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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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Austin, Texas
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You feel right at home in this "on the beach" hangout. Great fried shrimp. Dine indoors or outside on deck overlooking the water. Friendly waitstaff. Reasonable prices. Basic beach diner.

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Thank Junie L
Florida Panhandle, Florida
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284 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been here in years, and recently revisited with friends. I was impressed by the freshness of what I ordered: I started with a half-dozen oysters which were very cold. Always reassuring with raw oysters. They were so good I almost opted to have more and skip dinner. I tried the combo plate in which you choose two seafood... More 

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Baxter
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lunch was as nice as the weather. All the food was fresh and very well prepared. The service was excellent as well.

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Thank Nina D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blackened redfish was excellent. Yellowfin tuna and shrimp really good. Slaw outstanding. Hush puppies were maybe among the best I have had. Gumbo quite tasty. Great service. Will be back.

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Thank cmhdave
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner with another couple, the four of us each got something different and everything was great. The blackened mahi mahi was a bit spicy but yummy, stuffed crabs perfect, mayonnaise based Cole slaw was perfect, great shrimp too ....everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Nice, casual family atmosphere.....friendly waiter and amazing view to the water.

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Fort Walton Beach
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks guys at the original crab shack. I understand you are changing your name to " the shack" Understand. I only buy your crab claws and other non crab dishes. I loved your smoked tuna -- not too much smoke ... just right a very nice dish, The group of us had a great dinner; Thanks. 21JAN17

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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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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, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?