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Sea Hut

5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221-9125
+1 941-722-6255
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“spinach salad” (39 reviews)
“fried oysters” (19 reviews)
“crab” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221-9125
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I and 3 other couples had dinner at the Sea Hut on January 14th, 2018. I usually like to go there for my birthday, or a special event because the food and service is always outstanding. All the other couples meals were...More

Thank R0bertM48
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very popular restaurant, which is almost always full (they usually accept reservations only for larger parties. However, the waiting time is not usually too long. Rustic riverside restaurant, which serves good quality, fresh seafood at decent prices - not cheap, but not too expensive. Quite...More

Thank Pentti S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The fish was fresh and excellent quality. The restaurant is very large and decorated with beautiful fish tanks. Service was a little slow but the food makes up for it.

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We weren’t welcomed at the door, the hostess grabbed 2 menus and was going to escort us to a table and I then told her that there would be 4 in our party... Our server did an O.K. job. I did order Shrimp - broiled...More

Thank Lucky0420
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve passed Sea Hut Restaurant many times on our way to Anna Maria Island or Sarasota but never stopped. Today, the parking lot was packed and we wanted to try something new; boy, am I glad we did. We were immediately impressed with the size...More

Thank Marlene152
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has always served the best crab dishes in Manatee and Sarasota County. I'm originally from Maryland and have enjoyed crab dishes for over 60 years. No where in this area have the spices and preparation of crab cakes and other crab dishes been...More

Thank Gl0rybee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a hoot! The waitress was a stitch. Scallops are great the crab cakes are awesome. The New England clam chowder was great. Purch was only ok. Very quaint old world Florida decorations with a goofy theme. Awesome salt water dish aquarium. This is now...More

Thank fischdl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off if you want shiny chrome and brand new (go away!) somewhere by the UTC sprawl mall. The aquariums and tiki look been there decades and we locals LOVE IT !!! No place for better crab cakes :-). NOT here to wow tourists. Wonderful...More

Thank Corvette87
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

New to the area, I gave the Hut my own test, I ordered a burger. My waiter, Kevin suggested the Sea Hut burger. It’s a tower of deliciousness. I’m told to try the scallops and one of their soups on my next visit. Also, kudos...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We have gone past the restaurant many times traveling between Tampa Airport and Longboat Key. We finally stopped for dinner and were glad we did. The waitstaff was very helpful and the food was delicious. The prices are a bit on the high side, but...More

Thank LairdMcSam
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1 December 2017|
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Response from nell1365 | Reviewed this property |
I think salad is your only option, but call ahead if you dare to go
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221-9125 (Formerly Lee's Crab Trap)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-722-6255
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