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The Tourist Trap

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American, Caribbean, Diner, Eclectic
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14B John's Folly, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
340-774-0912
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Scenic view
Dining on a budget

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  • 341
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome!!!

What a legendary place! Thanks Mary for your wonderful service & a great chat about Coral Bay & how you feel in love with the place & your sweetie! Cheers from the honeymoon Aussies! : )

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

What a legendary place! Thanks Mary for your wonderful service & a great chat about Coral Bay & how you feel in love with the place & your sweetie! Cheers from the honeymoon Aussies! : )

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Decatur, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very basic set up but good food and a super friendly waitress. We had pork nachos and a lobster roll. Both were very good. Don't expect quick food (one person cooking in the kitchen) but overall good experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

been coming for years. and its allways great. the trap dog is awesome. the blackened grouper sandwich is so good members of the family that dont like fish get it EVERYTIME. the drinks are strong and the people are very friendly. when our family talks about st john we always mention that we cant wait to come back to the... More 

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Chesterton, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

After reading about this place online and watching videos of the owner's story on youtube, we were excited to add this to our list of to-do's on our first trip to St. John. We stopped after an amazing day at Lameshur Bay, and it was packed full. There were people waiting for a seat, so we waited with them. No... More 

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Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Discovered this delicious find after a long hot day at Salt Pond Bay. Service is fast and friendly. Recommend the blackened fish and pulled pork sandwiches. Their signature drink Keep Right Stay Left is a must!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

truly, best food we had on st.john island. Great drinks, atmosphere, service and excelent food! Beef tacos, nachos and sandwiches. Please pay a visit !

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Warren, VT
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were out around the far reaches of St. John snorkeling and, while starting the drive back to Cruz Bay, stopped in for a drink and a snack. Mary was so pleasant and cheerful, she matter of factly said "you made it back" and asked us if we were thirsty (we had visited a year ago). We got a lime... More 

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NYC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Mary is awesome. So was everything we ate there -- fish tacos, nachos, beef tacos... We always walked away full and happy.

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Los Gatos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went there with local friends and had great food and drink. The pulled pork sandwich was great and equally good was blackened fish sandwich. We will be going back to try more before we leave!

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Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Took a ride around the island and found this little jewel on the side of the road in Coral Bay and had to try it just because of the name. When I say "side of the road", it's exactly that. It's set on the side yard of the owner's house overlooking the water under a tent. We were greeted by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14B John's Folly, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Coral Bay
  • Phone Number: 340-774-0912

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Diner, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget

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