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Fat Crabs Rib Co.

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1159 Austin St, Corolla, NC 27927-9680
+1 252-453-9931
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Clearwater, Florida
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64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We went for take out and a large order. Placing the order at the counter took a long while as the person kept chatting with other staff and checking a cell phone. Seating inside is available, but pretty nondescript. What everyone wanted were ribs, and while they looked ok, they lacked flavor and were tough. We also got some desserts,... More 

1 Thank rlinvill
Merritt, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

A dozen oysters, half lb of steamed shrimp. So good. Wife enjoyed the BBQ and potato salad. Enjoyed the at home quality. Service was good, highly personable, not overbearing.

Thank johndA9302MG
New York City, New York
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224 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Took my two son-in-laws for dinner, as none of our spouses are seafood fans. Unknowningly, this place had been closed for a month and we were there the first night of reopening. (now remember, this is very off season). Hard to locate. GPS took us to strip mall, but his place is in back, so keep driving around to the... More 

Thank billq-newburgh
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Oct. 13 at around 630. I had the pork plate and my wife had the large pork sandwich. I also had potatoes salad and slaw. The barbecue was good not great. Sauces really made the BBQ. Portage salad was excellent and slaw was OK. For the price, I felt there should have been a little... More 

Thank Josh402
Richmond, Virginia
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

there were 8 of us that went there for dinner after taking the wild horse tour. None of us had a bad meal. I had the fresh fish which was fresh and delicious. The mac & cheese were spot on. would definitely go back here again. Wait staff was terrific! Family atmosphere and lots of fun.

Thank happysmoke
Dallas, Texas
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204 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My friends and I stopped here for lunch after some shopping. The food is perfectly described on the menu and servers are ready for any questions or substitutions. The drinks are taken from a large commercial fridge at your leisure and the food is served hot.

Thank Brenda K
Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We showed up randomly on a Sunday night in late September with a party of 6... some of us wanted BBQ, some of us wanted seafood. These guys offered both. Quaint little location, not a lot of seating... serve yourself bottled beers - NICE! Great selection of craft beers, and good beer on tap, as well. The food.... oh man,... More 

Thank Jen M
Meadville, PA
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Had fried seafood platter, OK at best. Probably should have tried the boil. No bathroom on the premises, how is that possible?

Thank BP1051
Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This place is so affordable and laid back. The seafood is cooked perfectly! We have a home in Corolla and this is our go-to place for a dinner in shorts and flip flops. Be prepared for a dinner served on throwaway plates but the joy is you don't have the wash the dishes either! There is a steady stream of... More 

Thank Whitney S
Alexandria, Virginia
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169 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is a typical beach restaurant...casual, not fancy, but great food. The blue crab chowder is fantastic. I had the Threefer platter...steamed oyster, clams and mussels. So fresh it tasted like the ocean. My mom had the crab cakes and raved about them. The BBQ smelled wonderful...I'll just have to go back and try it!

Thank Bella3020

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1159 Austin St, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?