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Fish Trap

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Bay and Strand Sts., Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-9994
16:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 21:30
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good local place to get fresh fish. You can have it at the restaurant or purchase fresh local fish from their store and bring it back to you villa. Do not go to this restaurant for ambiance, but the quality of their fish can not be beat. The wine list was very limited, bug had several acceptable wines. Overall, a... More 

Thank Kelley K
Springfield, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent friendly customer service (shout out to Felicia). Had a friendly atmosphere but certainly not an ocean view. Fish tacos looked delicious. The fish was fresh and the flourless chocolate cake was very good. We would definitely return.

Thank LuckyLou960
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for dinner and were surprised to see only 3 other tables were seated, although it was early at 630pm. My husband ordered the conch fritters and the blackened seafood platter. I ordered the wahoo special. The conch fritters arrived after the entrees and my fish was dry and overcooked. I hated to do it but I had... More 

Thank Ciara R
Fish Trap R, Owner at Fish Trap, responded to this review

Im very sorry you were disappointed with the Wahoo special it is one of our best selling dishes. Im also disappointed in my server for not letting me know about the misfire on your appetizer. I would like to invite you back with a free entree for you on me. Our goal is to have everyone walk out with a... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great casual, family friendly restaurant with wonderful food. Separate adjoining bar as well. The wahoo and tuna we had were incredible, also loved the conch fritters and salads and smoothies.

Thank jkrichter
Orange, California
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the shrimp fettuccine alfredo, shrimp scampi, and grilled swordfish. Everything was great! The service was friendly and attentive. We would go back.

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caribbean Lobster was delicious! We had the shrimp appetizer sautéd and it was mouth watering. My hubby had the cheeseburger and it was tasty. Wednesday's kids eat free . Our server was excellent. She kept our six-year-old busy by providing colors and a fish to color. She also put his order in first which is helpful as he can get... More 

Thank Wisconsin788
Edina, Minnesota
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410 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this place in St John based on reviews and while the food was good, I don't feel it reaches 4 star territory. Atmosphere-wise it's nothing special in fact it looks and feels more like a "tourist trap". Located in a run down retail complex up the bend from the main part of town, we had no problem walking in... More 

Thank JimRiesterer
Hoover, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't know why this restaurant isn't busier . Atmosphere isn't great but the food has always been super and fairly reasonably priced for St. John . My wife and I have always enjoyed our meals here . We try to go twice every time we visit St. John USVI . Definitely worth a try .

Thank tonybaker1977
Louisville, Kentucky
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999 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is our favorite restaurant when we visit St. John. Nothing fancy, just real good food. Not surprising, the seafood menu is my favorite. I especially like the Conch Fritters and the Fish Trap Jambalaya.The Mahi-Mahi Fish & Chips or the Mahi-Mahi Fish sandwich are also very good. The service is very good and friendly. Located right next to the... More 

Thank Richard F
Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We drove by this place several times through-out our week in St. John. It didn't look very impressive from the road. We ate there our last evening on the island and it was very very good. Our waitress was so pleasant and nice. Would go back.

Thank lbaker9

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
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