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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” (670 reviews)
“beans” (94 reviews)
“chicken” (195 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No doubt about it; Fat Matt’s is the place to go to. The people, service and food is great. Whenever I visit, family and or friends request food for themselves. Live jazz music to keep the energy and vibe positive. Don’t be turned away by...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place has some of the best BBQ in Atlanta. If you go around peak times, you will most likely wait in line and seating is limited, so be ready for that. I would have given 5 stars but a guy with long hair on...More

Thank Miles S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat a lot of ribs and a lot of chicken. We were so excited to try this but were really disappointed. Really strong sauce overwhelming the meat that wasn't so tender. The mac and cheese was good. Expensive. We won't be back here.

Thank CarlT_reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, you will definitely thank me for sending you to Fat Matt's Rib Shack. The ribs are some of the best we've ever had and we've traveled the country for ribs (Memphis, Kansas City, all over Texas and North Carolina). If there's a line, just...More

Thank KCave
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Loved the ribs. The sauce is worth buying a bottle. Over the top Mac and cheese. Service was super fast. Had live music to boot.

Thank Kenneth P
Reviewed April 9, 2018

I won't say it's the best Que I've ever had but it wasn't far from that. The only great BBQ I've had has been when friends who live and die with what they can do when they cook outside have created incredibly great dishes. Whether...More

Thank Alanl1181
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

On a recommendation I stopped here on my way to Lawrenceville. I little whole in the wall, on busy'ish highway. GPS woulda had me drive past it, luckily I spotted the sign and pulled into the parking lot. The line to get in was 15...More

Thank Rob L
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Casual, clean and yummy! This barbecue is absolutely delicious. You will see business people, students and laborers enjoying their food. The sides are tasty too. Try the collard greens, mac & cheese and baked beans! Very reasonably priced as well.

Thank Cathey T
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Good Stuff! A long line to get in, but it moved quickly. I had the half slab of ribs, rum baked beans and collard greens. It was all really good, though the ribs had too much fat on it for me. Fat Matt's has it's...More

Thank MrsOregon2009
Reviewed March 21, 2018

We been trying different places throughout Metro Atl. Some had good ribs and so so sides, others had good sides and so so ribs. But Fat Matt's, Umm Ump Ump, lol

Thank Chuck R
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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