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Bay and Strand Sts., Cruz Bay, St. John
340.693.9994
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
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Great food! And the best thing about the Fish Trap is it isn't the same old same old fish- yes they have Salmon, but they have Wahoo, and Corvina, and it's all prepared to perfection. Definitely the best restaurant meal I had on the island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food! And the best thing about the Fish Trap is it isn't the same old same old fish- yes they have Salmon, but they have Wahoo, and Corvina, and it's all prepared to perfection. Definitely the best restaurant meal I had on the island.

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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326 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have stopped in several times over the years but the restaurant was never open. Finally this time we connected. The decor is plastic deck furniture. The service was slow and not particular friendly or helpful. However the food was very good. We both had the red snapper filet and were both very pleased. This was complemented by a nice white... More 

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Thank Peter R
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Waitress forgot half our order, then asked if we wanted her to take it off our bill! Manager was apologetic, but the damage was done. Food was fair, not great. Would not return.

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Thank Rich B
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was initially turned off by the place when we stopped in before they were open for the evening but was pleasantly surprised with our dinner. Staff is very friendly...the owner visits at each table.. And the fish was excellent. Had the coconut cake for dessert, which was awesome

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Thank Martha H
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not many people seated, now I know why. Mediocre food ,awful service. The worst waitress ever and she could have cared less. I spoke with the manager, who insisted on giving us free dessert. Nice gesture, Would rather have had good food and service. too many other great places to dine . don't go.

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Thank mbowden2013
Nesconset, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband get Fried fish and it was very fresh and he enjoyed it. I had Jambalya is was also very good. The deco could be updated and the service could be more efficient.

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Thank Lindalsc25
Fairfax, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

While the décor is casual, the food here is definitely not! Well-prepared, and at a reasonable price for the islands, the choices were varied and the specials good. While I would have liked a little more spice to my jambalaya, the fish and the chicken sausage were delicious and filling. The coconut cake for dessert was divine! Our local waitress... More 

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Thank MaryZ3
Parsippany, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We have been coming to St. John for 25 years and this is one of our favorites. Better now than ever! Great, really fresh seafood cooked by the an excellent chef and owner, Aaron (Culinary Institute graduate) who does terrific preparations and sauces. His wife Lisa is a wonderful hostess; all the service is great, the portions are large, and... More 

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Thank RalphLaura
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We've been going to St. John for many years and the Fish Trap is one of our regular dinner spots. While all their fish dishes are good, I always enjoy their grilled or blackened Mahi Mahi sandwiches. Great fresh fish, toasted/grilled sandwich roll plus a mound of delicious French fries. Very casual (like most of St. John) and friendly service.

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Thank Adam L
St. John
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Very fresh sea food!!! Great drinks and Desserts!!! Tuna tacos were out of this world, the same is the Sunday dessert!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?