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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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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ordered takeout, and it was well worth the stop.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Georgetown, Maine
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Canton, North Carolina, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 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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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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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?