The Crab Trap

Crab Trap

Seafood Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and American Restaurant$$$$
  • 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)
    Casey P.
    "Great seafood gumbo for 29 cents with an entree!"(5 Tips)
    Wesley D.
    "Try the grilled shrimp with snow crab legs."(5 Tips)
70 Tips and reviews
  • crab
  • gumbo
  • mahi mahi
  • scenic views
  • oysters
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  • Joshua P.
    Joshua ParkinsonAugust 16, 2013
    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.
  • Ashleigh H.
    Ashleigh HallJune 9, 2014
    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!
  • Siera S.
    Siera SantosMay 1, 2013
    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.
  • Maggie
    MaggieJune 20, 2015
    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!!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WeeksJuly 7, 2014
    Had a fairly large group during busy season and was sat rather quickly with great service. Food was really good too! WILL BE BACK
  • Siera S.
    Siera SantosMay 1, 2013
    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.
  • Christen R.
    Christen RowlandJuly 18, 2014
    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!!
    AL.comMay 8, 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
  • Bonnie O.
    Bonnie OlsonSeptember 16, 2011
    One of Destin's best kept secrets! Delicious seafood with a beautiful beach location just far enough from the hustle and bustle of the strip.
  • Carter B.
    Carter BeachMay 21, 2014
    Right on the beach and beautiful! Always have had good service. Looking forward to eating the gumbo with our next meal!
  • Phil N.
    Phil NobleJanuary 20, 2016
    Gumbo great, as everyone says. The rest of the food is good and moderately priced and our service was exemplary.
  • Zanya
    ZanyaApril 25, 2014
    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.
  • Andrew M.
    The Sante Fe Mahi Mahi was a daily special, and absolutely wonderful.
  • Liz K.
    Liz KoehlerJuly 21, 2012
    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!:)
  • Daniel V.
    Someone left a tip for the blackened grouper sandwich, its actually called the bronzed grouper, and it was fantastic!! Highly recommended!!
  • Jean H.
    Jean HorstJuly 2, 2012
    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.
  • Wesley D.
    Wesley DunnAugust 18, 2011
    This place is great. Best seafood we have had the whole trip. Try the grilled shrimp with snow crab legs.
  • Mitch B.
    Mitch BakerJuly 18, 2012
    No complaints here! Great food, great service. Get the house grouper. I liked it a lot.
  • Janice B.
    Janice BaldwinSeptember 29, 2012
    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?
  • John A.
    John AApril 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want to ear something other than oysters, order to-go in restaurant & bring it down to beach bar.
  • Bethany H.
    Bethany HorsleyJuly 20, 2012
    Crab cakes were amazing along with the grilled shrimp. We had wonderful service!
  • Mary Annette K.
    Mary Annette KJuly 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best place to eat in Destin! A gorgeous view and delicious crab! Yum!
  • Olivia F.
    Olivia FulaytarFebruary 17, 2013
    The crab dip is Sooo delicious!!! Must eat!!
  • Richard S.
    Richard SimpsonMarch 24, 2015
    Service was great (thanks to Tom) and the bronzed Cobia was excellent.
  • kenn s.
    kenn stonerSeptember 5, 2016
    Nice table by the ocean. Good food. Ate lunch this time. Enjoyed
  • Trent B.
    Trent BApril 7, 2011
    Crab trap feast is awesome.. As long as the crab claws are fresh!
  • Sara R.
    Sara R.June 23, 2013
    If the wahoo is on special it is a must try.
    TIFFANYMarch 4, 2012
    The crab legs were cooked perfect but quite a bit on the salty side and three of my crab legs were completely empty with no meat. I got robbed. Food wasn't all that bad but I've had much better.
  • Neal H.
    Neal HainesMay 5, 2013
    Good stuff. Seafood was fresh and the service was good!
  • Kelly T.
    Kelly TroxellMarch 30, 2013
    The crab dip was amazing as were the clam strips!
  • Keith L.
    Keith LaddMarch 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Kids can play while you wait for your meal.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HarrisonMarch 26, 2012
    Let the kids play on the sand & then watch the waves while you eat!
  • Thomas
    ThomasMay 11, 2010
    Start with the crab dip. Then get the blackened grouper, it's spicy and delicious!
  • ashley c.
    ashley carsonApril 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The best top shelf margaritas around!!!!
  • Josh L.
    Josh LJune 25, 2014
    Great food, cool spot. Long wait
  • Chris
    ChrisJune 12, 2015
    Great seafood, relaxed atmosphere.
  • Lizzi
    LizziMarch 14, 2011
    The Hot Crab Dip is a must have appetizer!
  • Cory W.
    Cory WMay 26, 2013
    Enjoy the bar at the beach and skip the food completely.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan L.May 14, 2012
    They no longer do the 29cent gumbo special. They replaced it with nothing.
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    USarmySFCretMarch 8, 2012
    Did you know that there is also an iSpy mission near here? Play iSpy on your iPhone to solve. @iSpy
  • Todd B.
    Todd BabineauxJuly 5, 2015
    Had the king was awesome!!
  • Kevan L.
    Kevan Logan KirbyOctober 21, 2012
    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.
  • Jason P.
    Jason PenceApril 17, 2012
    $15 for two flavorless Pins Coladas... Gotta love Destin!
  • Whitney 🎀
    Whitney 🎀May 5, 2012
    Blackened grouper sandwich is delish!
  • Casey P.
    Casey PittmanSeptember 23, 2011
    Great seafood gumbo for 29 cents with an entree!
  • Jennice
    JenniceJune 8, 2012
    The gumbo was full of flavor!
  • Billie Sue W.
    Billie Sue WilsonDecember 9, 2015
    Very nice sunset. Was in my eyes @ first.
  • Secdrick G.
    Secdrick GarlandJune 19, 2012
    Great food!
  • Carlton F.
    Carlton FMay 5, 2013
    Must try the crab cakes.
  • Caleb K.
    Caleb KendallAugust 23, 2012
    Buffalo shrimp is delish.
  • Vernon B.
    Vernon BeckstromJuly 3, 2013
    Don't buy drinks at beach bar. Very expensive and weak. Stick with beer.
  • JL S.
    JL SettleOctober 2, 2010
    Enjoy the frozen lemonade and Andy Dalton's twin serving them up
  • Lisa U.
    Lisa UtterNovember 1, 2013
    Weak drinks. Fries food with burnt aftertaste. Overpriced with servers who just don't seem to care very much.
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick ShepherdMarch 11, 2011
    Blackend mahi mahi is great!!!
  • Jeani L.
    Jeani LeiviskaOctober 1, 2012
  • Pok M.
    Pok MauldinMarch 13, 2011
    Don't get the port st. Joe salad.
  • Timothy W.
    Timothy WilliamsApril 29, 2015
    Raw Oysters
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JoinerAugust 18, 2012
    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.
  • Teneisha J.
    Teneisha JonesMay 21, 2012
    Yucky service. Waitress seemed agitated and confused. Food was ok.
  • Jen Z
    Jen ZMarch 5, 2013
    Meh. Food subpar. Lunch prices affordable.
  • Valerie C.
    Valerie CJune 23, 2010
    try the the crab legs
  • Amy Z.
    Amy Zettlemoyer-LazarJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat at Pompano Joe's...
  • Cheyenne K.
    Cheyenne KingMay 18, 2012
    Very bad service. The sweet tea was nasty and the dr pepper tastes like dirty dish water. How can you mess that up?!?!?
  • Kassie W.
    Kassie WadeMay 18, 2012
    Worst sweet tea and dr. Pepper ever! Bad service/very rude! Eat somewhere else!
  • Donna C.
    Donna CheaquiMay 17, 2013
    Just ok tried clams, not a fan.
  • Steve R.
    Steve RobbMay 9, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Go eat somewhere else! This is the worst food/service!
  • Kaitlin W.
    Kaitlin WadeMay 18, 2012
    Bad Sweet Tea!!!
  • Steve R.
    Steve RobbDecember 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    This place sucks! Go home all you no tipping snowbirds!
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyApril 14, 2012
    Prolly the worst service I've ever had.
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FraleyAugust 11, 2011
    After my dinner here i felt disgusted and ripped off!
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