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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner at The Crab Trap tonight and, as usual, the food was fantastic. The Clams Casino continue to be the gold standard, while the lobster tails were perfectly cooked. Our party also thoroughly enjoyed the blackened mahi-mahi, pistachio crusted halibut and filet mignon...wrapped in bacon special. I cannot recommend the S’mores Martini highly enough, although it’s more a dessert drink that a before dinner cocktail. Finally, the Oreo Ice Cream tower is truly excessive (more than enough for 2) and delicious. Worth the trip over the bridge from OC for a delightful dinner!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 24, 2021

Yes, some of us still are not eating in restaurants due to Covid19, but we still want to support local businesses, so there's the take-out option. Unfortunately the Crab Trap has not figured out how to do this smoothly yet. There's several parking spots by...the front door for Carry-Out customers, which are usually occupied. If they switched the pick-up point to the back entrance, there would be ample parking and not interfere with the dine-in customers. The person answering the phone seemed distracted and annoyed by taking the order, and when taking the credit card information, repeated the number out loud, which shared the information with all in earshot. This wasn't very professional and a breech of privacy. I'm assuming it was someone at the Front Desk, which usually is a crowded area, and not conducive phone conversations. If this was done at a desk near the back entrance, it would be more focused service and private too. Now for the actual order itself. It was not complete, a salad and a side were missing, but once home, it wasn't worth. it to go back and get the items. My order of the crispy crab cakes was not fully cooked, and so my dinner ended up being a baked potato and a shrimp cocktail. I've been a customer of the Crab Trap for many years, and never had a bad meal from them before, but I did today. So I guess I'll have to wait for the pandemic to be over to have their food, it just wasn't worth the lousy food and service.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed December 4, 2020 via mobile

My dinner was fried oysters. The taste good but weren't hot. This is a definite no-no for fried foods. The dinner breads were all sweet and pickled beets were sickening sweet. Quite disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 17, 2020

Just had dinner there on Saturday, 11/14/20, and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Food was fabulous, hostess was great, and our wait staff couldn't have done more. From our waitress to our food runners, everyone went above and beyond to insure a very...pleasant night out. Bravo to Crab Trap!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 11, 2020 via mobile

Now I remember why I can’t order crab cakes anywhere else. No other crab cakes can even compare!! Best crab cakes around. The food here never disappoints. Clams casino are always on point. My husband had a burger that he really enjoyed and our friend...had a wrap that looked amazing. Server was a little slow in getting to us but she was super friendly. Will always keep coming back for more.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 11, 2020 via mobile

Friends and I wanted to get away for a couple of days but we were concerned about being irresponsible and traveling during a pandemic. We gave it some thought and decided to take a short trip from our homes in Lancaster, PA, to Atlantic City,...NJ. It was such a pretty day for November and we were hungry so we decided to take a short drive down the coast to Somers Point, NJ. We're glad that we did. Just off the end of the 9th Street bridge, we found a true gem: The Crab Trap. We arrived at 200pm and there was a slight wait due to social distancing and previous guests still eating their lunch. The tables were nicely spaced and the restaurant was spotless with a very attractive nautical theme. We were seated and reviewed the extensive menu. It was very nice to see such a large selection of items to fulfill anyone's needs. I started with French Onion Soup, a rich broth loaded with savory onions and topped with just the right amount of cheese. It was truly the very best that I had ever eaten. Jim had Manhattan Clam Chowder: a tomato base brimming with tender ocean clams; he throughly enjoyed it. Kathy had Tomato Mozzarella Salad with red, ripe juicy tomatoes topped with Buffalo mozzarella, roasted red peppers, two kinds of olives and sliced red onions. This was over field greens and lovingly draped with balsamic vinaigrette. Our bowls and plates were cleared and we moved onto Round Two of our lunchtime adventure. I selected the same Tomato Mozzarella Salad that Kathy enjoyed so much. I did too. Even though it is listed on the menu as Smaller Side Salad, it was large enough for my big appetite. Both Kathy and Jim decided upon Fried Oysters and Chicken Salad. Those of you from Philadelphia will recognize this as a home town favorite: large, plump hand breaded oysters golden fried to perfection served along with creamy, homemade chicken salad. Kathy and Jim were more than satisfied with their selection. Finally, I ordered an Onion Blossom served with creamy (and sinus opening) horseradish sauce. So satisfying. In fact, in the excitement of seeing this beautiful creation, I forgot to take a picture of it. Our server, Jessica P, was everything that you could want in a server: cordial, gracious, well informed of items on the menu and extremely courteous. Jessica P is a lovely, lovely, lovely lady who is a huge asset to The Crab Trap. Other than the food, she is the number one reason that we will be coming back. The Crab Trap, thanks for a wonderful afternoon. All of us enjoyed our meal. We will be back ... and all of you out there in TripAdvisor land should plan a stop here too. Rick, Kathy and JimMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 31, 2020 via mobile

We chose this restaurant for our 35th Anniversary dinner. The food served was SO good...even the salad was great! The missed rating in our review was because our server was a robot. She was efficient but cold. We did not feel she wanted to serve,...just wanted to get her tables done. Now, maybe she was having a rough time in life...if so we hope she’s okay. First time though in years we did not tip 20% or more... End comment—you will enjoy the food here, the chef is awesome!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 12, 2020 via mobile

My mom and dad have always enjoyed this place. My wife likes it a lot too. The mills are consistent and the service is great. They do a great job of providing takeout options also. I ordered takeout this time and everything was prepared very...neatlyMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 11, 2020

Our server, Amanda, was amazing. She was prompt, friendly, and went above and beyond. She also gave us great travel tips since we’re not locals. The food was really good. I got the second mate and was very pleased. I highly recommend this restaurant and...our server.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

Loved that the menu contains baked, grilled and fried selections. There was something here for every age group in our party. The calamari melted in your mouth and the oysters tasted like they were pulled fresh from the sea.

Date of visit: September 2020
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yes limited seating
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Yes it will be open outside thru September.
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