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The Crab Trap Destin

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” (176 reviews)
“seafood” (206 reviews)
“gumbo” (100 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

Fantastic crab dishes and service. We dined here for lunch after reading all of the TA reviews. This was one of our best meals in Destin this trip. We were staying a half a mile down the beach, so we just walked down from our...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The only reason I give this place 2 stars is that they have great calamari. But the service was surprisingly horrible. My friend and I ordered an expensive dish to share, but they gave us an even more expensive dish that we didn't ask for...More

Thank brimarie2222
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was great along with the mixed drinks. Everyone enjoyed their food and the great service. Reasonable prices on food, drinks were definitely yummy

Thank Jes P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fast and friendly service, very good seafood, excellent drinks and a true beach atmosphere. You can't go wrong!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a perfect evening! Our server Michael took great care of us. The special was bronzed Redfish with crab topping- the kitchen worked with me and served this over linguine with Cajun cream sauce. Best entree of the week. We'll be back in the spring!

Thank led4uk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved our amberjack and crab dinner tonight. We have been to this place on earlier trips and remembered it was awesome. The restaurant is open air and if you go at sunset it's just spectacular. We had a great server tonight. The food was...More

Thank Gwen W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The service was decent, but the food was just mediocre. We later learned that this is a branch of chain restaurants. Save yourself some time and money and go to other places that aren't so touristy.

Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food was horrible. Precooked. Oversalted. Fried everything. The drinks are watered down. The only good thing is its location and playground for the kids

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is usually the first place we land when we get to Destin. We usually stay at Destiny by the Sea so it's a short walk to the bar on the beach for a margarita and my wife loves the crab dip. The food is...More

Thank CaSLauVer
Reviewed 4 days ago

We recently ate at The Crab Trap with friends from Atlanta, and the service was great! We enjoyed our meal, and the view was perfect, but Tom H. really took it over the top with his friendly service and attention to detail, anticipating our needs,...More

Thank KBHappyCamper
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Mark J
28 July 2017|
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Response from rick i | Reviewed this property |
you're not going to believe this but they don't have a dessert menu except during the off-season they offer key lime pie. during the summer they don't want anybody sitting there eating a $3 piece of pie. why should they when... More
Debi D
22 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
3 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
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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