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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 18 June 2018

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 15 June 2018 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 Jennie W
Reviewed 13 June 2018 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 12 June 2018 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
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 Footprints36390
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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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