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The Tourist Trap

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pretty awesome roadside stop. Definitely will return one day!

This is a laid back joint on the side of the road that has good eats after swimming or snorkeling all day. Perfect for a great lunch and just relaxing. The lobster roll is dynamite! The nachos and the hotdogs are pretty good but when we come back, and we must, I think we'll just buy four lobster... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Brandy S
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York Haven, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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York Haven, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a laid back joint on the side of the road that has good eats after swimming or snorkeling all day. Perfect for a great lunch and just relaxing. The lobster roll is dynamite! The nachos and the hotdogs are pretty good but when we come back, and we must, I think we'll just buy four lobster rolls and... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Amazing food and service from Cheryl. The Famous Caribbean Lobster Roll was amazing as were the pulled pork nachos, homemade iced tea, and locally brewed beer. We also enjoyed watching Sam the cat roam around. An awesome dive that you must visit at least once...or ten times.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place is terrific! Seriously delicious food! Their iced tea is out of this world...wish I had the recipe so I could make it at home. My husband and I honeymooned in St. John in 2002 and then returned in 2012 for our 10th anniversary. This is one of our favorite stops. If you are in St. John you MUST... More 

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girlma, Public Relations Manager at The Tourist Trap, responded to this review

Hello! I am so glad you like our iced tea! It's my recipe and here's how we make it (scale down to whatever quantity you want): 1 gallon of water 12 individual Lipton tea bags (any "black" or unflavored tea bags will work) 2 cinnamon sticks 1 tablespoon whole cloves Brew anyway you like - hot water, sun tea, I... More 

San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I feel a bit like a jerk for dinging this place, since the lady serving us was very sweet. But I also feel like TripAdvisor led us wrong on a lot of places this trip, probably because other people feel bad saying the food isn't great since everyone on this island is so nice. PROS: -Fun location, cute decor, nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Quick little stop for a great tasting bite to eat. Best lobster roll ever! Well worth the money. Drinks were delicious. Owners were generous and offered free samples when available.

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Lobster roll bland. The best part was the bun. I think they forgot to dress it. Was just cooked lobster on a grilled bun. Couldn't finish it. Not good since it cost over 20$ The nachos weren't much better. I always like trying new places but once was enough for this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Fantastic Time, Good Food, Very Friendly People Especially Meeting Our New Best Friend On The Island Mary...... Highly Recommend,,,, Ron & Kathy

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

One of the kindest and most helpful people we encountered on the island was a server at the Tourist Trap. She gave us many helpful recommendations and made our quick stop to the Tourist Trap lovely! The barbecue nachos were fantastic. Would definitely stop there again!

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Lancaster, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had heard about the Tourist Trap and when we drove past it around lunchtime on our way back from the beach last week we knew we had to stop. We were lucky to visit when Mary was the waitress, she is a treasure and makes this place so special. Awesome drinks -- tried both the Boom Boom and Drink... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This was our second visit to Coral Bay. The first was two years ago. Both times we had lunch twice at the tourist trap. The only reason I say this time may have been better was because we finally had the lobster roll. Oh my. We live in New England, and Larry knows how to make an amazing lobster roll.... More 

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Address: 14B John's Folly, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
Phone Number: 340-774-0912
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Coral Bay
Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Sandwiches, Diner, Eclectic

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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, Diner, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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