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Fat Boys Crab Shack

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1581 Defense Hwy, Gambrills, MD 21054-1907
+1 410-721-5252
11:00 - 00:00
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annapolis, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want crabs, and don't mind noise/crowded seats, this is the place. Very fast service, and great crabs, soup. Simple bar: beer, crushes, soda. But a great family experience

Thank Faith H
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good. We enjoyed the atmosphere. Kinda island sports bar. You do order at the bar or register but service was fast. Great crab soup! Crab cakes were all crab very little filler and the ribs fell off the bone. We also had the crab pretzel which did not disappoint. Would definitely go back!

Thank JoAnn C
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this spot. The crabs are always meaty with that good old sweet taste. The mediums are larges in other local spots. This place is pretty much self serve in the sense that you don't have a server to come and take your order, there aren't any reservations, its first come first serve seating and alcoholic beverages have to... More 

Thank Jennifer H
Annapolis, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

For my daughters birthday, I ordered 2 dozen large crabs to go - $90 a dozen. Brought them home to eat and they were incredibly mushy. First time I have ever had to return crabs. I called and told them I was bringing them back and they said ok. When I arrive they tell me they only have smalls left.... More 

Thank juliepro747
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I went to Fat Boys last night, by chance on a whim, at the recommendation of a friend. I ordered the Crab Cake and Oysters to go. I ate my oysters and tasted a little bit of the crab cake. I will have the rest of my crab cake and slaw for dinner tonight. I ordered the oysters with hush... More 

Thank Jacquelyn H
Level Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I went here on a Friday night in the middle of winter and the place was busy, I could only imagine what a summer evening looks like. There were no tables or bar seats available (small restaurant), so we opted to get out crabs to go. The grabs are reasonably price and good quality, I will defiantly return.

Thank Nsimon82
Gambrills, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I've been going to Fatboys Crab Shack since they opened and always have a great meal! All of the food is good but the crabs are Great!

Thank Lynn R
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Feeling crabby? Fat Boys has the best lump crab cakes around! Combine it with a grapefruit crush and you'll feel fine. We like the casual atmosphere. Seat yourself. Order your food at the bar and they'll bring it to your table. Good food. Decent service. Moderately priced.

Thank Beth R
Crofton, Maryland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Orange Crushes are made with fresh squeezed OJ and are delicious! Food is great too! Go check them out!

Thank Kari W
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Fat Boys Crab Shack tonight and ate more blue crab than I should have but it was just so darn good I could not stop! The Old Bay is still making my lips tingle. Daughter and one of the grandsons chose Snow Crab while the other grandson worked his way through a basket full of wings. My son-in-law... More 

Thank Laura B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1581 Defense Hwy, Gambrills, MD 21054-1907
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gambrills
  • Phone Number: +1 410-721-5252

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?