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The Crab Trap Destin

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
About
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,
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
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 4 days ago via mobile

Over priced and meh. Great service. Tyler was our waiter and he was so sweet, kind, energetic, and patient with our party of 9. The food was okay but very expensive. I had the shrimp and crab linguini. There were five shrimp and a small...scoop of crab for $29.99. Three of us paid over $100.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must do restaurant in Destin. On a Saturday it must be far busier than other days so we waited 60 min outside. Did not bother us too much as we got drinks and watched the sunset. Problem was when we eventually got...our table and got seated inside the restaurant -- clearly WAY too many people and no social distancing. Next time in Destin we will come midweek and sit outside.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long wait but worth it in the end! The food was amazing. Definitely get the crab legs! We were able to walk along the beach while we waited to be seated.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the Crab Trap on 3/26, and it was phenomenal. The wait was long, but well worth it. Once seated, the service is amazing. From the Gumbo and Crab cakes to all the fish offerings, everyone was satisfied! And our waitress, Ashley, was...amazing. Top Notch!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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JessicaK, Marketing at The Crab Trap Destin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us! We are so happy to hear Ashley provided you with such a wonderful experience and you enjoyed your meals. We hope you will come see us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was our favorite place to dine at while visiting Destin, even beat the fancy restaurants. The atmosphere is great and the food is very good. You can't go wrong with anything you order. We split a bunch of items and it was very...fulfilling. The food truly was delicious and would highly recommend. Great area, right off the beach.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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JessicaK, Marketing at The Crab Trap Destin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Danielle. We are thrilled to be called your favorite restaurant in Destin! We will be sure to share your feed back with our team, and we hope to see you the next time you are in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After ready reviews we arrived early at 5pm in order to avoid a long wait. We were promptly seated. The atmosphere was very fun and easy going. We ordered king crab legs and fried gulf shrimp. Both were delicious. It was very pricey, but well...worth it!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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JessicaK, Marketing at The Crab Trap Destin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for checking us out! We are so glad to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We never come to Destin without stopping here! Crab cakes are to die for ❤️ Kids get sand buckets too !

Date of visit: March 2021
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JessicaK, Marketing at The Crab Trap Destin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear that! Thanks for coming back in. We are looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve stayed in this area numerous times but this was our first visit to The Crab Trap. The wait time of 30 minutes was accurate and the service was very good overall. The crab dip is excellent. Everything we ordered was cooked perfectly and we’d...definitely do back. The portions are very average.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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JessicaK, Marketing at The Crab Trap Destin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so happy you decided to try us during this trip! Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope to see you the next time you are in the area.

Reviewed March 5, 2021 via mobile

I figured if I was going to order crab legs this trip then it would be from a restaurant claiming to specialize in the dish. My food was good, it just didn't impress me. Although I had a huge portion of food, the flavor was...a little lacking for me. My food was also a little under temperature too. The best part of my meal was the potatoes. They somehow managed to sneak some burst of flavor in there that was a pleasant surprise as I'm used to doctoring up boiled new potatoes. I had the Alskan Snow Crab legs and my husband had the Crab Trap Mahi blackened. His fish was over cooked & tough. The best part of this place is the atmosphere. The wood interior & rows of windows with a beautiful gulf view evoke the feeling of eating dinner in an old ship.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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JessicaK, Marketing at The Crab Trap Destin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kelly. Thank you for coming in and thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear we did not completely impress you. We will address your concerns with our culinary team and promise to do better in the future.

Reviewed March 4, 2021 via mobile

This place was wonderful the food was amazing! Blake was our server and he was so helpful and informative. We had some amazing bairdi crab legs and they were a perfect choice!!

Date of visit: March 2021
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JessicaK, Marketing at The Crab Trap Destin, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2021

Thank for checking us out! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed!

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