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Fat Buddies Ribs & Barbecue

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193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
+1 828-456-6368
11:00 - 21:00
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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

High prices, poor culinary qualities. I went here, ordered the brisket because it is one of the cheapest meals and I did not have much money and was hungry. I came out and was not cooked, I sent it back and the waitress brought out "another" order within 15 seconds. It was slightly warm and spongy. I asked her if... More 

1 Thank Mike V
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47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Great ribs! They're always tender and I love their fries! They also have the best fried mushrooms! Definitely the place to go if you like bbq and fried food!

Thank Sabrina G
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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190 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

New to the area, we saw this restaurant on Trip Advisor so we thought we would try it. Located in a strip mall, the restaurant is almost at the very end of the stores. We ordered the Baby Back Rib platter and it was good. No knife necessary as the menu says! The fries were thin and tended to be... More 

Thank Darrah C
Chattahoochee, Florida
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Tried this several times and the BBQ is just OK, nothing special like I had heard. However, they are very proud of their food when setting their prices. Wish it was better, as it is the closed restaurant to our mountain cabin.

Thank FloridaNative1944
Jackson, Tennessee
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

I have ate here twice with very similar experiences. The service was very good, food came out fast and was perfect temperature. The rib sauce was very good and I like my bbq. The only slight I have is that the ribs were a little on the small side. Entrees are $10-15 range, full rack of ribs is close to... More 

Thank Wade R
Hendersonville, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

My wife and I have been eating at Fat Buddies for several now and their Baby-Back fat free ribs are the best I have eating any where in the world .

Thank R R
Flowery Branch, Georgia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We popped in here for meal. Husband had pulled pork and I had sliced beef. We both had the potato salad and baked beans. The meat was pretty good but the potato salad and baked beans were super good. Service was fast and friendly. We would visit again.

Thank cherylkth
Boca Raton
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Though this is a franchise, the food is really good. Love the ribs! Great place to take out from as well. We love to bring in BBQ when we have guests and sit on the deck looking at the views.

1 Thank KBBoca
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Home town diner with good BBQ. Both the chicken and pork was delecious, good place to take the family.

Thank weekendlover1
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

The smoked chicken is great too, but the title of my review really says it all. NASCAR themed interior is interesting, but it is all about the food!

Thank Slartabartfast

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, 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: 193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-456-6368

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