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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” (669 reviews)
“beans” (94 reviews)
“chicken” (196 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome ribs! This is the kind of hole in the wall where you know the food is going to be legit. Prices are extremely reasonable and staff are all very friendly.

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ive heard about this place for years and finally tried it yesterday. Two of us ordered a full slab of pork ribs and it was delicious. So tender and moist, with a great sauce. Glad I finally went.

Thank mattpots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent an hour researching bbq places in Atlanta and finally decided on Fat Matt’s. That was an excellent choice for an out of town bbq novice. Our ribs were falling off the bone with tender flavorful goodness. Perfect balance of seasoning and smokiness. The...More

Thank Rt6570
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ahve been coming ehre for eyars. i drive an hours to get her. The meat and colalrds aee always on point. The ohter sides are just meh.but now the prices have increased and everything is alacart. No real combo meals that include sides. I...More

Thank Nikole B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic service and great food...Great location...highly recommend to everyone...This is my go-to barbeque place.

Thank TAOS8641
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The show “On the Run Eating” brought me here. Bluesy atmosphere was nice and reminded me of home. Coming from Memphis, the BBQ was disappointing. I ordered the rib sandwich and the 1/2 of chicken. The meat did not fall off of the bone, and...More

Thank Supernova684
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Been going here for years. I now live in south Florida but make it a priority to visit every time I'm thru town. I also buy and have them ship their BBQ sauce to me...Can't eat any other sauce now!

Thank 418reggieb
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Probably the highlight of my trip! Americana at it’s very best. Please do the rum beans. Your mouth will love you forever.

Thank Palmofski
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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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