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“Steamer Pot to Go!”

Fat Crabs Rib Co. & Seafood Shack
Ranked #18 of 87 Restaurants in Corolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 7 - USD 45
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Super casual restaurant with friendly , family atmosphere. Serving slow cooked BBQ and fresh seafood daily / Open early March til late October
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We wanted seafood and we wanted to cook it at our rental, so we got a steamer pot to go. Wow! So easy and the seafood selection was great. The clams and mussels were plump the crab legs were huge and the corn was sweet and crisp. It was a great meal, so before we left, we went back again!

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Thank Angie S
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I had the crab legs which were excellent and my husband had the pulled pork which he loved. Served very casually in a small place that also has a large take out menu. The only issue I had was the amount of plastic that was used for our meal. Plastic utensils, plastic drinking cups, meal served on plastic dishes etc. Even the cole slaw (you get s\two sides with the meal) was served in a plastic bowl and set on a plastic dish! You know all this is going in the land fill so as someone who reuses, recycles and composts at home, this was very concerning to me. The food is fantastic - I just wish washable items were used instead of all that plastic.

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Thank LindyLoo57
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

When you had enough of the various seafood meals and are craving some good BBQ, take a ride over to Fat Crabs and enjoy some mouthwatering ribs, brisket and pulled pork. Yes, they also have good seafood, but our group came in specifically for the BBQ and were not disappointed. Get a portion of hushpuppies for an appetizer.
Service was friendly and prompt, portions were large. The ribs easily came off the bone, and each table has various BBQ sauces.

If you’re craving some good southern BBQ in Corolla, Fat Crabs is the place you want to go. We will definitely go back during our next OBX vacation.

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Thank Frank P
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Before our trip I researched extensively the steam pot offerings that were close to our Corolla rental. I decided upon Fat Crab because their pots had lobster and scallop options in the steam pots as well as shrimp and Alaskan King and snow crabs .Please remember most of this type of offering is not locally sourced and is frozen at some time prior to being delivered to the customer .We ordered 4 portions that were arranged in two steam pots that we would steam at our rental house . We were feeding six people. Our entire group was impressed with the quality and taste of the seafood. I was concerned that the corn and potatoes might not be cooked properly without overlooking the seafood. No worries! Everything was cooked perfectly and completely done without being overlooked. The corn and potatoes were very tasty as was all the seafood. The order of 4x pots to feed 6x people was the exact amount of food for our group. We also ordered 2x bowls of gumbo to go with our order . We could not eat the gumbo during our initial meal however I had it for breakfast for two consecutive days afterwards. The Gumbo was awesome (very peppery!) We plan to return next year and will surely do the same meal from Fat Crabs that we did on this trip. Other reviewers have commented on the cost, yes seafood is expensive but good seafood (and Gumbo) is worth the cost . Can't wait to do this again next year. Meal prep is very easy and cleanup is relatively simple with a throwaway tablecloth from the grocery store. We poured everything on the table at poolside at our rental and had quit the feast.

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Thank Mike58318
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We went here with a friend that recommended it for lunch. Was not disappointed in the least. Between three of us we ordered a pork barbecue sandwich, Alaskan king crab legs and the steamed seafood platter. All the food was delivered quickly and well prepared. Good sampling of local micro-brew beer.

Thank Buddy W
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