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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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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Squealling Good!

Visited Fat Buddies this past weekend as we had heard great things. Compliments to the chef; the pulled pork was amazing. Can't wait to try the ribs next time. If you like racing you will like the decor.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Sjk17876
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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Visited Fat Buddies this past weekend as we had heard great things. Compliments to the chef; the pulled pork was amazing. Can't wait to try the ribs next time. If you like racing you will like the decor.

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Gatlinburg
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited Fat Buddies BBQ during the lunch time. Our fried mushrooms appetizer was hot and delectable. Our pork platter entrees arrived just as hot and inviting as the appetizer. The service was just as good as the food was. We also enjoyed watching the sports and news programs as we sat after finishing our meal. It was great to... More 

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Dawsonville, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had BBQ pulled pork and brisket with a variety of sides. The pulled pork was slightly salty for my taste, but not too much to eat at all. The brisket was very tender and didn't really need any sauce. Most of the sides were better than expected. Absolutely loved the baked beans and potato salad. The sweet potatoes were... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have eaten here more than fifty times over the last couple years and I must say I have never had a bad meal. The BBQ is always great. I love the baked beans and fries..... The staff is always pleasant too!

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I have had some truly great BBQ and this is the best ....consistent BBQ that Waynesville has to offer. The ribs are tender and if you like a lot of sauce on them you will love these. I personally like my ribs juicy...tender and a little sauce for flavor. If I need more... I like the choice of adding it.... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

My BBQ was great. This place knows how to cook!! The food was hot and and did not cost a fortune. Just me and the wife went and spent $20.00 for both of us. The people are friendly and polite.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First impression walking in the door this place needs to be updated and cleaned. The male employee was very nice and also very funny. The menu was not so great needed to also be updated look old and war out. Food was very average after hearing so many great things about it. Would I go back next time I'm in... More 

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St. Marys, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

While my husbabd and I vacationed in North Carolina, we of course wanted to eat BBQ. We fouund this place in a strip shopping center and we are glad we did. I loved the NASCAR themed decorations and the food was also very good. We started off with an onion ring basket that was insanely delicious! My husband and I... More 

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Stockton, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you are a BBQ enthusiast who enjoys everything smoked, this might be the restaurant for you. I love BBQ, but not ultra-smoked. Even their turkey used in sandwiches was smoked, which left me few options. Some of my "party" enjoyed the pulled pork barBQ and everyone appreciated their options for side dishes. Service was good, and dishes were served... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

good service and what a good selection on the menu. The sign was so cute we had to drive there to check it out. lol. wow worth the trip.

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