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Rick's Crab Trap

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178 Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
+1 850-664-0110
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Gainesville, Georgia
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1,041 reviews
835 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,011 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the place didn't look like much forth outside. it sits right on the road yet is hard to find. i'm glad we finally spotted it onto second pass. its a beer bar. lots of tv's and steelers fans watching football, but its clean and patrons are well mannered. for years i had been searching for a fresh seafood pizza down... More 

Thank bbqman3341
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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135 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews, I thought I would finally check this place out. I went to Rick's back in the 90s at a different location but not since they've been on Eglin Blvd. The two times I have been to Rick's have been over the past week. I like the new U shape bar. The employees have been very friendly... More 

1 Thank Thekeithman
Arlington, Texas
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok. The atmosphere lacking. It seemed like a great place for locals to meet for drinks and dinner. Most of the patrons seemed to know each other and were having drinks and a really good time. Probably wouldn't go back.

Thank Duonna W
Shakopee, Minnesota
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We always go to Rick's when in town, brought friends with us and didn't disappoint! We had amberjack po boys, slamberjack taquitos, and slamberjack po boys, crab legs, and drinks...Kasce was awesome server! They've expanded the space so plenty of room to watch the games...Rick's is a must stop!

Thank kelly s
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We were on vacation with some friends who are Ricks regulars. Let me tell you Ricks did not disappoint. We started with Buffalo shrimp and slamberjack tequitos. Both prepared very well. I must give a shout to the bar manager who selects the tequila. They carry Corralejo and this is the first American bar that I've seen that has it.... More 

Thank Nate B
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We were told about this restaurant. It was OK. It wasn't horrible and it wasn't great. The food was OK. If you don't want seafood, the food on the menu is pretty bland.

Thank apencille
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here to try out some of the local seafood in town. Had the fried appetizer platter, still not a fan of oysters even when fried! The meals were good, large portions had to take some home.

Thank matrix8981
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

May not look like much from the outside and the inside is a throw back to many years ago but the food and the atmosphere is well worth stopping in. Our server was outstanding and we lacked for nothing even though they were extremely busy. Two in our group stuck to sea food and one the fried chicken strips. The... More 

2 Thank Bill K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a glitzy glamourous beach side place with overpriced seafood and shoddy service, there are plenty around here... This isn't one of them... This is a family owned place a few miles from the Gulf with terrific food and great service that beats em all... From the fresh oysters to the perfectly fried crab claws, Rick's is... More 

Thank Jason T
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were looking for a local place that had good seafood and was not expensive. We loved our waitress as she had good recommendations. We tried Amberjack fish for the first time. It tastes like grilled chicken. We also had fried shrimp, Grouper Nuggets, and Flounder. All very good. The atmosphere was that of a small local dinner with booths.... More 

1 Thank ScottnCheryl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-664-0110

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