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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
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff and great food. Scotty, the bar tender, was quick to make a recommendation and he hit a home run. They made me feel like family or an old friend. Only after I had finished my meal did I find out that the friendly gentleman that I had been conversing with at the bar was the owner. Good local... More 

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Weatherford
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow -what a find! Right in the water with inside and outside setting. The shrimp tacos with black beans and rice was excellent. I also got a Bloody Mary and asked for extra spicy-it was excellent. We will definitely stop here again when in the area!

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Poteau, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was visiting Fort Walton Beach during the Christmas Holidays. My birthday was on the 27th, so I asked one of the locals where to eat... he suggested the Crab Shack. I went for a late lunch early dinner around 3 pm. The service was wonderful, very attentive, kind & welcoming. I had crab cakes & grilled shrimp, a cup... More 

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Bedford, VA
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant was rated #4 in the Ft. Walton area. Ordered the soft shell crab which was okay. Service was poor from the moment we walked in the door. Atmosphere included picnic style seating. Definitely over rated.

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shack burger was great and had good flavor. Fish tacos had a good flavor combination. The crap dip was amazing! We were going to try dessert BUT because the waiter never came back after he delivered our food because he was busy cleaning tables outside we didn't get to try desserts. He only came to us when we had gotten... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to sit outside by the Bay. It's a cute little place and the food was great. I had the bacon wrapped scallops and my guy had the fried oyster po boy. The decor is very beachy and the staff was great. I'd go back.

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western mass
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

If you aren't into aesthetics but more about good food, this is the place to go! We were here from Dec. 5-10 and went here 3x to eat because we were so impressed with our first visit. First of all, our server "Stephen" was fantastic: informative, friendly and he gave good honest recommendations. The gumbolaya is probably the best I... More 

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Oberoflingen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I love the view especially at dusk. I would get there early so you can see the sky turn beautiful colors. Food wise....ah. I had gumbo and that was pretty good. Did tacos and the rice wasn't cooked enough. I feel like the food is ok but view does make up for it. Bring some quarters so you can feed... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The house salad w/ homemade Blue Cheese dressing was excellent to me - they blended in a bit of garlic sauce for added flavor. The Crawfish & Crab Cream Pasta was outstanding and was so filling I ended up eating around the pasta for the really good stuff. Wife said her jambalaya was excellent and she couldn't eat all of... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We had shrimp po boy. Not enough shrimp for the size of bun. Fries were good, hush puppies were pretty good. The asparagus was outstanding! View was great and the service was outstanding! I would return but try a different meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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?