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The Crab Trap

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1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Unit 204, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6800
+1 850-301-0959
11:00 - 22:00
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Miramichi, Canada
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had passed here several times over past 5 years and always said we must try here. We finally did and are only sorry for all the times we drove by just admiring the view. We finally went for dinner and it was great. The staff was friendly, welcoming and really attentive. The menu gave so many choices we needed help... More 

Thank cantwelltom044
Memphis, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was our second visit & loved it again. Snapper, Shrimp & Steak were all AMAZING. The view at sunset was awesome too.

Thank Eloc1976
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

John and Drew are the best. The best customer service I've received from Crab Trap since we've lived here.

Thank Anita P
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there on Jan 9 2017. Naturally, we've ordered crab cooked in several different ways. 4 of us really appreciated our diner. Place was not full due to off season timing and we still got a superb service as if they were full staff!

Thank Pierre C
Florence, Alabama
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243 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop for late lunch on a very cold Sunday afternoon (one the coldest periods along this part of the gulf). The restaurant was uncomfortably cool --- probably can't be adequately heated in this type of weather. We were the only customers at this time so service was excellent --- quick & accurate. The food was very good (Port St... More 

Thank BusterYukon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited this restaurant and literally discovered the best restaurant in Fort Walton Beach, Fla! We enjoyed an outstanding dinner of King Grab Legs with the best cold slaw and hush-puppies we've ever had...and we eat out a lot. Our waiter (Shane O.) must be the pride and joy of this restaurant. He took care of us... More 

Thank Rod C
West Point, Mississippi
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to eat here every time I'm in Ft Walton, it's delicious every single time. My daughter traveled with us the last trip and she truly enjoyed the food, ate everything on her plate and that's rare for her 4 year old self.

Thank jameshacage
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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205 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Crab Trap and really enjoyed the beach bar. You can order from the bar menu or go in the main restaurant and order off the main menu and then pick it up when ready to eat at the beach bar. The main restaurant is terrific, as well. Good food, good service.

Thank Matt_from_Chicago
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I ate multiple lunches here and every time sat on the patio overlooking the beach. The food is good and the kids meals come with sand buckets.

Thank Jonathan-Matteo C
Elkader ia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We were here vacationing and a local told us to try this place out. We had Crab Claws, fried Oysters and scallops. Everything was amazing. Service was great and drinks were also great. We will definitely be back on our next trip.

Thank A5003MTamyh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Unit 204, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6800
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-301-0959
What's better than a day at the beach? A day at the beach followed by lunch or dinner at The Crab Trap at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. Located at the busy and beautiful Newman Brackin Park, The Crab Trap is a first stop, last stop for locals and visitors alike. Perched high above the powder white sand and emerald green water of the Gulf of Mexico, The Crab Trap is the perfect place to begin or end your day at the beach. Serving local favorites such as Hot Crab Dip and Seafood Gumbo and daily specials ranging from Grilled Sirloin to Alaskan Crab Legs, The Crab Trap has something for everyone. The kids will love the special menu designed just for them, a chance to express their creative side, and a take home treat that will make their time on the Emerald Coast even more memorable. Tons of parking, easy access to the beach, playgrounds and volleyball nets; The Crab Trap at The Boardwalk will quickly become one of your favorite places to eat. Whether you are heading out for the night, taking a colleague to lunch, relaxing after a day at the beach or just looking for a place to hang out and catch a game, just head to The Crab Trap at The Boardwalk!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?