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The Crab Trap Destin

) #25 of 229 Restaurants in Destin €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
3500 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4726
+1 850-654-2722
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab” (167 reviews)
“seafood” (211 reviews)
“wahoo” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3500 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4726
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Reviewed yesterday

Tasted more like a canned meal rather than fresh seafood. Pretty bland. Service slow, never got a refill on tea. Have eaten here before and was much better

Thank yqydqzg
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went on a Sunday night around 6 and was planning for a longer wait. It was only about 45 minutes, so pleasantly surprised. Lots to do while waiting as it is on a public beach. Parking, like most places in Destin is an issue. Luckily...More

Reviewed yesterday

Had a great time chilling at the bar with some apps. Sean was a great source for service and local information.

Thank richardpM8979HA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great way to cap our family vacation and our first visit to Destin. The Crab Trap is a great place with an outstanding, beachfront location. What made it spectacular was the waiter, Tom H., who gracefully handled our table of seven making spot-on...More

Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great restaurant for the family. I was impressed with the kids' menu as it offered crab legs for a just a bit higher price.

Thank B_kah1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a group of 25 so there was a short wait. We enjoyed playing on the beach and shopping while waiting. The menu provided a variety of items and the crab dip, cajun chicken pasta, steak and shrimp, crablegs and hushpuppies were all so...More

Thank BigTone75
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our server Michael was great. He gave us excellent suggestions from the menu. The food was great ... special of the day was Redfish. We also had crablegs and shrimp and kids fish. Only downside is hard to find parking spot. However, recommend.

Thank Jebediah W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We called from the parking lot and were told a 25 minute wait. We walked in and were told an hour and fifteen minutes. I kindly told the lady that I was just told 25 minutes. She got a major attitude with me, which was...More

Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Once we dealt with parking, our party of 7 was immediately seated for a late lunch. Tom H was our waiter and he did a great job. He recommended different options for the people in our party that fit their taste and answered all of...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The place was packed when we got there. We still only waited less than 10 minutes for a table. The waiter we had was named Colin. He made sure we were taken care of the whole time. Their margaritas are great. My son had the...More

Thank twinmom1121
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Questions & Answers
Debi D
21 May 2017|
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Response from Chris E | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about a Happy Hour. You should contact the restaurant directly to be sure.
Cassaundra I
2 April 2017|
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Response from JohnLewinski | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they had a party of what looked like 50 come in while I was there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3500 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4726
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-654-2722
Tucked away on Florida's Scenic Highway 98, The Crab Trap Destin is a staple in the lives of both tourist and locals. With unparalleled views of the snowy white beaches of the Emerald Coast, The Crab Trap offers a wide variety of menu options including Fresh Seafood, signature Hot Crab Dip and She Crab Soup and daily specials ranging from Bronzed Grouper or Grilled Filet to Alaskan Crab Legs. Have picky eaters to please? The Crab Trap is ready for you with a menu just for kids, crayons, a special treat they get to keep. The Crab Trap Destin is the original Gulf front seafood restaurant. Located at James Lee Park, this busy beach side establishment is perfect for any occasion. Groups of friends, date night, lunch after a day at the beach or just out to catch a game at the tiki bar, you will find exactly what you want at The Crab Trap. Open air windows, sun bleached wood, local art and hand carved sea side sculptures; The Crab Trap Destin will quickly become a family tradition.
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