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Big Fatty's Catering

5005 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 219-8317
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Ranked #434 of 940 restaurants in Knoxville
Most recent review
- Oct 23, 2013
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Lisa is wonderful and her food is even better. The crab cakes are a must. Great for lunch or catering. Don't miss out on this gem!!!

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KNOXVILLE TN
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Drug references in advertising a business is NOT OK---EVER. They even sell a t-shirt with the drug reference to Big Fattys. How disappointing. Way overpriced and rudeness of owner are turn-offs too. Spend the same money and eat at a up-scale restaurant that would never even think of referencing drugs to food.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I recently had lunch with coworkers at Big Fatty's, and while the barbeque sandwich was good, I wouldn't say it's anything to write home about---especially for the price. The sandwich was big, but it should be for the high price they charge. There's nothing special about the atmosphere, either. Also, with a name like "Big Fatty's," I wouldn't expect the... More

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Tennessee
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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I've tried to like Big Fatty's. I've visited several times. The owner is a local celebrity and I don't mind her gruff character. But the food tends to be a disappointment. Our last visit was typical. My husband ordered fish and the portions were tiny. The fries were probably frozen. I had a vegetable plate and left hungry. The salad... More

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The food is over priced, your lucky if it is served hot, but then she got on my mom's asking them, "are you going to play with that food all day or eat it?" They didn't know what to say! I was shocked! I have eaten there several times, but no more. They said they would never go back!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

I used to eat here fairly often. However I noticed the quality of the food going down over the past year. Many times the temperature of the food was only lukewarm. The prices are pretty steep for what you get. The thing that really ruins this place is the attitude of Lisa the owner. It's like she really wants to... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We used to enjoy Big Fattys. Sure the service was "gruff" but the food was usually pretty good. The last 2 visits, we not only had bad service, but bad food as well. I wish them the best, but we will not be returning.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

THIS IS THE RUDEST PLACE I HAVE EVER BEEN TO The waiter told our Pastor not to come back after we questioned over charge on bill. They tried to put 18% tip in food + tax. Service was terrible. Look on their Facebook page. it's full of profanity and talking of getting high. This is from the owner Lisa Smith.... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

A group of us visited Big Fatty's, thinking it would be an enjoyable dining experience. WRONG! It was the most HORRIBLE dining experience ever!! Those in our group could not believe how RUDELY we were treated. It is obvious this restaurant has no desire to secure repeat business. Outrageous prices and outrageously rude servers. NO WAY!! NOT AGAIN!! If you're... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

My buddy and I went to Fatty's for the first time today and had lunch. It is an Ok place and the waiter was prompt and friendly no problem there but that's where it ends. After getting over the price shock of a $10.00 hamburger and a $10.00 pork sandwhich the waiter assured us that it was well worth the... More

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