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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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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
Wouldn't change a thing!

Wonderful lobster rolls, cocktails, service and atmosphere! Was on our mental list of places to check out, but when we were in the area, they were closed for the day. So glad we came back just for the Tourist Trap!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Amanda M
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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Wonderful lobster rolls, cocktails, service and atmosphere! Was on our mental list of places to check out, but when we were in the area, they were closed for the day. So glad we came back just for the Tourist Trap!

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Grants Pass, Or
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

From the looks and smell of it ... it looked fantastic! We ended up arriving at the truck by 3:30 p.m. and was told sorry they only had some sausage and chicken left. BUMMER ! Because we wanted the all you can eat ribs and pulled pork but will have to save it for our next return trip to St.... More 

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Corydon, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had heard from some locals that this was a good place to eat. Having been to St John for many years but never stopping to eat here, we decided to give it a try. And, WOW, was this a great new find for us!!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great place, delicious food! The lobster roll is one of a kind! They are closed Sunday/Monday, otherwise we would have gone back for more! A little pricey, but worth it!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

lobster roll is a must - pork wrap and fish tacos are also excellent. Pours from the bar are always generous and delicious!

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Greensboro, NC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a small restaurant in Coral Bay. Lobster roll and fish sandwhich were great. The food is much better than Skinny Legs. Drinks are also great. The house specialty is called "Drink Right Drive Left" Larry, the owner, said he has listed the restaurant for sale. Hopefully the new owners, whoever they may be, will not change a thing.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had many meals on the island and this was one of the highlights. It is no more than a shack with a few picnic tables under a canopy, but don't judge the book by its cover! Mary greeted us promptly upon arrival and was warm and gracious throughout the meal. I had the lobster ("lobstah" per the menu) roll... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in to pick up sandwiches for lunch one day and the pulled pork was delicious! Owners were so friendly. Just great!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The Tourist Trap by far offered our most memorable, and likely the best on the island. My husband had the lobster roll and named it his all time favorite dish ( this is a guy that doesn't eat seafood for 363 days of the year). It has perfect texture, and just right seasoning complimenting the fresh local lobster on a... More 

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This place is a great roadside stop!! Lobster roll and fish tacos were FANTASTIC! Check out the locally brewed beer, not too shabby.

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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, Sandwiches, Diner, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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