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Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

Menu

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Raw Oysters*
Shucked and served on the half-shell with saltines, cocktail sauce, prepared horseradish, and fresh lemon. Quantities of 3
each USD 1.85
Fried Mozzarella
Real Wisconsin mozzarella cheese coated with garlic-herb bread crumbs, served with marinara
USD 10.99
Bay Shrimp Trio
Fried local Bay shrimp with a trio of buffalo, ranch, and cocktail sauce
USD 12.99
Hot Crab Dip
Fresh crab meat, cream cheese, fresh basil, red peppers, and green onions, served with warm and toasty pita chips
USD 12.99
Sweet & Spicy Calamari
Hand breaded, fried crispy, and tossed in sweet-chili sauce or prepared traditional style with a side of marinara
USD 13.99
Southern-Style Crab Cake
The Crab Trap's signature handmade cake with 85% crab meat. Served on a fried green tomato with roasted corn maque choux, andouille sausage, and remoulade sauce
USD 14.99
Peel & Eat Shrimp
Gulf shrimp seasoned with Old Florida Bay, served with a tangy cocktail sauce
USD 13.99
Blue Crab Claws
1/3 lb fried local crab claws
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SALADS & SOUP
Chicken or Shrimp Salad*
Grilled chicken or shrimp over seasonal mixed greens with tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, and croutons. Served with your choice dressing
USD 15.99
Port St. Joe*
Steamed shrimp, jumbo lump crab, and fried scallops over seasonal mixed greens. Served with house-made sun-dried tomato balsamic vinaigrette dressing
USD 19.99
Seafood Gumbo
A taste of Nola in Northwest Florida! Slow cooked Louisiana-style gumbo with spices, shrimp, fish, andouille sausage and scoop of white rice
Cup USD 5.99
Bowl USD 7.99
THE CRAB TRAP
It's why you' re here! Add a side salad to any entree for only $3.99
Snow Crab & Shrimp*
1/2 lb of wild Alaska snow crab paired with jumbo Gulf shrimp prepared the way you like. Served with corn and new potatoes
USD 29.99
Crab Trap Trio
1/2 lb dungeness crab, 1/3 lb fried blue crab claws, and delicious deviled crab served with corn and new potatoes
USD 33.99
Alaska Snow Crab Legs*
1½ lbs of sweet, delicate flavor with snowy white meat. Served with corn and new potatoes
USD 38.99
Add Garlic & Herb Broth with Toasted Bread For USD 2.99
Garlic Dungeness Crab
Sweet and mild cold water crab cooked with a garlic and herb broth, served with corn, new potatoes, and toasted bread for soaking
USD 38.99
Alaska Red King Crab Legs*
The red variety of king crab is considered the most prized species of crab in the world and is by far the best tasting! A full 1½ lbs of tender Alaska Red King Crab legs served with corn and new potatoes. Add garlic & herb broth with toasted bread for just $2.99!
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Ultimate Triple Crab Combo for Two*
The ultimate crab feast trio! 1 lb of dungeness crab, 1 lb of wild Alaska Bairdi crab, and 1 lb of Alaska snow crab legs with double sides of corn and new potatoes. Why Bairdi? Pronounced, bear-die - these crabs are larger, meatier, and sweeter than traditional snow crab. A prized crab by Alaskan fisherman make the catch-limit on Bairdi minimal, so enjoy these limited crustaceans while you can!
USD 83.99
Bairdi Crab Dinner
Ask any Alaska fisherman their favorite crab, and they'll say Bairdi! Bairdi (pronounced, bear-die) crabs are larger, meatier, and sweeter than traditional snow crab. Get crackin' with 1 1/2lbs of wild Alaska Bairdi Crab served with corn and new potatoes.
USD 47.99
LOCAL FRESH CATCH
Prepared blackened, grilled, bronzed, or fried. Served with confetti rice and our vegetable of the day. Add a side salad to any entree for $3.99
Mahi-Mahi
Wild-caught with a mild and slightly sweet profile
USD 25.99
Gulf Grouper
White, tender, and flaky meat with a medium flavor
USD 34.99
Catch of the Day
Gulf-to-Plate fresh! Ask about our featured fresh catch of the day
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TOP YOUR FRESH CATCH
Crab Trap Style
Topped with lump crab meat, local bay shrimp, and a light lemon-butter sauce
USD 7.99
Corn Maque Choux
Served on a bed of our signature corn maque choux and topped with lemon buerre blanc
USD 4.99
Sante Fe Style
Topped with our house made pico de gallo and tequila-lime butter – try it blackened!
USD 4.99
Crab Lovers Style
Topped with lump crab meat and lemon buerre blanc
USD 6.99
FRIED GOODNESS
Served with fries and slaw
Fried Fish Fingers
Fresh Gulf fish hand breaded and fried to perfection
USD 19.99
Local Bay Shrimp
Hand breaded domestic Bay shrimp fried golden and piled high
USD 19.99
Fried Snapper 'N' Shrimp
Yellowtail snapper paired with jumbo Gulf shrimp then hand breaded
USD 28.99
Jumbo Gulf Shrimp
Large hand breaded local shrimp
USD 24.99
Chicken Tenders
Hand breaded, lightly seasoned, and fried to perfection
USD 18.99
The Captain's Platter
Large Gulf shrimp, sea scallops, deviled crab, and fresh Gulf fish
USD 31.99
SIGNATURE SANDWICHES
Topped with lettuce and tomato, served with fries or slaw
Fried Shrimp Po' Boy
Fried Bay shrimp piled onto a fresh-baked French roll
USD 14.99
Lobster & Shrimp Roll
Sautéed maine lobster and Gulf shrimp on a toasted buttered roll
USD 16.99
Sub with All Lobster For USD 6.99
Build Your Beach Burger**
½ lb premium blend of Midwest grain-fed black angus beef, chargrilled and served on a fresh toasted brioche bun
USD 13.99
Applewood Bacon USD 1.99
White American or Cheddar Cheese USD 1.19
Bronzed Grouper
Local Gulf grouper coated in mild seasonings, grilled and served on a fresh toasted brioche bun
USD 20.99
SIGNATURE HOUSE FEATURES
Add a side salad for only $3.99!
Jumbo Shrimp Skewers Your Way*
Large Gulf shrimp on twin skewers prepared grilled, blackened, or bronzed. Served with confetti rice and vegetable of the day
USD 25.99
Crab Trap Mahi*
Grilled mahi-mahi topped with lump crab meat, local bay shrimp, and a light lemon butter sauce. Served with confetti rice and vegetable of the day
USD 29.99
Live Maine Lobster
Choose your lobster from our new tank! Steamed and served with drawn butter, corn, and new potatoes. Price per lb
Snapper Maque Choux
Bronzed Yellowtail snapper served over our signature corn maque choux, topped with lemon beurre blanc and served with vegetable of the day
USD 27.99
Sea Scallops
Wild-caught domestic sea scallops with a sweet delicate flavor, hand breaded then fried, served with fries and slaw -or- try them broiled in garlic butter, served with confetti rice and vegetable of the day
USD 26.99
Southern-Style Crab Cakes
Two of our handmade cakes with 85% crab meat, atop fried green tomatoes and roasted corn maque choux made with andouille sausage, then topped with our signature remoulade
USD 28.99
Steak & Shrimp**
6oz. center-cut sirloin steak seasoned and grilled to order, paired with fried or grilled Gulf shrimp. Served with confetti rice and vegetable of the day
USD 29.99
8oz. Sirloin* **
Center-cut 1855 Black Angus Beef seasoned to perfection and grilled to order. Served with fries and vegetable of the day
USD 23.99
BEACH PASTAS
Cajun Chicken
Blackened chicken with green onions and penne pasta tossed in Cajun-cream sauce and dusted with parmesan
USD 20.99
Jumbo Crab & Shrimp Linguine
Jumbo lump crab meat and Gulf shrimp sautéed with garlic and tossed in a fresh basil-cream sauce over linguine
USD 27.99
ODDS 'N' SIDES
Add an additional side for only $2.99
Vegetable of the Day
Slaw
Corn on the Cob
New Potatoes
Fries
Confetti Rice
About
What's better than a day at the beach? A day at the beach followed by lunch or dinner at The Crab Trap at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. Located at the busy and beautiful Newman Brackin Park, The Crab Trap is a first stop, last stop for locals and visitors alike. Perched high above the powder white sand and emerald green water of the Gulf of Mexico, The Crab Trap is the perfect place to begin or end your day at the beach. Serving local favorites such as Hot Crab Dip and Seafood Gumbo and daily specials ranging from Grilled Sirloin to Alaskan Crab Legs, The Crab Trap has something for everyone. The kids will love the special menu designed just for them, a chance to express their creative side,
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 yesterday

This place was crawling with people so it felt germy. The food is way over priced and it just wasnt really that good. Would never come here again.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good service. Nice view (if you get a seat with a view). Food was average. Didn't feel too clean, considering these COVID times. It was jammed ... forget Social Distancing. A tank-top and flip-flops beach place that is going to cost you some money. If...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend eating here if vacationing or a local The service was great as well as the food is The atmosphere was good The seating was pretty quick for dinner rush that is Our server was very helpful in offering menu selections

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for Father’s Day and my husband ordered the $26 scallops and looked like they were canned. Had to sent the meal back because it was luke warm and veggies had no seasoning. We got the crab dip, which was a little pasty, but...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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JessicaK0207, Marketing at The Crab Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry our food fell short of your expectations. We strive to provide each one of our guests with quality food and provide a wonderful experience. We do appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ask for Johnny! Big party and special requests are no problem for this fellow. Fantastic experience thanks to his great service. Thanks !!

Date of visit: June 2020
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JessicaK0207, Marketing at The Crab Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review! We are happy to hear Johnny was able to make you experience so wonderful. We will be sure to pass this along to him!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went at lunch (which is more economically priced than dinner). The food was served hot and it was delicious. Our wait staff was courteous and very patient while we decided what we wanted. The drinks are good and served very cold. We enjoyed our...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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JessicaK0207, Marketing at The Crab Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for checking us out Desiree! We are thrilled to hear everything about your visit with was wonderful. We hope you will come back and see us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is exactly what you’d expect for this place right on the beach. Mostly sandwiches and seafood. It was pretty good and the prices were normal. View of the gulf is great and sits up high so you can see everything. You can walk...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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JessicaK0207, Marketing at The Crab Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for checking us out! We are happy to hear you were pleased with your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the crab dip so much that we had to visit twice. Also had one of the best servers EVER - Megan. Definitely ask for her! She gave us wonderful recommendations to fit our needs.

Date of visit: June 2020
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JessicaK0207, Marketing at The Crab Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visits with us so much. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was.... okay. Nothing crazy spectacular about this “Florida seafood”, and honestly with just me and my husband, $120 check before tip was really outrageous for half decent food. Probably won’t return next year

Date of visit: June 2020
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JessicaK0207, Marketing at The Crab Trap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Margo. I am sorry to hear that you were not impressed with your meal. We appreciate your feedback. We hope you will give us another chance in the future to show you we can do better.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, and the service was even better. Great options for the whole family. Wonderful view of the Gulf and pier.

Date of visit: June 2020
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I think they do. They also have early dining when entrees are significantly discounted.
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