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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” (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 5 August 2018

A group of nine of us went around 3:30 on a Thursday afternoon. We had to wait about five minutes for tables to be cleared off and then we’re seated. Most drinks are self-serve....either fountain sodas or cans from a cooler. A couple draft beers...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sjt2009
Reviewed 1 August 2018

During a one-week stay in a rental house at OBX, my family ate at this restaurant twice - once in person and once purchasing takeaway. Our first experience was in person on Saturday at approximately 3 in the afternoon. The food was fine - we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

One of our favorites! Not the fanciest (its self serve drinks) but their food is delicious! We just tried their lobster roll special and it was fantastic! Try their blue crab chowder too. Yum!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lindsay0215
Reviewed 29 July 2018

My daughter and her family rented a beach house in Corolla, NC in the outer Banks. My wife & I were asked to spend a few days with them. After a full day on the beach, we were treated to dinner at the Fat Crabs...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Steven C
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

The food was great, it was jam packed which is always a good sign. The only weird thing was that beverages were self- serve and table service was only for food. Might be ok but the crowd in there made it tough to navigate. They...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank HokieFan98
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Menu has two sides: one bbq and the other with seafood. It’s a little pricier than others but so worth it. I got king crab legs with sweet potato fries and Mac and cheese and it was the best meal I had all week. We...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sarahgreenf
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Good barbecue and crab cakes. Slower service. Mistakes made with order. Hard when with little kids. Wouldn't recommend for families with young (under 7) kids

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Illinoistraveler48
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Situated off rt 12 in corolla . It looks like many other restaurants along the way... but don’t be fooled!! It holds a pairing of two mouth watering foods in a mouth savoring dance of taste buds!! One menu like a coin flipped on Super...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dmhorner
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We had a very good time at Fat Crabs. The only down fall we had was a long wait to sit, but its the norm at a beach restaurant. The food was excellent, the staff very helpful and kind. i was amazed at the patients...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank tom r
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We were there twice within our week stay. The food is good enough to tolerate the snotty, behind the counter help. The guys running the register are curt and act like they're doing you a favor by taking your money. The wait staff was nice...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank jtownjoni
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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