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Crab Trap in LaPlace is closing

mrsfury Oct 31, 2010 03:03 PM

Yes the camp-like restaurant on the lake with boiled (and bbq'd) crabs, shrimp and crawfish is closing Nov. 17th. Apparently there's a beef between the parish and the owner. I don't really care I'm just sad to be losing such a wonderful place. I assume the snowball stand upstairs is closing also. :(

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    maggiemae34 Jul 7, 2011 06:07 AM

    7/3/2011 LAPLACE--- Louie's Crab Trap in LaPlace, La. is OPEN for business. A great couple Jimbo and Vev are taking over the business under the close supervision of Louie Lipps himself. Louie promises he will not turn over full control of the business to the couple until he is confident that they know all of his recipes. As of Sunday, they are well on their way to following Louie's recipes perfectly. The Crab Trap is a great place to enjoy some Louisiana boil seafood, breathe in the fresh Lake Pontchartrain breeze and visit with friends. Conveniently located between New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Hammond, the Crab Trap is a wonderful location to meet family and friends half way.

    1. paz5559 Feb 8, 2011 06:48 PM

      Directly from Mr. Louie Lipps: Crab Trap will re-opening February 25, 2011.

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        mrsfury Feb 9, 2011 07:59 AM

        That's great news, Paz. Like I said, after seeing Louie's sign, I thought he was done w/St. John Parish. Thanks for the update. Can't wait to have some bbq crabs.

        1. re: mrsfury
          CharlieH Feb 9, 2011 12:32 PM

          What's a bbq crab like? Sounds good, I think.

          1. re: CharlieH
            mrsfury Feb 9, 2011 05:09 PM

            It is just like bbq shrimp but with hard crabs cut into four pieces. Fabulous. It is served with bread to sop up the juice.

        2. re: paz5559
          rouxdauphine Feb 9, 2011 02:09 PM

          Yippee!!!! I've only been to Crab Trap once and really enjoyed it. I've been to LaF Landing once as well, albeit for a special event. The more the merrier!

          1. re: rouxdauphine
            paz5559 Mar 6, 2011 06:55 PM

            Went this weekend, and the crawfish were quite big for this time of year, and very sweet. Really really good!

            Spoke to Louis, who advised he had sold the place to John Clement. Louis will stick around for the next 4-5 weeks to make sure John has a feel for his system.

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          kibbles Nov 1, 2010 09:47 AM

          i just called them -- they said they closed Oct. 17 this year but will reopen next year in feb. hope so, missed em again.

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            mrsfury Nov 1, 2010 11:59 AM

            I am surprised they said they are re-opening because there is a nasty sign on the place saying how pissed they are with the parish of St. John. Maybe they will open in another parish.

            1. re: mrsfury
              Jeeves_too Nov 1, 2010 11:16 PM

              Here's a picture of the sign we saw

            2. re: kibbles
              missmable Feb 8, 2011 05:22 AM

              I called in October, the week after they closed for the season and they had not mentioned closing permanently. Maybe everyone's confusing their closing for the season?? There's another website that mentions they'll be opening Feb 25: http://www.laredneckyachtclub.com/the.... I'm not sure how credible they are but they have a page on their site dedicated to the Crab Trap so I assume it's legit. Sorry for reviving an old thread but this is news worth mentioning!

              1. re: missmable
                jenn2083 Feb 8, 2011 05:25 AM

                what about the new place that opened up in the late summer/early fall (I can't quite remember)? Is it still open? Has anyone tried it?

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                  edible complex Feb 8, 2011 11:46 AM

                  cal them:
                  Frenier Landing
                  113 Dottie Lane & Peavine Rd
                  LaPlace, LA 70068
                  (985) 224-2178

                  1. re: edible complex
                    jenn2083 Feb 8, 2011 01:44 PM

                    I've been to Frenier Landing . I'm talking about the new place that was opened by the owner's of FL. I can't find a listing or any kind of reviews, menus, etc...

            3. mrsfury Oct 31, 2010 04:40 PM

              Oops it was Oct. 17th. Too late.

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              1. re: mrsfury
                Hungry Celeste Nov 1, 2010 07:22 AM

                Disappointing news. Do you know if he plans to relocate elsewhere?

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                  hazelhurst Nov 1, 2010 07:27 AM

                  How'd your gumbo turn out?

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                    Hungry Celeste Nov 1, 2010 08:27 AM

                    Pretty darn good, considering the oyster shortage. Extra shrimp made up for the bivalve deficiencies.

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                      hazelhurst Nov 1, 2010 08:41 AM

                      What did you do for the stock? Shrimp stock? Or did you try to fly with something else? (Couldn;t make it down there...busy playing Halloween and birthdays)

                      1. re: hazelhurst
                        Hungry Celeste Nov 1, 2010 08:58 AM

                        It's a true country cajun gumbo: no stock, just water. A ridiculous abundance of seafood (35 lbs shrimp, 4-5 lbs crabmeat [lump & claw], 5 lbs crab claws, usually a gallon of oysters per pot) plus smoked ham & hot smoked sausage makes it good--stock is for restaurant gumbo!

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                          hazelhurst Nov 1, 2010 09:09 AM

                          Wish I'd been there. I guess you are right..stock is fancy-fication. Kinda like the difference between coonass grillades and New Orleans style.

                2. re: mrsfury
                  mimadeli Nov 1, 2010 09:27 AM

                  wow that's sad -- is the restaurant on the lake's edge closing too?

                  The parish wants to build a marina there, maybe Crab Trap got caught in the cross hairs of that

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