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All 69 Corolla Restaurants

Fat Crabs Rib Co.

1159 Austin St, Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-9931
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Ranked #34 of 69 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
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This place was closed for the season but opened Thanksgiving week for us tourists. The food was good and the staff very friendly. Even the cook came out to meet us (he looked as if he was 14 but I'm sure he was older). We liked it!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you want to eat at a local spot while in Corolla, I suggest Fat Crabs. It is very casual and extremely friendly. Great Crab Cakes. We watched others eating hard shell crabs at their table. They looked very good too. Give it a try!

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Burton
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was a good restaurant.... not great. The service was friendly and casual and fun! However, the food wasn't the best - but not too bad.

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Denton, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Drove up from Southern Shores for lunch. Waitress was great, other workers looked like they didn't want to be there. Food was so-so at best. Didn't like the self serve drinks, seemed weird to me. The whole restaurant seemed run-down, also.

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Celina, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Nothing fancy about this place, but the food was better here than in some of the more expensive restaurants we've tried in the area. Crab cakes in particular.Friendly waitress and relaxed family atmosphere.

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Bedford, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The clam chowder was the best I have ever had, spicy--very nice. It is my first trip to the area, so I learned that NC crab cake isn't quite to my taste, so no fault of the restaurant. (I tried it more than one place.) You get your own beverages from the cooler or tea and soft drink dispensers. For... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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256 reviews 256 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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