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The Crab Trap

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1209 Ocean Blvd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4222
+1 912-638-3552
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Brunswick, Georgia
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was like most every other local seafood restaurant around here - a little dark and dingy. The food was good, though. Just don't quite understand why these restaurants charge so much for their food and then don't turn around and spend money cleaning the place up. The food is good, but why is it outside the realm of... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived right when they opened for dinner - 5pm. No waiting. After reviewing menu, we almost left. We were in search of grouper or red snapper, which was not an option. We decided to stay and ordered a traditional "fried shrimp". It was the BEST FRIED SHRIMP we'd ever eaten. Also ordered Shrimp & Grits. That dish was so good... More 

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Winder, GA
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit St. Simons every year, and we habitually make a trip to The Crab Trap. No reservations - just wait your turn. But regardless of the wait, the food, is worth waiting for. The shrimp are especially delicious and fresh. Crab, too. But I always go back for the delicately fried shrimp that sates my appetite for those little... More 

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Buckhead, Georgia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried the fried shrimp, oysters and crab legs. Everything was delicious and served promptly. We were told a 15 minute wait and were called before we could order a drink at the bar.

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Thank Mimi0416
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great dinner! Nice family friendly atmosphere. Comfy and casual. Bisque and crab legs were delicious! It is a loud, bustling place so I wouldn't suggest it if you are wanting to have a quiet, conversation driven dinner.

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Thank PennyLane30506
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best hush puppies on the island...or anywhere! Never had better. Delicious food, especially the soups. They have holes in every table so you can easily dispose of trash while eating...a convenient added touch. :)

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Thank Londontraveler88
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exactly what you'd expect from a traditional fish and seafood place. Delicious shrimp and softshell crab, cole slaw, hushpuppies, and battered fries. Very crowded and loud but food and service were worth it.

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Thank Gatos-Ricos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't beat this traditional beach seafood shack. The Cajun grilled shrimp taste like the were brought to the table right off the boat. Those batter fried fries are amazing!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the crab dip appetizer. Crab legs were great, shrimp was great as well. Didn't like that they automatically put an 18% gratuity.

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Thank ErinGD73
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First, the food was good. HOWEVER, you do feel like you've been taken when you leave. My husband's combo platter with fish and shrimp was tiny and my fish tacos were all slaw with a sprinkling of tiny fish bits. Our daughters did enjoy the crab legs. In a nutshell, the food is good (not great) and it's well overpriced.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?