The Crab Trap in Somers Point is an iconic, seasonal must-stop at the shore, offering fresh seafood and live entertainment by the bay.

But even in the colder and quieter months, when the area seems to be vacant, The Crab Trap is in full swing, serving lunch and dinner daily with happy hours and live music several days a week.

"We try to keep the entertainment a little more mellow in the earlier evening hours, and after dinner we open the dance floor and liven the mood," says owner Kenneth Wallace, son of original owner Jack Wallace, who opened the establishment in 1967.

Throughout March, The Crab Trap will host live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a special St. Patrick's Day performance planned for March 17 (See below for additional details).

In the summer months, the restaurant offers entertainment daily, and guests can enjoy its Crabby Jack's Deck Bar overlooking the bay.

St. Patrick's Day event:

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at The Crab Trap with a menu featuring traditional Irish cuisine, Irish drink specials and entertainment by the Celtic ensemble Nae Breeks Pipes and Drums Band.

Nae Breeks has been performing at The Crab Trap on St. Patty's Day for several years, and the band brings in a good crowd.

"Everybody loves them," Wallace says.

The band will be performing three back-to-back sets at The Crab Trap, at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. To learn more about The Nae Breeks Pipes and Drums Band, check out its Facebook page at

Happy Hour Specials:

The Crab Trap offers a variety of happy hour food and drink specials through the week, including a $5 select food menu at the bar 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, a $4 to $7 tapas, or "small plates," menu, featuring items 4 p.m. to close Tuesdays, and an all-day happy hour on Thursdays, which includes half-priced appetizers.

Upcoming Entertainment:

Thursday, March 14: Jesse Boyington

Friday, March 15: Starr

Saturday, March 16: Starr

Sunday, March 17: St. Patty's Day performances by Nae Breeks Pipes and Drums Band

Wednesday, March 20: Starr