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1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Unit 204, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6800
+1 850-301-0959
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite places to eat when we vacation on Okaloosa Island. We love that we can eat outside or inside, depending on weather. When you travel to see the ocean and sand, it is nice to eat good seafood while looking at them. Always a MUST stop when we visit!

Thank M B
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We always go to the Crab Trap when we visit Ft. Walton beach. Never disappointed -- loved the margarita in a souvenir glass to take home! Shared a meal with my daughter and there was plenty to eat. I will be back!

Thank 421derricka
Nashville Ga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my second time at this restaurant the first time the service was good the food was good the experience was good. This time , not so much. We sat outside on the balcony our waitress acted disinterested and almost bothered by our presence. She was very slow never refilled our drinks , well she did fill my friends... More 

1 Thank Stacy H
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Grilled shrimp salad was such a disappointment . I felt like they dumped a bag of iceberg lettuce, threw on a few croutons and laid a bland skewer of shrimp on top. It was on the beach but the food wasn't anything special. My husband had the gumbo and only so so. Probably not returning.

1 Thank Bethoughtful
Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is certainly one of our annual places to eat delicious food with our friends. It is located on the beach and the food is AMAZING AND DELICIOUS!!! WONDERFUL APPETIZERS AND PLENTY OF FOOD CHOICES!!!

Thank Elizabeth R
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Luncheon special was fish, cooked to perfection n served hot! Service was attentive! Would say worth the visit!

Thank Christine M
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us tried different entrees, we started out with crab dip,which was excellent. I had the grouper samwich (way over priced for the quality), I heard the same from everyone else. I also had a margarita which was blah. Wouldn't go back...just my opinion

Thank Doug H
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location was nice. Service was good. Food was not good. The clams tasted like frozen food from a grocery store. Gumbo was way to thick. Not good. Will not go back for food, but would probably go back for a beer.

Thank DJ P
Florence, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family was able to walk to this restaurant, due to the vicinity of our condo. Our waitress, Sara, was very nice. The food was ok, but not something that I would love to try again. The vegetable of the day was a squash, zucchini & broccoli medley. There was no flavor to any of it. My grilled shrimp was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the beach for Labor Day weekend I thought we would try local eateries instead of chain restaurants. I picked this was because it was right in the beach. We were sat very quickly but the service was slow, we had to wait to get drunk refills. The food was just average to say the least and very over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Unit 204, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6800
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-301-0959
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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