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Original Waterfront Crab Shack

Original Waterfront Crab Shack is a family-run restaurant situated along the bay that offers a flavorful menu of tried-and-true seafood favorites, including the restaurant’s famous crab. Find out more below about Original Waterfront Crab Shack and why you might just want to add it to your list of spots to visit during your vacation in Fort Walton Beach!

Succulent Crab and Seafood at a Favored Local Spot

Laid-back and picturesque, Original Waterfront Crab Shack is home to a vast outdoor deck perfect for dining right on the water in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant has particularly gorgeous sunset views, making it an ideal choice for dinner by the water.

Original Waterfront Crab Shack is well-known for their steamed crabs, enormous seafood plates, and their inventive cocktails that will keep you cool on those warmer, sunshine-soaked days by the beach. The restaurant also prides itself on its gumbo, fish tacos, and rich homemade desserts.

Start off with an appetizer like seafood gumbolaya (a combination of gumbo and jambalaya), fried crab claws, smoked tuna dip, crawfish, fried green tomatoes, hickory-smoked chicken wings, cocktail shrimp, or crab dip.

From there, hearty sandwiches, juicy burgers, and flavorful tacos call out for lunch by the bay. Try the lobster crab cake sandwich, a crawfish po’boy, the Baa shrimp tacos, or the Fish lunch plate with parrotfish or redfish, served grilled, blackened, or fried. If you’re not feeling like seafood somehow, there’s always the buffalo chicken sandwich or the “Shack” Burger with certified Angus beef.

Of course, the main highlight of the menu is crabs! Dungeness and snow crab are served by the pound, while various combinations of soft shell crab, shrimp, and fish are paired up for different dishes. Top it all off with key lime pie or cheesecake.

The restaurant is open from 11:00 – 8:00pm daily. You’ll find Original Waterfront Crab Shack at 104 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, a mile west of Brooks Bridge. You can also reach the restaurant at (850) 664-0345 or speak with our representatives at The Breakers at Fort Walton Beach for more information.

Seafood Restaurants Fort Walton Beach

Our reservations team can give you helpful insight into Original Waterfront Crab Shack and other places you won’t want to skip during your Fort Walton Beach vacation. Contact our office and learn more about what’s waiting for you here when you reserve your stay with us today!