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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
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11:30 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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Atlanta
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ribs and pulled pork are always good. Very popular place for Atlanta Mid-Towners to eat. Sit at picnic style tables and make friends with the folks next to you.

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Thank DrCharls
Clarksville
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

True definition of a hole in the wall! Order when you arrive and the lady at the counter will say, "It's ALL good!" She's right. We had ribs, mac and cheese, and beans. The latter were not my favorite. The other was. Surprisingly Great service! Highly recommend.

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Thank Trey J
United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for the first time over the weekend! We heard such great reviews and this was most definitely the case. Good portion sizes too. Delish chopped pork and the sides were good! Many times the sides never taste homemade at restaurants, but these were delish. The staff is friendly and helpful!

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Thank Lisa T
Overland Park, Kansas
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137 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the food and the service was great. I had a half rack and it was fantastic. We ate there right at Noon and expected it to be busy and it was a little busy but they get people through the line and served pretty quickly. Parking can be a challenge so be prepared for that.

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Thank MattArmb9
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome place, food is great and atmosphere rocks. Fun in the summer, kozy in the winter. Grills are always rolling.

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Thank YGDrumming
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The barbecue at this place is 😋 delicious. The sides are too. The service is always friendly. Sometimes there is a line, but it's definitely worth the wait... This place gets 2 thumbs up

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Thank mloveeyes
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can't get a better rack of ribs anywhere than Fat Matt's! Don't even waste your time on all those sides, just go for broke on the ribs and chicken. Don't ya'all forget to grab a bottle or two of sauce for home! Best way to jazz up any old leftovers, plus you know you gonna be cravin that taste... More 

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Thank bodiesneedit
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fat Matt's might not be to everybody's taste, but judging by the long lines, most folks find it perfect. They offer pork ribs, barbecue sandwiches, and barbecue chicken...that's pretty much it along with a few succulent sides....like wonderful Brunswick stew. But, there are really two reasons to go to Fat Matt's....the ribs (luscious) and the blues (live bands). I'm not... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia, USA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fat Matt's is not technically BBQ in that no smoke is involved in preparing the ribs, but they taste great. The taste is enhanced by a rustic cider block and Formica table ambiance that is authentic and pure fun. The wait staff is real and calls everyone 'Honey' and means it. If you are fortunate to be there during a... More 

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Thank Discerning_Critic_06
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have tried lots of BBQ jounts in Atlanta and these are one of if not the best i have come across. The ribs are very tenderand practically fall off the bone. I always say you can tell if a place is good by the busyness and line of the restaurant. This spot is worth the wait

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 00:30
Saturday
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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