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

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  • 336
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  • 96
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 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
YUM

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
NYCinMadrid
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NYC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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474 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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NYC
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

One of the best stops on the east end.food is great ,and the people are even better!!.I recommend the bbq nachos and the trap dog.And also say hi to Mary for me.

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West Creek
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We always stop by for a blender drink (Drive Left, Drink Right) and pulled pork nachos. This year had a lobster roll, as well. Always good. Very casual outdoor spot, picnic tables, but these waitresses are good! (Much better service than some of the fancy places on St. John.) Do stop by if you're on that side of the island!... More 

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Coral Bay, St. John
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

A perfect place to stop and relax while exploring the Coral Bay side. Known for lobster rolls but other great choices too. Great view and easy access and parking.

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Just had a very nice lunch at this cute little resturant on the side of the road. Had a great lobster roll, and a great frozen cocktail. Had a little visit with Buster the Rooster. Very eclectic resturant, and well worth a visit!

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Arkadelphia, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is one of the best snack/ meal I've had at this type of restaurant and exactly the kind of place I love to visit when on STJ. Larry is always fun to chat with and I just love the funky vibe and bannaquits, the tortoises and boggle heads and rockem sockem robots and other blasts from the place. We've... More 

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Noank, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great food with excellent service and a gorgeous view to boot. Will go again when we return to the island. I hope it will be real soon.

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

After a wonderful day hiking Rams Head and enjoying Saltpond Beach this was the perfect stop! We had great food (lobster rolls of course!) and refreshing drinks! Even the entertainment (bananaquits) was great! It's a neat little spot at the top of the hill with a great and friendly staff. We even ran into people from our home state and... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?