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The Crab Trap Restaurant & Bar

16495 Perdido Key Dr, Perdido Key, FL 32507-9310
+1 850-492-8888
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab dip” (45 reviews)
“seafood” (118 reviews)
“black eyed peas” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16495 Perdido Key Dr, Perdido Key, FL 32507-9310
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don't go. Many better alternatives close by - try Shrimp basket, ... Their food is over-priced and nothing special

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank TBroton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got sick shortly after eating at this restaurant. Bad fish or cold slaw. I wouldn't recommend this place. We called back hoping no one else would get sick and the manager blamed it on other foods. I find it strange I started vomiting with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DLB1832
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

The service was poor and the food average and overpriced for size. It was a busy Friday night and understaffed. My wait person did not accurately describe the dishes I ordered, so I ordered too much. I believe if you want fried fish, you would...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 165reginal
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We did not have a good experience at this restaurant. Redfish was over cooked, steamed shrimp was not fresh and also over cooked and side dishes were mediocre. Restaurant is located on the gulf side but has no gulf view. Service was okay but can’t...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kathy L
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for dinner. Appetizers and dinner drinks were good. Crab cakes and mahi mahi were good, unfortunately scallops overcooked and chewy. Service was good and would recommend this restaurant for dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank luvolympics
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The outdoor eating area needs fans placed along the wall of the restaurant to keep those flies that bite away from that area. Food was excellent though, so I can't blame the flies for trying the take part in the feast. Just wish they would...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Minnie1204
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Venturing out after the hurricane threat had passed we were thankful to see the Trap had opened when so much was still closed. We had their incredible warm crab dip with fried pita bread, don't miss it! Entrees certainly include a number of crab selections...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joseph M
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here twice already this week! The seafood was fresh, service was good, and we loved sitting outside and even taking a walk to the pristine beach just steps away from our table. Beautiful! The popcorn shrimp is especially good, as well as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kim720
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Caroline was amazing and went above and beyond to accommodate our family on fall break. We will definitely ask for her when we go back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Heather B
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Feet in the sand, view of the Gulf of Mexico and great food. Lots of different fun drinks available, great fresh seafood. Who could not enjoy a meal with the fresh breeze of the Gulf while enjoying a good meal.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Carolle S
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April 2, 2016|
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Response from fbodie2262 | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen pets at this restaurant but the Sunset Grill allows pets and it is so cool. They will even water your pet! Slick!
Patrick A
March 25, 2015|
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Response from Michael E | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do. I know for sure they have a meat free salad. I think there is even a meat free appetizer. The meals now I can't remember, but I imagine they can customize something if asked. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $28
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16495 Perdido Key Dr, Perdido Key, FL 32507-9310
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Perdido Key
  • Phone Number: +1 850-492-8888
  • E-mail
Found on the "lost island" of Perdido Key, Florida, The Crab Trap, Perdido is a funky, fun, fishhouse on the Gulf of Mexico. With a boardwalk leading directly down to the sparkling white sand and crystal clear water, The Crab Trap is a great spot for a casual lunch, intimate night out or a family day on the water. Easy parking, a huge playground, and a special menu designed just for kids make The Crab Trap, Perdido the perfect spot for the whole family. Daily specials like Bay Scallops and Blackened Mahi Mahi and favorites such as Blue Crab Claws and Crab Cakes make it easy to satisfy everyone in your party. Rustic, Florida decor, beautiful views of the Gulf and fantastic food and service will keep you coming back to The Crab Trap, Perdido.
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