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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
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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
Readington, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We first stopped here after my SIL stepped on an urchin - we stopped in for advice and vinegar. They apparently have this happen often, and gave us some paper towels and a little container of vinegar. We came back for lunch and had wonderful, jam-packed lobster rolls! Holy smokes were they packed. And light on the mayo, which is... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

The owner and staff are pleasant but the food and atmosphere needs a lot of work to say the least. If your just plain starving and just can't get to better food this is the place for you.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Tourist Trap is a great place to stop for a lobster roll or BBQ sandwich after snorkeling at Salt Pond Bay! Mary and Larry provided great service, food and drinks. Mary even offers to take a group photo. Just don't plan your trip to the east side of the island on Monday or Tuesday, the Tourist trap is closed... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A friend of mine says I take him to places on St. John, that based upon their appearance, he would never think of stopping at, but they turn out to be great. The Tourist Trap is one of those places. A small shed that houses the kitchen and plastic tables and wooden picnic benches covered by tarps to shield you... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited the Tourist Trap two times. The fish sandwich was quite salty. I liked the fish tacos better. The service was friendly. The lady waitress from Poughkeepsie was quite nice and recommended we give Francis Bay a try for sea turtles and she was right: In fact it ended up being the only place we saw a turtle. There’s... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My family had a great lunch at the Tourist Trap after some snorkeling in the morning. The bbq pork nachos were so good! Three of us had the lobster rolls- and we loved them! Such huge chunks of lobster and not to much sauce. The drinks were great too and reasonably priced. Loved this little lunch spot- highly recommended!

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Pearl River, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After a day at Salt Pond Beach, always a great stop for lunch. Drinks are cold and refreshing and service always excellent. I love the T3 tacos are delicious..

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Princeton, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The lobster roll is great. The Drink Right Keep Left is a cool and tasty drink. Really everything on the mine is tasty. Kids will find hots dogs to eat and the bird feeder attracts very colorful birds.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Quaint and a fun ride to get there. Drink Right Keep Left is probably the best drink I had all week! The lobster roll was fantastic. Yum! My friend had the pulled pork and she was raving about it. Will definitely be the top of the list for a return visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Once again, we were not disappointed with the food or beverages - just no "Drink Right - Keep Left" stickers or Buster. An added bonus though were the bananaquits!!

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