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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Second visit

I have ate here twice with very similar experiences. The service was very good, food came out fast and was perfect temperature. The rib sauce was very good and I like my bbq. The only slight I have is that the ribs were a little on the small side. Entrees are $10-15 range, full rack of ribs is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Wade R
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Jackson, Tennessee
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

New to the area, we saw this restaurant on Trip Advisor so we thought we would try it. Located in a strip mall, the restaurant is almost at the very end of the stores. We ordered the Baby Back Rib platter and it was good. No knife necessary as the menu says! The fries were thin and tended to be... More 

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Thank Darrah C
Chattahoochee, Florida
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried this several times and the BBQ is just OK, nothing special like I had heard. However, they are very proud of their food when setting their prices. Wish it was better, as it is the closed restaurant to our mountain cabin.

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Thank FloridaNative1944
Jackson, Tennessee
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I have ate here twice with very similar experiences. The service was very good, food came out fast and was perfect temperature. The rib sauce was very good and I like my bbq. The only slight I have is that the ribs were a little on the small side. Entrees are $10-15 range, full rack of ribs is close to... More 

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Thank Wade R
Hendersonville, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My wife and I have been eating at Fat Buddies for several now and their Baby-Back fat free ribs are the best I have eating any where in the world .

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Thank R R
Flowery Branch, Georgia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We popped in here for meal. Husband had pulled pork and I had sliced beef. We both had the potato salad and baked beans. The meat was pretty good but the potato salad and baked beans were super good. Service was fast and friendly. We would visit again.

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Thank cherylkth
Boca Raton
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Though this is a franchise, the food is really good. Love the ribs! Great place to take out from as well. We love to bring in BBQ when we have guests and sit on the deck looking at the views.

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1 Thank KBBoca
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Home town diner with good BBQ. Both the chicken and pork was delecious, good place to take the family.

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Thank weekendlover1
Virginia
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The smoked chicken is great too, but the title of my review really says it all. NASCAR themed interior is interesting, but it is all about the food!

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Thank Slartabartfast
San Antonio de Pereira, Colombia
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

My wife and I stopped at Fat Buddies Ribs and Barbecue for lunch on our way to the Smokies last October. We opted for the dinner-sized servings since it was closer to dinner time than lunch time. We started off with a cup of Brunswick Stew which was tasty and stuck to the ribs. Barbecue beef platters followed our appetizers... More 

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Thank Eulenspeegel
calabash nc
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72 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

First time here but I know good smoked ribs when I eat them ..the sauce added to the delight of eating these pork ribs...sides were great ..wish I lived here just to eat these ribs all the time

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?