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Lee's Crab Trap I

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5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221-9125
+1 941-722-6255
11:30 - 21:00
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Bradenton, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a great place to eat. I had the grouper and it was fresh & delicious! My cousin had fried soft shell crab with sweet potato wedges. The place was spotless and the prices are very reasonable. Friendly staff. Wonderful dining experience! I highly recommend it.

Thank CazilleFamily
Harrison Township, Michigan
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187 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have a family gathering here about once a year. The food has always been wonderful. I love the crab cakes. I also recommend the she crab soup.

Thank Linda S
Palmetto, Florida
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I visited here for lunch with friends. We each had something different and each of us were pleased. I enjoyed a stuffed flounder, it was done differently than I am used to and I loved it! The sweet potato wedges are also outstanding. The prices were reasonable and the selection was wide. They have a Happy Hour, no appetizers are... More 

Thank CJGulick
Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Never had anything we didn't love. Generous portions. Cher is our favorite waitress. Always makes us feel special. Place is always busy!decor is dated but it's old school Florida. My only complaint - don't sit in booth #5. The mold smell is nauseating and the owner needs to address that. It's not as if they're not making money.

Thank Janelaine G
Palmetto, Florida
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Great food for all. We had the crab Norfolk & wedges. I love the atmosphere. It would be a great idea to try the hush puppies.

Thank 932garryl
Stegaurach, Germany
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Expensive for the quality of food that you receive. You would be better off going to one of the chain restaurants, at least then you would get consistant quality.

Thank Andy P
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Relaxed dining with good coconut shrimp, beets, shrimp scampi, spinach salad. The okra was new to the menu and tasteless. They make two desserts in house but the special was not. Good wait service and a nice stop from the airport to our stay 30 minutes away.

Thank leonardc538
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Sea Hut in Manatee Co., Fl. is a delightful treat. Our favorite dish is their fried oysters, which melt in your mouth, complimented by the delectable spinach salad with hot bacon dressing!

Thank Paula K
Eastham, Massachusetts
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319 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We met friends for dinner here and it was o.k. We drove from Sarasota and it was not worth the drive. While we had a nice dinner and the service was good the sautéed soft shell crabs had too much flour and not enough taste. Everything else was fine.

Thank psmilsky
Palmetto, Florida
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

A treasure, huge menu, loads of choices for the non seafood eaters like me. Food is always very good, excellent servers, quaint decor. Very busy place, guess the secret is out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221-9125
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-722-6255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?