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Fat Crabs Rib Co.

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1159 Austin St, Corolla, NC 27927-9680
+1 252-453-9931
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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220 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took my two son-in-laws for dinner, as none of our spouses are seafood fans. Unknowningly, this place had been closed for a month and we were there the first night of reopening. (now remember, this is very off season). Hard to locate. GPS took us to strip mall, but his place is in back, so keep driving around to the... More 

Thank billq-newburgh
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Oct. 13 at around 630. I had the pork plate and my wife had the large pork sandwich. I also had potatoes salad and slaw. The barbecue was good not great. Sauces really made the BBQ. Portage salad was excellent and slaw was OK. For the price, I felt there should have been a little... More 

Thank Josh402
Richmond, Virginia
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

there were 8 of us that went there for dinner after taking the wild horse tour. None of us had a bad meal. I had the fresh fish which was fresh and delicious. The mac & cheese were spot on. would definitely go back here again. Wait staff was terrific! Family atmosphere and lots of fun.

Thank happysmoke
Dallas, Texas
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202 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My friends and I stopped here for lunch after some shopping. The food is perfectly described on the menu and servers are ready for any questions or substitutions. The drinks are taken from a large commercial fridge at your leisure and the food is served hot.

Thank Brenda K
Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We showed up randomly on a Sunday night in late September with a party of 6... some of us wanted BBQ, some of us wanted seafood. These guys offered both. Quaint little location, not a lot of seating... serve yourself bottled beers - NICE! Great selection of craft beers, and good beer on tap, as well. The food.... oh man,... More 

Thank Jen M
Meadville, PA
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Had fried seafood platter, OK at best. Probably should have tried the boil. No bathroom on the premises, how is that possible?

Thank BP1051
Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

This place is so affordable and laid back. The seafood is cooked perfectly! We have a home in Corolla and this is our go-to place for a dinner in shorts and flip flops. Be prepared for a dinner served on throwaway plates but the joy is you don't have the wash the dishes either! There is a steady stream of... More 

Thank Whitney S
Alexandria, Virginia
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165 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a typical beach restaurant...casual, not fancy, but great food. The blue crab chowder is fantastic. I had the Threefer platter...steamed oyster, clams and mussels. So fresh it tasted like the ocean. My mom had the crab cakes and raved about them. The BBQ smelled wonderful...I'll just have to go back and try it!

Thank Bella3020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

My sister's husband raved about this restaurant. We went two times while on vacation in the OBX. I feel that this restaurant is overpriced for what you get. A bowl of their seafood soups are $8 and, I feel, lacks the flavor and seafood that is advertised in the menu. The restaurant itself is cramped and seems generally dirty. They... More 

Thank TheInfamousSpongee
Highland Lakes, New Jersey
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We went here a few times while on vacation, and the seafood was always delicious. Great hushpuppies too! If you have multiple people, make sure you order together in advance, they get a little backed up on the fryer. It's worth the wait though, everything we had was delicious!

Thank Kevin K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1159 Austin St, Corolla, NC 27927-9680
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: +1 252-453-9931

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?