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Sea Hut

5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221-9125
+1 941-722-6255
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“spinach salad” (38 reviews)
“fried oysters” (18 reviews)
“crab” (25 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221-9125
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New to the area, I gave the Hut my own test, I ordered a burger. My waiter, Kevin suggested the Sea Hut burger. It’s a tower of deliciousness. I’m told to try the scallops and one of their soups on my next visit. Also, kudos...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have gone past the restaurant many times traveling between Tampa Airport and Longboat Key. We finally stopped for dinner and were glad we did. The waitstaff was very helpful and the food was delicious. The prices are a bit on the high side, but...More

Thank LairdMcSam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been to this restaurant 30 years ago and thought we would stop back in while over in the area. The building still look as dated as it was 30 years prior, the staff seem unfriendly as when we walked in there were 2...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove here just to give their stone Crabs a try. Loved them. Everything we ordered was delicious and also had a few margaritas with it. Wait staff was nice, hostess wasn't that nice but we would definitely come back here again for the seafood.

Thank gshaw5
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Nice wait staff, awful food. Small portions. Big price. Warm cole slaw - felf sick to my stomach after we ate. Won't go back.

1  Thank nell1365
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic dining experience. Someone in our party wanted Florida seafood and I wanted authentic whole belly clams (of course they had clam strips as well) The clams come in from Ipswich! This New England gal was delighted and all 6 of us loved our selections....More

Thank happytraveler552
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We had been to Sea Hut a few years ago and weren't impressed. We heard there was new management so we tried it again today. The hostess and waitress were very pleasant. My wife and I both ordered the grilled grouper sandwich. It was a...More

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night. Had the seafood platter and was surprised. Fried oysters were great as were the sea scallops. Nice piece of fish. My wife had the coconut crusted shrimp and it tasted great without the dipping sauce. Decor is dated but don't...More

Thank Sam G
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I used to come here in the early 80's....just after the Skyway bridge collapse. The parents owned it then, we would always get there around 6/7 p.m. Always an hour wait or better, have an appetizer and a carafe of homemade sangria while waiting. I...More

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 19 August 2017

It's been here forever and better under newer management. The Spinach and bacon salad is excellent. Many varieties of seafood, including Great Lakes perch. Known for the crab dishes, but not my thing. Have been there 2-3X per year for 10 years, Always good to...More

Thank BoatBaron
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Response from nell1365 | Reviewed this property |
I think salad is your only option, but call ahead if you dare to go
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221-9125 (Formerly Lee's Crab Trap)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-722-6255
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