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“Good but not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Crab Trap

The Crab Trap
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Avon, Indiana
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

After driving for 13 hrs we wanted a laid back rustic place that we could go in our sweatpants and it was just that. The place is quaint and very relaxed. There were holes in the middle of the tables to discard your shells and trash. I had the fried shrimp and crab cake and my husband and daughter had Mahi Mahi. The shrimp dip was good, served cold with crackers.

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Tampa, Florida
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Just average”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

This review is a little old since we ate there last year. But I remember the food wasn't anything to call home about. It's across the street from Crabdaddy's and we plan to go there tonight (our neighbor told us this is better than the Crabtrap).

Visited April 2012
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Jacksonville
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Went there by mistake!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

After a tiring road trip, we looked on Trip Advisor for a good seafood restaurant in St. Simons. We found a place that had a high rating so we were heading there. The GPS took us to this place, and we didn't realize that our original destination was next door. We walked in The Crab Trap and we were quickly provided a warm greeting and taken too our seats. It only got better from there. The Shrimp dip was a great starter. Although the menu stated that we would have to shuck our steamed oysters, the waitress insisted to have them shucked for us. The Iced Tea was just what you would expect in Southern GA.....sweet! We ended up splitting the Crabber's Delight. The waitress was accommodating when we asked for substitutions. In fact, she brought us out a few battered fries since we didn't order them. We'll be sure to order a full portion next time! The fried Flounder had a such a great taste that it needed no condiments. The broiled scallops (added on the side) were cooked absolutely perfect as well as the crispy fried shrimp. There was no doubt that all the seafood was fresh! We were actually thankful for our "mistake"! So, if you're looking for some great seafood in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, make sure to visit this place.

  • Visited February 2013
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Franklin, Tennessee
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great local seafood place”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Best place to take crab lovers. Just good fun and fun. Can handle large groups but in busy season can be quite a wait. Service has always been good. Usually go at least once each visit to the island

Visited June 2012
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Carrabelle, Florida
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great dinner”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We recently ate at the Crab Trap almost on accident. We intended to go to another restaurant nearby that had better reviews on TripAdvisor. But the wait was over an hour and even the waiting area was over crowded. So we wandered next door just to check it out. We were so pleasantly surprised and glad we did. They seated us within just a few minutes. And the food was excellent. We enjoyed having the option of ordering a bowl of shrimp - ala carte. I got the cajun grilled shrimp aka blackened and it was so yummy. It was one of the best seafood dishes we go on the island. It was flavorful but not spicy. The portions were generous. We had really good server. Our server was waiting on a large party nearby as well as us but you wouldn't have known it. She checked back on us and our drinks were refilled. All in all it was a great visit.

  • Visited December 2012
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