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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 #32 of 3,430 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Morningside - Lenox Park
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English first
Mesa, Arizona
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

One thing we can't seem to find in Arizona is good ribs, so every time we go east we try a rib place. On a recent trip to Atlanta we tried Fat Matt's and loved it! This is not a romantic date night place -it's just "into your elbows" good food!

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Morgantown, WV
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I went to fat matts rib house and had the most amazing ribs I have had. Usually I'm not a big fan of St. Louis style ribs, however the surpassed any ones I've ever had. The laid-back atmosphere with the local beers on draft made it even better. My wife got the chop meat sandwich, which also was very good.... More

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Dacula, Georgia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is not a run of the mill kind of BBQ place. I had heard about it for years, and finally tried it. I don't live anywhere near this place, so it was a challenge. First of all, there is virtually no parking, so that will be your first hurdle. Secondly, it is always busy. You walk up to the... More

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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My first time in Atlanta and I was suggested to visit this place. When I dropped off the taxi, I noticed the long queue out of the place. I was already thinking their food had to be great if so many people were willing to wait to get it. I loved the atmosphere of the place. Something we are not... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Fat Matt's is a hole in the wall establishment. The night we went, it was raining, and had just stopped as we were getting out of the car. The place was packed, including the outside terrace, but, there was a break in the action as we walked up, and were able to order as soon as we walked in. We... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I can say that I really and truly enjoyed this place. A live jazzy band was playing and I loved the food! I had the combo platter which had chicken and ribs and my guy had the ribs. We also had the mac and cheese, collard greens and potato salad. Worth the trip, if you are in Atlanta! :)

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I've been eating different genres of BBQ for my 41 years, everything from Texas to Kansas City to Carolina to Memphis.... I love pulled pork. But the sandwiches I got here were absolutely the worst I've ever eaten. I think I could have done better buying the frozen stuff from the grocery store. Since I live in midtown I really... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Went here looking for some great bbq. but did not find it. The chicken was Average and not impressed with the ribs or sides at all!! would not go back place was dirtyand no room between tables.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Was my first time food was great, very fast service,employees were all very nice friendly. Food was the best!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I came here for lunch with some co-workers, and we got here early, because we heard that sometimes there's a long line to get inside. There wasn't a line today, though. I had the pork sandwich with stew, and I thought it was really good... just spicy enough, but not too hot. My co-worker had the chicken and ribs combo.... More

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