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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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  • 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
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
104 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6615
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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
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Questions & Answers
Kevin M
1 April 2018|
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Response from Joey L | Property representative |
Yes we do have a T-dock so you can come by water.
4 April 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.
sharlap P
30 March 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
  • Value
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
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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