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Fat Boys Crab Shack

1581 Defense Hwy, Gambrills, MD 21054-1907
+1 410-721-5252
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good48%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (4 reviews)
“crab” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1581 Defense Hwy, Gambrills, MD 21054-1907
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The seafood was very good and the Mex tastes the same as before. But this no service thing sad. No wait staff, no flatware (just plastic) no napkins (a brown roll of bathroom grade paper) no plates (just red plastic baskets). Pay before you eat...More

Thank SmartTraveller56
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Fat Boys is one of my favorite places eat. It is very casual but their food is amazing. We love the setup with the big deck in the back outside. This place is popular for their crab cakes and yes they are delicious! Great place...More

Thank MelimarB
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Loved it when it was poncho and Pepe's. they still serve Mexican food but not the same. Everything served in baskets, when I asked for a plate the server offered me another basket. Very disappointed

Thank mackengine
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We went to the Fat Boys Crab Shack with Poncho Pepe's Grill and the package goods store for dinner last night. Nice, roomy location with all the character of the Shack on Defense Hwy. Plenty of tables and a good sized bar. There was a...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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...More

Thank JoAnn C
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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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