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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

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Morningside - Lenox Park
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1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
404-607-1622
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1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 420
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome!

Best meat in town, servers were friendly and helpful and food was served pretty fast. If in ATL and craving ribs make sure to check it out!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Euro95
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best meat in town, servers were friendly and helpful and food was served pretty fast. If in ATL and craving ribs make sure to check it out!

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St Augustine, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the best BBQ I've had in years! Loved the staff, so friendly and full of fun. Get there early as they fill up as soon as they open. Ribs are melt in your mouth!

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Thank Lynne S
Morristown, TN
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, fun environment, and some of the best sweet tea in the world. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Thank call_me_candie
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a slab of ribs here with mac n cheese and potato salad. The ribs were good, but the significant other who is a rib aficionado said they were parboiled and then placed on a grill for a little char. On a whole it was very good to me. The mac n cheese was very tasty, the potatoe salad... More 

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Thank Felicia B
Calhoun
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need to show up early because you will catch yourself in a line. This is a great place to go if you like good BBQ and atmosphere. Sure if you cook the best ribs ever on your grill in the summer time you will be disappointed but Fat Matt's offers you far more than just great ribs. This is... More 

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Thank Steve S
East Northport, New York
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114 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was it ok? Yes. Was it Top 25 in the country as per Men's Health?, I don't think it is. The service was fine and the process of ordering from a line was all ok and smooth but if you are talking about sheer quality of the food and its taste then it was just ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best ribs I've had so far. Went with colleagues and had with mac n cheese potato salad and collard green. All delicious.

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Thank Javier H
USA
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1,143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried the ribs, pulled pork sandwich, and the chicken. All was tender and juicy with amazing flavor. The collard greens were excellent. The best I have had in awhile. Quick service! I would definitely come back.

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Thank Autumn M
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fat matts is a classic rib shack and a legend n atlanta. Had the chicken n rib combo with collard greens, incredible! The people are very nice and restaurant is efficient. After ordering at front and paying w/ cc, u sit and wait for ur perfectly cooked meats to arrive. I consider myself a bbq expert....dont miss this spot and... More 

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Thank frank f
Silver Spring, Maryland
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30 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of people hyped this place up for me so I gave it a shot. The food was ok, but I don't think it was great. I also felt like the restaurant looked a little dirty. However the employees were very nice and helpful.

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Thank Yvonne S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Morningside - Lenox Park
  • Neighborhood: Morningside - Lenox Park
  • Phone Number: 404-607-1622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?