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Fat Crabs Rib Co.

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1159 Austin St, Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-9931
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 57
    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
Great find

What a great little place. We were looking for a place to take the family for dinner and found Fatcrabs on TA. Everything was great. The BBQ was great and the fish was terrific! The portions could be a little bigger but everything else was really great and the staff was super friendly. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Yorktown
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best crab cakes I've ever eaten. No filler! It's a beach resort town so it's very casual. Laid back...serve yourself drinks and tell them what you had when you pay at the counter. Our entire party enjoyed their meals. The hush puppies are great, too. Very reasonable prices, too.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

self service beer was great and the crabs were amazing! freshly made sausage was amazing in the crab pot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We loved this place... took carry out and they have awesome steamer pots! Was wonderful ☺ the service was great too! Definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

So good! I had crab legs and they were perfect! The fries were amazing and the fried shrimp that my son ordered was beyond amazing! The shrimp sauce was unique and fantastic as well. I can't say anything bad about our food or service! If we are ever in the area again, I'm sure it will be on our list... More 

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Elbridge, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Great food, great staff! Best pulled pork and sweet fries! Loved it all! Very laid back don't let the casual atmosphere hold you back

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Warsaw, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I didn't dislike anything here! Fabulous food that even the kids said was great! I had crabcakes (the only seafood I will eat) and they were kind enough to keep them on a little longer because I like them crispy. My father said the fish was the best he has ever had. Shrimp, crab legs and bbq pulled chicken was... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

What a great little place. We were looking for a place to take the family for dinner and found Fatcrabs on TA. Everything was great. The BBQ was great and the fish was terrific! The portions could be a little bigger but everything else was really great and the staff was super friendly. We definitely recommend Fatcrab's to everyone.

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Washington, dc
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96 reviews 96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

This place does seafood and BBQ. We all ordered BBQ and while everything tasted great we felt the portions were a little on the small side. I had the pork, chicken, and brisket platter with collard greens and corn bread. The brisket was the best, but the chicken and pork were also good. Loved the collard greens too. This place... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?