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The Shack - Original Waterfront Crab Shack

104 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6615
+1 850-664-0345
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“redfish” (41 reviews)
“crab dip” (71 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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104 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6615
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1 - 10 of 979 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Oh my goodness, greatest lunch ever for the crab 🦀 leg lover !! Well worth the find. At the Ft Walton Beach marina, can’t wait to come back on a sunny 😎 day !!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank angeladw2015
KellyY824, General Manager at The Shack - Original Waterfront Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much! We are ready for the sun again ourselves!

Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited The Shack as a group of 9 during the Thanksgiving weekend and were able to enjoy the open air dining. They were very accommodating with regard to our request for regular table seating since we had older members in our party and did...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Beth H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the fried blue crab claws appetizer and it was very good and a great potion for two to share. The Fish Dinner with Parrotfish was very good and Shack Fish Dinner (special toppings) with Blackened Red Snapper was spectacular. Good Waitress and a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 637MichaelS637
KellyY824, General Manager at The Shack - Original Waterfront Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great fish of day special, sword fish. Fries and coleslaw were also good. Liked food liked view and prices not bad. Wife had pop corn shrimp cooked perfectly. Also great salad. Recommend little pricey but great food. Many talked about crab cakes how...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank stephentQ9882WQ
KellyY824, General Manager at The Shack - Original Waterfront Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent in all respects for several meals over this vacation week in Ft Walton Beach! Best gumbo I’ve ever tasted; want to take batch home but bulk rates (justifiably) expensive. Seafood platter excellent! Perfect seafood restaurant: not showy; no neon signs; damn good beer selection!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Samfrobinson2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend by hotel staff! They weren’t wrong. Seafood plate so good. Crab appetizer wonderful. Service excellent. View was great! Definitely will return!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 349myras
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of local beer! Food was excellent tasting, maybe a bit overpriced. The staff was very friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank chrislbowen
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

The food was great. I had the shrimp tacos and they were nicely done. The wife had the crab combo and she was content. The prices were ok. I recommend the place if you like crabs.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scooter H
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We arrived here by boat and docked right next to a pier leading to the restaurant. (It was off-season and quite easy and accessible.) We stayed with appetizers only on the big roomy deck, and the shrimp and oysters were just fine. There were some...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jerry R
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice lunch on our last day in Ft. Walton Beach. We tried the crab claws for an appetizer ... they were good but the price was a little high for the portion size. For the main meal I had the pick 2...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pdbellomy
KellyY824, General Manager at The Shack - Original Waterfront Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Thanks so much for checking us out! We hope to see you again the next time you're in the area!

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Kevin M
March 31, 2018|
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Response from Joey L | Property representative |
Yes we do have a T-dock so you can come by water.
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beccikay
April 4, 2017|
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Response from FWB_Foodie | Reviewed this property |
not sure. if you call them and ask, I am sure they can accommodate. grilled/blackened fish should with salad should be great with oysters on half shell for appetizers.
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sharlap P
March 29, 2017|
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Response from Lora P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, probably a good idea. The place is usually packed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6615
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-664-0345
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