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The Crab Trap

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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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Caledonia, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice to sit out and see the view. Good food, drinks, and service. Everyone at our table (4) was happy with their food.

Thank yl4vitality
Madisonville, Kentucky
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I shared the Crab Trap Mahi which was 8 oz. of grilled Mahi Mahi covered with lump crab meat and bay shrimp and drizzled with lemon butter served with rice and fresh steamed vegetables. Our server brought it out on 2 separate plates and at first I thought is was 2 full orders. It was very good... More 

Thank bgcg66
Pleasant View, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beach front dining is always fun! The food is pretty good too...but expect to pay for it! The Crab dip was very good and crap cakes are my fave! Fun atmosphere!

2 Thank robandwendyfunk
Destin, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We usually eat at the Destin Crab Trap, but decided to give Fort Walton a third try due to heavy Destin traffic. We've had two disappointing visits and one very good one here. The food is good, but the service is lacking. Granted, we used the free crab dip coupons, but if that makes a difference, don't put them out.... More 

Thank Jon I
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, fun evening. Friendly staff, quick service. Highly recommend king crab legs and scallops. Crab legs crack easily. Everything was delicious. Great customer service with a nice view. Will definitely return on our next trip!

Thank USMCMama
Lancaster, Kentucky
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here during our last night of our family vacation. We loved it! We ordered the popcorn shrimp appetizer. They were very good and I really liked the fact they brought a variety of sauces with them. The kids were happy with their meals. We both ordered the Captains Platter..great food and way more than we could begin to... More 

Thank Deonica A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was located at the boardwalk on the beach. There is indoor and outdoor seating. We thought the menu was rather limited and overpriced. I got a bowl of seafood gumbo that had more sausage in it than seafood. It was lukewarm. My husband got a shrimp poboy that was more bread than shrimp. No sauce just shrimp and... More 

Thank Catherine K
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing...perfectly cooked crab legs, corn, potatoes and hush puppies. The signature drinks were very well made. The open air patio was relaxing and the volleyball tournament was going on so we had a good view of the game. My husband and I enjoyed this dinner immensely and would consider it the best meal we had on our... More 

Thank Melissa G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was disappointed in the lack of lighter fare on the menu--too much was battered and fried. I finally chose a hamburger and it was good. I would give it another try next time I visit the area in hopes the menu has expanded.

Thank Margaret N
Elkton, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was great, My party had crab cakes , shrimp, and a fish. I had chicken tenders( I don't eat seafood). By the way tenders were great. Everyone agreed the food was great. We ordered the crab cake without the spicy sauce, it came with it anyway. They were more than happy to bring out another one. The only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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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