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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (114 reviews)
“blue crab” (17 reviews)
“ribs” (49 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1159 Austin St Ste 101-A, Corolla, NC 27927-9680
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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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
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The shrimp, which is really what we came for wasn’t that good, somewhat dry and bland. The brisket was great! Homemade chips very good, as were the baked bean although they were only warm and not hot. Would have liked to try the well reviewed...More

Thank Timzr
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I am a total beach bum, never wanting to leave the beach. However when lunchtime rolled around Fat Crabs is where you'd find me. Food is fresh and DELICIOUS!! My 2 year old devoured the fried shrimp, her first time eating it. Cornbread is yummy,...More

Thank spencer_victoria2
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Great brisket and sweet potato fries! Super friendly staff! Our waiter shared local tips and places to see on our trip. Was such a great experience that my husband went back a couple days later and took all his buddies!

Thank KellyM693
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Seafood sandwiches and platters were very good, BBQ brisket was awesome! Get the Mac and cheese!!!!!

Thank tml839
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We ate here on Sunday 10-01, we had a group of 11. Restaurant is small so we were crowded. I had seafood and it was okay. Other members of our group had BBQ and thought it was really good.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Was disappointed last year, but the restaurant seemed cleaner and nicer this year. THe ony complaint is the DOG! Why is there a dog in the restaurant?? Some people might be allergic!

Thank Kathy M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$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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