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3500 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4726
+1 850-654-2722
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a part of 12 here for dinner. First is was extremely frustrating that with such a large group they would not take a reservation we almost considered going somewhere else because of it (and now wish we would have). The service from our waiter was great everyone else we dealt with trying to make a reservation, getting our... More 

Thank erica k
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Steak was cooked perfect, shrimp was grilled perfect, server needs help. Our server showed up occasionally leaving us to ask other waitstaff for items. All the other servers were friendly and nice but I expected more from ours. I recommend this place for the food.

Thank Bill C
dunlap, tn
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not only was the food delicious with large servings, we had a great view of the ocean. We did some people watching of those who were on the beach and the pier.

Thank themtnman
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and great food. Always enjoy the Crab Trap! Beautiful location, super menu. Was there with family visiting- they loved it.

Thank Rick T
Louisville, Kentucky
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed having lunch at The Crab Trap! Our server, Kelly, was " the best"👍👏 We had fish ( grouper) tacos, gumbo, and Destin Ale! 🍵🌮🍺 I highly recommend this ocean-view restaurant ❤

Thank SusieG777
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting Destin we stopped in at the Crab Trap on the Boardwalk and dined on the outdoor upper deck. We were treated to a great view of the ocean, nearby pier and busy beach with playgrounds and volleyball courts. AND to some of the best seafood we had on our trip! Our cheerful server brought us huge platters of shrimp... More 

Thank Catherine W
Michigan, USA
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Somewhere there's an old saying along the lines of, "if you want to know how clean the kitchen is, go look at the bathroom." Don't do it here. Serious. These bathrooms are disgusting. As in looking as if they've never been cleaned since the building was built disgusting. These bathrooms are probably beyond redemption--meaning "cleaning" is no longer an option.... More 

Thank paxMike
Suwanee, Georgia
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My food was ok. We ordered the crab dip...the dip was good but it came with pita bread and I didn't like that. There wasn't a crunch with the dip. I felt it needed crackers or chips. I asked for chips and they didn't have any...the waitress was nice and brought us some saltines. That made it a little better.... More 

Thank tmaxian
Floyds Knobs, Indiana
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by for an early lunch. I ordered the fish fingers and my husband ordered the popcorn shrimp. Both were priced at $8.99 including fries and slaw. Both meals were delicious, hot and crispy with tender meat inside. We also enjoyed a spicy Bloody Mary. Great food at a fair price.

Thank Bobbylou16
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection of basic seafood. Oysters particularly good. Crab claws were very tasty. Recommend as good predictable seafood.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?