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The Crab Trap

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1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Unit 204, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6800
+1 850-301-0959
11:00 - 22:00
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Dresden, Tennessee
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for lunch as well as dinner! Found the staff to be very friendly. The crab dip is not to be missed.

Thank 698katherinew
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was Excellent.. Met about 7 friends there to have lunch. The food was great except the gumbo.

Thank deeconner
Pensacola, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner with a group of friends. They allowed us to move inside since it was chilly outside. Food was pretty good. Service was good! Will recommend this.

Thank Patty H
Madison, Alabama
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at this restaurant on a Sunday night. The gumbo was OK and we also had a popcorn shrimp appetizer which was extremely small and tasted like frozen deep fried rather than fresh. Everything on the menu was extremely over-priced compared to much nicer places close by. Service was lacking. Everything we asked the waitress was followed by an... More 

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Rochester, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I normally order fish blackened wherever I go and love it. This time, the grouper was extremely salty and the seasoning was simply awful. The fries I ordered with it were mostly too soggy to eat. The coleslaw was very good and I had their frozen mango lemonade which was also very good. My granddaughter always has the crab dip... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there while on vacation and there food was delicious definitely would be going back when in fort Walton! The view of the beach was was soo beautiful and relaxing we was there at sunset #perfectdinner!

Thank angelgracesmith
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant, View and Staff was excellent. Food was average and I was highly disappointed in the lunch options and price for what I paid for something that should have been on a lunch menu but I paid high dinner prices for. I ordered a Grouper sandwich it came with a french fries. I also got a tea. Grouper and Fries... More 

Thank Brigid C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, decent price. Proportions were perfect, full with no leftovers. Had the mahi mahi and couldn't have been happier. Had a pico over it that was seasoned perfectly for me (mom thought it was a bit hot). Sat outside and watched the waves crash while we ate. Staff was very friendly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had lunch at the Crab Trap. The place was almost empty. We sat in the enclosed area on the outside deck. What a great place to have lunch. We had the fish tacos. They were good. The Cole slaw was flavorful the fries were crispy. Loved the hush puppies- the were fried just right and were moist and... More 

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central Indiana
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We won't go back. The restaurant is right by the beach looking into the pier, which has to be the draw. We have tried several places in Ft Walton Beach and this is the worst we've tried. We paid $21 for two fish strips, two hush puppies, a small number of French fries, and a side order of new potatoes.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Unit 204, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6800
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-301-0959
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!

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Naples, Florida
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