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Fat Buddies Ribs & Barbecue

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193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
828-456-6368
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good barbeque, smoked brisket very good. Service was attentive. Definitely going to eat there again.

Waynesville restaurant doesn't look like much from outside, located in a shopping center. Décor inside is what you'd expect for a folksy barbeque restaurant. Food is outstanding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Mike O
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Dallas
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Dallas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Waynesville restaurant doesn't look like much from outside, located in a shopping center. Décor inside is what you'd expect for a folksy barbeque restaurant. Food is outstanding.

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Chapmanville, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopped in fat buddies recently and I can say it's pretty good food. Ordered the brisket and it was good a little dry for my liking but had good flavor. Also had a order of cheese fries with ranch and both where excellent. I can see my self stopping here again but I think I will try the pulled pork... More 

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Maggie Valley, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

On several occasions....months apart they consitantley served us Dry Brisket! Always apologies from server and manager at that time. But no compensation it was the cook staff's problem. Server were very pleasant but the food was awful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The food was delicous & the server, Ashley, was helpful & kept up on the drinks. Will definitely be back when in the area.

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Staunton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I loved this place. I really enjoyed the chicken tender platter. I asked for the chicken to be rolled in the bbq sauce. For my two sides I got the cole slaw and Kraft Mac and Cheese. The food wasn't the only thing that was great, the wait staff was amazing. I highly recommend this place for families. This place... More 

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Vienna, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Katie was our server, she had a great attitude, very pleasant, and attentive. The food was excellent! Pulled pork BBQ was Dale loved the ribs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Got a full slab and then coated with their 'Firehouse' sauce That was some good stuff Some of the family got the pork and it was excellent The spicy ranch dressing was good also

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We've eaten here many times in the past and have never had a bad meal. It is very popular so we try to go "after the crunch"..........1:00 or later for lunch. Service is good. Attentive. Nice wait staff. Their special vegetables (just on certain days) --baby limas; fire roasted corn-- are good. They don't have the pepper/vinegar sauce that many... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is one of our favorite barbecue restaurants in Waynesville. My wife have eaten here regularly and have never been disappointed with the food or service. We did a barbecue chicken takeout for a family gathering and it was a giant hit.

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Ladson, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Pulled pork is really good as are the fried mushrooms. The service on our last visit left a lot to be desired. Our waiter was so busy being "cute" that he messed up our order. He did finally bring the correct order but by then I was finished eating and had to wait for my husband to eat. I could... More 

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Additional Information about Fat Buddies Ribs & Barbecue

Address: 193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
Phone Number: 828-456-6368
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Waynesville
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: 828-456-6368

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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