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Original Waterfront Crab Shack

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104 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6615
+1 850-664-0345
11:00 - 20:00
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Destin, Florida
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Somehow I've lived in the area for 6 years, drive by this place every day, and have never stopped in. Well shame on me. I'll just blame my wife. Came here with my wife, daughter, and out of town parents. We all had great food and the service was excellent. Grilled Redfish, grilled asparagus, soft shell crab, cole slaw, hush... More 

Thank DestinLocal850
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I ran in for lunch straight off the beach. We ordered the crab dip with pita chips which was the best thing we ate on our vacation and a shrimp Po boy, it was okay, lots of breading on the shrimp that really overshadowed the shrimp it's self. This is the only place we ate that we... More 

Thank Jason H
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the best experience and the best food. Price for food is fair. Definitely coming back! The waitress was very patient the view was awesome on the water I could sit in or outside. Big tvs but very loud inside the small shack.

Thank Panda L
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my family here and the waitress was very patient with where we wanted to eat they have beautiful veiw your eating on the water basicly they have big tvs good food my father in law loved the crab legs they have fair prices highly recommend

Thank ROb3rtfi3ld
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Trip to Pensacola Beach and decided to do a little stop in Ft Walton Beach. Grabbed quick lunch, service and food was good. Grilled fish tacos and shrimp po boys were good.

Thank Pam L
Franklin, Missouri
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a quick and early dinner before a dolphin cruise. The shrimp was fresh, plentiful, and yummy. The fries were unlike any we had tried before, thick and spiral shaped. The kids liked them. The children's cheeseburger was a bit overdone and dry. Skip the kid's burger!

1 Thank dkr5945
Golconda, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of our first restaurants we tried on our first trip in Feb 2017. Husband and I both got the blackened grilled shrimp and they were very good. We took our dog with us and ate outside. They were very friendly and nice!

Thank amyclatt
Cumming, Georgia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting right on the water. They allowed us to sit where ever we liked so we got a nice high top by the water. I got what looked like was one of their signature dishes.You got your choice of Cobia or Redfish. I went with the redfish blackened. Served with a creamy sauce with shrimp on top. One of... More 

Thank harr5509
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food , the red fish with the shrimp topping was amazing. My daughter isn't a big seafood lover but she loved it . My son had the oysters very fresh . Great service!

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Celina, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I had an amazing dinner at the Crab shack. We started with the smoked tuna appetizer which was like tuna salad surrounded by fresh chopped vegetables & sliced cucumbers. We both ordered pick 2. I had fried soft shell crab & oysters he had fried red fish & grilled shrimp. All very good as well as sides... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?