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The Crab Trap Destin

3500 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4726
+1 850-654-2722
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab” (187 reviews)
“seafood” (233 reviews)
“popcorn shrimp” (46 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3500 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4726
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family has dinner there and the service was outstanding. The food was fresh and very tasty. Our server, Tom was friendly and did a fabulous job. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank vanjayne
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner after a drive along the beach and were rewarded with some yummy seafood. I had blackened skewers of shrimp and she had blackened chicken pasta. Both dishes were excellent. Service was good.

Thank DDay1959
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We we're pleasantly surprised by the Crabtrap. The resteraunt is right on the beach. The menu had a variety of options at several different price points. Food came out quickly and was well seasoned. Would highly recommend to locals and visitors alike.

Thank Karenna S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We chose Crab Trap because they were able to seat our family of 16 during Spring Break, 2018. While others enjoyed the food, and some didn't, I'm reporting only on my order. The bowl of seafood gumbo was good - nothing special but not bad....More

Thank Oldrangerdude
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There were 13 of us. The food was very good. The sunset views were spectacular. The kid’s playground made a nice diversion for our youngest family member. Also, such an easy walk from the beach for lunch. Unfortunately my crab legs were overly salty -...More

Thank EdithSie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had fried shrimp and crab legs. Great seafood spot. Right on the beach. Had Travis as our server and he was great! Will definitely be back.

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although The Crab Trap was very busy, we were seated right away with a great view of the Gulf. Tom, our waiter, was friendly and courteous while the food was delicious and served in a timely fashion. We did not feel rushed and enjoyed the...More

Thank Diana S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just good, not great. Cool place and good view of the ocean but had better meals in Destin for sure.

Thank Crystal P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had both lunch and dinner here recently. Both times the staff was friendly, atmosphere was joyous, and the food was great. We shared the Seafood platter with a side of Crab Balls and it was stuffed with great flavors. Great place. Great preparations by...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Crab Trap was recommended by a friend from home. We went for a late lunch and was very pleased with the service and especially the milk. All you can ask for in a sea food menu.

Thank Adam M
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22 January 2018|
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Response from Dianne M | Reviewed this property |
Yes!!! BUT it's pet friendly at the bar and the bar menu is very limited . However, you can order from the main menu at the take out counter inside the restaurant and take your food down to the bar. The bar is right on the... More
Mark J
28 July 2017|
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Response from rick i | 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
22 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, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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