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Crab Trap, Fort Walton Beach

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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 05/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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American, Bar, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The view is gorgeous! Of course, it's the same view as the Mexican restaurant's next door, and the Mexican restaurant had much better food. The food was perfectly fine, but not nearly as good as we had hoped based on the menu. The kids' meals...came in cute buckets, which they loved, and they liked the playground just outside the restaurant. Tripadvisor claims that vegan or vegetarian meals are an option, but we didn't see any evidence of that.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hostess was rude! When we checked in she said an hour wait, no biggie as it was Friday night. When the hour came and went, inquired if they knew how much longer as the hour had passed. She said “I told you an hour and...15 minutes and walked away. Went back out and was seated a half hour after my inquiry. Order food and it’s 45 more minutes until food comes. Wife’s $70 dinner was overcooked Bairdi crab which was very disappointing as she typically loves it. Will have to think very hard about ever returning as we didn’t even see a manager to at least say sorry about the wait.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saved the Crab Trap for our last night of our vacation. I ordered the Captain's Platter which was my most expensive meal of this trip. Honestly, I was disappointed. The platter had deviled crab, shrimp, scallops and fish. My plate was filled with a...lot of fish and about 3 shrimp and 3 scallops. The quality of the scallops was not up to par and did not taste like they came from a beachfront area. In general, the quality and quantity of the food was not what I expected for the price. I could have had two meals of better quality shrimp at another restaurant we visited for the price of this one meal. I did enjoy the deviled crab. We ate during prime dinner time on a Friday evening and there wasn't a wait at all. We had a nice table by windows where we could see the sunset. Our service was good.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Menu outside has no prices listed on it, which is shady. Overpriced food which was average at best Chicken tenders $21 Cheeseburger $18 drinks 4 bucks for a coke apps $12 for 5 mozzerella sticks waiter wasnt friendly at all. Check was $95 for 3...meals and 3 drinks. Highway Robbery many better choices on the islandMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was rather expensive compared to other places within the area and service was not great. I understand some places are suffering with staff but there were several staff members standing around. The food was average, nothing special so no need fir me to...come back for an average meal. The best part of the dinner was sitting overlooking the gulf at sunset.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 28, 2021

It's the best local spot to have all the seafood you want to eat and more! In the day the atmosphere is different, more family-oriented, and low-key. After you are done with your meal, you can simply walk down the steps(or take the elevator) to...the beach- it's just right there! At night the place comes alive with music and you might want to call ahead because even the locals eat there. I walked up expecting a table, but I had a 30-minute wait, which turned into a 10-minute wait! Yay for me! My friend that I went with, is a self-proclaimed seafood connoisseur and all she wanted was a huge platter filled with everything - mussels, crab legs, fish, potatoes, lobster,etc . But to her disappointment, there was no such thing, I think the prices of crablegs have increased since the pandemic and they were being careful with rations. Nevertheless, we had a great time, although our waiter was nice to us - but he kept on forgetting things, but as soon as we paid and he got his tips- we were snubbed!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 25, 2021 via mobile

Excellent food, a little pricey but great views of the pier and beach. Service was friendly and accommodating for me who has a gluten and dairy allergy.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 24, 2021 via mobile

We decided to go here for our last night at the beach. Been here several years in the in past, never a bad decision until tonight. The food was EXTREMELY bland and had no flavor. I got scallops and there was absolutely no seasoning used....I think rubber would have tasted better. My wife got the crap trap ⭐ crap trap mahi. Again very very tasteless. Our hush puppies were burnt and the seasonal veggies were just has chewy and tasteless. Something has changed in the past 10 months since we were here last. It will be a last resort before we go here again. The view is about all they got right and in it is was created by God.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 17, 2021

We ate here our first day on vacation. The service was really bad, took forever to get a glass of water. Had to remind server we were waiting on a beer. Ordered an appetizer and maybe it was because it had cream cheese in it...but it made me feel sick, could have been because it was really hot that day. Our meal was over a hundred dollars and was totally not worth it. The only good thing was the view of the gulf.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 9, 2021 via mobile

This place is definitely overpriced, but so is all the food on the beach. The food is better than your average seafood. The best part was the buckets they gave to my kids. I live on the coast, so it’s hard to impress me with...seafood. The wait is super long unless you come at 3:30. Be prepared to wait.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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I think they do. They also have early dining when entrees are significantly discounted.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crab Trap, Fort Walton Beach

Yes, Crab Trap, Fort Walton Beach offers takeout services.

Yes, Crab Trap, Fort Walton Beach is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Crab Trap, Fort Walton Beach is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5