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5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221
941-722-6255
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food, dated decor

We have been coming to the Crab Trap for years. The seafood is good (I had the Mahi mahi and my husband had shrimp. Enjoyable. Vegetables could be a little fresher.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
si60637
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The service was great with prompt drinks and prompt food service. Everything was hot Fresh and served with a smile. This place is on my for sure list of visiting again and again. Fresh Seafood.

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manatee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We live nearby and Sea Hut (formerly Lee's Crab Trap I) has become our new favorite place to eat now that they are back to their original menu. Yes, if you ate here a few years ago, it was probably not a pleasant experience, but you need to give it another try. The food is back to the quality that... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have been coming to the Crab Trap for years. The seafood is good (I had the Mahi mahi and my husband had shrimp. Enjoyable. Vegetables could be a little fresher.

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Grayslake, Illinois
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

everytime we visit fl. we stop there the first and last night of the trip, as our tab is pretty hefty each time we dine there. i dont know how anybody could ever give this place a negative review,as we have bee coming here at least 20 years and everytime it is spot on! great bar to wait at and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We have only eaten Lunch here, twice in the last few months. The Grouper Sandwich is wonderful, the service is good and they offer both indoor and outdoor seating. This place is clean and well run and everyone is very friendly. Actuall sits on a small body of water with a large boat docked out back.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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125 reviews 125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Drove past this establishment many times and finally decided to meet up there with some friends. They arrived 1st and hostess would not seat them until the rest of the part arrived! REALLY! Once all 4 of us were there, seated right away. Server was YOUNG and inexperienced. I ordered a Coconut Rum and Pineapple Juice and thankfully I repeated... More 

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Venice, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had a very enjoyable evening meeting friends. We had very good service and our food was quite tasty. We had the onion straws that were perfectly prepared and we also ordered the lobster quesadililla which was delicious. Our meals that we ordered were all prepared as ordered. All in all we had a pleasant experience. Atmosphere was ok but... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We pass the Crab Trap (now Sea Hut) all the time and the lot is always crowded, so we figured it must offer some great food. Finally, the other night, we went by after 8 and it looked like we could get seated without a wait, so we pulled in. Well, at least we can cross that one off the... More 

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Crab Trap Palmetto, has never been the greatest for service, but the crab cakes were realoly made great and decent price and I could tell folks from out of town to go there for the cakes and a cocktail ... but now the deal is definitely OVER... the food is unbelievably OVER PRICED, the service... WHAT SERVICE ??? FOUR... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food was tasteless, the service lousy....for the extremely over priced food. We did not enjoy anything.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: 941-722-6255

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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