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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (124 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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A TripAdvisor Member
Pittsburgh, PA
Reviewed 9 June 2018 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 5 June 2018

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 3 June 2018 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
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The food was amazing, however our waitress was not. She (can’t remember her name, she pry didn’t introduce herself...short, thin, wore glasses) was dry, didn’t explain anything to us, and barely checked in with us. Her service was so bad the other waitress came and...More

Thank pozsha81
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We stopped in for drinks and some seafood. We were not disappointed!!! They have an option where you can get a seafood boil where they can make it for you or you can take it home to make yourself. We chose the option to come...More

Thank jclift05
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The food was great and very reasonably priced. The staff was extremely friendly and were great to talk to. We'll definitely be back!!

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We were looking for fresh, no frills seafood. The quality of seafood was high and method of cooking just right. Hush puppies to start. Great flavorful recipe. Enjoyed the biggest oysters I’ve ever seen. Crab cake was all crab. Some of the best seafood I’ve...More

Thank Drizle S
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Corolla for our family Spring break vacation and found this place. Great food! All homemade and fresh. Great prices and relaxed environment. This will absolutely be a regular spot for us during all our future visits to the Outer Banks.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 January 2018

It is not easy to get a seat in here because it is soooo good. Very basic seating, wedged in like sardines, but amazing food. We had the Yellow Fin Tuna. My wife wanted medium because she wasn't comfortable with less cooking - they talked...More

Thank 3swim3
Reviewed 27 October 2017

They have good barbecue. I didn't try the ribs. I would have given them five dots, but when I can't get a fountain Coke or a Pepsi, I feel deprived. As far as the dog is concerned, if I can put up with him, he...More

Thank Docky B
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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, Free Wifi
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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