • #3
    Julietta's
    #3 of 19 Places to Eat in Marigot Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 312 reviewsTripAdvisor (312)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Seafood
    Top of the hill leading down to Marigot Bay, Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • #4
    Marie's Beach Shack
    #4 of 19 Places to Eat in Marigot Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 72 reviewsTripAdvisor (72)
    $ | Caribbean, Seafood
    Reduit Beach Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • #5
    The Grill 14°61°
    #5 of 19 Places to Eat in Marigot Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 57 reviewsTripAdvisor (57)
    $$ | Caribbean
    Waterfront Capella Marigot Bay, Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • #6
    Rum Cave
    #6 of 19 Places to Eat in Marigot Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 99 reviewsTripAdvisor (99)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar
    Waterfront Castries, Saint Lucia, Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • #7
    Hurricane Hole
    #7 of 19 Places to Eat in Marigot Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 227 reviewsTripAdvisor (227)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub
    Mooring Marigot Resort, Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • #8
    Chateau Mygo House of Seafood
    #8 of 19 Places to Eat in Marigot Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 650 reviewsTripAdvisor (650)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
    Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • #9
    Pirate Bay Marigot
    #9 of 19 Places to Eat in Marigot Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 173 reviewsTripAdvisor (173)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood, Bar
    Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • #10
    Roots 2
    #10 of 19 Places to Eat in Marigot Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 19 reviewsTripAdvisor (19)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, International, Barbecue, British
    Waterfront Road Above Capella Hotel, Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • #11
    Jd's Mangrove
    #11 of 19 Places to Eat in Marigot Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 106 reviewsTripAdvisor (106)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    JJ's Paradise Dock, Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • #12
    DOOlittle's restaurant + bar
    #12 of 19 Places to Eat in Marigot Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1004 reviewsTripAdvisor (1004)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, International
    North Side, Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • #13
    Hurricane Hole Bar and Restaurant
    #13 of 19 Places to Eat in Marigot Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 51 reviewsTripAdvisor (51)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Bar, Pub
    Mrigot Bay Resort and Marina, Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • #14
    JJ's Paradise Restaurant
    #14 of 19 Places to Eat in Marigot Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 35 reviewsTripAdvisor (35)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    Marigot Bay, Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • #15
    Bernice’s Food Shack
    #15 of 19 Places to Eat in Marigot Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 7 reviewsTripAdvisor (7)
    $ |
    Side of the main dock in Marigot Bay, Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • Boudreau Restaurant
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 21 reviewsTripAdvisor (21)
    French, Caribbean, International
    Marigot Bay Hotel, Marigot Bay 1758 St. Lucia
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  • Mama Sheila's Grill & Bar
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 14 reviewsTripAdvisor (14)
    Caribbean
    Main Highway Before Marigot, Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • Rowley's
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 76 reviewsTripAdvisor (76)
    $ - $$ | American
    Marina Village, Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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  • Rainforest Hideaway
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1071 reviewsTripAdvisor (1071)
    $$ | Caribbean
    North Side, Marigot Bay St. Lucia
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