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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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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 4 days ago

ordered draft beer - $7.75 (really?) ordered fried snapper & shrimp - $27.49 (shrimp were tasteless - "snapper" were 3 unimpressive fish the size of a small trout with tail on - not typically what is served, usually snapper is one nice thick fillet) servers...More

Thank Forrest J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visit Destin twice a year and the Crab Trap is always a MUST! The crab dip appetizer is the best thing you will ever eat! Gumbo is excellent. The crab cakes are amazing. My husband LOVES the grouper sandwich. I can’t say enough about...More

Thank Courtney L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, but more importantly EXCELLENT SERVICE! Dana made my visits to the Crab Trap some of the best evenings I had while working in FL. The Bairdi crab was to die for, & the buckets of rum were an awesome way to end a...More

Thank Imboss007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the atmosphere and the fact this place was on the beach but, the price was a bit high for okay food.

Thank gogogadet99
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started with the crap dip ($12) and it was okay. The pita chips that come with it are good. I asked the server to recommend the best crab legs for the money and, of course, he suggested the most expensive ones (Bairdi at $42),...More

Thank Casey C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Daniel is amazing! He was so friendly and was able to recommend mutiple options on the menu and describe them in detail! Every time he came to the table he was either enagaging in a friendly conversation or offering advice on what to order or...More

Thank jennlake2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right on the beach. Enjoy your meal while looking out onto the Gulf. Good food, fun atmosphere and friendly servers.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So this place is decent but I’ll say I won’t be back. The prices are out of this world, cheapest thing I saw was chicken tenders for $18. I mean we stayed because they already had us in there so yea. The food was ok...More

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice cozy atmospher with average food at best and somewhat overpiced food and drinks. Great view of the beach from inside the restaurant.

Thank tmlege
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw this place from our Condo and it was on the list they had given us of places their employee's likes. We had a sweet server and the wait was not too bad since it was late. Since it's by the public beach i...More

Thank IBJosey
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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!
Mark J
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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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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