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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
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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292 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Hole in the wall doesn't begin to describe this place--outdoor seating under a canvas tarp, but the lobster roll is as good as they come. Add a cold beer and relax knowing you are about as far off the grid as you can get on the island. The place is closing in August--the owners are retiring--so if you are on... More 

Thank KentuckyGlobetrotter
Queen Creek, Arizona
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We had read about the Tourist Trap before we came to St. John and it was one of the things on our must-do list. The location is very private and you feel far from the bustle of town. The service was very good, very friendly. The owner feeds the bananaquits (the pretty yellow birds) and they provide fun entertainment while... More 

1 Thank Dorothy D
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The menu, though very small, is amazing. Fish, beef, or pork tacos, pulled pork sandwich, hot dogs, nachos, burgers and amazing drinks. I will say, the service was the friendliest we have had- this is over a decade and 6 trips to St. John. Great conversation with waitresses and owner. Only open from 11-6....lunch or early dinner.

Thank MomshellDolly
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We stopped by the Tourist Trap after snorkeling at Salt Pond Bay in the morning. We had learned about it from researching reviews before we came to St. John and knew it was a place we wanted to try. It was just a few picnic tables outdoors but everyone there was happy, relaxed and very friendly...the best environment to have... More 

Thank Crystal S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
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?