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Fish Trap

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Bay and Strand Sts., Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-9994
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Any catch of the day is a good fish. Reosanably priced, served in a relaxed casual atmosphere. Like home cooked food. Almost. Nice short stroll up from the center of Cruz Bay

Thank Luv2itout
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was ok , food that we ordered was nothing great . We had been by this place year after year , always skipped it but decided to try it this time around. I can't see this place lasting too much longer. Plastic chairs and tables , waitstaff was ok but food is so salty and they fill your portion... More 

Thank Bonaire5
Eugene, Oregon
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had the fish tacos and they were absolutely delicious - the fish was perfectly prepared, the sauces tasty and the presentation fabulous. When I first saw how huge the order was I wasn't sure I could eat it all. but I did and I am happy that i did because I didn't want to leave a bite behind and... More 

Thank retiredfeb2011
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for appetizers and cocktails. Crab cakes were amazing. The cakes, sauce and coldslaw were obviously made in the resaurant and seafood chowder had unique seasoning and wonderful flavors. Also, nice, easy listening, live music. I would recommend and we we will return next year.

Thank Steve P
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner/chef at Fish Trap also operates a seafood store. We have enjoyed eating at the restaurant and also taking fish home to grill. The crab cakes are tasty and easy to prepare at home for an appetizer followed by grilled mahi, tuna, scallops or grouper. The fish trap has one of the few indoor airconditioned bars, so it is... More 

Thank TLaynePT
Pittsboro N.C.
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124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to this place for dinner after a recommendation from our property advisor. It is a fairly large seafood restaurant in Cruz bay with plenty of outside seating. The food options were typical of many seafood places. Our service was okay. The food was good nothing special. The portions were nice and the prices were normal for St John.

Thank plcape
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most mouth watering wahoo and steak dinner here, both large cuts cooked absolutely, delightfully and abundantly to perfection. Service was on point and all staff so friendly and professional. Special hello to Susan, also to the hostess who greeted us and prep chef...didn't get their names. Their plastic chairs led us larger folks to sit at the... More 

Thank TanThi R
Brookline, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cost -- moderate; food -- incredible. The Fish Trap is slightly off the beaten track in Cruz Bay. The lack of a direct ocean view does not detract from the food, prepared as well as the most expensive dining spots on the island.

Thank buellhollister
Richmond, Virginia
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best meals we had was here! Local fish, and flavors were amazing! The atmosphere looked a bit sketchy but it was totally amazing once we got in and sat down! We loved the staff as well! Great spot!

Thank Peggy A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished a superb meal here! My husband and I both ordered a special of sautéed snapper with vegetable risotto in shrimp butter sauce. It was just delicious - my husband practically licked the platter clean. Service was excellent, the meal was hot and very fresh; we really enjoyed talking to the owner/chef. One of the best places we've eaten... More 

Thank butldi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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: +1 340-693-9994