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Fat Buddies Ribs & Barbecue

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193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
+1 828-456-6368
11:00 - 21:00
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Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great tasting barbecue, my friend had a steak that was delicious and I had ribs that were fantastic, wonderful service, the staff are friendly, wanting to come back again!!

Thank skystar99
Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Spontaneous decision for dinner out led us to choose Fat Buddies after a run through of local businesses open on Monday night. Great value for the price. Friendly waitress, efficient service, and tasty meat and veggies.

Thank Effie A
Johnson City, Tennessee
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We have been to Fat Buddies many times and the food is consistently good. The pulled pork is almost always moist and tender and the black eyed pea stew is excellent. I feel the price is a little high for what you get, but the food quality and the service is good so we go home happy.

Thank JCseminole
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

It was pretty good for a chain. I really liked the fried mushrooms and pickles. The baked beans were really good too. I recommend the pulled pork. A little on the pricey side IMO.

Thank Jill A
Johns Creek, Georgia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Recommended by the hotel clerk Inn Bryson City, we drove 25 miles to Fat Buddies on her advice. We both ordered the baby back ribs and they were delicious. The beans were excellent and so was the roasted corn. Beer selection is quite lacking but the food made up for it. Although the portions were not overly large, we had... More 

Thank Dave P
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I ordered the smoke turkey dinner. What I got was sliced deli meat. The Spicy sauce was awesome. I do not recommend getting that. Perhaps another entree would be better.

Thank Quanda B
Naples, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Clean, good and fast! Pulled pork was very good and baked beans phenomenal! Started with half an onion brick with spicy ranch which was delicious. My husband tried the black eyed peas stew with reservations) and was pleasantly surprised. Thick and very flavorful. We both opted for pulled pork which was well seasoned and flavorful, my only complaint was that... More 

Thank tgmace
North Wales
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A late evening family BBQ dinner that was tasty and served with that southern smile. Good menu choices from appetizers, salads, BBQ and sides. We were a group of four adults and each got something different and each enjoyed our meals. We got: hot dogs and fries (which the fries were very tasty), the Carolina chicken salad that had a... More 

Thank Megan C
Aiken South Carolina
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on our trip through the Smokies. The hostess was friendly and seated us quickly. Our server, Teia, was courteous and attentive through our entire meal. My husband had the brisket, potato salad, and green beans. He commented that each was delicious. I had the special which was BBQ pulled pork sandwich with... More 

Thank missyshep
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Reasonably priced with PLENTY of food on the plate. Ribs were perfect! Pulled pork was great even without sauce. Beef slices were tender and delicious! Baked beans, slaw and fries were also yummy! Service was good! Will definitely go back when we are in the mountains again!

Thank TatTat1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-456-6368

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?