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Original Waterfront Crab Shack

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104 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6615
+1 850-664-0345
11:00 - 20:00
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good seafood and nice atmosphere wait staff was awesome manager stopped at all tables to welcome guests. Entire restaurant and bathrooms were exceptional clean. Crab cakes best I had in long time. Cocktails were very good.

Thank Diana C
Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't confuse this with the Crab Trap. Crab Shack is locally owned. Great oysters, cobia and just about anything else seafood you want. This is a must stop for us anytime in the Destin/Fort Walton area.

Thank Annette S
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I was looking for places to eat, I found the crab shack and read the reviews and decide to try, I had the fish tacos and my fiancé had the lobster sandwich, and dessert was delicious, it was very good and staff wore very friendly, I definitely come back again !!!

Thank Francis T
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Both the food and drinks were very good. Service was excellent. We sat out on the dock for our dinner and enjoyed it very much. It was a Sunday night and the place was not too busy yet so we sat right down. Would definitely go back again next time I am in Fort Walton Beach!

Thank Judy T
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was seated as soon as we arrived and waited for 25 minutes and was never waited on, won't be back ! Two tables of people that arrived after us were helped while we watched...

Thank Micah B
Joey L, General Manager at Original Waterfront Crab Shack, responded to this review

We are sincerely sorry for your experience or lack there of. We had some new employees and unfortunately we dropped the ball. I would love to make this up to you if you are willing to give us another try. If you choose to please ask for Joey and I will make sure that you receive the service that we... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time going to the Crab Shack. I would definitely go again...we had good seating and great view. Food was really good too.

Thank Jackie O
Merritt Island, Florida
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59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started out with the Fried Green Tomatoes which come topped with Crab. They were AWSOME! You must try this appetizer. I also got a Okaloosa Island Tea which was great. I ordered the Fish Platter which I got the Redfish grilled. It came with hush puppies, coleslaw and fries. My fish was very fresh and tasty. My wife ordered... More 

Thank KD2JA
Alpharetta, Georgia
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 6 to include our Labrador and labradoodle ate the the Crab Shack on a recommendation while out boating. While off the "beaten waterway", this place did not disappoint. The crab dip was amazing, as were the redfish sandwich. Service was awesome. A must try if you are in Ft Walton.

Thank Mike H
Bogalusa, Louisiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to The Crab Shack for an anniversary dinner. We both ordered shrimp plates, one blackened one fried. Both were amazing. The view off the back deck is beautiful and the service was great! Highly recommend it.

Thank msj2013t
Castle Rock, Colorado
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told it would be an hour before we were seated and that was fine with us. We had drinks at the bar and were seated shortly after we got our drinks. The food was very good!

Thank iceland03may

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6615
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-664-0345

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?