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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
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    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
Really enjoyed the food!

We visited you guys on Wednesday this past week. We had rockfish for the first time and loved it. The shrimp, scallops, hushpuppies and sweet corn were all perfect. Thanks for serving up an awesome dinner. I will tell folks up here and Hampton Roads how good you are. Or they might just might see my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
PaulM_VA
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Suffolk, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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westerville
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Seafood or bbq, take your pick and enjoy. Had seafood, shrimp fried and tasty. Nothing fancy and affordable.

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Duke Center, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great food. Relaxed atmosphere. Self serve drinks, which is a plus if you don't like waiting to get served by a busy server.. ok price's.. Would return on next trip.

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This place was so good, we went back the next day. Food is fantastic and the service was southern hospitality to the t! Only downfall was bathrooms were a community bathroom for the entire shopping center but was worth it. We will certainly be going back!

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Chandler, Arizona
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you are looking for fresh steamed crabs with excellent seasoning and the chance to eat them with cold beer and a mallet, this is the place to go! Our server, Tanner reserved a half bushel for us before we arrived and was very personable and funny. The Crabs were awesome and the beer was Cold!

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Ohio
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you're looking for a casual but good place to eat while in Corolla...this it! We visit every time we are in the OBX area. The staff is friendly and helpful...The food is amazing! We love the ribs, they fall off the bone they are so tender. And the BBQ sauce is so good! This is not one of those... More 

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West Fargo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was our second time here and we were not disappointed. We were on our way down to Kill Devil Hills for supper but due to the fire in Corolla , we got stuck up here. I am sure we were suppose to eat here. The shrimp was amazing and the sea scallops melted in my mouth. We enjoyed our... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited you guys on Wednesday this past week. We had rockfish for the first time and loved it. The shrimp, scallops, hushpuppies and sweet corn were all perfect. Thanks for serving up an awesome dinner. I will tell folks up here and Hampton Roads how good you are. Or they might just might see my awesome Fat Crabs shirt... More 

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East Palestine, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My family comes here every time we visit the Outer Banks because we love it so much. It's not a fancy restaurant at all but they have the best barbecue sauce! I have never tasted barbecue sauce like theirs. I always get the half rack of ribs and the crab legs. It is so good and we will continue to... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My family visited this establishment yesterday for dinner and we absolutely loved it. This is a good place to bring kids with self serve drinks. Half our party enjoyed seafood while the other half enjoyed barbecue.

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Valencian Country, Spain
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We visited this restaurant on 6/5/15 using our credit card to pay for our meal. On 6/8/15 I checked our on line account and found 2 charges on our account for the same bill. One charge included the tip and one did not. My son is going to Corolla NC next week and will get this straighted out. I will... 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?