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Fat Boys Crab Shack

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
1581 Defense Hwy, Gambrills, MD 21054-1907
+1 410-721-5252
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab” (14 reviews)
“hush puppies” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
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1581 Defense Hwy, Gambrills, MD 21054-1907
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 22 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
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Ignore the address with the photo above. We ate at this location: 1651 State Route 3 North Crofton, MD 21114 Phone 443-292-4709 A unique setting, casual casual casual. Great crab cakes, 2 sizes (5oz or 8oz). Alaskan king crab legs falling off the plate. Large...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Was invited here by a friend and stressed to him that I am not a big fan of blue crabs. He assured me that I would not be disappointed. The seafood selection was good and the food was great. There were several groups of patrons...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

About 13 of us came here for my birthday. We sat down and waited for the waiter or waitress. We were shocked to find out that they don't have wait staff. You have to order and pay for your food at the front and then...More

Thank ndntelliott
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Had some huge Blue Crabs called "Fat Boys" from Fat Boys. Some of the biggest I have seen. Totally satisfied. We called ahead to make sure they had them. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank mikebV4277WO
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Really good gem of a discovery. Great patio - saw families, couples on dates and friends enjoying the outdoors Friendly service!! Crab cake was literally lumps of crab- amazing how they stayed together with no filler. Bacon Wrappers Jalapeño poppers were HOT!!!! be warned these...More

Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The prices are great and the service is fast. I enjoyed the food. yes it was greasy, but with these types of places you can't expect anything clean. The crab cakes are all crab with no filler! For the amount you get and the price...More

Thank EYShipp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, 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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