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Lee's Crab Trap I

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5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221-9125
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Never had anything we didn't love. Generous portions. Cher is our favorite waitress. Always makes us feel special. Place is always busy!decor is dated but it's old school Florida. My only complaint - don't sit in booth #5. The mold smell is nauseating and the owner needs to address that. It's not as if they're not making money.

Thank Janelaine G
Palmetto, Florida
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Great food for all. We had the crab Norfolk & wedges. I love the atmosphere. It would be a great idea to try the hush puppies.

Thank 932garryl
Stegaurach, Germany
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

Expensive for the quality of food that you receive. You would be better off going to one of the chain restaurants, at least then you would get consistant quality.

Thank Andy P
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

Relaxed dining with good coconut shrimp, beets, shrimp scampi, spinach salad. The okra was new to the menu and tasteless. They make two desserts in house but the special was not. Good wait service and a nice stop from the airport to our stay 30 minutes away.

Thank leonardc538
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

The Sea Hut in Manatee Co., Fl. is a delightful treat. Our favorite dish is their fried oysters, which melt in your mouth, complimented by the delectable spinach salad with hot bacon dressing!

Thank Paula K
Eastham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

We met friends for dinner here and it was o.k. We drove from Sarasota and it was not worth the drive. While we had a nice dinner and the service was good the sautéed soft shell crabs had too much flour and not enough taste. Everything else was fine.

Thank psmilsky
Palmetto, Florida
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

A treasure, huge menu, loads of choices for the non seafood eaters like me. Food is always very good, excellent servers, quaint decor. Very busy place, guess the secret is out.

Thank sandrahaaspiper
Bradenton, Florida
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

The King Crab Legs are always good. They have a great menu and great food with good service. We go here for many special occasions and have never been disappointed.

Thank Charles G
Erlanger, Kentucky
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110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

My brother in law and I ate here due to recommendation of a friend. When we arrived there was a short wait which enabled us to sit at the bar and have a Manhattan before being shown to our table. Our waitress was friendly and had a great personality and sense of humor. I was eager to try the fried... More 

Thank Sub-Sailor-634B
palmetto, florida
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221-9125
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: 941-722-6255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?