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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 12
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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
Crab Trap I (Sea Hut) is still open!

I usually would stop by the Crab Trap II on my way back from the beach and was disappointed to find that it closed. I was told that the Crab Trap I was still open so we googled the directions and it said "Permanently Closed!" Than goodness I called to verify this, as it was not closed. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Estelle A
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Tampa, Florida
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is what I expect from a seafood restaurant. A good size menu with chowders, salads, and great seafood selections. There are lots of local folks, like us, that come here. To top it off, there are plenty of tacky wall decorations, such as real crab traps. We shared the "Old Number Two" seafood platter. It had shrimp, scallops, oysters,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I usually would stop by the Crab Trap II on my way back from the beach and was disappointed to find that it closed. I was told that the Crab Trap I was still open so we googled the directions and it said "Permanently Closed!" Than goodness I called to verify this, as it was not closed. It is now... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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118 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Largo, Florida
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148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Additional Information about Lee's Crab Trap I

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

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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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