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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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (116 reviews)
“blue crab” (17 reviews)
“ribs” (49 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1159 Austin St Ste 101-A, Corolla, NC 27927-9680
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Fat Crab is a very low key type place (you write your name on a board to keep your place in line) with self service drinks and table service. I had King Crab legs, not exactly local - but very tasty and cooked just...More

Thank EWZ
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lunch on arrival was truly delicious. Welcoming friendly staff food on point from lobster roll to bbq sandwiches. Definitely would return😊

Thank Nicki J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food, fun atmosphere, very small. This place is always busy, expect a wait, but well worth it for fresh seafood. Self serve drinks and bathroom in another building, but it is a definite must if you are in Corolla.

Thank Momlin2
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was good, we had a party of 14 that they squeezed in. All food was delicious from BBQ to seafood choices.

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The seafood at Fat Crabs is fantastic. Fresh, prepared perfectly. Great steam pot and delicious cram cakes. The place is a dive and the service is a bit slow. You can’t beat the food and the prices are quite reasonable. Don’t leave Corolla without trying...More

Thank jennieweakland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 4 had a great meal. The steamed shrimp and scallops were delicious and fresh. My husband had one of the steamer pots with crab legs- everything was delicious. Our 13 year old enjoyed the steamer sampler and our 11 year old (picky...More

Thank shastadayz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very popular place with great food. Best meal we've had this trip. Staff was super attentive and observant and able to juggle the needs and requests of multiple parties at once. Don t expect fancy...but that's part of the charm. Seafood was very fresh.

Thank LifesAGreatTrip
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Pittsburgh, PA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy with a wait for seats. Staff friendly, polite, hard working. Did not have BBQ, but the fried clams, fried shrimp and crab legs were very good. Not many options for children, but the staple chicken nuggets always satisfy them. Not a large place,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was clearly a local favorite; plan to arrive early if you don't want to wait. By 5:15 all seats are taken! Portions are large, and the food is well-seasoned and reasonably priced for the area. Seating is "rustic" so no need to dress...More

Thank SueHJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best meal we ate all week at the OBX. No frills, but the food was excellent. BBQ and seafood was a great combination. You won’t be disappointed. Don’t expect fine dining or silverware.

Thank Chris B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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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