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Fat Boys Barbeque

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$$ - $$$
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4132 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470-5004
+1 352-236-3271
Today
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Ocala, Florida
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309 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while running errands. Service was spotty at best. The food was good but nothing special, I've had better BBQ. The place could use a good cleaning. The men's restroom was filthy I've seen cleaner porta-pottys

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Thank Jaguar002
The Villages, Florida
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe the title above says it all. Fat Boys was built in 1970's and the owners haven't put a penny into the place since. Run down and certainly not rustic. The tables weren't cleaned off, the floor was dirty, and flies were constantly buzzing in your face. Old nasty refilled containers of rib sauce were on each table. We really... More 

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Thank m4hnidj
San Bruno
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried Fat Boys based on friend's recommendation. Large portions at a good price. Lunch specials and senior specials for over 60 are the same but you get a drink with the senior special for just a little more. My wife tried the flounder and I had the beef barbecue. I'm retired military and they give me a 10% discount... More 

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Thank Richard D
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7 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The food here is so good. I wish this restaurant was in my area. Anytime I am even close to Fat Boys I stop here to eat even if I just have to get to go food

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Thank Jodie B
Raleigh
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We stopped in on a whim as we all love BBQ. the parking lot was jammed full but there was room inside to be seated. We received HUGE sweet tea cups that were refilled whenever empty. The child's BBQ platter was a gigantic portion, just slightly smaller then the adult portions. 3 choices of sauce, good sides - BBQ beans... More 

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Thank Ann G
New London, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

best Rib we have ever had its worth the stop to enjoy a great meal and the price was well worth it , and friendly people

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Thank msboo63
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326 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I've been to a lot of BBQ places in my time, but I believe this was the worst. They have been going there for 40 years and the place looks it. Rustic in and out. They advertise succulent ribs where the meat falls off the bone, well I certainly did not have that experience. Meat seemed under-cooked and a little... More 

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1 Thank GeorgeO1
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Perhaps I have just been spoiled by Sonny's for too long but this place was horrible. The service was friendly enough but the food was very disappointing.

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1 Thank Heathercastle87
Wichita, Kansas
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This fat boys has been going for over 40 years and makes as good if not better as hey did back then. I make it a point to eat there at least once any time i'm in the Ocala area.

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Thank brian w
Clermont, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Wow!! Were we impressed with this place! Service: super and so friendly (thank you Linda) Baked beans: best I've ever had. Chicken plate: amazing! The ribs: delicious! Great dinner to end the day after enjoying Silver Springs.

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Thank Jennifer J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4132 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470-5004
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-236-3271

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