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The Crab Trap Destin

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
3500 Scenic Highway 98, James Lee Park, FL 32541-4726
+1 850-654-2722
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab” (201 reviews)
“seafood” (259 reviews)
“wahoo” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3500 Scenic Highway 98, James Lee Park, FL 32541-4726
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A delicious way to enjoy the Gulf Shires of Florida. Delicious and a flavor of the waters. A meal large of sharing but maybe a second order is waiting for us. A great view of the gulf creates a destiny of smells and flavors.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank barbararL48669
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service good food and amazing scenery! I would definitely eat here again. The server was fun and everything was hot and tasty.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank F9465MVjilll
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to visit, any time of year, to watch the sun set. Good drinks, great view, good local hangout!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bhheberle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tuna dip is smoked and amazing-served with crackers. Wahoo seared with lump crab-perfect. Fried gulf shrimp had a distinctly different batter that was very tasty. Seafood gumbo was tasteful with hints of spiciness-really good. Staff was very helpful. Our waitress was Margaret and she was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LuckydogsOK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The absolute best place to go in Destin! Fun atmosphere, good music, great staff and management! Ask for Danielle, she'll take excellent care of you. Crab cakes are yummy and crab dip was to die for. A MUST STOP in Destin and right on the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bethcT4415KV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible! A ton of fries, a sliver of seafood! Amberjack was super flat and overcooked! Boast about "a pile of popcorn shrimp", my son was lucky to get a thin layer of them! Plenty of fries though! Beautiful gulf view, nice building, but not worth...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dee S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time visiting the Crab Trap in Destin was this past August. We Googled restaurants in the Destin area and decided to try this one. Very glad we did!! The best part of eating here was being able to sit on the boardwalk on...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank blh892
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Our meal was great and the service was EXCELLENT! Behrens was such a friendly and helpful server. We had a great time and loved eating out back on the deck.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Aimz4
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Nothing special about the food. Average prices. The server was very kind. Ok place but don’t expect something out of ordinary. Nice view of the ocean

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gabpizz
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

I went to this restaurant yesterday The oysters were shrivelled and taseless The crabs were awful Nothing I recommend in this restaurant

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Inas M
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22 January 2018|
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Response from ngn1958 | Reviewed this property |
Its a lie. Not at all dog friendly, and not very people friendly either!
27 July 2017|
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Response from 16rictik | Reviewed this property |
you're not going to believe this but they don't have a dessert menu except during the off-season they offer key lime pie. during the summer they don't want anybody sitting there eating a $3 piece of pie. why should they when... More
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3500 Scenic Highway 98, James Lee Park, FL 32541-4726
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-654-2722
  • E-mail
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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