Rick's Crab Trap: "No Catch for the Early Bird" Top 5 Page for this destination Fort Walton Beach Restaurant Tip by grandmaR

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We drove back to Fort Walton Beach, and tried Rick's for the Early Bird Specials. On the way, we drove by "Okaloosa on Ice" which is an outdoor ice rink set up in a local park from Nov 18th to Jan 2nd. We had seen the Early Bird sign when we tried before to go here for dinner only to find they were closed on Tuesday. I'd heard that it was a good place to watch the sunset but in the winter the sunset is too early, and the weather is too cold to eat outside.

Ricks was almost under the Brooks bridge (relatively deserted and with very little parking), but they have ABSOLUTELY NO CONCEPT of early bird specials even though their sign out on the road advertises "Lunch and Early Bird Specials". They said the special was all you could eat fried shrimp for $19.00. But while that might be a special, it wasn't an early bird special because it was for all night.

In season, they also have:
Pontoon rentals by 1/2 or day, sunset cruises, live entertainment

Their menu said:
** No seperate check on parties of 6 or more **
** Extra plate charge $2.95 **
** Parties of 6 or more 15% gratuity will be added **

Favorite Dish: Bob had a cup of seafood gumbo ($3) and a tossed salad with shrimp ($7.50) which came in a big blue-green plastic clamshell - very unstable.

I had the crabcake dinner - two crabcakes, 2 hush puppies, fries and cole slaw for $14.95. Then I had something called chocolate confusion for dessert ($3.25). This was a layer of chocolate cake, a layer of chocolate with the texture of cheesecake, topped with chocolate icing with chocolate chips in it.

Currently on their website is:

Entrees

Fish of the Day (Catfish or Snapper) $11.95
Deviled Crabs (Two Deviled Crabs) $10.95
Fried Oysters (10-12 Breaded Oysters) $12.95
Fried Shrimp (12 Shrimp breaded in our special flour) $14.95
Fried Soft-Shell Crab $14.95
Fried Seafood Platter (Deviled Crab, Fish, 3 Oysters, 3 Shrimp, Clab strips, then topped with a Blue Crab) $16.95
Crab Cakes (Two of Rick's Homemade Crab Cakes) $12.95
Fried Shrimp and Oyster Combo $14.95

(Above Served with French Fries, Cole Slaw & Hush Puppies)

Steamed Shrimp and Steak $18.95
10oz Ribeye & 1/4lb shrimp with new potatoes, corn and broccoli

Ribeye Steak $16.95
12oz Ribeye with french fries, Salad & Bread

Grilled Amberjack $14.95
With new potatoes, corn & broccoli. Grilled with our special seasoning

Grilled Amberjack & Fried Shrimp $16.95
With new potatoes, corn & broccoli. Grilled with our special seasoning

Broiled Snapper $14.95
With new potatoes, corn & broccoli

Grilled Chicken and Steamed Shrimp $12.95
With new potatoes, corn & broccoli

Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna $14.95
With new potatoes, corn & broccoli

Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna & Steamed Shrimp $16.95
With new potatoes, corn & broccoli

Address: 203 Brooks St Se, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Comparison: about average
Phone: (850) 664-0110
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 2
Theme: American

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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