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The Tourist Trap

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14B John's Folly, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Buffalo, New York
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited many time. Larry moved to Puerto Rico and it is closed. This is very sad, as he was in a lease dispute, with the land owner. It was truly, one of a kind.

Thank David C
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

So sad our visit in May was our last. A great place that holds so many memories for my family. Thank you Mary!

Thank Earlyriser340
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Put it this way ... Tourist Trap was a freaking institution in the years it was there and the Drink Right Keep Left was the absolute best drink we had (many, many times over two weeks) the entire time we were on St. John. Ultimately, we actually considered looking into whether buying it and the drink recipe (which brought in... More 

Thank Megan C
St. John
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Tourist Trap is closed and the spot is for sale, check local listings. Larry's retired and will be doing more jamming on his harmonicas. I hope it will be vegan if reopened as something else, what could be better in the most beautiful environmental sites on Earth! Posting this so you aren't led astray. Cafe Concordia is also closed, turn... More 

Thank m0linus
Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Mary is the best waitress around, she is friendly and always tells you what to is best that day. Larry makes the best lobster rolls, beef nachos, and just plain ole veggie anchors! We always go on Monday or Tuesday just to see Mary.

Thank Sandykayj
Erwin, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Unfortunately, the owner has retired and the business is closed. A great loss to the island of St. John

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staten island
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

The food was great and the drinks-fantastic! Don't miss the Painkiller! Mary took our picture with a great view in the background. When she heard I was a vegetarian, she brought veggie burgers from home for the next day! Definitely go! Relaxing and refreshing!!!

Thank sue m
Jersey City, New Jersey
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118 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The food is at round tables or picnic tables, with a view of the water in the distance. There are trees nearby where bananaquit's are fed sugar, and there are tons of them! As far as food - three of us had the lobster sandwich (yummy), and one had the pulled pork sandwich (delicious!). The drinks were on point, and... More 

Thank Neeners815
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

The food is still fantastic, Mary is still awesome, and the drinks are still cold. Love this unique piece of paradise!!

Thank Lynne S
Sterling, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Sat down at a picnic table right next to Larry, the owner. We were prescribed the signature drink, Boom Boom, and the local craft brown ale, both excellent! Ordered the infamous Lobsta Roll and pork nachos. Very good although I would recommend Larry's pulled pork sandwich instead, secret recipe. Must visit before it is closed up for good, hear Larry... More 

Thank Pam H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $13
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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: 13407740912

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?