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Fish Trap

Bay and Strand Sts., St. John
340.693.9994
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Ranked #47 of 109 Restaurants in St. John
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
corrales
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Fresh fish, great salads, decent wine and good beer selection. What more could we ask for. It is the only restaurant that we went back to in our 10 days.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went there on our first night on the island and had quick service and very good food. The staff was friendly and it's in a good location downtown. It's a bit pricey but so are most places on the island.

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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My 19-year-old daughter and I ate dinner at the Fish Trap several times during our week in Cruz Bay. It was unfailingly excellent. Imaginative, perfectly cooked fish dishes, and the nicest owners/staff in the world. Crab-crusted corvina on a Seafood Cream Sauce; Asian Clay Hot Pot with Mahi-Mahi, Shrimp, Clams, and Vegetables in a curry, lemon grass and coconut broth;... More

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Hampton Roads, VA
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Fresh fish at its finest, There were 6 of us and we all got something different and all very impressive. The parmesean crusted wahoo was amazing, Mahi special was excellent. My husband got chicken alfredo and passed it around the table as we all thought it was the best we had ever tasted. My son had steak and it was... More

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Northern California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The food and the service at The Fish Trap is excellent! Lisa and her husband who own the restaurant are a pleasure to deal with. He is the chef and the recipes he creates with different kinds of fish are always creative and excellent. I ordered the swordfish with a lobster salsa. It was too die for. I could have... More

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My wife and I had been planning on going to a different restaurant, but seeing that it was closed we wandered around Cruz Bay until we stumbled on the fish trap. We ordered the wahoo with mashed potatoes and a salad with mahi. Both were very good. The service was very friendly and we were asked by numerous people from... More

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Crazy! Used to be able to get swordfish at most restaurants on St John. Am SO GLAD I found an excellent cut of swordfish at The Fish Trap. Prepared to order, and tasty to the last morsel. Thank you!!

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Portage, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When I am in St. John I expect more than just food for my dinner experience. Although recommended by the locals (who probably take the spectacular island views for granted) we were disappointed that that a seafood restaurant did not have have an ocean view. We found the food and prices only average. When we went to their store to... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Hands down my husband's favorite meal in St. John is the whole red snapper prepared at the Fish Trap. It is delicious! Before you know it, you have eaten the whole thing. The seafood chowder at the restaurant is also delicious. Highly recommended!

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South Jordan, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My wife and I ate dinner here June 9th and we really enjoyed our experience. Free parking (limited spots) right in front of restaurant. Comfortable, shaded open air seating. Cool even with very little breeze. And no bugs. (How do they do it?) Our waiter (Wilson? - a tall college student looking young man with dark hair) provided the best... More

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