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“Average at best...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Original Water Front Crab Shack

Original Water Front Crab Shack
104 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 664-0345
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Average at best...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Just ate here for 4th of July. The one man band was horrible. However that's somewhat forgiveable, what isn't is charging $20-30 per entree and then the food arriving cold. Two of the three crab orders were cold and needed to be sent back. The peel shrimp was way overcooked and had no flavor. Great location, but there are too many low quality seafood restaurants in this area and this fits that mold...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
“Over seasoned!!! All we tasted was salt and seasoning.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The raw oysters were as expected. The stuffed grouper and grilled shrimp were over seasoned. After I wiped the shrimp off with napkins you could taste the shrimp. The breading on the oysters was hard and had to be peeled off. Three of them were stuck together and the breading was not cooked which made removal easier. My husband and I should have sent the food back but didn't. I wish Robert Irvine could have tasted the food we were served. I'm amazed that this has not been mentioned more from Friday.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Perfect Florida Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here on our way out of town for lunch on a Saturday. A shrimp po boy...electric blue lemonade...caesar salad...overlooking the inter-coastal with a light breeze...glorious.

We had not visited the place in years, so the "refresh" of new management was a nice surprise. it

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Loved it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We decided to have lunch here on the way to Destin yesterday! A storm was moving in, and we wanted to stop and get out of the car... we had the Spinach Artichoke dip and it was AWESOME!! We had the lunch special Fried Shrimp and it was great!! Great service as well... I will definitely eat there again on our next trip!! Its right on the water, great seating outside!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“On the water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Great service, really good food, park benches -- but so lovely and peaceful on the water. Nice and low key and our children loved it as well as us.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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