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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” (591 reviews)
“beans” (89 reviews)
“chicken” (185 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Look, this place is a source of BBQ lore and legend inside the perimeter. The ribs are good, BUT then again everyone definitions of what ribs should be is different. Personally I think Spiced Right in Roswell, or BBQ1 in East Cobb is the best...More

Thank beir13
Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend recommended this local spot when he realized that I would be in Atlanta. I went on a Tuesday evening; I asked the waitress and she said Friday nights are the busiest here. (Based off of other reviews, it can be very busy here.)...More

Thank misspomona
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came to Fat Matt's to start our quick trip to Atlanta based on other reviews, and they did not disappoint!! They really only feature two meats: Ribs or chicken an they do both well! There was a short line when we walked up on...More

Thank danyele02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the ribs, chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, beans, and coleslaw we tried. You order and pay at the counter and they bring your food. Limited seating. Dark restaurant. Food was delicious and plentiful.

Thank SaskatchewanMojo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fatt Matt's continues to delight us with their incredible ribs. We take out of town friends and family along to enjoy the best BBQ in Atlanta. The service is also a treat as the staff believes they're the best and hence treat everyone as family....More

Thank Nanci H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fat Matt’s is popular. Jam together tasty BBQ, beer and a live blues band in a small space and it’s hard to “turn over” tables. A group of four of us waited and waited tonight and finally sat outside on the 55° patio to get...More

Thank JFGainesville
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had ribs, greens and beans. A little pricey with everythi by a la carte but all was worth it. A little away from the busiest of Atlanta and the atmosphere with the blues music relays that laid back feeling while you eat. Love it.

Thank marty m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has more of a home feel with such a large crowd w live music and friendly staff. Sauce is good and bbq is slightly different style. Not too Smokey for ribs but more heavy on bbq sauce but still good in its way....More

Thank smjkxsnoopy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had some good BBQ at Fat Matt’s! What we call a hole in the wall kind of place with great service. Cookie helped us with cleaning our table and finding enough room for our family of 14 on a busy Day afternoon. We had...More

Thank tmaxian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had great ribs and listened to some great blues from the live band. Great value low key night out. Service is really helpful and a good buzz in the place even though mid week.

Thank kesbus
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20 July 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.
27 March 2017|
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Response from Andre J | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think they accept reservations
Billy S
14 December 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
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
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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