The person I was suppose to depose failed to show up and after waiting for an appropriate amount of time I called my friend who works in Pensacola. We decided to meet up for lunch. He suggested we head down to the water front and have lunch at The Crab Trap Seafood & Oyster Bar.
The hostess greeted us and as we walked to our table I noticed the floors were filthy in front of the double doors leading to the patio. I’m not sure if they were doing some kind of construction or if someone dropped a bag of potting soil on the floor but they neededto hit that mess with a mop.
We were seated at table near the windows and the view was beautiful. As I took in the scenery I checked out the menu. Their lunch specials were very reasonably priced and my friend suggested the fish tacos ($6.99). I took his advice and ordered the same. For my sides I ordered black beans and fries. I also ordered a diet soda.
While we waited we snacked on hushpuppies and discussed the new minor league ball park that was being built next store. Our food was out very quickly and there was a lot of it. Our waitress in addition to the two sides I ordered gave me a third one on the house, a bowl of grits.
The fish tacos had a good amount of blackened grouper garnished with lettuce, tomatoes and fresh onions. The tartar sauce complimented the fish nicely and it was very moist. The black beans were spicy without being too hot and I enjoyed them. The grits and fries were unimpressive, one lacking much taste while the other was slightly cold.
In addition to the beautiful view and good food the service was great. Our server was very attentive and was there to refill our drinks and help us mop up a minor flood when my buddy knocked over his drink. She was friendly and had a great sense of humor.
Overall, the Crab Trap is a good spot for those on a budget wanting a reasonably priced lunch with a great view of Pensacola Bay.
Sweet Tea & Bourbon’s Rating:
Atmosphere: B+ (Bonus for waterfront location)