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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Takeout lunch

Food was amazing. Much better than a highly rated Asheville establishment. Very good helping on the lunch combo platter. 2 meats, 2 sides and a slice of Texas toast. Fries were tasty. Cold slaw was very sweet but still good. Will definitely return if we visit the area again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
mercedeshong
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Augusta, GA
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Loudon, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

BBQ is supposed to have a smoke ring bigger than 1/8th inch, bark on the outside, and a taste of "low and slow" hickory or other tasty wood. This pork BBQ doesn't. The fries also don't have any taste. The slaw hardly has any taste. Sooooooooooooooo.............what's the point?

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Augusta, GA
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Food was amazing. Much better than a highly rated Asheville establishment. Very good helping on the lunch combo platter. 2 meats, 2 sides and a slice of Texas toast. Fries were tasty. Cold slaw was very sweet but still good. Will definitely return if we visit the area again.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

I'm not the hugest fan of BBQ..but after hearing so many great things about Fat Buddies..I had to try them out! I was so very pleased I did..the ribs were outstanding! I will definately be back for more!

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Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Good baby back ribs with a NC rub- unfortunately, the sauce, although good, obliterated the rub! But, they were good as was their cole slaw and french fries. But the special that day was a side of diced sweet potatoes and that was yummy.

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Clyde, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Service is good, food is good, nice place to eat. Sometimes they have sweet potatoes as a side, and they are really delish! Restaurant is in a convenient location too.

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Canton, North Carolina, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I enjoyed the barbeque sandwich I ordered, but the sides were disappointing. Especially did not like the fact that they do not serve hush puppies. I figured that was a staple with bbq! Most sides came from a can or box, nothing from scratch. Kids enjoyed their free ice cream though!

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Paramus, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We wanted some good BBQ while traveling down south and this did not do it for us. My partner ordered ribs, which he said were ok, not great. I had the vegetarian option. I KNOW I'm at a BBQ joint but that's how we make things work. I just expected more than reheated food. The veggies and garlic bread tasted... More 

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Georgetown, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We ordered take out, and were very pleased with the ribs and the sides. The ribs were definitely better than the average rib joint, the sauce was very good, and the coleslaw was great! The smoked turkey was pretty dry, but the flavor was good. (We did wraps with it the leftovers the next day with the sauce and some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The pork is safe. Fired foods as usual are safe bet. But fresh chicken salads have sickened me twice. Both times was pressured into going with groups of people who eat fried junk. I got sick both times from their grilled chicken salads..... Good service but, unless you like fried stuff I would be careful

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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?