Built on a deck overlooking the Vigie marina, the Coal Pot is a local favorite that makes a breezy, delightful spot for a lunch or dinner with a view. Named after the traditional methods of island cooking, the restaurant specializes in some of the best seafood on the island, including Saint Lucian crab back and traditional saltfish with green fig (banana), as well as steaks, poultry, salads, and soups. Weekday lunches have a fixed three-course option. Reserve ahead for a bayside table: At night, the setting couldn't be more romantic.
This go-to restaurant overlooking Vigie Marina (just a few minutes from the cruise port in Castries) has been around for more than 40 years. It takes its name from the coal stoves that have been a primary cooking tool in the Caribbean for generations. The weekday lunch, served from noon to 2:45 p.m., is an excellent value, with a three-course prix fixe menu showcasing chef Xavier Ribot's flair for fresh seafood prepared with Caribbean fruits and vegetables. Book early for a waterside table.