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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 #30 of 3,458 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
Neighborhood: Morningside - Lenox Park
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The name Fat Matts Rib Shack is fitting because it is in my opinon! We did not stay to eat because the place was so crowed but the food was good! I think the side portions on a to go order were pretty small but the meat on the ribs were plenteous. The food was good so although the place... More 

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Redwood City, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This place is definitely a city icon. I had big expectations and the food was better than what I thought. They also had good live music so it make the time with my friends even more fun. It is not fancy but a great place to stop by for some ribs and beers

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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565 reviews 565 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is one of the best BBQ joints we have been to. The ribs were oustanding. Service is friendly and quick. All our sides were delicious too.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Ribs and beans wont disappoint. Ribs were a bit fatty but still good. The greens were excellent . Maybe not my number one spot but Will eat there anytime.

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Adelaide, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

So, if you like BBQ and you like pork ribs, then this place is a memorable experience. Decor is very basic, almost like an old grungy diner that needs a good clean up. You come through the door, pass the kitchen hatch where you place your order for food and beer, then take a seat anywhere. Menu is basic -... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Came here for ribs, absolutely not disappointed... I made a classic british mistake though, I asked for some chips with my ribs. I got a packet of lays crisps, not french fries. Whoops. Although a blessing in disguise as the full rack or ribs was big and yummy and i would have been sick with a bowl of fries! Will... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My wife and kids go here all of the time. The Chicken and Ribs are amazing... and so is the Mac and Cheese and Collard Greens. Live Jazz and blues music and the line is always out the door. I usually get the food to go because the ONLY negative thing I can say about this place it that it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

What to do on our last day in Atlanta? Go to Fat Matt's and eat a slab of ribs with my partner and down two pitchers of beer. The sauce was so good that I bought two bottles to take back to London. The ribs fell off the bone and tasted amazing. It was a cold day, but the terrace... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

We just ate ate here over the weekend and I have to say that the experience has made me a rib lover. I make ribs at home, and mine are pretty darn good, overall I like ribs just okay, but these were some of the best ribs I've ever eaten. My wife and I both got ribs,mac & cheese, collard... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I went to Fat Matt's late afternoon before the music started, so I can't comment on that. I really enjoyed the ribs though and their own BBQ sauce. The sides were good too, though smallish. The menu is basic but we enjoyed all we had ordered. Good service also. Sat outside in the sun. Glad I went, based on TA... More 

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Additional Information about Fat Matt's Rib Shack

Address: 1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
Phone Number: 404-607-1622
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Morningside - Lenox Park
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse

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