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Fat Crabs Rib Co.

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1159 Austin St, Corolla, NC 27927
(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
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not much ambiance, not much room, but good food. While at the outer banks we wanted some good seafood and Fat Crabs Rib Co was recommended. Get there early or prepare to wait. Seafood platter was fried perfectly! Clam chowder was good as was the gumbo soup. Even the ribs were good! Very nice and attentive staff. Next visit to... More 

Thank pat b
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yearly stop for some brew and seafood! Oysters! Pulled pork! Gumbo!!! Tanner hooked us up! We will be back!!!! Great staff and great service. Hidden Gem!

Thank Jed H
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant because they advertised as catering to large groups. I'm not sure how because the restaurant is very small and hot inside. We had a large group (their statement about easily handling large groups is why we went). They seated us at 2 tables for ease of space and took the orders. The second table got... More 

Thank Beckie M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is good at the things they need to be. The seafood steam pots are great although a bit over priced. The pork brisket was also very good. The gumbo was disappointing and the side dishes were mediocre, but if you are just looking for meats of the land and sea variety it's a worth while stop.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cleveland, Ohio
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146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The crabs and ribs are so good you will definitely get fat.....if you eat as many as you'd like to. We were a party of 12 and collectively had a bit of everything on the menu and had nothing but good to say about the food. Get there early unless you want to wait.; 5-ish we sat right down. By... More 

Thank Ossenfogva
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for a beer and some snacks. Everyone was nice. Food was good. Beer was cold. Definitely recommend a quick visit for a little treat after some swimming.

Thank gcniikkron
Corolla, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated in two minutes. Waitress was very courteous and accommodating . I had the steamed seafood platter and it was my first time I ate steamed oysters, WOW super good. Jumbo shrimp, huge scallops, little neck claims very tasty. My wig had the crab cakes that were ok but not lump crab but still good. We will return... More 

Thank asert167
Keyser, wv
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was so good we ate here twice! Party of 11 and was seated quickly. Food came out quick too. The seafood platters are delicious. Casual setting. Friendly staff!

Thank Gomtners
Chesapeake, Virginia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for lunch. I wasn't impressed by the interior. It is dark and looks like it needs a good cleaning. The food was okay, nothing special for the price. We all had seafood so I don't know about the BBQ.

Thank kwgarnache
Brunswick, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent little place to eat: Good atmosphere, a good variety of food and they were able to accommodate a table for 14. The steamed seafood platters and crab legs were GREAT! I would recommend the seafood rather than BBQ. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Cindy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: (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?