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Fat Boys Crab Shack

1581 Defense Hwy, Gambrills, MD 21054-1907
+1 410-721-5252
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (6 reviews)
“crab” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1581 Defense Hwy, Gambrills, MD 21054-1907
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

What a fun little jewel! It was busy, but food came out pretty quick. Soft shell crab sandwich was amazing. Everyone enjoyed their food. It was Father's Day around 1:30 and they were already out of their crab pretzel and fries so that was a...More

Thank F4534NCjessicat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere was inviting and perfect for family and friends. Now enough small talk! This food was delicious! The crab pretzel changed my mom and sons' life!!! I already knew the deal! The clams and mussels with the butter...hmmm scrump-dili-umptios the fried and jerk shrimp...More

Thank Aquarius L
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We visited for dinner on a Sunday night which is the busiest night of the week for Fat Boy’s. As we walked up we noticed plenty of seating outside but it was being very sparsely used. We soon entered into a very crowded and noisy...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Both this location and Poncho Pepes serve the best burgers anywhere.....You have to order at the counter and they bring them too you, also walk up bar unless you want to sit there. Its our favorite low key (ambiance wise) cheers. Plastic cups and big...More

Thank Dalesid
Reviewed 15 January 2018

It has the fun vibe of a crab shack in this affluent burb. I love the laid back charm of Fat Boys and the strong drinks. Don't let the crushes fool ya they pack a punch. The crab cakes are awesome-no filler all meat! and...More

Thank 3Needs
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

While visiting, our daughter took us to Fat Boys Crabshack. The food was excellent and the only long wait was getting our beer. Thankfully, they both were ready at the same time. Hubby got the Jerk Shrimp, which were more like Prawns. A pound came...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Had my BFs birthday dinner there with all our family and friends and it was the best choice ever!! The food was affordable and good, the service was great, and everyone enjoyed themselves (even the uppity family and friends) LOL! Thank you Fat Boys!!!! We...More

Thank imdiedra
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We have been meaning to check this place out for a while now and today we did. We were astonished at the great prices for Crabs for take out, lowest we have seen anywhere. We tried the crab balls appetizer and the calamari also. Very...More

Thank McPenguin5
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Being that this restaurant is in Maryland, but not near the Ocean, it is a good place to go for fried seafood, Crab Cakes, cole slaw, cold beer, french fries ( boardwalk style) Crab cakes, hush puppies, cold beer, Alaskan kIng Crab legs, catfish, Crab...More

Thank CaptainJWcourt
Reviewed 23 October 2017

To start ---- the review below is about a different place, but they are owned by the same people so that's to both their credit. I ate here (Crab Shack on Defense Highway) twice within the past month. I'm in that area a lot and...More

Thank MarlySF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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