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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Late Evening Dinner was very pleasant

We got there on a Thurs. night kinda of late but even at that, the server was great, the food was very good and reasonably priced. My son got popcorn shrimp, I got the tropical salad with blackened shrimp. Everyone enjoyed their food and talked about it the next morning. We would go back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
LensGypsy
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Thayne, Wyoming
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  • Families with children
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Thayne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We got there on a Thurs. night kinda of late but even at that, the server was great, the food was very good and reasonably priced. My son got popcorn shrimp, I got the tropical salad with blackened shrimp. Everyone enjoyed their food and talked about it the next morning. We would go back!

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Chesapeake, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband loves the Cajun Chicken Pasta (he does not eat seafood). I had the bronzed Mahi Mahi dinner, which was very good. The view of the beach is really nice. We were there between lunch and dinner, so we had no wait time for a table. Service was good. We would eat there again.

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Madisonville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Well, the view is great. Right on the beach with volleyball players and everything. But, you came for the food. Our server was slow and unresponsive. When I got the bronzed "crab trap mahi" it was covered in cold crab meat. It was nasty and I had to scrape it off. My wife had the fried red snapper which was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My rating in no way reflects the food quality but the service we got the second time around. Me and a friend came to visit the crab trap earlier in the week . The 1st time around service and food was amazing!! We sat inside our waitress was great, even though she did say she was new! We loved the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We ate at the bar outside and our bartender Stephen was great! He had good suggestions and was hilarious. We ended up staying an hour after we were finished eating because we were having such a good time

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Philippi, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

On Thursday's they have fireworks at the fishing pier and if you sit outside to eat or drink, it's a great view of the show. Friendly staff and good food.

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Vacaville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Sat on the outside deck Wednesday night. A little hot outside of thank god for the little breeze we had! I had the New Orleans amberjack plate which was very good! That sauce on top excellent! We also got to catch a firework show which was pretty cool. Good experience! Definitely recommend sitting outside! The view of the beach is... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

After a day on the beach, I went upstairs to the Crab Trap on the boardwalk. Upstairs and outside was a bar to where I planted myself to watch the sunset and have a beer. While enjoying the scenery a bartender by the name of Steve mentioned that I should try the grouper bacon ranch fish sandwich which was one... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

I had the cajun chicken alfredo pasta and it was absolutely amazing. they also have really good bucket drinks with a whole bunch of liquor and fruit juice n them. I love this place!

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I had gumbo and chicken breast and they were fabulous. Food was hot and fast, great staff and great view of the beach

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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: Large groups, Families with children

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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