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Fat Crabs Rib Co. & Seafood Shack

1159 Austin St Ste 101-A, Corolla, NC 27927-9680
+1 252-453-9931
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (134 reviews)
“ribs” (51 reviews)
“blue crab” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1159 Austin St Ste 101-A, Corolla, NC 27927-9680
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The people that work there are really nice and the food is really good. The shrimps are a good size and so is the crab. I also tried the chowder which was really good too.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lauren A
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

So good we ate two dinners here during the week. This is the place for a Steamer Pot. Simple place with good beer and food and TVs. Service was excellent. Some of us ordered the seafood the rest enjoyed the bbq.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Boomerb1
Reviewed October 12, 2018

good food, good atmosphere. a bit pricey for what it is but everything is more expensive in the area. great waitress!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank teresahensley90
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

It’s been my experience that when a place serves a lot of items that they are good at none of them. We are from Mississippi and finding good BBQ is no problem. Cornbread is not supposed to be spongy. The brisket was pretty good but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MyMomKnowsBest
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Visited for lunch on 10/3 --- had their soft crab sandwich & the seafood gumbo soup. Both were very tasty & obviously made with fresh ingredients. Not much atmosphere but worth the price for what you got.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Doug C
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Loved the Seaford and the ribs! Great family atmosphere and attentive staff. Have to try the home made potato slices.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 686marshab
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant seems like it would be good place for takeout but eating there isn’t ideal. Drinks are self serve at the back of the restaurant which is a little weird. Food was good but for the price, you can get better elsewhere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Swanie3a
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Fat Crabs is great, skeptical about a barbeque/seafood joint? I was... but don't be! Go with any if the steamers or platters for a wide variety of food. Personally I go for the Seafood Sampler and add 1/2 Rack of ribs a la cart.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rikit503
Reviewed September 13, 2018

I was a little skeptical of seafood and BBQ together, but they did a nice job with both in a relaxed, casual setting! Plus they had a couple of TVs showing current sports events (US Open). The prices were reasonable. I would absolutely recommend the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JennS12345
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We found this diamond in the rough through one of the local tourist magazines and decided to go on a whim. WOW. Best dinner choice of our week long stint. The food was soooo delicious we went back again and food was as good as...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Duaine M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1159 Austin St Ste 101-A, 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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Super casual restaurant with friendly , family atmosphere. Serving slow cooked BBQ and fresh seafood daily / Open early March til late October
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