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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

#19 of 3,307 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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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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11:30 am - 12:30 am
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 347
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  • 150
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 15
    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
Great ribs!

It's hard to find parking here and there was a line waiting to get in. Not a bad sign for a restaurant. It was a short wait, no more than a half an hour. The ribs were great! Fall off the bone, very tender and came with a small cup of extra sauce. The beans have a good flavor but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
ECG79
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Maryland
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It's hard to find parking here and there was a line waiting to get in. Not a bad sign for a restaurant. It was a short wait, no more than a half an hour. The ribs were great! Fall off the bone, very tender and came with a small cup of extra sauce. The beans have a good flavor but... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great ribs, keep in mind it is a little ways out so either can be challenging to find a cab. Recommend using Uber. It is a must see place every time we go to Atlanta..

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great Barbecue, Great prices. Fat Matts has been a staple in the Atlanta foodie scene for a long time. Nothing swanky about this place, just really good BBQ.

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This place is an absolute must if in Atlanta! The ribs just about melt in your mouth. The staff shows the southern hospitality that I'm so used to in Texas and have been so happy to see here in Georgia as well. The place is super small and has very little parking, so, if you can avoid regular lunch and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Highly recommend. Live music, ribs falling off the bone, free refills, good sides, everything you could want from a rib joint. Is a little small, but tables turn over fast.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The ribs are delicious and the staff is always friendly & attentive! We definitely recommend the ribs and Mac & cheese. There's always a line so go way early, it's that good!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very good barbeque and attentive wait staff. No waiting area, so I would advise timing your visit so you don't have to wait outside in the hot summer sun. You place your order at the counter and your food is brought to you. They serve classic barbecue food: ribs, pulled pork, chicken and sides like cole slaw, mac & cheese,... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you've been to Fat Matt's you know. They are the best ribs in the South. The wait staff is friendly and make you feel like you're at mama's house for Sunday dinner. For down home atmosphere and fall off the bone, melt in your mouth ribs, Fat Matt's is the place. You'll also get plenty of free hugs while... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My family and I visited this place on the Sunday after the 4th of July. It was very busy. People were sitting down and getting up very quickly like an assembly line. The food was ok. Nice size portions on the meat. Music was good.

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food was spectacular, the guys out front were awesome and very kind, and the music was real fun. Nothing to dislike. Just wish I could go every week.

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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 20
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?