Rick's Crab Trap

★★★★☆
30.4022 -86.6017
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850-664-0110

203 Brooks St SE

Fort Walton Beach, FL

32548

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Great beach atmosphere. Fresh seafood! Even found a great selection of non seafood items for me! Decent prices and very friendly service.

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Great beach atmosphere. Fresh seafood! Even found a great selection of non seafood items for me! Decent prices and very friendly service.

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My wife and I ate at Rick's Crab Trap for a night out, and are very glad that we did.

From the outside, Rick's is very appealing. It sits bayside, on the shore of Ft. Walton Beach just across from Okaloosa Island. It is at the base of the bridge between Ft. Walton & Okaloosa. The restaurant is accessible by car (requires a bit of driving off of US-98) or by boat. There is seating outside on two sides, on a deck overlooking the bay. This is where we sat, so I can't say much about the interior.

The tables were fairly rustic, wooden picnic benches, and the tablecloths were a bit worn and weathered. For a casual restaurant, this did not disappoint us. Our waiter was friendly and very laid back.

We both ordered soup - my wife ordered crab soup, I got seafood gumbo. As her entree she ordered the crab cake appetizer while I ordered the fried seafood plate. Our soup and my coleslaw came out quickly, and the soup was excellent. My wife threatened to leave me and marry the cook who made hers.

When our entrees came out, her crab cakes were good sized, and my plate of seafood was generous. On my plate was one "deviled crab" (stuffed crab), one piece of fried fish, a pile of french fries, fried clams, fried shrimp and fried oysters, along with hush puppies. On top of all was a single steamed blue crab. I have few complaints about my meal: one is that tools (a crab fork and something to crack the crab) were not brought out with the meal. I think this was just an oversight; they were brought quickly when I asked the waiter. The other complaint (if you can call it that) is that the fries were nothing special. The seafood, however, was. It tasted very fresh, and nothing was disappointing. After tasting my clams, my wife expressed surprise that they weren't chewy like she expected.

We did not get dessert at Rick's Crab Trap, so I can't give any comment on their dessert quality. After finishing the fried seafood plate I had room for nothing else.

After a bad experience with the seafood platter at another local restaurant, Rick's Crab Trap was a refreshing experience. This was a night-and-day difference in quality. I recommend Rick's to anyone looking for good seafood in the Ft. Walton Beach/Okaloosa Island/Destin area.

One final note: On the outside deck are vending machines of fish food. Our kids weren't with us there, but this would certainly be fun for them. Hint: the fish will eat leftover french fries too.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I ate at Rick's Crab Trap for a night out, and are very glad that we did.

From the outside, Rick's is very appealing. It sits bayside, on the shore of Ft. Walton Beach just across from Okaloosa Island. It is at the base of the bridge between Ft. Walton & Okaloosa. The restaurant is accessible by car (requires a bit of driving off of US-98) or by boat. There is seating outside on two sides, on a deck overlooking the bay. This is where we sat, so I can't say much about the interior.

The tables were fairly rustic, wooden picnic benches, and the tablecloths were a bit worn and weathered. For a casual restaurant, this did not disappoint us. Our waiter was friendly and very laid back.

We both ordered soup - my wife ordered crab soup, I got seafood gumbo. As her entree she ordered the crab cake appetizer while I ordered the fried seafood plate. Our soup and my coleslaw came out quickly, and the soup was excellent. My wife threatened to leave me and marry the cook who made hers.

When our entrees came out, her crab cakes were good sized, and my plate of seafood was generous. On my plate was one "deviled crab" (stuffed crab), one piece of fried fish, a pile of french fries, fried clams, fried shrimp and fried oysters, along with hush puppies. On top of all was a single steamed blue crab. I have few complaints about my meal: one is that tools (a crab fork and something to crack the crab) were not brought out with the meal. I think this was just an oversight; they were brought quickly when I asked the waiter. The other complaint (if you can call it that) is that the fries were nothing special. The seafood, however, was. It tasted very fresh, and nothing was disappointing. After tasting my clams, my wife expressed surprise that they weren't chewy like she expected.

We did not get dessert at Rick's Crab Trap, so I can't give any comment on their dessert quality. After finishing the fried seafood plate I had room for nothing else.

After a bad experience with the seafood platter at another local restaurant, Rick's Crab Trap was a refreshing experience. This was a night-and-day difference in quality. I recommend Rick's to anyone looking for good seafood in the Ft. Walton Beach/Okaloosa Island/Destin area.

One final note: On the outside deck are vending machines of fish food. Our kids weren't with us there, but this would certainly be fun for them. Hint: the fish will eat leftover french fries too.

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