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.

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Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for voting!

Best Overall Dining

Best Family Restaurant

Best Chef

Rich Kern

Best Fine Or Romantic Dining

Best Outdoor Dining

Best Seafood Restaurant

Best Bartender

Kathy Kern

Best Crabcake

Best Waterfront Dining

Our Story

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!

crab trap interior with sailboat model


Rockefeller or On the ½ Shell and harvested from Shooting Point, Virginia, Long Island Sound or Cape May Salts

Tuna Steak

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

Clams Casino

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

Our Location

2 Broadway, Somers Point, NJ 08244

No Beach Wear, no bathing suits, no tank tops or sleeveless shirts on gentlemen and shoes are required.

Our Hours


Daily:  11:00am – 3:00pm


Mon – Fri:  3:00pm 5:00pm


Daily: 3:00pm – 10:00pm

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