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Rick's Crab Trap

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178 Eglin Pkwy NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-4445
+1 850-664-0110
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you need to cut your blackened Amberjack with a knife and it's like cutting shoe leather, you know your fish is overcooked. I have nothing positive to say about our experience here.

Thank MOtravelers
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87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rick's is one of our favs. This isn't a fancy place but the food and the staff are top shelf! Check out their HappY Hour oysters. They are priced below everyone else's and are always fresh and usually from Appalacacola.

Thank squrrily
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110 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We read this on Yelp and decided to try it. It didn't disappoint as we arrived around 6:30 pm where they have a HH menu until 7 pm. $9 for a dozen of raw oysters, how do you beat that? They were yummy! Then we ordered the steamer for 2 where there were mussels, clams, shrimps, crab legs, corns, broccoli... More 

Thank Wander_Eyes
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We first fell upon Rick's Crab Trap in 2016.....was so good that we had to go back. Didn't disappoint! Everything was perfect....service, lunch and also the Derby Pie! Great local place!

Thank lakegirl7531
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I was expecting snow crab, but never asked much questions. Prices were average for seafood in the area. Not very crowded but locals liked the food as well.

Thank Sam L
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We were visiting family in the area, and wanted raw oysters. They were fabulous! I got grouper nuggets and my husband got the seafood platter, raw oysters and seafood gumbo. The food was delicious! Our server was the beat we've had so far this week! CJ made sure our drinks were full and was there in a flash to get... More 

Thank Laurie B
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

On our way back from a day trip towards Pensacola and Navarre Beach we were heading back towards Destin in search of the best Oysters. Trip advisor brought us to Rick's. Our server was Tara - never once was my tea glass empty! We had 2 dozen raw oysters and the steam bucket. We also had the crab cakes. Most... More 

Thank J S
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch today. My wife ordered the the two-item deal ( two mains + two sides for $11.) I got the special of the day (fried mullet basket. My wife's fried oysters and grilled amberjack were very good. Mullet was also good. French fries and onion rings were average, hush puppies and coleslaw were very good. There was no... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Florida Panhandle, Florida
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Decided to try this place one night having found a coupon for it and while we left full, we probably won't be going back. The food is decent but there are better options.

Thank Alexventures
Madison, Wisconsin
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116 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

From the outside the place does not look like much of anything. We went with a local person who knows the area and has been there before. Inside there were choices of being in the sports bar with various TVs going with NFL games or a more quiet area without TV. The food was well prepared, generous and tasty. Our... More 

Thank Mary Lu A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Eglin Pkwy NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-4445
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-664-0110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?