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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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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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150 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the past few years that we have been going to the Outer Banks, it was hard finding a place that steamed crabs the way we like them in Maryland. The crab sizes and prices are really decent. The service has always been pretty good!

Thank Victoria K
Jackson, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMG, this was a great restaurant. We had a combination dish of oysters, shrimp, white fish, scallops and cooked very nicely, along with fries and hush puppies, delicious. But the best was the blue crab chowda!!! We looked everywhere after that in the Outer Banks to find something like it, but never did. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Janice J
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

....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 August 17, 2016 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 August 14, 2016

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
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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!


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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?