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

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Looks can be deceiving!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Sue M
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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New Smyrna Beach, FL
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53 reviews 53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I had avoided this restaurant after Crab Trap I was sold; heard it wasn't too good. But things change. Menu was a little shorter than C.T., but still had the basics. Had sea scallops (fried, but I probably shoulda had them broiled) The larger portion filled my plate. Also, clam chowder -- very thick and seemed like fresh cut potatoes... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

They have good food at the Crab Trap, have been eating here for over 20 yrs. Crab Trap 2, is now out of business, so we have to go to Crab Trap 1 now. Food is a little higher than some, but good.

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Palmetto, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

this was always my go to restaurant menu is really large too many items to pick from I love the lobster bisque, fried clams are great for a southern restaurant. I am from new England so I know my fried clams. my go to dish is the crab with butter lemon sauce. location is nice pricey for Palmetto but decent... More 

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Ellenton, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Eaten here many times and one of our favorite places Great food service and great views Relaxing Definitely recommend this Also VERY clean

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Treasure Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My girlfriend and I have frequented the Sea Hut aka Crab Shack on US Hwy 41 many times in the past and always came away satisfied. NO SO this lovely Sunday afternoon. We usually trek from St. Pete down to Palmetto, Bradenton or Sarasota 3 or 4 times a year and usually end up at the Sea Hut, for a... More 

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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
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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