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Oct 31, 2010 03:03 PM

Crab Trap in LaPlace is closing

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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  1. Oops it was Oct. 17th. Too late.

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    1. re: mrsfury

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

        1. re: hazelhurst

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

          1. re: Hungry Celeste

            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

              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!

              1. re: Hungry Celeste

                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.

      1. re: mrsfury

        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

      2. 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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        1. re: kibbles

          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

            Here's a picture of the sign we saw

          2. re: kibbles

            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

              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?

              1. re: jenn2083

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

                1. re: edible complex

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

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            1. re: paz5559

              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

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

                1. re: CharlieH

                  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

                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

                  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.

              3. 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.