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Fatboys Southern Smokehouse

$$ - $$$American, ,
34 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M4, Canada
+1 613-695-5599
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“brisket” (55 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
34 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M4, Canada
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1 - 10 of 352 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jucoest chicken I've ever had!! Nice BBQ sauce and the brisket was equally good. Portions seemed small (except for the platter) but it was very filling. Beans and collard greens are amazing. They have bands sometimes and it gets very loud, but otherwise great spot...More

Thank Darth1Vader
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy to hear everything tasted great! Thanks for the love. We'll see you back here for more of that chicken! Best, Shawn

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love bar-b-q, so we had dinner at Fatboy's one evening - it was excellent! There is indoor seating, and some outdoor covered seating, which is really nice in the summer. This is a casual place and be ready to eat with your fingers. I...More

Thank VNKSmith
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad that you love our BBQ! Thanks for the review. We'll see you back again very soon. Best, Shawn

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I first moved to Ottawa in August of 2016, this is one of the first restaurants I visited. The location in Byward Market area was within walking distance of my apartment and the food was simply amazing. I've been back a couple of times...More

Thank radmandiver
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad that you've made us a go-to! Thanks for the love. We'll see you back here for more of that macaroni and cheese! Best, Shawn

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, thank you to TripAdvisor for enabling me to research this restaurant - the reviews were very helpful in making the decision to go to Fat Boy's. Secondly, thank you to Nick, our waiter, the chefs and the rest of the staff for making this...More

Thank foodenator88
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Happy to hear that you had such a great experience! Thanks for the kind words. We'll see you back for more of that pulled pork and we will be sure to share your review with Nick! Best, Shawn

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ottawa isn’t exactly known for its BBQ. In a lot of restaurants, a rack of ribs isn’t actually smoked, as much as it’s boiled and covered in a sugar-based finishing sauce and tossed on a grill to earn some black marks. This isn't the case...More

1  Thank Hootbag
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Your review was so fun to read, and we loved your passion for BBQ!! We did take note of all your thoughts, and thank you for noticing that we offer 16 different sides, always makes it a new experience each visit. Please give our Pit...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Always enjoy a good meal at Fatboys. Shawn is so friendly and comes to the table to say hi and see everyone. The service is always great and the food is consistently good. They have it all.

1  Thank Kim B
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Happy to hear you're such a fan, Kim! Thanks for the kind words. Hope to have you back again soon. Best, Shawn

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Had a dinner with my wife and a friend, and here are a few things about that experience. First, the food. This is real southern style smoke bbq, the taste is incredible, and the variety is great. And if you want somethign a little different...More

Thank Daniel D
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thanks so much Daniel for the rave review! So happy to hear that we took such good care of your group, and we will be sure to pass on all your compliments to our Pit Crew and especially Becca. we can't wait to have you...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal here along with friendly staff and a great atmosphere. washrooms really clean and unique (have never seen motorcycle handlebar faucets. We’d definitely come back for BBQ. (Make sure to try the cornbread and mac’n cheese.)

Thank 2013Jarvis
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thanks so much! Glad that you love our place. Hope to have you back again very soon. -Shawn

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great Bbq food, byward market location, The brisket was to die for and the ribs weren’t sloppy, nice dry rub, and smoked to perfection. Cool southern decor, and friendly service. We had the 4 meat combo with the fried chicken. Omg! We will return.

Thank Stuck_in_gan
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thanks so much! Glad that you love our BBQ. Hope to have you back again very soon. -Shawn

Reviewed 5 November 2017

The food was excellent - ribs were hot and tasty, fried chicken not dry and the sides were great. The service was excellent and did not had to ask for anything our waitress was always their with soft drink refiles and water. Great place for...More

Thank lucyc0rrigan
Shawn D, Owner at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Glad that you love our BBQ! Thanks for the kind words. We'll see you back again soon! Best, Shawn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-695-5599
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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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