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Bay and Strand Sts., St. John
340.693.9994
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
good atmosphere

Food was very fresh and reasonably priced; great place to go with kids too; homemade desserts to die for and wait staff very friendly

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
csexton
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Food was very fresh and reasonably priced; great place to go with kids too; homemade desserts to die for and wait staff very friendly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I'm telling you right now- The Fish Trap has the best fries on St. John. Natural cut with just the right amount of salt. The burger here is solid- very tasty. Fish and chips is good too. But, the beer batter is nothing compared to the kid menu fried fish- the breading for the kids fish is so amazing. Wednesday... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were a large group, but overall we were underwhelmed by food. Tuna was overcooked for "rare and seared" and pasta with seafood was average at best. Maybe a smaller party may have better food quality, but I don't think I'd go there again.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We showed up with 11 people and had a great experience. Good choices for the kids and adults. The seafood fettuccine was delicious. We also had the fresh fish and added a Caribbean lobster tail. Yum. Everything was great all around. The margaritas were a little weak.

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Dallas
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had dinner at the Fish Trap on a early Sunday evening and was a bit disappointed with the food and service. The waiter acted like he didn't want to be there and wasn't the best in recommending dishes to us. We had ordered the Grilled Wahoo and Beer-Battered Shrimp. The Wahoo had good flavor, but was overcooked and chewy.... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We usually don't repeat restaurants but we went there twice. Awesome. We had the grilled wahoo, red snapper and the fisherman's platter. Make sure you ask for the potato cakes (not sure exactly how they are called) and have some scallops. They melt in your mouth!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Fish Trap has been on our restraiunt itinerary since we started coming to the VI in the early 90's. The food is always fresh. The preparations are interesting and well done, but do not overpower the food. The fish is allowed to participate. My favorite this visit was the Wahoo. The Curry Pot was flavorful without being too spicy.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Fish Trap is a "must" when we visit the Virgin Islands. Interesting dinner specials each night, as well as menu mainstays. Very friendly, efficient staff.

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Southern MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The fish here is good but not amazing. I had a good grilled mahi sandwich, my husband had the fish and chips and our daughter had the jerk chicken (huge!). The portions are good, the fish is good. If I could give 3.5 stars, I would, but not 4. Like most places on St. John, it's outdoor seating, but they... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Not a place I chose, but was willing to give it a try after mixed reviews. Service was okay, the waiter could use a shave, a bath and some better work clothes, had to ask for tea refill even when he came to the table several times and didn't bother to ask if I needed anything! The food was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bay and Strand Sts., St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John
  • Phone Number: 340.693.9994

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?