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Original Waterfront Crab Shack

104 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6615
+1 850-664-0345
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“redfish” (32 reviews)
“crab dip” (64 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
104 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6615
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived in Fort Walton late and tired, but decided to dine at the Crab Shack. Food and service was great and in fact we choose to return two additional times during our stay. Don't miss this shack - it is great

1  Thank Raymond R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was good for our loud kids, had good food. Mostly fried things and sandwiches, but I think there could have been more that was above what we wanted to pay if you wanted something nicer. Good drinks. Lots of good, large servings.

Thank danicat s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brought a friend here who loves crab and he was not disappointed. Said it was yummy. I had the fried green tomatoes and those were delish too. I would definitely come back to this restaurant. Waterfront tables are lovely.

Thank Renae H
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The best crab legs we've had in a long time. The waitress was fantastic and severed six of us with grace and a smile on her face. Very Nice

Thank biliec2015
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this restaurant as much as we could. After driving 14 hours from Illinois, my husband drove the entire trip, I wanted to treat my husband to a nice meal. Unfortunately our daughter started running a fever while we were there for dinner. Dinner...More

Thank BeckynAlyssa
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

In town for a memorial service. Had a very late lunch here. The seafood was great, the waitstaff fast and courteous, and the frozen drinks amazing. We had fried oysters and fried shrimp and were very pleased.

1  Thank chrisayers327
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The restaurant has a covered outdoor dining area with a superb view of the beach and Gulf. Our waitress was super friendly. The menu is mainly seafood but it's fresh. I had the grilled Grouper sandwich and it was really tasty. We had a great...More

Thank Weerobbie
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We ate here on our last night in Fort Walton Beach and I guess we saved the best for last. The food was fantastic and we had a table right by the water where I was able to get a couple of sunset pics. This...More

1  Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

6 different entrees, 2 appetizers, all satisfied. Thank goodness for local seafood at non Destin prices.

1  Thank Love2eat32547
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This is our first visit to Ft. Walton Beach. I was looking for a great spot for sunset 🌅 pics. This is the place! We had a window seat and the view was breathtaking over the water. We had the fish 🌮tacos and local beer...More

2  Thank Ginger B
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Questions & Answers
4 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from FWB_Foodie | Reviewed this property |
not sure. if you call them and ask, I am sure they can accommodate. grilled/blackened fish should with salad should be great with oysters on half shell for appetizers.
sharlap P
30 March 2017|
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Response from Lora P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, probably a good idea. The place is usually packed
12 November 2016|
Response from Joey L | Property representative |
Yes we do allow dogs on our outside deck.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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