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The Crab Trap

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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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Min. 3 Per Order ea.1.59
Raw Oysters*
Freshly shucked then served on the half shell with saltines, cocktail sauce, prepared horseradish, and fresh lemon
Fried Mozzarella
Real Wisconsin mozzarella cheese coated with garlic-herb bread crumbs and served with marinara
Sweet & Spicy Calamari
Hand breaded, fried crispy, and tossed in a sweet chili sauce or traditional style with a side of marinara
Fried Popcorn Shrimp Trio
Crispy fried popcorn shrimp served with buffalo, cocktail, and ranch assortment
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!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had dinner with business associates late on Thursday evening. Wanted the usual good seafood dinner that is ubiquitous in the area as the seafood supply is local and fresh and there are many outstanding restaurants. I had never been to this one, but it was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 71briane
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a native of the area who has cooked in many seafood restaurants and been a life-long fisherman, I know good seafood. This ain't it. The menu says "local bay shrimp." They're not. They're the little, tiny, cheap, tasteless P&D (peeled and deveined) ones. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Destin_native
Reviewed 1 week ago

We initially were going to Floyd's, but they were closed for a private party, so instead of driving somewhere else, we walked next door to The Crab Trap. We had stopped in for drinks and appetizers back in September so we knew the food was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BobH1967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The crab dip with pita chips is amazing! Crab cakes top notch! Their grill cook, Alex, is extremely talented!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Desiree M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kayla-A was the most amazing waitress/hostess of all times. She was personable, knowledgeable, and attentive! She is a vegetarian but knows her foods and what the people want. I definitely look forward to working with her when I return for my crab cakes and shrimp!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank quitahambrick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spacious outdoor seating with good view of the beach and the boardwalk. The food was good too ! Friendly staff and fresh plating.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gerelyng2017
Reviewed October 29, 2018

After having a beautiful wedding ceremony on the beach at Beasley Park, it was just a very short distance to the Crab Trap for the reception. The location was perfect and easy to find. The view was spectacular, and the food was absolutely delicious and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank ladybugs216
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here on 10/26/18. We were greeted warmly and asked to sit in their large outdoor area. We were seated in a corner, on the outside edge with a fantastic view of the Okaloosa pier and the ocean. Stunning view...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MikeinAR
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We went in and sat at the bar to enjoy a few drinks. We ordered the swordfish which was a special of the evening. It was an extremely good meal. The staff was extremely nice. All the TVs are small. There are plenty to enjoy...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank wowzerjesus
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

I guess it all depends on what you’re looking for here. Food was good, but scallops were chewy and waterlogged. Fish was good but not freshly hot. Fish & chips were tasty(per my dad) and sides of veggies were very good. I believe the price...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Response from larry p | Reviewed this property |
I think they do. They also have early dining when entrees are significantly discounted.
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