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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
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $45
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Barbecue
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed September 19, 2022 via mobile

It was a Beautiful Little Restaurant with Nice Prices. My Wife and her Brother had a Pork Sandwich each and they said it was Delicious.I had a pound of Steamed Shrimp and a cup of Gumbo and it was Spicy but all of it was...a Very Delicious. Our Server Brian did a Beautiful Job for us. Outer Banks had Quite a few Great Restaurants. When we go there again we would Eat there again, Thank You Fat Crabs for all of us 3.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 16, 2022 via mobile

We decided to try Fat Crabs and Ribs Company while vacationing in North Corolla. Since we were a group of 9, we called to see if we could get a reservation. They do not take reservations and could not guarantee we would be able to...sit together. We arrived around 5:45pm on a Tuesday night. We were given a 45 minute wait time. While we were waiting, the hostess came outside to give us an update on the table. She told us they would be able to seat us together but to allow a 10 minute wait to get the table ready. When we were seated, the hostess gave us the specials of the night. There is a bar that serves wine and beer. Our waitress, Angie, went over and above to serve us. We tried the special Buffalo shrimp as an appetizer. We also had the hush puppies and calamari. Three of us ordered the brisket cheesesteak sandwich, which was delicious. Four of us ordered the steamed mule’s delight, which was well cooked and seasoned well. The last in our party ordered the burger, which was good.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022

Amazing service, food and literally everything. Best and easiest wedding ever! BBQ was SO GOOD They care.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 5, 2022

We were excited to try this place, however the food was average. The barbeque platter lacked flavor, I had to add a ton of the sauces from the table (though maybe that was the point). One in the party had the crabs and enjoyed them....The other two in the party had sandwiches which also were okay.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 18, 2022 via mobile

The menu had a little bit of everything, good choice of bbq and seafood. I thought portions were a little small compared to other places we ate, but was good

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 18, 2022 via mobile

Went here on the second night, good mixture of things for to chose from. Some of out group had bbq some had seafood. Overall good

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

Avoid this way overpriced place at all costs we ordered in house for a to go order and after finally getting it (over 30 minutes) then arriving back at house the side dishes that most places include and we paid for were missing but the...kicker was the food was so awful that we decided it was not worth the trip back Where was the fish in the tacos as it was mostly mushy breading trashed meal after 2 bites it was that bad at least the smoked wings were edible but again way overpriced Shrimp po boy $14 for 5 shrimp on a dry roll with no remoulade only thin sliced tomato and some shredded lettuce. This was a big disappointment although the shrimp was fresh it was not crisp and again an item that was not worth price paid The bbq sandwiches were the only thing good here beef brisket was ok All said and done a place has to be really bad for me to give such a negative review but this place deserves itMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022 via mobile

Service was great, for our party of 11. Everyone enjoyed their meals especially the best hush puppies in the outerbanks.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022 via mobile

This is a no frills fun kind of place and the menu is a bit more varied than some of the others we have visited here. They have barbecue and sea food. I tried the sampler which had brisket, pulled pork, and pulled chicken. To...me the chicken and pork were the stars of the show and the brisket was good but not great. I ordered corn bread, beans and an ear of corn for my sides and they were all very tasty. My wife ordered scallops and shrimp (steamed) with fries and potato salad which were all very good. The wait staff was friendly and efficient and our food came out quickly. I would definitely go back and recommend it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022 via mobile

Fresh local seafood…YES please! We LOVED this restaurant! The server was AMAZING and so was the food! Got the lobster claws for an app to share and they were SO good! Got steamed shrimp & scallops for dinner and the scallops were perfectly cooked! Their...hush puppies and coleslaw were great too! Others in our group did get BBQ instead of seafood and everyone loved it! Great local find!! We had a party of 14 and got right in!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 23, 2022 via mobile

Great meal with great customer service - wife had crab cake meal & I had steamed seafood sampler - both were very good tasting & well cooked - the steamed sampler was not a fulling meal however would recommend

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 23, 2022

Blackened fish was not blackened and some pieces were mushy and inedible. Fish taco consists of one overly breaded fish stick with little else inside dry/stale tortilla. Shrimp boil did not appear fresh and had rubbery consistency. Tables “sticky” and would have appreciated a real...glass for water (not plastic cups) Unfortunate, as we are visiting and have limited opportunities for seafood.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 7, 2022 via mobile

This place had just opened for the season a couple of days earlier. Food was very good. I had a Shrimp basket with ten plump shrimp. My wife had a brisket philly sandwich which she really enjoyed. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed October 18, 2021

The food was very overpriced for what we got! We placed 3 different orders . !st order they would not except platter orders 2nd they did and 3rd were told they didn't serve platters at dinner! After picking up our orders, the only thing good...were the fries! The pulled pork was very dry and consisted of about a 1/4 cup! The portions were small, none was worth going back for and prices were outrageous for what we gotMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 30, 2021 via mobile

Had the shrimp steamer with veggies. The shrimp were over cooked. While the taste was ok the shrimp were so hard to peel. If I come back to OBX will give it another try.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Fat Crabs Rib Co. & Seafood Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3