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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 #25 of 3,398 restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
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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
Prince George, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Went to Fatt Matt's the ribs were great, and the staff were very friendly. I would definitely recommend this place if you are in Atlanta

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I went there with a few other guys that were at the same conference as I was. Small place, but the food was really good. We each got a few different things like ribs, chicken,collard greens and it was all really good. It was definitely better than Fox bros. They even had a three-man band playing some nice good ol'... More

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Bangalore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were a group of seven - all extended family members, aged from early 30's to early 60's (me the oldie!). Firstly, the restaurant has CHARACTER, all the way! From the slightly Bohemian but so-comfy decor, to the very friendly and chatty staff, to the smallish size (seats maybe 30 or so), to the live music (more on that in... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Half Slab does the job..nice messy meal that hits the spot, great greens there also. If in Alt great place to drop by!!...very small inside i always try to avoid the normal rush times..and sometimes music performers are loud...but all and all a good time.

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Commack, NY
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

After hearing my father rave about the ribs, I ate here on a recent trip to visit family. I was pleased from the first bite. This is 'order at the cashier, pay, find a place to sit and your food is brought to your table'. Some people don't like this kind of restaurant experience. Remember, this is a Rib Shack.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Went there yesterday with a friend. The queue outside was a proof of how busy this place is. We waited for about 20 mins before we could order. No big deal as we engaged in some nice conversation with other patrons that had been there before. You basically order your good and then find yourself a table. The waiter/waitress them... More

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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I love bar b q and this was GREAT! I will eat here every time I'm in Atlanta. Ribs, beans, potato salad and sweet potato pie.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Brought some friends here for lunch and the food did not disapoint. The ribs and chicken were cooked to perfection and the BBQ sauce was delicious as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This place was suggested by the locals and they were on point. It's a little on the expensive but worth it. From the service to the food. I will recommend this place to anyone whom are a lover of BBQ the next time we're in town. We have to get it.

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Northern VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

As one who looks for a good BBQ joint, Fat Matt's Rib Shack is a place that keeps me coming back. The place is a joint with a small blues stage for the weekend evenings. Ribs, PP (pulled pork) and sides are all good. As I do smoking of various meats at home, I can appreciate the heart and soul... More

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