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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

#32 of 3,496 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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Today
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 298
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Good but not real Bar b q

The price is reasonable.The sides are good but not great.It is open late as atlanta restaraunts go.Almost everything is ala carte.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
sampras66
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Buford, Georgia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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498 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Buford, Georgia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The price is reasonable.The sides are good but not great.It is open late as atlanta restaraunts go.Almost everything is ala carte.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

4 of us at at Fat Matt's last Friday night. The place is definitely funky but with a great vibe. You stand in line and place your order. You get a market to put on your table and the food came to our table quickly. The runner who brought our food was very friendly and helpful. In fact everyone in... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having lived in Atlanta for years, I was so excited to learn that where we were staying was a short walk from Fat Matt's. The pulled pork sandwich and Brunswick stew was just as delicious as I remembered and the sweet potato pie was to die for!

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Colorado
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80 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I wish I could go back right now. If you are coming to Atlanta, skip the shi-shi, poo-poo, southern comfort $$$$ steakhouses. Come here. Order small. Get a table. Eat. Order more. Eat. Eat. And listen. Just listen. It was that good. The blues act they had was tight, tight, tight! The pulled pork was very good. Guys with me... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Seriously some of the best meat I have EVER had!! I had the ribs........FALL OFF THE BONE PERFECTION! The meat was so juicy, spectacularly seasoned, and had an explosion of flavor. Crisp and burnt edges, but in the good way. Oh I can not say enough good things. The atmosphere was really cool, chill, and eclectic. You could tell that... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Well I googled best ribs in Buckhead section of Atlanta and this came up. Good curb appeal full parking lot. Well worth the wait for a spot. Service was so fast every table was full. Families, Students, Couples Every ethnicity great food, good vibe bought more to take home to share Ribs were so good best I have ever had,... More 

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Toronto
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

An expensive Cab ride from our downtown hotel, Fat Matts Rib Shack was well worth the time and travel. A true roadhouse experience (never wear a tie), the ribs were excellent, sides sublime and the service - warm and authentic. I love restaurants with a genuine personality - and this place delivers big time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Authentic stick to your ribs vittles. Great balance of smoke sweet spice and twang along with some of the best blues in the south. Smokin'

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Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Go! We had a great time, loved the ribs and the blues. The sides and the service are top notch and you can't beat the price.

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Allentown, PA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?