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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 5
    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
Good barbecue

My family and I got the dinner where you receive two racks of baby back ribs and a half-chicken along with three pieces of garlic bread and three sides. The meal was fine, although the ribs were done a little more than I like. I prefer a little tug on ribs, while a lot of others, including some in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Apopkaman
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Apopka, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Fat Buddies, both in Franklin and Waynesville, provides good, quality BBQ. At our recent visit to the Waynesville restaurant, the service was slow and not very attentive. We waited almost 10 minutes before our server came to the table for the first time. We were planning on ordering appetizers, but decided to skip them due to the service being delayed.... More 

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Encounter Bay, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Absolutely perfectly cooked ribs and platter. Delicous coleslaw and garlic bread served by a very polite waitress in a NASCAR enviroment. Even the light fittings were made out of mag (alumi) wheels. Price was excellent value and the platter was ample for 4. Highly recommend and we will return before going home to Aussie. Hickory smoked to perfection and a... More 

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Mullins, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We eat here every time we come to maggie valley! They have the best ribs and chicken! Prices are reasonable. So good it'll make you snack yo mama!

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Apopka, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My family and I got the dinner where you receive two racks of baby back ribs and a half-chicken along with three pieces of garlic bread and three sides. The meal was fine, although the ribs were done a little more than I like. I prefer a little tug on ribs, while a lot of others, including some in my... More 

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Lincolnton, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The ribs were sweet..very good.Loved the maple sweet potatoes. My husband really liked the bake beans they were Smokey .I had french frys because baked potatoes could not be had until after four o'clock. Staff was very nice...waitress was pretty good but did not keep our glass full. I will return.

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Cherokee, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We LOVE Fat Buddies! We drive 35 miles one way to eat there at least twice a month! Everything is wonderful! Onion loaf and mushrooms are our favorite appetizers. The meals are great as well. I am faithful to the filling station, pulled pork bbq sanwich, bbq chicken or salad topped with naked chicken. My husband and sons ALWAYS get... More 

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Canton, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We like it. Our kids like it. Great food. Prices aren't cheap, but not excessive. Some servers are much better than others.

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Dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 17 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 12 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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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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