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1450 S.E. Miracle Strip Pkwy, Unit 204, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
+1 850-301-0959
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: What's better than a day at the beach? A day at the beach followed by...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 224
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    Very good
  • 112
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  • 36
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Kids loved it, great food and great view!

Great place to bring our kids for a meal after long day on the beach. Laid back atmosphere, good food at reasonable prices, kids loved the atmosphere and activities while we waited for our food. The view towards the pier was great. Kids liked having a "gift bucket" to take home and use on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Mike B
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Marquette, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Marquette, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great place to bring our kids for a meal after long day on the beach. Laid back atmosphere, good food at reasonable prices, kids loved the atmosphere and activities while we waited for our food. The view towards the pier was great. Kids liked having a "gift bucket" to take home and use on the beach the next day. Thanks... More 

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gatlinburg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The Crab Trap is a great place to go for either lunch or dinner. We had the grouper sandwich and a grilled chicken pineapple bacon sandwich for lunch. Both were excellent.

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166 reviews 166 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

In town for a cheer competition called ahead and needed seating for 50. Drew, was extremely helpful, could not "guarantee" a reservation but would put us down on the list. Took a chance and was extremely happy. Good food good service, they had us at 3 very large tables with 1 waitress per table. Drinks were kept full, food started... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Very good food and atmosphere. Prices only slightly higher that the typical seafood chain. Would highly recommend the crab cakes and king crab.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My husband ordered the Amber Jack fish sandwich. It was so bad he barely took a bite out of it. What was even worse is the our waitress didn't even notice or ask him about it, just acted like nothing was wrong! I had crab legs, but it is hard to mess them up. I will say the claw bites,... More 

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Destin, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The window views are great of the beach and Gulf. Large restaurant. Service always good. Food is good too, but on the high end.

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Flushing, Michigan
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141 reviews 141 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Stopped here while walking the pier and boardwalk on a Sunday afternoon. Not at all busy, and seemed like kind of a neat place because we were seated on a second-floor patio with a nice view of the Gulf. It seems that the fresh fish on the menu was unavailable, but Amberjack, which wasn't on the menu, was available. Must... More 

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Destin, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

On the positive side we would cite the atmosphere, and likely the food had it been served hot. On the down side, if you are into restaurant workers not washing their hands after doing their business in the restroom, this is your place. In the time it took my son and I to use the men's room and wash our... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Don't care about us especially my 2 children being seated cold because "the seats have been set" but in reality they have empty set of tables and chairs!! we were seated when sun was still out but when sun has set it was blowing cold air from the beach (that's how long we waited)!! Grrr!! Daniel tell me what doesn't... More 

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Yorktown, VA
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195 reviews 195 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Had a nice lunch here while staying at the Ramada. It was nice to walk up from the beach in our suits with sandy feet, grab a yummy cocktail and eat lunch with a nice view of the beautiful beach. My girls got smoothies which were very good especially the pineapple , coconut, and strawberry. The crab dip was good,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1450 S.E. Miracle Strip Pkwy, Unit 204, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-301-0959

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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