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“Casual relaxed spot”

Fat Crabs Rib Co. & Seafood Shack
Ranked #14 of 85 Restaurants in Corolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 45
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Super casual restaurant with friendly , family atmosphere. Serving slow cooked BBQ and fresh seafood daily / Open early March til late October
Reviewed 23 May 2012 via mobile

BBQ or seafood and serve yourself drinks. A no frills choice for pretty good food. I was a little disappointed with the fried seafood platter as the coating was soggy. The seafood gumbo was tasty but needed some more seafood. My other guest had steamed platters and they loved them.

I'd go back and try the crabs or the BBQ.

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Reviewed 17 May 2012

The waiter really set our expectations high for this place. We were sad to see the size of our lunch platters so small. But it all tasted good. The atmosphere is a true crab shack style.

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Reviewed 15 May 2012

We arrived and my friend went to look at a t-shirt display and the guy behind the register said "What are you doing over there?" and rushed over in great haste. Kind of weird behavior as if we there to swipe t-shirts. It looked like a take-out with optional seating and I tried to order at the counter but the guy told us to sit down and he'd take our order. About 15 minutes later he ambled over and sat down to take our order and invited us to choose our drinks from a referigerated case. After a good while the food arrived and the oyster poboy I ordered was tasty although small. Pack a lunch for the stroll to the bathroom which is a considerable walk outside the restaurant and well into the depths of the outdoor mall. Would be difficult with a small child. The same guy rang us up incorrectly at the counter. While waiting for him to get it straight I noticed a couple of flies alighting on 2 big trays of barbeque sitting there. Not a really positive experience all around. This place needs more help; dirty tables remained that way during our visit . Won't be going back.

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Reviewed 19 April 2012

We were looking for a place to "sit casually, have a reasonably priced choice of seafood or not..." And we were told about Fat Crabs Rib Co. WOW!!

We had all over the menu: I had the "Coral Threefer: mussels, clams, oysters" and two sides: collards and 'tater salad! It was excellent!! Other choices tried were: steamed crab legs, pulled pork sandwich, and blue crab cakes.

Not one bad word; the food was superb, the new waitress (Allie?) was a gem; funny, fun, and wholly attentive to our needs. She even gave great suggestions for our visit to the OBX!!!

We will be returning tomorrow for dinner! We really liked this place!!!

You will too!

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Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

We loved the brisket sandwiches. Great with cheddar cheese on them.

The music was great and the atmosphere was enjoyable - very casual and fun.

If they had a little more help - specifically with restaurant experience - it would probably put them over the edge from a cool little place with good food and a quirky environment to a must-stop BBQ joint. We did not have the seafood so I cannot comment on that.

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