We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Shack - Original Waterfront Crab Shack

104 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6615
+1 850-664-0345
Website
Share
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“redfish” (40 reviews)
“crab dip” (61 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
104 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6615
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (977)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 974 reviews

Reviewed 1 week 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!

Thank 349myras
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank chrislbowen
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Scooter H
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank pdbellomy
KellyY824, General Manager at The Shack - Original Waterfront Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch today. Had the blackened grouper sandwich wife had the shrimp tacos both were good

Thank kirt v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We returned after my review saying Oysters overcooked. Mentioned this to server, requested lightly cooked, they were Great. I thanked the manager and cook. Had to wait 30 days to Review again. Now home in Texas missing fresh Florida Seafood, View and looking forward to...More

1  Thank RichDar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The crab dip is amazing! Great food, terrific service. Very laid back atmosphere, great view of the bay. Awesome at sunset. Very pleased with the whole experience.

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our favorite place to eat our entire vacation at the Gulf. This place wasn't packed at 7:00 pm., and our party of 8 (aged 65 to 9) was seated within a few minutes. We sat outside on the deck, and the breeze off...More

1  Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my wife and shared a couple’s steamer dish. Shrimp, crab, clams, potatoes, and corn. REALLY GOOD!!! Sat outside on their deck near the water which was really nice. Staff was fun, courteous, helpful. Had a small dock you could walk out on...More

Thank Juan V
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 31 hotels in Fort Walton Beach
Seabreeze Inn
33 reviews
.06 km away
Holiday Inn Express Fort Walton Beach Central
13 reviews
.24 km away
Days Inn by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach
209 reviews
.35 km away
Comfort Inn and Suites
222 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Blue Collar Cafe
180 reviews
.93 km away
Soi Bistro
70 reviews
.91 km away
The Boardroom Pub & Grub
111 reviews
1.31 km away
Nearby Attractions
Okaloosa Island
1,369 reviews
.75 km away
Indian Temple Mound and Museum
147 reviews
1.28 km away
Camp Walton Schoolhouse
24 reviews
1.27 km away
Nonie's Ark Animal Encounters
12 reviews
.37 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Kevin M
1 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Joey L | Property representative |
Yes we do have a T-dock so you can come by water.
1
Vote
beccikay
4 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
-1
Votes
sharlap P
30 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Lora P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, probably a good idea. The place is usually packed
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing