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Fish Trap

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Bay and Strand Sts., Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Chambersburg, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was ok. The atmosphere was ok. The staff was really nice and friendly though. To be fair, we visited this restaurant on our honeymoon many years and it was one of our favorites. Maybe my expectations were too high.

Thank Jennifer S
Georgetown, Indiana
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service is very slow...do not go here if you are very hungry. The food was just average. Not worth the price. Better option right across the street at the Lime Inn.

Thank 29Kiwi
Avon, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great casual restaurant that is away from the hustle and bustle yet family friendly. Our waitress was very polite and friendly and the food was delish! this was our 4th trip back to the island and every meal has been excellent!

Thank deedubs2016
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a hard time rating Fish Trap. We've wanted to eat there before, but always seemed to catch them when they were closed for the season. So maybe our expectations were too high. With that being said, I don't really have any major complaints. Our food was very good. My wife had a wahoo dish that she loved. The fish... More 

Thank 2playgolf
Akron, Ohio
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Fish Trap early in the evening on Wednesday, July 6th. We were seated promptly inside, although there were only fans in this room, still hot and stuffy. Our waitress came promptly, although she did not introduce herself. My husband and I ordered Bushwackers, daughter ordered painkiller and other daughter ordered cola. I also ordered ice tea. I ordered... More 

Thank GreenBuckeye57
Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cruz Bay staple is one of our favorites because of the food. If you are looking for a "vibe" or romantic ambience, this one is probably not for you. But if you are looking for fantastic fresh fish, expertly prepared, in a family-friendly environment, this is the place. Chef Aaron Willis, a Culinary Institute of America grad, is very... More 

1 Thank HillAn444
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140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great appetizers, entrees, and desserts! All of the fish entrees were perfectly prepared. We tried three desserts and all were excellent. The key lime pie is made in-house and delicious!!!

Thank Derrick D
Fairfax, VA
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've written a couple of good reviews for the Fish Trap over the years (and have been eating there for 25+ years) but my last visit with family was mixed. The conch fritters continue to be great, but my fish was raw on the inside (while my nephew's, that same fish) was cooked through. Oh well. The beer was still... More 

Thank 103BruceX
Ashburn, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The SERVICE and FOOD was amazing! Erin has owned the place for 27 plus years and after living on St. John for nearly 40 years - if you have a question about the island and food - he is your go to! The service is second to none! A fantastic way to spend our last dinner on St. John. See... More 

Thank Jackie Y
Conroe, Texas
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fish trap provides a nice balance between the bar food on the beach and the higher end "gourmet" restaurants in Cruz Bay. The food was very good but the service was just ok. It could've been that we came close to closing time so our waitress may have been more interested in going home but do t let that deter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Caribbean, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bay and Strand Sts., Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: 340.693.9994

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?