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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Morningside - Lenox Park
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1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
+1 404-607-1622
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Today
11:30 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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Peachtree City, Georgia, USA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fat Matt's is not technically BBQ in that no smoke is involved in preparing the ribs, but they taste great. The taste is enhanced by a rustic cider block and Formica table ambiance that is authentic and pure fun. The wait staff is real and calls everyone 'Honey' and means it. If you are fortunate to be there during a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have tried lots of BBQ jounts in Atlanta and these are one of if not the best i have come across. The ribs are very tenderand practically fall off the bone. I always say you can tell if a place is good by the busyness and line of the restaurant. This spot is worth the wait

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Thank Andre J
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've visited twice and enjoyed myself on each occasion. Live entertainment was great. Wait staff was great.

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Thank lonniehamp
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my second visit to here and it was just as good as the first visit. Good customer service, fresh food, and the taste was amazing. If you're looking for BBQ and great tasting sides, I definitely recommend going here! You won't regret it

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Thank Joe W
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So, I have eaten here numerous times, and while it was never really bad, it certainly is nothing to rave or write home about. If you want a meal, this is not the place for you...it is just sandwiches and small plates with multiple side options. There is absolutely nothing special about any of the sandwiches, just whatever meat you... More 

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Thank mlothrop44
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you haven't ever been to Fat Matt's, you better get weaving ! The best no frills Southern BBQ in Buckhead. Grab the rack , some coleslaw, beans and collard greens and tuck in. At nights they pack everybody in and guest bands play the blues. It is a small place , so be prepared for a little hub-bub, but... More 

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Thank Charles N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Live blues music and ribs is the greatest combo ever. The sauce is perfect. Ribs collards and mac n cheese. All you need in life.

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Thank Robby B
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

True southern BBQ and blues music. Great sides, beer & pecan pie too. I promise, never had an out of town guest who wasn't thoroughly pleased.

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Thank Andre T
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is very much on the casual side but that is good because you will want to dig in. The meat is cooked to perfection.

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Thank patM52012
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you want the real thing - not messed up by fancy, then this is the place. The Blues is raw and real and the BBQ is awesome and unfettered. Can't be beat when you want to be over-dressed in jeans and a t-shirt.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 00:30
Saturday
11:30 - 00:30
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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