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Fat Crabs Rib Co.

1159 Austin St, Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-9931
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Ranked #35 of 68 Restaurants in Corolla
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Chesterfield, Virginia
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224 reviews 224 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Service was good, the people were nice, and I really wanted to like this place. It was one of those hole in the wall type places, that you love to find and typically only appeal to locals. It was all that.....but the food wasn't very good. I got the D'Big Fried Combo, and it was average at best. Shrimp was... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We go to the Outer Banks once a year and the first stop is at Fat Crab Rib Co .... we hang out here with flea and staff . Order a couple beers and eat the best seafood ever. the waitress is always happy to serve you..and if you go to a seafood place and there is roll of paper... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Stopped here twice. Once for the crab cakes which were awesome with their homemade tartar sauce. Staff was super friendly and even introduced us to their "crab cake specialist" Second time was for the pulled pork which also was delicious. Will be back next trip!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Dirty Tables, Salad looked from The Suppermarket. The grill platter just were discussing, served on a plastic plate. Awful place to eat ! But not enough, price is ridiculous high ! Just bad !

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Rahway, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The service was adequate. The man at the counter not particularly helpful. You have to navigate though the crowd to get your drinks from the refrigerator case. But the food was very good and the prices were slightly better than other place on OBX. They also had great ribs & BBQ which was good for my husband. There were also... More

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Hunt Valley, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Waitress was friendly enough but seemed a bit busy. The drink set up was odd since despite having a waitress you served yourself your own drink. So that was kinda annoying. If you have small kids I could see that being a real pain since you'd have to make multiple runs up to get drinks for everyone. The seafood was... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were so excited to try Fat Crabs. Unfortunetly, the owner (guy at front counter) Not so excited to see his customers. He doesnt bother to say hello. He had no clue what we ordered, etc. Mind you, he took our order. He never smiles. Just plain rude. Doesnt want to be bothered with questions. As if we are doing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We brought our young kids and the staff was great to them, brought a crab to table for them to see and was very friendly. It was great food and a very good value. Nothing fancy for sure but exactly what we wanted.

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Chaffee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We ordered a Corolla Steamer and BBQ sampler to go and they had it ready in 30 minutes. They seemed confused on the phone that we were ordering take out, even though they encourage it on their website. The food was great when we got it home, although the BBQ meats were rather dry and the sauces they include are... More

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a small restaurant in Corolla Light Town Center - our group had a few steamer pots, crab cakes and hush puppies( which were great) and whatever the catch of the day was - beverages are self serve from a wall cooler - service was fine , food hot and excellent - nice experience - will come back again

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