Fresh. Quality. Seafood.
Restaurants come and go but we have overcome the odds. We continue to provide friendly, prompt service and serve delicious food to thousands of customers each year. We are delighted to make your next dining experience the very best at the Jersey Shore.
Due to the high volume of visitors, our restaurant is dine-in only and does not offer take-out at this time. We will resume our take-out in the fall.
Gold - Best Overall Restaurant
Gold - Best Seafood Restaurant
Gold - Best Family Restaurant
Gold - Best Crab Cake
Welcome To The Crab Trap
The Wallace Family are at the helm of the Crab Trap today working closely with their staff to ensure you a pleasant dining experience. Whether it is a romantic first date, a family gathering, a night out on our deck bar Crabby Jack’s or a business function to impress your clients, we are here for you. Special Group events can be scheduled but only October through May!
Rockefeller or On the ½ Shell and harvested from Shooting Point, Virginia, Long Island Sound or Cape May Salts
sesame crusted and prepared to perfection, served with our Thai pepper sauce
King Crab Legs
over 1 ½ lbs. of sweet and juicy steamed Alaskan King Crab legs with drawn butter
Surf & Turf
6 oz. filet mignon and two 4 oz. lobster tails, broiled tomato
minced, our #1 seller!
Out of the Bleu Salmon Salad
blackened salmon, fresh avocado, sliced tomato and bleu cheese dressing – red onion
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What People are Saying
“Food quality is excellent as well as the service”
"Regular summertime visits to Ocean City are always followed by early dinner at The Crab Trap! The food quality is excellent as well as the service and cleanliness. Keep up the great work!" ~Mr. Aberici
“If you are hungry for seafood this is the place to go”
"Wow! We loved it and had a ton of food! Nice atmosphere too! Staff are great! This is the first time I have ever commented on a restaurant because I felt it deserved the recognition!! Enjoy :)" ~CC
“Without a doubt one of the best dinners we have ever had”
"Our waitress was well informed, polite and served us without being intrusive. The food was delicious, bountiful and nicely presented. We will be making the Crab Trap a regular stop on our way to the shore from PA" ~Marie