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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

#34 of 3,518 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
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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  • 307
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 15
    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
Great ribs, great place

The ribs were awesome and the staff were very attentive. The live blues music was great too. Sit outside on the patio if you can.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Shawn_MI
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Macomb, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Macomb, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The ribs were awesome and the staff were very attentive. The live blues music was great too. Sit outside on the patio if you can.

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Spring, Texas, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

One word.......RIBS. The best ribs ever. I'm from Texas. The meat just fell off the bone. My six year loved it. The collard greens were ok. Need a little more seasoning and the chicken was great! Love their special sauce for the ribs. I can't wait to go back! Excellent service!

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83 reviews 83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Had a great dinner with colleagues. Ribs were amazing a day he music and atmosphere were just perfect. Would have loved to stay longer and will definitely go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It's not what I expected at all.....it's small and parking is at a premium, but inside is a great BBQ joint. The line was into the parking lot, they give you a menu and the rundown there. Once inside you order, sit at your table then the food comes quickly after you have a seat. The ribs are phenomenal, Mac... More 

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ATLANTA
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169 reviews 169 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Fat Matt's Rib Shack is great. Great place for BBQ here in Atlanta. I love the chipped pork sandwich. They have wonderful side dishes. I love the greens and the potato salad. The prices are just right.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Great food amazing bbq sandwich and ribs are the best. Line is sometimes long but worth the wait. And it's open late night! Staff is great always welcoming and friendly.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

All kinds of people eat here - "Suits" in for lunch, workmen, family with kids - don't expect the Ritz - it's what it says on the can - a rib shack. Get the full rack of ribs - fantastic sauce - good Potato Salad

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Nashville,TN
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Our hotel manager recommended this for us and it was a great way to end the day after visiting museums and the botanical gardens. We arrived around 730. It was packed but we were able to order and be seated in 10 minutes. After that the line got longer. The employees were all friendly and helpful.my husband and I tried... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Ok - true enough the food at Fat Matts is decent - it by no means is the best BBQ in Atlanta, the long lines at the door a very decieivng - primarily because there is very little room to sit, so carry out is advised. About the only thing I suggest here is the BBQ Sand - its tasty,... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Came here on a Sunday night and was not disappointed. Ordered half rack along with the beans and chard salad. Got it quickly and the food was amazing - the ribs were awesome, along with the extra sauce, and so was the chard. The beans were out of this world! Price was low - excellent value. The live music was... 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, Steakhouse, Barbecue

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?