About Us

First established in 1967, today the Crab Trap flourishes as a 400 seat full service restaurant serving the finest seafood in South Jersey

Our Story

Where It All Began

Established in 1967 by Jack Wallace as The Maenner’s Cafe, the menu included tap beer and sandwiches served to local Somers Point residents. Today, the Crab Trap Restaurant overlooks the Great Egg Harbor Bay in Somers Point.

Located on the Somerset Plantation, which was the property of one of the area’s original settlers, John Somers, The Crab Trap serves some of the finest seafood in South Jersey. The Maenner’s Café was remembered for the “horseshoe” bar and dirt floors, but now we have a full service restaurant seating 400 people.

 

Since 1967, we continue to provide friendly, prompt service to thousands of loyal guests each year. Our menu is a combination of classic dishes that have made us so popular over the years and new cuisine our chef’s have created to include something everyone can enjoy.

We have come a long way since the shots and beer of Maenner’s Café, but our owner Jack Wallace and family are still working closely with our staff to ensure you a pleasant dining experience. The Crab Trap is a perfect place for different occasions. Whether it’s a romantic first date, a family celebration, a night out on our Crabby Jack’s deck bar, or a business function to impress your clients, we are here to accommodate you.

We look forward to welcoming you as our guest!

Directions

The Crab Trap

FROM THE NORTH:

Take Garden State Parkway SOUTH to Exit 30 (Somers Point-Ocean City) Proceed thru toll booth to the third traffic light and then make a right hand turn.

FROM THE SOUTH:

Take Garden State Parkway NORTH to Exit 29 (Route 9 North) Proceed to traffic light. Turn Right onto Route 559. The Crab Trap will be located on your right.

FROM WASHINGTON, DC DELAWARE & MARYLAND:

Take 50 East or I-95 North to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Immediately after the bridge look for signs for 40 East (Atlantic City) and get off on that exit. Follow 40 East until you see signs for 559 in Mays Landing area. Follow 559 for about 20 minutes. You will come to an intersection at Rte. 9 & 559. Go through the intersection and The Crab Trap is on your right approximately 1/4 mile.

OR

Take I-95 NORTH to 76 EAST over the Walt Whitman Bridge. Keep left after toll and follow signs (Shore Points) until you see Route 42. Take Route 42 to Atlantic City Expressway. Stay on Expressway to Exit 7S for Garden State Parkway South. Continue on Parkway south to Exit 30 (Somers Point-Ocean City). Proceed thru toll plaza to the third traffic light and then make a right hand turn.

FROM PHILADELPHIA USING THE WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE:

Leave Philadelphia using the Walt Whitman Bridge. Keep left after the toll and follow signs (Shore Points) until you see Route 42. Take Route 42 to Atlantic City Expressway. Stay on Expressway to Exit 7S for Garden State Parkway South. Continue on Parkway south to Exit 30 (Somers Point-Ocean City). Proceed thru toll plaza to the third traffic light and then make a right hand turn.

Our Hours

LUNCH

Daily:  11:00am – 3:00pm

TWILIGHT DINNER

Mon – Fri:  3:00pm 5:00pm

DINNER

Daily:  3:00pm – 10:00pm