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Fat Crabs Rib Co.

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1159 Austin St, Corolla, NC 27927-9680
(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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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

....just like in my dreams. We focused on the crabs and the beer, not the sides or anything else. It was delicious and I could have easily gone back the next night for more. Efficient service and fun atmosphere.

Thank Mamandanna
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I came upon this little tucked away restaurant. Staff very friendly, service was great. Blue Crab Chouda was outstanding. I got the BBQ sampler, chicken and pork was very good, nice flavor! Brisket was a little mushy and no real flavor. Good size portions. Would definitely go back!

Thank Doug N
Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended by a local Corolla resident. We placed a large order for 12 people which included crab legs, soft shell crabs, shrimp, fried and steam clams and all of the food was great!

Thank shuali20162016
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The calamari starter was very good and I absolutely loved my scallops entree. Our meal for a family of four was just a little over $80 - not bad for a seaside vacation community!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little spot attached to the Corolla Light Resort. I had the full rack of ribs and the wife had the steamed medley. Both were cooked well and tasted great. Great food after a long day or driving or a long day at the beach.

Thank Jed S
Troy NY
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After an hour and a half wait for pick up, we were disappointed. It was over priced (everything is a-la-carte after 6 pm), and not as good as we expected. Perhaps eating-in is a better deal, maybe the food fresher, and not so soggy.

Thank gcorbust
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad lunch spot Stopped in here after a little sightseeing had ribs crab dip hush puppies calamari No complaints Good service

Thank Jessica E
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spur of the moment stop with 8 hungry adults. Food was good. I enjoyed the gumbo which was spicy, pulled pork, brisket, hush puppies, all were very good. The bathroom are out side the restaurant, that was the biggest downer, overall we had a great time.

Thank Diane M
Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A perfect place to eat for both fresh seafood and BBQ, or even get both. The Crab Chowda was awesome and the crablegs were out of this world good.

Thank F4906QAkaren
new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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: (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?