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The Crab Trap Destin

) #24 of 231 Restaurants in 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” (175 reviews)
“seafood” (214 reviews)
“gumbo” (98 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
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 yesterday

My wife & I had dinner there on 8/14. We were seated rather quickly, the restaurant is open to the beach air, so if you're looking to cool down at dinner from a hot day at the beach, you'll be disappointed. The server was polite,...More

Thank GaryYoung
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every year I get strong armed by my young son to eat here. And every time I regret it. The establishment is situated right on the beach so it is a beautiful setting. That's the only good point. I ordered a margarita and had to...More

Thank dinahobo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had dinner there tonight. Wait staff appeared to want to be anywhere else but at work. Ordered gumbo & shrimp & snow crab. You cannot get boiled shrimp with the boils snow crab - must be blackened or fried?? Shrimp and snow crab come before...More

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here for our family dinner, and it was great. Short wait time, and awesome server. Tom H is the man. Even with a packed restaurant he took care of everyone at our table FAST

Thank W D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Super Busy open right on the ocean. Staff was friendly. Food came quick, quality fantastic and left more than full. This place was one of the best places we have eaten at in Destin. Huge variety on the menu. I highly recommend for any seafood...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on a date night to the crab trap. We waited about 15 minutes for a table by the ocean and went down to the beachfront bar while we waited. I had a yummy punch and then we went in for dinner. We had...More

Thank Megan D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate dinner last night. The appetizers were really good, but the nightly special was not. It was a trigger fish filet. The seasoning was weak and it was overcooked. The texture was different and the butter topping was more about trying to restore some...More

Thank TexKS
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Each time we vacation to Destin, we eat here. This year we even ate here twice since we were walking distance. They have great seafood! And their appetizers at the bar are perfect for lunch while you're on the beach. I enjoy the atmosphere because...More

Thank 59mla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have gone to this restaurant every time we visit Destin since 2007. This restaurant is on the beach so the view is amazing! The place is open air. You see causal dress to a little dressed up. The service is great and the food...More

Thank dthullen
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is good. The food is not so good. We always have to choose between The Crab Trap and Pompano Joe's. Pompano Joe's consistently wins.

Thank rsusanw
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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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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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