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Fat Crabs Rib Co.

1159 Austin St, Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-9931
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Ranked #34 of 68 Restaurants in Corolla
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
Stamford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Concord, New Hampshire
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great high volume good eating seafood and lots of different beers. Server was great even when the pace was very fast. Seemed like a mix of locals and vacationers. Always a good sign Awesome seafood basket

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Midlothian, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Don't expect to just walk right in with a large group and be waited on. There are no reservations here and even with a group of 6 we ended up sitting for a good 30 minutes for a table and then even longer for the food. Thought the softshell crabs were good and everything else decently good. If you come... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stuck hanging around waiting for our rental house to open so we stopped in here for lunch. Ate Chicken BBQ Platter. Very tasty and filling and well worth the $11.00. Downside is that we ate outside on the picnic tables/deck and were constantly buzzed by flies. Once the food the arrive the number of flies increased dramatically.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A great casual restaurant. We went here for lunch while on vacation. My mother and I had the fresh fish. I ate it sautéed and she had it fried. Both ways were incredibly good. My collard greens were great too. Hush puppies were out of this world. My father had the brisket which he also said was good. The waitress... More

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Honea Path, South Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I can't say this is a must visit, nor can I say avoid. It's. Decent BBQ the ribs were above average pulled pork the same. It's not your average southern BBQ which btw is spectacular but does slightly edge out tourist fare, which is the norm for Corolla, which is why we love Corolla.

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virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

These reviews do not lie. Our family of five all had seafood and it was VERY good. Raw oysters, fried shrimp, steamed shrimp, crab legs, fries, salad, and the best hush puppies I have ever had. Served hot and fast. All the food was prepared simply and to perfection. A small very casual establishment. Located among a variety of shops,... More

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