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Fatboys Southern Smokehouse

$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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34 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-695-5599
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Leicester
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Ottawa for one night and ate at Fatboys smokehouse. It was a Thursday night so all you can eat ribs and blues. The food was great - ribs, Mac and cheese and fries - we managed 2 helpings each. Had a couple of jd cocktails as well which were on offer. Blues singer was great. Just wish... More 

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Thank UKTravellerGD30
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping by! Glad with all the amazing choices in town that you chose us, and that we lived up to our reputation. We'll see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Shawn More 

Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you like paying 12$ for a cider than this review is not for you. we went to celebrate a birthday so there were 10 peeps in total. we had to demand our server to start taking orders as she wanted to wait until everyone arrived. she was pretty rude. anyways, we ordered some appies. rib tips for 10$ plus... More 

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Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this review

There is NO excuse for service like this, and as soon as I saw this post it has brought up with our team. I really appreciate that you took the time to let us know so we can learn from the situation and review/ improve our systems. I am very sorry I did not see your tag on FB, but... More 

Canada
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87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the 11 am sitting . It is a buffet with southern soul food menu . It is heavy on the meats but a vegetarian would fine something to eat. There are gluten free dishes which are well identified. I liked several of the main dishes but was a bit disappointed with desserts. The live music was a... More 

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Thank Us14
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this review

We agree that our Southern Style Brunch is heavy on the BBQ, we're glad to hear that you enjoyed it! We have passed on your suggestion for more dessert selection. Can't wait to have you back soon! Best, Shawn More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was southern smoked goodness! The atmosphere is really fun! I loved the bathroom sinks - motor cycle handles to turn on the water!?! Such a cool place and OMG the deep fried oreos! I need not say more! Yummmm �

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Thank EatDrink M
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this review

Glad that you like our place! Thanks so much for all the kind words. Hope that we have you back here very soon! Best, Shawn More 

Coquitlam, Canada
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a snowy day since we where very few in the restaurant it was a relaxed break with a lovely view of the 2 feet on snow. The service was very good I had ribs a 1/2 order was more than I could eat. Great place for dinner and drinks.

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Thank howardtduck
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this review

Glad that you enjoyed our place! Thanks so much for leaving a review. Hope to have you back again very soon! Best, Shawn More 

Hamilton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Found this place while visiting form out of town. The atmosphere and decor was just what you would expect for a BBQ joint. Lots of TV's for watching sports too. Plenty of tables, and also lots of booths for a little more privacy. Food was excellent. We had the onion rings to start, and then the Kentucky Derby meat sampler... More 

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Thank jc2th
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed our place! I'll be sure to pass on the kind words to Max. Thanks for stopping by on your trip -- we'll see you back here next time you're in the area! Best, Shawn More 

Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Very impressed by this restaurant. It's like Five Guys meets Montanas. Casual, but still fun and excellent food. We went for a friend's birthday, thankfully I made a reservation. It wasn't busy when we got there ( 6 pm on a Saturday ) but it did get quite busy later. The food was fantastic. No one got the ribs though... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this review

So glad that you loved the food, Jennifer! We'd love for you to come back on a night where there's music, or even better yet, try our Sunday Brunch with a live band -- I think you're really going to enjoy it! Hope to have you back again very soon. Best, Shawn More 

Ottawa
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Husband and I enjoyed the ambiance of this establishment. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. The portions were not too big, offered a lot of choices and the quality was excellent. Reminded us of Virgil's in Manhattan. Will definitely be cak and we highly recommend you try this restaurant if you are a fan of great southern... More 

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Thank OttawaNanna
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this review

Happy to hear everything tasted great! Thanks so much for reaching out. We'll see you and your husband back again very soon! Best, Shawn More 

Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Husband and I had the Kentucky Derby with chicken, ribs, brisket, and pulled pork with mac and cheese and bbq spaghetti. Our favourite was the chicken, it was so moist it just melted in the mouth. The pork was nice and tender, the ribs were decent - I've never had Memphis style before and wasn't sure what to expect -... More 

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Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this review

Glad that you liked our BBQ, Tiffany! I really appreciate you loving our place. Can't wait to have you back here! Best, Shawn More 

Kingston, Canada
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

All you can eat ribs on a Thursday. Amazing. Quality superb, great service and live music. What a delicious deal.

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Thank Ziigydog
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this review

So glad that you love our ribs! Thanks so much for leaving a review. Hope to have you back for some more very soon. Best, Shawn More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-695-5599
Description
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse combines southern hospitality, biker ambiance, and good 'ol fashioned, slow and low cooked BBQ. Ready for some good, home cookin'? We're waiting for you at Fatboys!

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