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Fat Crabs Rib Co.

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1159 Austin St, Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-9931
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A small little hole in the wall with excellent food.

Small place with self serve beer cooler. Some groups had to wait quite a while, but we were there early. Friendly wait staff. The food was excellent. I could go on about everything, but my group had crab cakes, hushpuppies, steamed oysters, mussels, scallops and a salad (non seafood eater... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
TravelnurseJen
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Fargo, North Dakota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a quick lunch as we were returning from the end of the island and stopped here. We were greeted so warmly and were very welcomed. The steamed shrimp was fantastic! So fresh! We also ordered BBQ sandwiches. We shared everything and were very satisfied. Our server was fabulous! (Unfortunately, I have forgotten her name but not... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This place was great! The food was delicious, and the people working there were really nice! I will definitely come back here next summer!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place is horrible.. tried to place a large order (around 10 people) worth a lot of money for take out and they became quickly overwhelmed.. the ad prominently says "eat in or carry out", obviously that is not the case.. avoid a place that can't handle (nor care to lose a lot of business for that matter) what seemed... More 

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Davidsville, PA
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We travel to Corolla for vacation every year and every year the entire family looks forward to 'sea food' night. Fat crabs has supplied us with amazing meals each and every year. Fresh seafood offered daily in a variety of platters, combos, or a la carte. The staff is quick and attentive. Very friendly. Service with a smile, always. I... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Small place with self serve beer cooler. Some groups had to wait quite a while, but we were there early. Friendly wait staff. The food was excellent. I could go on about everything, but my group had crab cakes, hushpuppies, steamed oysters, mussels, scallops and a salad (non seafood eater). YUMMY! So be prepared for the smallness and some possible... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have been eating here for a long while. We usually grab food from here several times during our stay. The food is really good. Its nice if you are staying in Corolla Light to order some Crabs and not have to travel too far to get them. Make sure to order early so they don't run out! Also DO... More 

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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It was a good place to stop after the corolla horse tour. They have a good mix of bbq and seafood. Good but not fantastic.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Food was fantastic- we ordered both BBQ and Seafood to go. 'Flea' is an interesting character. Cute little place..can eat inside or take out. My only issue is that if you order take out, they automatically tell you it will be ready in 2+hrs (even though, if you walk in the restaurant, you can get served immediately with open tables).... More 

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Walking in and visiting the fridge to get your own beer, I loved it. The kids got the steamed crab legs and can't say anything bad about it. The wife and I ate a steamed pot with lobster, clams, scallops, and crab legs and it was excellent. Very good place to eat and laid back.

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The Poconos, Pennsylvania
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went here for dinner two times while visiting Corolla. Enjoyed succulent scallops that were seasoned just right and cooked perfectly; brisket sandwiches, fried shrimp, and ribs are also excellent picks. This a small, no frills place, where food is served on plastic plates and self-serve beverages. Prices are average; no more or less than anywhere else. Staff is polite and... More 

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Additional Information about Fat Crabs Rib Co.

Address: 1159 Austin St, Corolla, NC 27927
Phone Number: (252) 453-9931
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1159 Austin St, Corolla, NC 27927
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: (252) 453-9931

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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