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The Tourist Trap

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American, Caribbean, Sandwiches, International, Delicatessen, Diner
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14B John's Folly, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
340-774-0912
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 369
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  • 38
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  • 8
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  • 2
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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
Well offf the beaten track and even better worth the trip......

What a great find, It is seasonal and make sure it is open before you go. The employees are well worth the trip and many visitors are a trip..

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Richard M
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I live on St. Thomas and frequently take visiting friends and family on 'St. John Road Trips.' I have passed The Tourist Trap often, but usually my trips are on either a Sunday or a Monday (my weekend, which is also their weekend) but this past January my family and I were there when they were open and decided to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

What a great find, It is seasonal and make sure it is open before you go. The employees are well worth the trip and many visitors are a trip..

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We drove to Tourist Trap after we had snorkeled both Haulover North and South. Had been wanting to try this place for many trips. It did not disappoint. The lobstah rolls were delicious as well as the pulled pork and the blackened fish sandwiches. The ladies had the signature drink the Boom Boom and it was to die for. The... More 

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Columbus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We stopped by on the way home from a great beach day at Salt Pond. Mary was so friendly and made everyone feel welcome. She even made a point to get us all to go get a picture taken. The pulled pork nachos and beef tacos were quite tasty! Worth the drive. Don't forget to try their lobster rolls.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We may have been a little desperate for a bite after hiking over to Salt Pond from Cinnamon Bay, but this place was great. My wife had the blackened fish sandwich and I had the pulled pork. Both were excellent and nicely accompanied by a refreshing, cold local beer (something from Drunk Bay). The owners were extremely friendly and helpful... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

The tourist trap was our last meal on the island. The seating is outdoors and can get a little hot and sticky. The food was good, I got the chili cheese dog, a kosher hot dog with seasoned ground beef and cheese, and my friend got the beef tacos. We both agreed that the beef had more spice and flavor... More 

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Marmora, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Fun, friendly place to grab lunch when visiting Lameshur Beaches. Our party had fish tacos, pulled pork sandwich and nachos. Good food. We also loved watching the birds as we ate.

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Seffner, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We've been to St John many times over the years and based on the reviews thought we should give this place a try. We quickly regretted our decision. This is a food truck on the side of the road out in the middle of nowhere with picnic tables under tents. Of course it is St John and you expect a... More 

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

It's not much to look at when driving by, but don't be put off by that. The Tourist Trip is a fun little spot, literally on the side of the road. Casual picnic tables under a tent, gentle breezes blowing off the water, great view, cold beer. It's got it all! Pork nachos were awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I, along with our 2 daughters always make a point to visit the Tourist Trap while on St John. From the lobster rolls to the beef nachos the food is the best. Larry and Mary make it so fun to visit. You have to go there!

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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, Sandwiches, International, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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