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Lee's Crab Trap I

5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221
941-722-6255
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Ranked #23 of 54 restaurants in Palmetto
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Crab Soup is great, dressings for salad are amazing. A little pricey and would like more comfortable outside seeting.

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Tampa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I have been to this restaurant quite a few times. It is mainly for elder tourists now days. It used to be better than it is. There are only a few things that are good now days on the menu. There is a lot of stuff that tastes like it could be canned or from a box, as far as... More

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Palmetto, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This Palmetto classic has been returning to its old roots. Great specials, fantastic seafood and other dishes. Be sure to try the house New England Style Clam Chowder and the crab cakes. They have a sister restaurant in Ellenton that features smokey barbeque so you might find some of that in the daily specials. You cannot go wrong with this... More

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Palmetto, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant has a recently revised menu, offering more combinations of seafood and more choices. Salad is excellent with bacon in the dressing. Service is quick!

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nyc
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My wife and I both had the grouper. Me the dinner and she the sandwich. The setting was pleasant, in the mangroves, and the food tasted good. But we both got sick. It was the only meal we had that day and given we both had the same thing are fairly comfortable this was the source.

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Palmetto, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The first thing that HAS to be said, is don't skip the three crab soup. It is amazing and you will not find it anywhere else. You can have it as one of your sides for an upcharge. Well worth it. A "cup" is actually a cereal size bowl and the "bowl" is a meal in itself. The rest of... More

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Louisiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Fun view watching pelicans feeding only a few feet away. Grouper very good. We ordered without any seasoning. Just lemon and butter. Everything else came out of a can. Even the chowder. Don't recommend even though this place was packed. Locals must be used to this type of food. Old and dark inside. Outside patio was lovely. We won't visit... More

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Palmetto, Florida
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The service was very slow and the margaritas were very sour and undrinkable...the food was overpriced and salty. I would never go back.

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Everett, Washington
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109 reviews 109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I had a wonderful soft shell crab sandwich sitting right by the water. The big pelicans were eating lunch right next to me. This is a wonderful peaceful location and good prices.

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Paraza
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140 reviews 140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Great location, on the water, good parking lot size, but a little blah. Local greenery her and there, some flowers etc would make the place so much more appealing. The food is good, but prepared without much love, the prices are ok and the service is slow and totally disorganized. There were 3 servers for 13 guests and bread was... More

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