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Fish Trap

Bay and Strand Sts, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-9994
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“coconut cake” (27 reviews)
“wahoo” (40 reviews)
“seafood” (50 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Bay and Strand Sts, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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1 - 10 of 501 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

While we didn't eat inside the restaurant, we searched all over the island of St. John for some fresh fish to take home to grill...Thank goodness for Fish Trap!! The owner sold us around 2lbs of fresh Mahi and explained his favorite techniques to season...More

Thank trdowdy12
Fish Trap R, Manager at Fish Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us here at The Fish Trap. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and got some good grilling tips. We look forward to having you join us again for either fresh fish from the market or for dinner on the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find! Everything from appetizer to homemade coconut cake was amazing. Had scallops and conch fritters for appetizers. Scallops were perfect mix of sweet, spicy and a little salty with compote, bacon and fresh scallops. Conch fritters were perfect with lots of fresh...More

Thank Robert M
Fish Trap R, Owner at Fish Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you all it was such a pleasure to meet you we look forward to serving you again and seeing you at Hawksnest service

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When in vacation I love to wander out into the local economy and sample the local cuisine. A friend and I took a trip to this place and we were pleased with our meals. Andrew was our waiter and he took care of us this...More

Thank Letitia C
Reviewed May 23, 2017

The soup is made from a 34 year old recipe, the fish is super fresh, and any of our meals lived to the expectations of this old, well established restaurant. Though fish is their specialty, their menu is rather exhaustive and the atmosphere is simply...More

Thank denisgianna
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Owned and Operated by a local - the chef will come out and visit the tables. We love the different specials - and have never had a bad meal. Not a fancy place, but the food is! the service leaves a bit to be desired...More

Thank Dawn Z
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Whenever we visit St. John, we make a point of dining at The Fish Trap. The food is very good and in our experience the service is excellent. I recommend it as a place to eat good seafood and not break the bank.

Thank emichaeli
Reviewed May 1, 2017

A little off the beaten path was good but not great. Wait staff was good but at other places it didn't compare not sure if I would go back again . My husband said he would

Thank Jacqueline Z
Reviewed April 29, 2017

We arrived an hour early and they we were seated immediately. The power went out right as we ordered. The Fish Trap has a generator so we had lights and power in minutes. Some of the restaurants do not. They were a little short staffed,...More

Thank Cindy E
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

The Fish Trap has been in Cruz Bay for years. It has been many years since I last had dinner here but we ate here the other night and it was good. The fried shrimp appetizer was great. Prices are reasonable (for St Johns) service...More

Thank havanesehouse
Reviewed April 24, 2017

The Fish Trap is generally our first stop for dinner when we arrive on St. John. For appetizers we order conch fritters or their delicious seafood chowder. Our meal is a whole red snapper that is fried and served with teriyaki glaze and vegetables. Absolutely...More

Thank gingerlee13
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Fish Trap R
P L ,Right off the bat I want to apologize, We want your visits with us to be memorable, I'm so Sorry that wasn't the case. We don't take these comments lightly. We as a team are always looking for ways to improve, so it will be helpful for me to know was there something particular you felt let down. I would love if you would give us a chance to make a better impression on your next visit. Thank you Lisa
September 28, 2016|
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Response from RxNCHikers | Reviewed this property |
I gave the Fish Trap great reviews, even looked up the restaurant to be able to do so. I thought their food was the best I ate while on St. John's Island.
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Fish Trap R
PL,Right off the bat I want to apologize, We want your visits with us to be memorable, I'm so Sorry that wasn't the case. We don't take these comments these lightly. We as a team are always looking for ways to improve, so it will be helpful for me to know was there something particular you felt let down. I would love if you would give us a chance to make a better impression on your next visit. Thank you Lisa
September 28, 2016|
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Response from BeachKat50 | Reviewed this property |
I think you may have me confused with someone else. I'm not "P.L" but I saw where he left a poor review. Just wanted you to know in case you did want to try to reach him. For whatever it's worth, we will be back if we are on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
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
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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
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