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Sea Hut

5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221-9125
+1 941-722-6255
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“spinach salad” (43 reviews)
“fried oysters” (24 reviews)
“crab” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221-9125
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our second visit.Like the amount of choices offered,The sides are excellent.The fish has been good.I have had the Crab Imperial and The Sea Hut Trio.DH had the Redneck platter and Haddock platter.Love the Spinach salad ,stewed tomatoes,fried okra and corn and peppers. Happy...More

Thank alpal1993
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dine at Sea Hut almost every week, and sometimes more often. The food is fresh and the service outstanding. Try the lobster stew (a complete meal by itself), the salad topped with lobster, the "famous" spinach salad with hot bacon dressing; or ask for...More

Thank Clifford E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sea Hut - Average at best. The service was good but the food was average. I went out of my way to eat here with prior experience from nay years ago. Won't go back.

Thank JMMcD
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Over the past 7 years, we have stopped for dinner here numerous times usually in returning from the airport or a car trip north. Our first couple of visits were under its old name - Crab Shack. The most recent dinner stop was not as...More

Thank HBeachTraveler
Reviewed 3 August 2018

I am a 5th generation Floridian. I was born in Sarasota. I've lived here most of my life. Unfortunately, for some reason, though, I am probably one of the very few natives who've managed to miss dining at the Sea Hut (original Crab Trap) on...More

1  Thank Suzie B
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Came here tonight for a family meal with kids. I ate on the lighter side and got the grouper, pan seared with rice pilaf and a side salad for $26. It was ok. Maybe I should have gotten in broiled? The service was awesome. Prompt,...More

Thank carib_vacation
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Local family selected this interesting restaurant to meet up with out of town visiting relatives. Our party of 8 was well accommodated with little wait time. The menu had so many choices it was almost overwhelming. Food was good and plentiful.

Thank sonjaj132
Reviewed 9 July 2018

what you see is what you get. Good seafood (although they have a nice - sized menu offering a good variety of dinner items other than seafood) presented in an old Florida seafood restaurant atmosphere. Appetizers that were enjoyed by our family: Crab-stuffed mushrooms, Escargot,...More

Thank Casey D
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

My first visit and it was better than average. I had the stuffed soft shell crab with slaw and fried okra and it was very good in an old school way. The service was good, the beer cold. Being so close to the water, I...More

Thank wnb2
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Whenever we are on our way from Tampa to the Palmetto area we stop at the sea hut for a meal. This time it was for lunch. As usual I order fried oysters and my wife orders grouper. As usual the food is served HOT,...More

Thank Gary H
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Questions & Answers
Thomas C
6 September 2018|
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Response from timothydcraddock | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. When I was there I also asked about AAA and AARP discounts. They said “no”.
Karen G
15 April 2018|
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Response from Marlene M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do!
1 December 2017|
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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 (Formerly Lee's Crab Trap)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-722-6255
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