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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout

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  • 321
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    Very good
  • 35
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  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Perfect pit stop for food and drink

Good food for lunch, not too expensive. Bananaquits were beautiful ( a ton of them!) and the view of the bay was great too. Drink right, drive left! Outdoor casual dining. Loved it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
bjs119
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Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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Michigan
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Good food for lunch, not too expensive. Bananaquits were beautiful ( a ton of them!) and the view of the bay was great too. Drink right, drive left! Outdoor casual dining. Loved it.

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent pulled pork nachos, great views and friendly, fast service. Don't miss it if you are the Coral Bay side of the island. Don't miss it if you are in Cruz Bay either. Well worth the ride.

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Apex, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stopped here for lunch after hiking the Ram's Head trail at Salt Pond Bay, and had a wonderful experience. Lobster rolls are full of huge chunks of lobster meat, and are delicious! Keep left, drink right and carry on ;) The service is fantastic, friendly, and the first time we have ever been asked, "Do you guys want one... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

After such great reviews we ventured to the Tourist Trap. Wine was reasonably priced also the beer . Pulled pork Nacho's were ok not flavorful, added local hot sauce, And salsa provided or was that BBQ sauce, no flavor . The Fish sandwich was delicious, the fish taco not so, It had a sandy kind of taste. Still searching for... More 

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Merrick, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We heard about this place and find it after a day at Salt Bay... It's literally a small shack that contains a bare minimum kitchen with 2 carport like tents attached to it. Underneath are plastic table and chairs. But.... the views are excellent and the food is even better. Make sure to try the pulled pork nachos and the... More 

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Boston
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

There is a huge tree and there are hundreds of noisy sugar birds eating a pan of sugar and making a beautiful racket! There is at least one rooster and many cats. AND a lobster roll to die for! Not Maine lobster but local lobster. And just as good! DOn't miss this little place!

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Massahusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great place to come in off a sailboat, a day of hiking or snorkeling and grab a burger and a beer! Highly recommended!

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boston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stopped here while exploring first day on island. I had the fish taco and hubby had the beef taco. Delicious, tomatoes tasted like summer and seasoning were great! I tried the homemade brown ale that a neighbor had made which was good but island hop ale still my favorite. If you look towards the back you can see view... More 

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NJ
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122 reviews 122 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Couldn't pass up this great spot. Relaxing, funky, friendly and cold beer, great margaritas and tacos. Staff is the best too! Service spot on, good selection of food coming from such a small kitchen. Be sure to eat here if you venture beyond Coral Bay.

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Charlottesville, VA
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128 reviews 128 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stop after coming off the beach. The food was very good and the staff super friendly. I enjoyed the fresh lobster roll; hey you are on vacation so drop the $21 for it and enjoy. BBQ nachos were delicious and so was the blacked fish sandwich. The setting is amazing. On the top of a hill on... 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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