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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

#32 of 3,537 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 - 11:30 pm
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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, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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  • 313
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  • 137
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 15
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The meat falls off the ones on the ribs. I got the pulled pork but also the rubs and ribs beat them out. The one place you have to eat in Atlanta.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
AnApple
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The meat falls off the ones on the ribs. I got the pulled pork but also the rubs and ribs beat them out. The one place you have to eat in Atlanta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The line up in front was tere upon arrival and still lined up when we left. Pork ribs is the ticket and do not discount the beans and potata salad for the side dishes. Great blues music group to boot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I'm visiting Atlanta with my sister & BF-we ate there last night and loved it. Tasty food served by friendly staff. There was a blues band playing-we really enjoyed listening while we ate. I had the ribs, greens & beans. The ribs were some of the best I've had in a long, long while. The meat fell off the bone... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Ribs or chicken. That is the choice but both are done really well. Add some authentic blues music & a local brew and I spent a couple of wonderful, entertaining hours here. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you love hole-in-the-wall diners, if you love anything that isn't a chain, if you love ribs, if you love personal service, I recommend Fat Matt's. Being first timers, we took forever to order for our family of 5. They were patient, helpful and threw in free drinks and chips for the kids. We ate outside and we had someone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Ribs were great, as were the collards! Chopped pork sandwich was a bit too mushy for our tastes, but still pretty good, as were the BBQ beans. My husband is Italian, and said that any European looking for BBQ and local color will love it here!!

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Macomb, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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