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“Waited over 1.5 hours in APRIL”
Review of The Crab Trap

The Crab Trap
Ranked #1 of 69 Restaurants in Somers Point
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: The Crab Trap The Finest Seafood Restaurant in Somers Point. In business for over 40+ Years! Family owned & Operated. Voted "Best Seafood Restaurant", "Gold 2009 Press Reader's Poll", Voted "Best Lobster Dinner", "Bronze 2009 Press Reader's Poll" in Somers Point.
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Walked in with a party of 12 at 5:20pm and were finally seated at 7 pm. Had we not been there to celebrate a birthday we would have left! Had been told when we arrived that there was 45 minute wait. With 4 children in our party after the hour wait I approached the podium to asked how much longer we would wait only to be told that the table we would be seated at, the party was finished, but talking. What??? We were assigned a table from the door? One would think that you would seat people as others finish! Tables in this restaurant are commonly moved together to accommodate large parties! The second time I asked about being seated I asked if we could split our party up so we would be seated and I was told, "No because you would have another hour wait!" After waiting for over an hour she was going to put us at the bottom of the list! So....we waited.....as we waited we observed some couples walking in the front door being seated immediately while others stood and waited. It appeared that regulars are seated on arrival. Another couple stood waiting for an hour as others walked in the door and were seated quickly. I can't understand this as they do not take reservations. This is the second time in a year that the hostess has been rude. Won't be back, as there are other fine restaurants in OCNJ where everyone is treated fairly. Thankfully, our waitress was sweet and amazing and the food was good. Regardless, beware of this restaurant if you are not a regular!

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Never a bad meal, whether it is sitting outside during the summer enjoying music or sitting down inside

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

I live in Florida and was looking for a great seafood restaurant! For appetizers we ordered the clams casino and oysters rockefeller combination as well as the lobster puff and crabcake combo. All of which were very flavorful and done to perfection. Couldn't decide on which soup to try so our great server, Katie, suggested the soup sampler, which included three soups, all of which were terrific. I got the lobster tail and my friend ordered the broiled seafood combination. Everything couldn't have been better!!! Would highly recommend to others and would definitely return!!!

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We faithfully eat at The Crab Trap in Somers point. In more than 10 years we have never been disappointed! The food ,menu, entertainment,drinks , and atmosphere are all excellent.

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Thank Joseph D
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

As a repeat diner at Crab Trap, like many others, it is still simply great. Went last week for the "early bird" special (before 5pm). No wait time for a table. Prices are signifigantly cheaper than the dinner menu & portions are generous. They have increased their prices however. One thing I noted was a chilled shrimp plate (kids menu). Was $7.50 last year. Comes with 3 shrimp, cole slaw & potato salad. It now costs $11.00. Go with the fried shrimp for the kids, cheaper, good portions. I had the Seafood Cobb Salad ($12), delicous & a great deal.

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Thank JamaicanQueen39
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