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The Crab Trap Destin

) #25 of 229 Restaurants in Destin $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
3500 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4726
+1 850-654-2722
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab” (167 reviews)
“seafood” (211 reviews)
“wahoo” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3500 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4726
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was very hot inside the restaurant. The crab legs were dry. Bathroom had no paper towels and the air dryer didn't work. Overpriced meal. $65 for crab legs, a chicken strip basket, and two drinks. Only pro is that it is on the beach!

Thank msdkad
Reviewed yesterday

Fun and friendly environment, great service. Had to wait about an hour but I was expecting that. It was worth the wait.

Thank 454Will
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What you'd expect in a tourist town. The food is pretty good. Nice atmosphere. We live close by so we like to walk up and get a drink. There is an outside bar and playground for the kids. The view is amazing. The snow crab...More

Thank GeoffandCarrie
Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughters ordered from the kids menu and chose fruit as the side. Instead of fresh fruit they brought out fruit in syrup cups. Yuck! If fast food restaurants can serve fresh fruit then this place certainly can. Especially for paying over $100 for 2...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I chose this restaurant to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary and did not disappoint. The food was good and the service from Tristan was even better! Even with an overflowing parking lot, our wait was less than 20 minutes.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here for crab legs that my daughter wanted for her 18th birthday dinner. She enjoyed the huge amount of crab and her key lime pie Dana brought her without the embarrassing birthday hoopla!! Will go back just not in July. Destin is way too...More

Thank rabbithash2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The seafood is fresh and the portions are huge! We ordered the hot crab dip served with what looked like a pita-type bread. We brought half of it home - not because it wasn't good, but there was at least enough for four! My husband...More

Thank grnnyflnf
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tasted more like a canned meal rather than fresh seafood. Pretty bland. Service slow, never got a refill on tea. Have eaten here before and was much better

Thank yqydqzg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday night around 6 and was planning for a longer wait. It was only about 45 minutes, so pleasantly surprised. Lots to do while waiting as it is on a public beach. Parking, like most places in Destin is an issue. Luckily...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great time chilling at the bar with some apps. Sean was a great source for service and local information.

Thank richardpM8979HA
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Mark J
27 July 2017|
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Response from MRSID527 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't ask to see one and I don't remember if our waitress ask if we wanted to see one. If she had, we were to full to eat dessert anyway!
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.
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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