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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Love a place with FAT in the name

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2014
Drcarver
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Ohio
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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299 reviews 299 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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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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14 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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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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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?