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The Crab Trap

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1209 Ocean Blvd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4222
+1 912-638-3552
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Moorefield, West Virginia
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here the first night in the island as we saw it on way in and it was walking distance from where we stayed. It wasn't busy when we went and we were seated right away. My boyfriend had mussels and the Mahi Mahi and he said it was decent enough, but he'd had better. I had the filet.... More 

Thank adsee1857
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been a long time since I have been here .. the food n the service. Was amazing ..Chrissy our waitress was great ! We had the crab legs n crab soup ! Yummy .. great atmosphere w great friends

Thank Darlene T
Fernandina Beach FL
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190 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually had avoided the Crab Trap for more than five years as our last experience with the shrimp was heavy breading and very greasy. But met some friends there for dinner and were absolutely delighted. Fried shrimp were light breaded, tender and large. Fries are breaded. Others in our party got the grilled salmon and they received large portions... More 

Thank dlwinger
Madison, Alabama
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Our family visited recently and had great food all around. I had the crab cakes which were some of the best I remember. Way more crab than breading. The fish tacos, fried oysters, and grilled fish were also declared delicious. Great fries! I would definitely return!

Thank Patti B
Orlando, Florida
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

On our recent visit to Saint Simons Island we had dinner at the Crap Trap, which was recommended to us by the hotel staff. We had an excellent meal. We used to own and run a seafood restaurant/oyster bar and we really appreciate good seafood. We were not disappointed. The items that we enjoyed were crab soup, soft-shell crab and... More 

Thank Smore10408
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This is a place we always visit we the family goes to SSI. For us it is really a tradition. Somewhat small, noisy and crowded it nevertheless has great seafood. Not to be too health conscious we prefer ours fried. The holes in the table tops make it easy to toss your shells.

Thank Plaztik
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Best shrimp and grits I have had yet!! Never disappointing. Order the same thing every time. Presentation is wonderful and tastes even better! Atmosphere is great.

Thank MandM S
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

The restaurant came highly recommended. Friendly staff, very casual surroundings, nice bar. As you would suspect from its name, lots of sea food on the menu. Shrimp, Crab dishes dominate. Lots of food for the money. Its the south so your first choice is likely something fried. The service is very nice. Limited children menu but the place is kid... More 

Thank Robert M
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95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

I walked in this place like John Wayne and ordered up a plate of fried seafood. One bite in and I was flopping around on the floor with a pleasure seizure!!!! Never in my cow pokin life have I had such fried deliciousness! My mother was sittin right there grinnin like a Cheshire Cat when I slapped her dentures out!... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This is our first trip to St. Simons and we decided to check out Crab Trap based on a recommendation from a friend. It was just ok. Atmosphere was busy, rushed and loud. Tables have trash cans in the middle of them and are close enough together that you easily bump into the person sitting behind you if not careful.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 Ocean Blvd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4222
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-638-3552

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?