The Fish Trap

Photo Credit: © Sharon Johnson

Located at the Raintree Court strip mall, the Fish Trap actually began as a Mexican Restaurant called the Raintree Restaurant and Lounge. After several years chef Phil Hoffman and his innovative thinking came along and soon the transformation began. Now, the Fish Trap is a popular seafood restaurant and market that serves up the freshest sea-inspired dishes on the island.


The Fish Trap always serves up the freshest seafood available.

Among other options, the menu features seafood, and a variety of diverse flavors, including influences from both Caribbean and International cuisines. The formality level you should expect at this restaurant is very casual. When's the best time to come? They're open for both dinner and lunch, so consider stopping by.


The mood at the Fish Trap is cool and casual. Dining is available out on the covered patio, or inside at the mahogany bar which features hand painted tiles. The walls are decorated in funky art work, and a flat-screen television is constantly playing whatever sport is broadcasting.


Located near the center of downtown Cruz Bay, It is at 5A Cruz Bay Quarter.

Guests can combine their dining experience with excellent sightseeing possibilities by checking out one of the many close-by attractions, including Franklin Powell Park.

One experience awaiting explorers of the area near this restaurant is Cruz Bay Beach, the closest beach, where visitors can stop and truly take in the scenery.

Nearby Restaurants

For guests looking to find an area restaurant with similar types of food or a similar ambiance, there are lots of nearby options to pick from, including Sogo's Restaurant. Guests will find it less than a hundred yards to the northeast of this restaurant.

But of course, if you want a change of pace, this region of St. John features an impressive selection of dining establishments that will surely suit the tastes of nearly any kind of diner. For example, you can try International fare at Banana Deck, which is less than a hundred yards away.

Credit Cards and Other Info

You'll find the fresh seafood at The Fish Trap to be generally below $30. However, some of the premium lobster, fish, and steak dishes can between $42 and $62.

The Fish Trap accepts Discover, Master Card, and Visa.

The Fish Trap is open Tuesday through Sunday. The bar opens at 4:00 pm and dinner is served from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Contact Info

Location: 5A Cruz Bay Quarter, downtown Cruz Bay, St. John

Phone: (340) 693-9994




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