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Fish Trap

Bay and Strand Sts, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-9994
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“coconut cake” (26 reviews)
“wahoo” (43 reviews)
“seafood” (50 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bay and Strand Sts, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

We enjoyed an excellent dinner one night on the porch. We started with conch fritters and crab cakes, both very good! We then had shrimp fettuccini, chicken fettuccini, mahi mahi sandwich, and 2 of their nightly specials, salmon in a ginger sauce with noodles and...More

1  Thank ER5White
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Looks like nothing much has changed since our last trip to Cruz Bay. Locals and tourists alike agree that the food is very good. If you want the atmosphere, sit out on the porch, if you need air conditioning sit in the bar area. We...More

1  Thank merlinsurrietrekker
Reviewed July 11, 2017

I first tried Fish Trap 6 years ago during a trip to St. John. When I decided to go to St. John again, Fish Trap was on the must do list of places to eat. Once again I was impressed with my meal and felt...More

Thank VAkrf
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Great relaxed outdoor service. Great chef - loved everything we had there. The staff feel like family.

Thank sdweldon1
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Felicia the waitress was absolutely lovely! She was friendly attentive and really went the extra mile, so rare on these islands. She warned us that the sesame tuna bites were very rare but we ordered them anyway and they were tasty but way too raw...More

Thank ell6501
Reviewed July 7, 2017

As a local, this is one of my favorite places to eat. I have had many of the items on the menu and am still amazed by his culinary skills. The Wahoo is wonderful!! The Salmon just falls apart it is so tender and the...More

Thank Niecylovestotravel
Fish Trap R, Manager at Fish Trap, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

Thank you for your great review! We always do our best to give our patrons a pleasurable dining experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Have a blessed day! The Fish Trap Staff-

Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

We love the Fish Trap! It's a must go to every time we come to St. John. We usually visit a few times while we're here. Food is great and so is the service!

Thank rehawk
Fish Trap R, Manager at Fish Trap, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

Thank you for being such a loyal customer! We are happy to hear that you make it a point to join us for dinner during your many visits to St. John. We look forward to having you join us again on your next trip!

Reviewed July 5, 2017

Most of the restaurants run on St John, are on Island time. So sit down and soak up the island life. The Fish trap has been consistent for many years and still is, nothing to get overly excited about but in general has good food.

Thank John R U
Fish Trap R, Manager at Fish Trap, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

Thank you for dining with us during your visit to St. John. We hope on your next visit you join us again for some new seafood specials and our famous coconut cake!

Reviewed June 16, 2017

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 June 20, 2017

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 June 6, 2017 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 June 21, 2017

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

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Fish Trap R
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.
Fish Trap R
September 28, 2016|
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
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, 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
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