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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
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun 13:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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Livermore, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yoiu will wait in line, regardless of time. There is limited seating and the severs are fast. Make you mind up and order quickly. The smoking is good and sauce great.

Thank M Richard M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been going to Fat Matt's for 20+ years now and have always enjoyed the food there. I have had the ribs, the combo plate (half bird/half slab), the pork sandwich and sides (mac/cheese, baked beans and potato salad). The lemonade and sweet tea are very sweet and tasty. We saw a band (JP3) there on a Saturday night and really... More 

Thank EJ N
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fat Matts is a local eats place offering good southern style BBQ, BBQ Chicken, They're mostly known for the Awesome Ribs and live Blues music nightly featuring some of the best blues musicians old and new.

Thank JW1ATL
Canton, Georgia, United States
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143 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can tell when it's BBQ time. The place fills up fast and not a lot of parking. BUT, the food is fantastic!

Thank Franklin M
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to confess I usually get the half slab, so I can't really comment on the rest of the main dishes. The half slab is fall off the bone good, so I imagine the other main dishes are pretty good. For the sides, well, the beans, brunswick stew, mac and cheese, and potato salad are usually really good. I've... More 

Thank Patrick C
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good collard greens & smoky wings. The ribs were not my favorite but still worth the trip. I would eat there again

Thank CathyHal
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is very small but the food is so good. I usually get the food to go but occasionally we stick around and dance to the live music that the band is playing.

Thank Travis H
Covington, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you make it inside, your food arrives hot and quickly. The wait staff is always polite and attentive.

Thank SatisfiedinGA
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I love the down south style ribs. Great sides too. Years ago they would have live bands playing "real" blues music. We loved it then and we love it now. The only thing that has changed are the prices.

Thank majbizz1
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in an older area of Atlanta, close to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Piedmomt Park, Fat Matt's is a great place to stop in for lunch or dinner. BarBQ and particularly, BarBQ spareribs, is a southern specialty. No one does it better than Fat Matt's. Delicious, perfectly prepared and seasoned, Fat Matt's won't disappoint. The ambiance is southern, down... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:30
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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