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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214 (Morningside - Lenox Park)
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Ranked #24 of 3,433 restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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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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87% Recommend
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The ribs and the coleslaw were spectacular!!! They had a local band playing, it was a great atmosphere and experience all together. The service both taking our order and the gentlemen cleaning our table and asking if we needed anything was a very homey experience. Will definitely come again.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The ribs here were great and so were the sides. Nice intimate atmosphere and love band. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a hole in the wall, good luck finding a seat, you are on your own type of place; But boy are the ribs darn good. Service is do it yourself counter and sometimes the waitstaff will try to help you get seated. They do clean the tables quickly though. It really is an experience not to miss but... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Fat Matt's is not much to look at on the outside or the inside either for that matter, (there may be a line, but it goes fast) but CONSISTENTLY serves some of the best barbeque ribs, chicken and chopped pork!!! They also have delicious sides too..mac n cheese, GREENS, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad - sandwiches(bbq on white bread)... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I usually avoid dingy places like this but if you want some of the best ribs in ATL, this is it. Whenever we pass this place there is a calling out to us for great ribs, so we usually stop by.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Tight, cozy, tasty and rockin the Blues. Thats Fat Matt's in 7 words. The ribs are bone suckin good, lemon bars to die for. Fat Matt's is the real deal and a must do while your cruisin through the ATL on Piedmont. We have enjoyed Fat Matt's Q on many occasions, both solo and with friends and every time was... More

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