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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214 (Morningside - Lenox Park)
404-607-1622
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Ranked #41 of 3,483 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Neighborhood: Morningside - Lenox Park
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Allentown, PA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Everyone says to go to Fat Matt's for the ribs. Duh, the restaurant even has the ribs in the title! And sure the ribs are really good. They are super tender and saucy with a nice bit of tang. Personally I prefer a dry style more, but I can't knock these guys for that. There are so many different schools... More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I think this place is so popular because it's an Atlanta landmark. We didn't think the BBQ was anything special, and found the process to pick up the food to be a pain. Even ordering ahead the line was crazy long. Meh food for too much effort.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We were really excited to go to Fat Matt's and to have our first Atlanta BBQ ribs. .. but honestly it was completely average food. Not bad- but I would've been content with that anywhere, whereas I was hoping for something special. The service and atmosphere were great and it really felt like a friendly affair- but that's not why... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great tasting food, for good amount of money. Enjoyed myself, the sweet potato pie was good. Seating is limited and close together so get there early.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

ok, this has to be the best place of all for ribs in the South East. This time I was smart. I ordered a full rack of ribs as 1/2 rack just doesn't do it! But, it wasn't until I sat down and noticed people with bigger sides that I knew they even have them! They don't make an effort... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Best ribs I've ever had. If you don't mind queuing for take-out & you'll have to book for a table if you want to eat in. Well worth the wait. I'll be going back next time I'm in Atlanta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you're in atlanta, you must go to fat matt's rib shack. Best BBQ ever!!!! It is a "must" for sure. Great live music!!!!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Rainy night in Georgia with son and a friend in a very small barbecue joint in Atlanta two days before Christmas. Great food and fun atmosphere. The diners sit very close together. The service is friendly and good. The prices are good and in proportion to the serving. No one leaves hungry. Cold draft beer.

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Waterloo, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This place without no doubt is my favourite rib spot in Atlanta, for very cheap price you can get decent bbq rib and bbq chicken, don't miss the home made mac and cheese and also enjoy live music over the dinner

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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I love BBQ and blues. Fat Matt's has great food and live music on weekends. The atmosphere is great too.

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Additional Information about Fat Matt's Rib Shack

Address: 1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
Phone Number: 404-607-1622
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Morningside - Lenox Park
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse

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