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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

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££ - £££
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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All hours
Sun 13:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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348 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing experience! The food is the BEST!! The atmosphere is authentic and engaging! LOVE the sense of community of the patrons, often sharing tables if a few chairs are open--come on over and sit with them. Nothing here is pretentious! The staff is warm and as excited to be here as the patrons are. The blues music... More 

Thank creativecrew
Orocovis, Puerto Rico
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There's nothing like southern barbecue! Being raised in Eastern North Carolina we had the likes of Moore's in New Bern and King's in Kinston. In Atlanta there are numerous barbecue restaurants but one of my favorites is Fat Matt's. Barbecue sandwiches, ribs, chicken and all the sides: Brunswick Stew, baked beans, cole slaw and so on... Friendly service, limited outdoor... More 

Thank unctompr
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the 1/4 slab and 1/4 chicken combo, the pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, potato salad, and mac and cheese. Everything was phenomenal. We went around 6:00 and it wasn't crowded. Highly recommend this place!

Thank bradhalltx
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fat Matt's outstanding BBQ aside, it's a great place to chill out and listen to local musicians. As the frequent lines will attest, the food is great, the beer is cold and the pull-pork sandwich to die for.

Thank lomnava
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh wow, this place is great. Eat food and listen to jazz music in Fat Matt's. We had the chicken, ribs, collard greens, homemade macaroni and cheese. So delicious! The service was great too. The lady who was waiting on us was very attentive. Highly, highly recommend this place!

Thank Sarah S
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always exceptional food. Try the beans, they are fantastic. Price is reasonable and I have been eating here g or over 25 years.

Thank Richard B
Gainesville, FL
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300 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to Fat Matt's when visiting Atlanta for more than 20 years and it's always as expected. Fall-off-the-bone ribs, a crowded dining room, white bread and cool tunes from the blues band. For a small or normal appetite, go with the Rib Sandwich for $6.75, and add a couple sides like Cole slaw and rum-flavored baked beans for... More 

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Commerce, Georgia
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312 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got the combo 1/4 chicken and 1/4 ribs with rum baked beans and tater salad ,some of the best chicken I ever had the ribs are very good try this place for lunch it good stuff the place has some age on it the staff are great the place is clean with age on it go early they open at... More 

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North Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered this in for lunch for an employee lunch. It was average barbeque. I had barbeque chicken and collard greens. The chicken was average and the collards were good.

Thank Craig A
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I travel to the Atlanta area pretty frequently and when I visit I make a point to go to Fat Matt's. Great barbecue, great blues, great atmosphere.

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