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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
+1 404-607-1622
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (673 reviews)
“beans” (94 reviews)
“chicken” (197 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I eat here for so many years and it was best barbecue in the town. Lately food became not tasty at all for some reason. Maybe change cook or.....

Thank Milan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the FIRST time I’ve ever reviewed a restaurant while STILL sitting at the table. My husband and I made the drive from Villa Rica, GA to try Fat Matt’s for the first and LAST time today. We came because of our love of...More

Thank SouthernComfortable
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in the late afternoon to meet a work partner who recommended it for a few drinks and snacks. A visit is all about the experience. So I step inside and it is hot. Like no A/C hot. So we sit outside and the...More

1  Thank talonofrome
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, if you're like me and found this place on Anthony Bourdain (RIP) or another food show or just Google happy you have stumbled onto the best place. A small family feel restaurant with well, the best ribs. All the food is great and the...More

Thank ryanstar15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a Texan I'm always looking to try the top BBQ joints in other states/cities. So having been to Fox Bros. several times (love it) we gave Fat Matt's a shot on this trip. Good atmosphere, great blues band playing, but BBQ was average. Pulled...More

Thank AndyATexas
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t be to Fat Matt’s in a long time, maybe 8 years, as the wife and I had moved to Eastern, NNC then split up. So we’re being friendly and full snd driving into town and I sez: wanna do Fat Matt’s while we’re...More

Thank GrandTour771250
Reviewed September 27, 2018

I've been to quite a few BBQ places in ATL, but FAT MATT'S is AMAZING. You know when you're full but you just can't stop eating? This is almost guaranteed to happen here. Some times there is live music. It's not a chic spot, but...More

Thank Victoria P
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Booze. Bbq. Blues. Whats not to like. Nothing further to add to the other 5 star reviews. Just go here.

Thank Jonpais
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Fatt Matt's Rib Shack has been around since 1993, and I have eaten there every year since its opening. The menu is as simple as it gets - ribs, rib sandwiches and assorted side items and sodas. But there is nothing simple about the consistent...More

Thank David H
Reviewed September 12, 2018

If you are looking for a good dinner and are hungry for ribs, this place is the best. It's a local favourite and depending on when you go, you could wait a long time in line. The ribs fall off the bone, the sides are...More

Thank Rrooter
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July 20, 2017|
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Response from Empacaqnosvamos | Reviewed this property |
you may ask to put no sauce on it but still it is manageable and I don't like spicy food.
March 27, 2017|
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Response from Andre J | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think they accept reservations
Billy S
December 14, 2016|
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Response from Karen A | Reviewed this property |
They do... at least debit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Morningside - Lenox Park
  • Neighbourhood: Morningside - Lenox Park
  • Phone Number: +1 404-607-1622
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