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The Crab Trap Destin

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
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” (185 reviews)
“seafood” (232 reviews)
“popcorn shrimp” (45 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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3500 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4726
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped here one night for dinner after driving along Scenic 98 Highway. I am sure if it was summer and you could see the beach, the experience may have been better, but the food was just okay. Not a lot of favor, other than...More

Thank MackIslandGal1974
Reviewed 6 days ago

Started with a dozen raw oysters - amazing! Amberjack and popcorn shrimp equally delicious. Key lime pie was incredible! Service was even better than the food. Dana took great care of us; nicely attentive, very personable, made us feel special. We will be back the...More

Thank NeoPreen
Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Destin for ten years and always loved this restaurant for its food, atmosphere and view. I recently went back for a visit with family and was happy to see it’s still the same quality place I’ve always known. It was very busy...More

Thank sentinel1023
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very good, but our waiter Joseph made our evening very special, it is people like him that will bring customers back. Thanks Joseph

Thank Christa P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crab trap is the restaurant we always return to. The appetizer peel and eat shrimp is the best I've had in Destin. Food is always tasty. Tonight's server, Dana, is everything you want a server to be. She was excellent and one of the...More

Thank mommafry_1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience! Dana is one of the best servers I’ve ever had the pleasure of having serve me. The voodoo bucket was fun and yummy and the crab legs and swordfish were heavenly! Dana took great care of us and made us...More

Thank Sara J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have to wait very long to get a table we were a group of 8 the food was really good the portions are nice large size reasonable rates

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a large wedding party one of our nights in Destin. Good food and reasonable pricing. Also good service for such a large party although it could have been because we went in November and not during peak months.

Thank Courtney42087
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

However, the food was bland. We had the fried shrimp and the snow crab legs. There was very little meat in the crab legs. The shrimp were ok, but did not have any flavor - the batter overwhelmed the shrimp.

Thank cbandcb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family enjoyed a most marvelous meal at the Crab Trap on December 26th. Our server, Michael, was especially friendly, courteous and just great fun! Being from the San Francisco bay area, we eagerly anticipated dining on the Dungeness Crab and shrimp entree--it did not...More

Thank lcmize2017
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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.
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
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
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, 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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