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“Great Seafood”

The Crab Trap Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #2 of 21 Restaurants in Perdido Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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.
Mt. Juliet, TN
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Great Seafood”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were a party of 8 and everyone had something they liked on the menu, even the two who do not like seafood. Several had the crab legs (very good) one had steak (very good) and I had the fried seafood platter. The side dishes were all good as well. You may have to wait a little bit but it will be worth it.

  • Visited July 2014
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Beachfront Applebee's”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

As I feared, the only thing they're trapping here is tourists (I bet that pun has never been made in prior reviews!). The food wasn't terrible, just average. But with relatively high prices and terrible, disengaged service staff, we just can't imagine going back here again. It's almost exactly what I expected, but hoped for better. Over-seasoned and/or fried food everywhere, yet insanely crowded at dinner.

Visited July 2014
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New Braunfels, TX
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“Great service average food”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went with 4 adults and 4 kids to eat at the Crab Trap. On a Monday night we were told the wait would be about an hour. We only waited about 30 minutes and were seated inside. They do have seating outside but the weather was threatening rain. The service was great. James was our waiter and he was very attentive w/o bugging us. Made sure our drinks were always full and made recommendations on the menu. The crab dip was delicious and the gumbo was good and spicy. As for the rest of the food it was average at best. My tuna steak was literally cold, the kids ordered their steaks medium well and they were barely medium. It's to bad they can't serve better food b/c their location is great, the service is great and the atmosphere is fun. We probably would not return to this restaurant again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
1 review
“Never again...food poisoning, under cooked meat....”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

We visit perdido key every year and we love visiting lots of restaurants and trying new places. We have never had a negative experience in the last ten years until last night at crab trap in perdido key. We ate at crap trap for the first time last night, we ordered steak and it came to us raw, literally raw mushy steak. The shrimp had a funny taste and made our friend very sick. The soda drinks tasted horrible too, carbonated water. Very overpriced too, $75 for 2 kids and one adult meal with appetizer. The only positive thing was the server was very polite.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Always good”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to crab trap after beautiful days at the beach for years and I was sad to see some tourist reviews that were negative. It has a awesome atmosphere and always good food and drinks. Family friendly and great playground for the kids.

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