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Lee's Crab Trap I

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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 19
    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
First Visit in 8 Years

This is our first time back in 8 years. Last time in not so good. We were hoping that this maybe our go to location as we live right behind the location. Arrived around 6:30 pm and had a cocktail at the bar prior to seating. When we were seated the butter tray had open and empty butter packets in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
carwashrx
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palmetto, florida
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palmetto, florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our first time back in 8 years. Last time in not so good. We were hoping that this maybe our go to location as we live right behind the location. Arrived around 6:30 pm and had a cocktail at the bar prior to seating. When we were seated the butter tray had open and empty butter packets in... More 

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1 Thank carwashrx
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Went here for lunch on the recommendation of a friend. Had the lobster stew and a crab quesadilla. Wow-were they wonderful and the prices are reasonable. My companion had the crab cakes and loved them. Not a fancy restaurant but the food is good and you get a nice portion.

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Thank njpln
pa
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We had dinner on a Saturday night and the place was really crowded. Our server handled our large party nicely. Mimosas were the special drink of the night at $3.00. The menu was large and had a great selection of land and sea items. The coconut shrimp were large and full of coconut. The accompanying sauce was a watered down... More 

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Thank territravels
Bradenton, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I had the Sea Hut Trio, I Love seafood but I have to be honest. I started out with the Caesar salad.The salad dressing taste mostly like mayonnaise. Then my Entree came and it was interesting.The food's presentation was ok. I started with the lump crab meat and there was nothing fresh about the meat, It had that old food... More 

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Thank tarrika s
Palmetto, Florida
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Good fish menu and the restaurant offers reasonable ambiance. Good for family dining and the price is middle of the road

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Thank edbenn007
Ocala, Florida
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We had a nice dinner. Crab stuffed mushrooms to start ( they could have used a bit more cheese) Next we had delicious spinish salads w/ hot bacon dressing. Crab clusters next yummmmm. The waitress was attentive and pleasant.

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Thank Joan S
St. Petersburg, Florida
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Jerry P
Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Thank Estelle W
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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1 Thank bassmama45
manatee
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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