The Crab Trap

Crab Trap

Seafood Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and American Restaurant
3500 Scenic Highway 98 (Grand Palms Blvd), Destin, FL 32541, United States
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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.


Based on 141 votes

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    Kelly T.
    "The crab dip was amazing as were the clam strips!"(5 Tips)
    Daniel V.
    "Someone left a tip for the blackened grouper sandwich"(2 Tips)
    Wesley D.
    "Try the grilled shrimp with snow crab legs."(5 Tips)
    Carter B.
    "Looking forward to eating the gumbo with our next meal!"(4 Tips)
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  • crab
  • gumbo
  • scenic views
  • top shelf margaritas
  • good for groups
  • oysters
  • mahi mahi
  • casual
  • family-friendly
  • clam strips
  • blackened chicken
  • spicy food
  • corn
  • potatoes
  • beach
  • grouper
  • beer
  • dinner
  • lunch
  • hushpuppies
  • Nurindah F.

    Take the beer test. Get $500 in drinks! Read more

    Nurindah Fajriyanti · 1 week ago
  • Todd B.

    Had the king was awesome!!

    Todd Babineaux · July 5
  • Maggie

    Forget what ya heard... get that she-crab soup! Mmmm deeelish! Also, when you order the crab legs don't forget to enjoy your potatoes, corn and HUSH PUPPIES! PS thanks Steve!!

    Maggie · June 20
  • Chris

    Great seafood, relaxed atmosphere.

    Chris · June 12
  • Timothy W.

    Raw Oysters

    Timothy Williams · April 29
  • Keith L.

    Kids can play while you wait for your meal.

    Keith Ladd · March 30
  • Richard S.

    Service was great (thanks to Tom) and the bronzed Cobia was excellent.

    Richard Simpson · March 24
  • Mary Annette K.

    The best place to eat in Destin! A gorgeous view and delicious crab! Yum!

    Mary Annette K · July 19, 2014
  • Christen R.

    Whoever says the sweet tea is disgusting doesn't know how sweet tea should taste. We got the crab dip and liked it but the view is the best part!!

    Christen Rowland · July 18, 2014
  • Chris W.

    Had a fairly large group during busy season and was sat rather quickly with great service. Food was really good too! WILL BE BACK

    Chris Weeks · July 7, 2014
  • Josh L.

    Great food, cool spot. Long wait

    Josh L · June 25, 2014
  • Ashleigh H.

    Love coming here! It is a must when we are in or around Destin. The food is great and the prices are the same as anywhere else! The Crab Trap is one of our favorites!

    Ashleigh Hall · June 9, 2014
  • Carter B.

    Right on the beach and beautiful! Always have had good service. Looking forward to eating the gumbo with our next meal!

    Carter Beach · May 21, 2014
  • Zanya

    Go to Pompano Joe's if you want good seafood (only 1.5 miles away on the coast). Crab Trap's crab cakes were average, blackened jumbo shrimp was over seasoned. Calamari appetiser was the best bit.

    Zanya · April 25, 2014
  • Lisa U.

    Weak drinks. Fries food with burnt aftertaste. Overpriced with servers who just don't seem to care very much.

    Lisa Utter · November 1, 2013
  • Joshua P.

    The Crab Combo is perfect for 2 and is absolutely delicious. 1lb of snow crab and 1lb of king crab with red potatoes, corn on the cob, and hush puppies.

    Joshua Parkinson · August 16, 2013
  • Vernon B.

    Don't buy drinks at beach bar. Very expensive and weak. Stick with beer.

    Vernon Beckstrom · July 3, 2013
  • Sara R.

    If the wahoo is on special it is a must try.

    Sara R. · June 23, 2013
  • Cory W.

    Enjoy the bar at the beach and skip the food completely.

    Cory W · May 26, 2013
  • Daniel V.

    Someone left a tip for the blackened grouper sandwich, its actually called the bronzed grouper, and it was fantastic!! Highly recommended!!

    Daniel Van Wetering · May 25, 2013
  • Donna C.

    Just ok tried clams, not a fan.

    Donna Cheaqui · May 17, 2013
  • Neal H.

    Good stuff. Seafood was fresh and the service was good!

    Neal Haines · May 5, 2013
  • Carlton F.

    Must try the crab cakes.

    Carlton F · May 5, 2013
  • Siera S.

    The key lime pie is PERFECTION. It's consistency is more along the lines of a custard, similar to a flan or crème brûlée, but if you love creamy desserts, you'll regret NOT ordering this.

    Siera Santos · May 1, 2013
  • Siera S.

    Our waitress was sweet, patient and friendly. The coconut shrimp was fabulous. The shrimp is caught locally and the dipping sauce was sweet and tangy.

    Siera Santos · May 1, 2013
  • Kelly T.

    The crab dip was amazing as were the clam strips!

    Kelly Troxell · March 30, 2013
  • Jen Z

    Meh. Food subpar. Lunch prices affordable.

    Jen Z · March 5, 2013
  • Olivia F.

    The crab dip is Sooo delicious!!! Must eat!!

    Olivia Fulaytar · February 17, 2013
  • Steve R.

    This place sucks! Go home all you no tipping snowbirds!

    Steve Robb · December 7, 2012
  • Kevan L.

    As a floridian I can tell you that this place has mediocre over priced sea food. Service was good but you'll like "Back porch" better.

    Kevan Logan Kirby · October 21, 2012
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    Jeani Leiviska · October 1, 2012
  • Janice B.

    Fun place with the kids. Right on the beach for them to play while you wait with an outside bar. Can it get better that that?

    Janice Baldwin · September 29, 2012
  • Caleb K.

    Buffalo shrimp is delish.

    Caleb Kendall · August 23, 2012
  • Lauren J.

    Outrageously price, food sucks, and the service is awful. We got charge for another persons meal and didn't know till it showed up on our credit card bill.

    Lauren Joiner · August 18, 2012
  • Liz K.

    Whelp other than finding out that i suck at cracking crab shells, I had a great time, service was great and the food was delicious!:)

    Liz Koehler · July 21, 2012
  • Bethany H.

    Crab cakes were amazing along with the grilled shrimp. We had wonderful service!

    Bethany Horsley · July 20, 2012
  • Mitch B.

    No complaints here! Great food, great service. Get the house grouper. I liked it a lot.

    Mitch Baker · July 18, 2012
  • Jean H.

    Soft shell crab sandwich! Good decent food. If you're looking for fancy, don't come here. If you want down home fried seafood, this is your place.

    Jean Horst · July 2, 2012
  • Secdrick G.

    Great food!

    Secdrick Garland · June 19, 2012
  • Jennice

    The gumbo was full of flavor!

    Jennice · June 8, 2012
  • Teneisha J.

    Yucky service. Waitress seemed agitated and confused. Food was ok.

    Teneisha Jones · May 21, 2012
  • Cheyenne K.

    Very bad service. The sweet tea was nasty and the dr pepper tastes like dirty dish water. How can you mess that up?!?!?

    Cheyenne King · May 18, 2012
  • Kassie W.

    Worst sweet tea and dr. Pepper ever! Bad service/very rude! Eat somewhere else!

    Kassie Wade · May 18, 2012
  • Kaitlin W.

    Bad Sweet Tea!!!

    Kaitlin Wade · May 18, 2012
  • Ryan L.

    They no longer do the 29cent gumbo special. They replaced it with nothing.

    Ryan L. · May 14, 2012
  • Steve R.

    Go eat somewhere else! This is the worst food/service!

    Steve Robb · May 9, 2012

    Order to-go inside and carry your food out back to enjoy your meal sitting at the bar just across the dune line from the main beach. Read more · May 8, 2012
  • Whitney 🎀

    Blackened grouper sandwich is delish!

    Whitney 🎀 · May 5, 2012
  • John A.

    If you want to ear something other than oysters, order to-go in restaurant & bring it down to beach bar.

    John A · April 29, 2012
  • Jason P.

    $15 for two flavorless Pins Coladas... Gotta love Destin!

    Jason Pence · April 17, 2012

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