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The Crab Trap

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1209 Ocean Blvd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4222
+1 912-638-3552
17:00 - 21:30
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had great service. Portions were on the small side. Got a dozen oysters on the half shell. They were good, out of Virginia, knife man needs to cut them loose from the shell. Good on them they were not washed. Also got peel and eat shirmp, great seasoning and cooked just rightHad to get appetizer bowl to make it... More 

Thank Valerie S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food: great chicken strips and battered fries. Excellent crab legs, as expected. The fish tacos were just okay, taste was overwhelmed by the Cole slaw. The service for food was fast! However, we ordered a couple of overpriced alcohol drinks and the waitress didn't even bother to bring water. The dessert choice was not so good! Only option was key... More 

Thank JEAskew
Springfield, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed spring break on St. Simon Island and loved it. The food was mostly really really really good to great but not outstanding at almost every place we visited. The owner of the house we rented suggested The Crab Trap and another similarly named restaurant right next door. He said The Crab Trap had been around for forty years.... More 

Thank Amy B
Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Crab Trap has been around for a long time and is a tradition for many families. It has a funky vibe, featuring tables with holes in the center to deposit your crab shells. It's a fun place to go, although it seemed a little overpriced for the quality of the food.

Thank Susan I
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a place my husband and his family visited when he was young. So keeping with tradition we went for dinner. I ordered shrimp creole and he ordered cajun shrimp. Absolutely aweful!! Very small portions vs cost! First the cajun shrimp had no flavor or spice and was ridiculously small for the price. Secondly, the shrimp creole was nothing... More 

1 Thank Dee H
ramsey m, General Manager at The Crab Trap, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear of this. I encourage all of our customers...Please alert one of our floor managers if we make a mistake. We would have liked the opportunity to bring you more shrimp or another dish/option. We strive to make all of our customers happy or make it right. ***We only serve fresh local Georgia shrimp. Our... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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209 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped by on a crowded Spring Break Friday night - we decided to sit at the bar as there was no wait at the bar. It was a great experience and offered a unique perspective. First the food - we had already had dinner but wanted a snack. My wife had the crab dip - she... More 

Thank JeffBreedlove
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here our first night on St Simons island. It was delicious. My husband enjoyed the soup and I had the fried shrimp. Service ok. But food delicious.

Cumming, Georgia
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time eating here and once again, we were not disappointed. The staff, decor and food were great!!! The best part of the food for us is the yummy crab legs...can't go wrong!!!

Thank curlsgeorgia
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98 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we come to St. Simons. My family loves the fresh fried shrimp, the cheese grits and the key lime pie. The service was excellent. We highly recommend The Crab Trap.

Thank James E
Ringgold, Georgia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there on a Wednesday night. I like a nice plate. The plates there were not much better than a heavy paper plate we had crab cakes and blackened shrimp . It was just okay. I think we will look elsewhere next toe for better quality and service for the price.

Thank Melissa H
ramsey m, General Manager at The Crab Trap, responded to this review

Thank you for your business. We are concerned by your review. Understandably, our unique atmosphere, decor, plates etc. will not fit everyones eye but we strive for exemplary service and quality. We pay more to serve primarily the freshest highest quality seafood available. I hope you will give us another shot to earn your business. ***All customers*** Crab Trap is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 Ocean Blvd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4222
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-638-3552

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?