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Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ

311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
+1 828-349-4743
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (109 reviews)
“baked beans” (30 reviews)
“pulled pork” (33 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this place! Definitely coming back . Delicious food! Very good BBQ ! When you visit Franklin NC be sure to make this one of your done outs!!

Thank sjeter1983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family, along with another were on a road trip from Tampa, Florida to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Along the way we stopped at Fat Buddies for what was one of the greatest dining experiences of our trip. From the excellent customer service from our waitress...More

Thank Islander680
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time at Fat Buddies and although it was okay it had nothing special to offer and only a fair selection of food. Being from Florida, we experience some very good BBQ restaurants and this is just satisfactory. The soup was a bit better than...More

Thank dkpruitt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to GI to fat buddy's becausevwe had been there before and enjoyed our meal. However this viset was very disappointing. We got the brisket again. It had a funky smell to it. My sandwich had a funny taste to it. My friends dinner...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant. My family loves the food too. My only complaint is that the mac and cheese is not homemade other than that it's great food, large portions, wonderful service and nice atmosphere. The staff's great and service is usually quick, but like...More

Thank Alejandra3630
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We love eating at Fat Buddies. Over the years the ribs have gotten smaller and the prices have gone up but we love us some ribs and they have delicious BBQ sauce to boot. The coleslaw is delish but the meals come with buttery garlic...More

Thank Beth F
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Still some of my favorite BBQ ever. Ribs are perfectly done. Fall clean off the bone. The beans, garlic bread and fries make it perfect. If you are in the area or driving through you have to stop.

Thank mdlrjacobs
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Normally I would leave 5 stars but I can not bring myself to do so for this trip.The problem was that our service was lacking something terrible. Our glasses sat empty way too much, the appetizers dish was not removed until the main course was...More

Thank Brandon H
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed their brisket and ribs. Garlic bread was very tasty along with their bean soup. Would definitely return.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Pork was shredded, didn't care for the sauce, fake smoke flavor, and was over charged on what was already over priced.

2  Thank ron M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 828-349-4743
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