St. Lucia Restaurants

Bananas, mangoes, passion fruit, plantains, breadfruit, okra, avocados, limes, pumpkins, cucumbers, papaya, yams, christophenes (also called chayote), and coconuts are among the fresh fruits and vegetables that grace St. Lucian menus. The French influence is strong, and most chefs cook with a Creole flair. Resort buffets and restaurant fare include standards like steaks, chops, pasta, and pizza—and every menu lists fresh fish along with the ever-popular lobster.

Caribbean standards include callaloo, stuffed crab back, pepperpot stew, curried chicken or goat, and lambi (conch). The national dish of salt fish and green fig—a stew of dried, salted codfish and boiled green banana—is, let's say, an acquired taste. A runner-up in terms of local popularity is bouyon, a cooked-all-day soup or stew that combines meat (usually pig tail), "provisions" (root vegetables), pigeon peas, dumplings, broth, and local spices. Soups and stews are traditionally prepared in a coal pot—unique to St. Lucia—a rustic clay casserole on a matching clay stand that holds the hot coals.

Chicken and pork dishes and barbecues are also popular here. Fresh lobster is available in season, which lasts from August through February. As they do throughout the Caribbean, local vendors set up barbecue grills along the roadside, at street fairs, and at Friday-night "jump-ups" and do a bang-up business selling grilled fish or chicken legs, bakes (fried biscuits), and beer—you can get a full meal for less than $10. Most other meats are imported—beef from Argentina and Iowa, lamb from New Zealand. Piton is the local brew; Bounty, the local rum.

Guests at St. Lucia's many popular all-inclusive resorts take most meals at hotel restaurants—which are generally quite good and, in some cases, exceptional—but it's fun when vacationing to try some of the local restaurants, as well—for lunch when sightseeing or for a special night out.

What to Wear: Dress on St. Lucia is casual but conservative. Shorts are usually fine during the day, but bathing suits and immodest clothing are frowned upon anywhere but at the beach. Nude or topless sunbathing is prohibited. In the evening the mood is casually elegant, but even the fanciest places generally expect only a collared shirt and long pants for men and a sundress or slacks for women.

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  • 1. Jacques Waterfront Dining

    $$$$ | French

    Chef-owner Jacky Rioux creates magical dishes in his waterfront restaurant set within the gardens of Harmony Suites Hotel in Rodney Bay. The...Read More

  • 2. Orlando's Restaurant, Rodney Bay

    $$$ | Caribbean

    Chef Orlando Satchell's second restaurant opened on "restaurant row" in busy Rodney Bay Village in 2020. As in the original Orlando's restaurant...Read More

  • 3. Tao

    $$$$ | Asian

    For a special evening, head for this Cap Estate restaurant on the premises of BodyHoliday Saint Lucia resort. On a second-floor balcony at the...Read More

  • 4. The Cliff at Cap

    $$$$ | Eclectic

    High on top of a cliff at the northern tip of Saint Lucia, the open-air dining room at Cap Maison welcomes diners to what executive chef Craig...Read More

  • 5. The Coal Pot Restaurant

    $$$$ | French

    Popular since it opened in 1968, this tiny waterfront restaurant overlooks pretty Vigie Cove. Come for a light lunch—perhaps a bowl of creamy...Read More

  • 6. Buzz Seafood & Grill

    $$$ | Seafood

    Opposite the Mystique Royal St. Lucia hotel and Reduit Beach, this dining spot is part of Rodney Bay's "restaurant central." After cool drinks...Read More

  • 7. Elena's Cafe

    $ | Café

    Elena's serves coffee, tea, smoothies, pastries, and other breakfast items at its café in the Baywalk Mall, but homemade gelato is the star...Read More

  • 8. Ti Bananne

    $$$ | Caribbean

    Poolside at the Coco Palm hotel, this alfresco bistro and bar attracts mostly hotel guests for breakfast but a wider clientele for lunch and...Read More

  • 9. Cap Grill

    $$ | Steakhouse

    At the St. Lucia Golf Resort & Country Club, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and early supper all day every day (7 to 7) and Sunday...Read More

  • 10. Green Parrot

    $ | Caribbean

    One reason to dine in this English colonial–style hotel atop the Morne is the romantic view overlooking Castries Harbor and the twinkling lights...Read More

  • 11. The Edge

    $$$$ | Eclectic

    Innovative Swedish chef Bobo Bergstrom has brought "Eurobbean" cuisine to his own restaurant, which overlooks the harbor at Harmony Suites hotel...Read More

  • 12. The Great House

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    Elegant, gracious, and romantic, the Great House was reconstructed on the foundation of an original Cap Estate plantation house adjacent to...Read More

  • 13. The Lime on the Bay

    $ | Caribbean

    A casual bistro with lime-green gingham curtains, straw hats decorating the ceiling, and hanging plants, the Lime specializes in local dishes...Read More

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