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The Tourist Trap

14B John's Folly, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
340-774-0912
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Ranked #1 of 9 restaurants in Coral Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Diner, Eclectic
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Look past the dirt yard and the lawn chairs. This little place has some of the best, most cleverly prepared food on the island. The chef makes his own sauces and they are delicious. Great place to eat.

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York, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My wife and I spent 2 weeks on St. John and we ate at the Tourist Trap twice - both times were great experiences. The food was reasonably priced for the island and tasted very good. The atmosphere was laid back and the staff was very friendly. The lady remembered us the second time we went back which was nice.... More

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We stopped here based on good reviews from Trip Advisor. Although the food was pretty good, prices were a little steep. The lobster roll was good, but not $20 good. Nothing was bad, but just not the #1 restraunt in Coral Bay. Plus they close at 6:00. Not very convient for dinner. I felt like a senior citizen eating an... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We did not love this place. There is a limited menu and not enough choices for dinner. We had the pulled pork nachos, tacos and a pulled pork sandwich. Not a standout in the bunch. Not many vegetable choices either. I think evening is just a bad time of day to be there, the mosquitos were out and people were... More

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Huntertown, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were travelling with a group of friends who know the island well and raved about the pulled pork nachos here. My husband and I left the kids with the gang at Lameshur and stopped in for lunch - so glad we did! I had my heart set on trying the pulled pork nachos but when I saw the lobster... More

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wv
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This little place is doing it right. Off the beaten path,great view and most of all quality food in a quirky atmosphere.

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South Jersey
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fun place for lunch. We stopped in after a sweaty hike to Ram's Head and a cooling soak at Salt Pond Bay. Instantly felt welcomed by our energetic and helpful waitress Mary. The grouper tacos with tomatillo salsa, lobster roll with a side of spicy pickled slaw, and nachos were all delicious and made with fresh quality ingredients. The "drink... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We've been by this place a few times and it finally worked out where it was lunchtime and they were open (they tend to keep odd hours sometimes in the off-season). New Englanders, required stop here. The lobster rolls are great and pretty reasonably priced for island prices (they were $20) and they were chocked-full of caribbean lobster. Toasted bun... More

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Only had 1 very busy waitress but good service. Food just ok with limited menu. Cute, funky place. Not always open...depending on time of year. Outside eating in what seems to be the yard of their house.

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NJ
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I don't understand how such amazing food comes out of such a simple place. First, the atmosphere is fun. It is an outdoor place, with a few tables behind this little hut in the picture. They have a small menu probably about 15 different items but the food we had was outstanding. I went for the lobster rolls and I... More

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