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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (128 reviews)
“ribs” (49 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 1 week ago 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.

Thank Boomerb1
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank teresahensley90
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank MyMomKnowsBest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank marsha b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Swanie3a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Riki T
Reviewed 14 September 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

Thank JennS12345
Reviewed 11 September 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

Thank Duaine M
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We were very satisfied with our recent experience at Fat Crabs; the food and service were good and the prices were reasonable. I will consider eating there again the next time we're in town.

Thank Ohiohuff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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