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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” (177 reviews)
“seafood” (219 reviews)
“gumbo” (99 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 via mobile

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

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Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday

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
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had an early dinner so we didn't have to wait for a table and barely had to wait for our food. Tom was our waiter, he took great care of us. He was very knowledgeable about the menu which was helpful because I always...More

Thank Lakegirl15
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family loves eating at the Crab Trap and make sure to have dinner there every time we go to Destin for vacation. Our only rub is that the parking is terrible due to the restaurant sharing their parking with a public beach. We usually...More

Thank Hayley L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful location on the beach with quick service and delicious food! Look for coupon in Menu Mag for free crab dip! No complaints! Would return for second visit!

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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, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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