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The Crab Trap Destin


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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner

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Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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Tucked away on Florida's Scenic Highway 98, The Crab Trap Destin is a staple in the lives of both tourist and locals. With unparalleled views of the snowy white beaches of the Emerald Coast, The Crab Trap offers a wide variety of menu options including Fresh Seafood, signature Hot Crab Dip and She Crab Soup and daily specials ranging from Bronzed Grouper or Grilled Filet to Alaskan Crab Legs. Have picky eaters to please? The Crab Trap is ready for you with a menu just for kids, crayons, a special treat they get to keep. The Crab Trap Destin is the original Gulf front seafood restaurant. Located at James Lee Park, this busy beach side establishment is perfect for any occasion. Groups of friends,
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is great for lunch. They are on the beach and offer in or outside seating. The service is good and the food is very good. Lunch is pricey but well worth it. They have seafood or salads in many selections.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank owenpet
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Recently six family members ate here. The prices didn’t match the quality of the food; food was not good. I specifically asked our waiter if the shrimp was locally caught as I am allergic to shrimp not local. He assured him they were local. I...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Carol C
JessicaK0207, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Trap Destin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Carol. We are so sorry to her about your disappointing experience here with us. We take great pride in every meal we serve our guests. We are truly upset over you experience. I can assure you that all the shrimp we serve are in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

went for lunch. seated quickly. Beautiful views! Server was super nice! Food was eh. got the blue crab claws. (18.99 market price! for like 10. i dont know how they do it. ive been to other places right on the ocean that they're only 10-12$)...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank audiowookie80
JessicaK0207, Guest Relations Manager at The Crab Trap Destin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi. We are really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit. We take pride in each meal we serve our guests and we are truly sorry that we let you down. Your comments will be passed on to our culinary team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful restaurant as an incredible deck for serving food and drinks and fun and the very best view of the beach and pier. Time and time again, we get great food and service and the drinks are always good. Try the very generous fish...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tom did an amazing job making sure our big work family was always taken care of. He answered all of our questions & helped us take some group photos. The food was delicious & came out quick & fresh.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Crystal G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip to The Crap Trap was kind of last minute. But it was lunchtime, so we were able to get a table right away. From our table you could see the gulf, but there was a pavilion (possibly a bar area) that obstructed most...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank sklyce87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the seafood dip is wonderful. the atmosphere is perfect. we had a great time. we will definitely go again

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Mary J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is over priced, food is cold and tasteless. Seriously, it's the WORST. The staff was ok, but they even knew the food was terrible. I have toddlers, so everywhere we go we have to visit the restroom. It was disgusting, it smelled like...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Brittany D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband and I ate here on a Sunday night after traveling. We got fried blue crab claws- not good. Fried shrimp, French fries and coleslaw, hush puppies, not good! Tasted like old fryer oil? I had grilled snapper, it was good! Nice area, lots of...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank lvaughn62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked here on the beach and sat outside on the patio, service was prompt. We all had the lunch specials, mine was the chicken sandwich. Came out exactly as ordered. Plenty on the plate, will come back next time in town.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from heathras | Reviewed this property |
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Response from ngn1958 | Reviewed this property |
Its a lie. Not at all dog friendly, and not very people friendly either!
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