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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 #16 of 3,426 restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
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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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414 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Bolingbrook, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I say 2 stars because the place had a long line outside, waited for my order to go and then they missed one of my order. So check your bags of order before you drive home. I am from out of town, staying at Vinings, GA with a relative and no sense to go back to get my missing order.... More

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Murrieta, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was my first time having BBQ in Atlanta, and after reading all the reviews I decided to go here for day 1. When I saw the long line, I couldn't help to be excited about this place. The menu is really set up for individuals and not for sharing at a table, which made ordering a little difficult. The... More

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome! The menu is short, but what they serve what they are good at.... Ribs and chicken! You will not be disappointed. The ribs and chicken are very tender and juicy. We also had the collared greens and Mac and cheese, they hit the spot. For a couple, we shared 1/2 a rack, 1/2 a bird, 1... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Great bbq and it's not expensive. Easy to get to location, I would definitely recommend it. It's one of two bbq joints that most people from Atlanta will know, the other Fox bros. Both yummy.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I went with my friend on July 2nd. I ordered a rib sandwich with a lemonade. The order came out to $9.01 What a phenomenal sandwich. It was delicious. You have to pour the BBQ sauce on it. It's a sweet sauce. I only wish that the sandwich was boneless. Great place and it's always packed.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you want GOOD, really good BBQ go to Fox Bros, should have went back. The beans here are super sweet.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Went here on a Saturday night after reading all these reviews online about this place. Had really high expectations, but oh so disappointed and really wish I still had my money that I spent :-( Ordered a slab of ribs, baked beans, Coleslaw, and potato salad. Ribs were awful :-( 1. I wish they were baby back ribs. 2. You... More

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Ceres, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Get there early! This is traditional style Georgia barbecue, down to the vinegar based sauce. We went on a Saturday night and it was packed. After a short wait we ordered the ribs, beans, cold slaw and the collard greens. We were seated at a large table with some local folks and it made the whole experience worth the drive... More

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Warner Robins, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is your local hole in the wall restaurant with phenomenal food! Went there on a Sunday night and it was packed with a line that was starting to wrap around the building.I will definitely be going back

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I've been going to Fat Matt's off and on for years, and it remains about as good as BBQ can be. Living in North Carolina and occasionally having to eat the garbage masquerading as bbq they serve there, I doubly appreciate my trips to see the Braves and eat decent Q. This time I had a half rack of ribs... More

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