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Due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we are not taking any reservations for dates between March 26 and April 15th, 2020 until further notice. We ARE taking military and government contractors on orders to the local bases during this time. Please call our front desk to book, 1-800-395-4853. All other reservations outside of this time frame will still be honored at this time.

Crab Island Café and Manatee Tiki Bar

Your epicurean tour of Fort Walton Beach continues with a visit to another local favorite, the Crab Island Café and Manatee Tiki Bar. We warn you though, the food served here is addictive and the drinks from the Tiki Bar may have you considering giving up the corporate world and retiring in paradise! Open every day in shifts—from 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM for the morning shift and 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM for the later shift—the only bad time to visit is during the hours that they are closed, of course!

Located at 573 Santa Rosa Boulevard

Constructed of tan and beige stucco, the outside doesn’t really hint at the wonders found inside, but you’re not visiting to check out Crab Island Café’s décor; you’re here for the food and the atmosphere! Inside it’s open, bright, and inviting, filled with wood tables and comfortable chairs. Minimalist in style, the smiling staff helps create an environment that makes everyone feel as if they are family, not just guests at a restaurant. The Manatee Tiki Bar is poolside, offering a spot to enjoy the sun, refreshing drinks, and the company of your favorite people on earth! This is one of the best places to eat in FT Walton Beach FL!

The Menus at Crab Island Cafe in Fort Walton Beach

The Manatee Tiki Bar is more about the drinks and the company, but they do offer a few poolside treats that will make your taste buds stand up and take notice! Order your favorite tropical beverage—Rum Runners are a specialty—and soak up the laid-back atmosphere along with a few appetizers, and when it’s time for dinner, head inside to the Crab Island Cafe in Fort Walton Beach. Specializing in the seafood that comes straight from the waters outside the building, their crab dishes are fresh and tasty! Known for their seafood gumbo, a cup is the perfect start to any meal enjoyed at the café, or, if you’re not too hungry, order a bowl and devote all your attention to the magical and savory taste of every spoonful! Coconut breaded shrimp is another guest favorite, and if you haven’t enjoyed your fill of drinks at the Manatee Tiki Bar, you can continue the celebration of a temporary life of leisure inside with more of those tropical drinks these two great spaces are famous for! If you like crab and seafood, this will probably be one of your favorite places to eat in FT Walton Beach FL!

Take Home the Leftovers for Later

Maybe your meal portions were a little large or you couldn’t resist ordering another bowl of their mouthwatering seafood gumbo to enjoy for lunch the next day. Either way, it’s easy to enjoy leftovers in the comfort of your condo at The Breakers; reserve your stay with us today! Check out these awesome dining experiences in Fort Walton Beach!