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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

#21 of 3,314 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
$$
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 - 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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 363
    Excellent
  • 155
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    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
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We drive up and by the looks of the building we almost drove off. Horrible parking but the food was/is DELICIOUS!! I will definitely make this a regular stop when in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Candis R
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We drive up and by the looks of the building we almost drove off. Horrible parking but the food was/is DELICIOUS!! I will definitely make this a regular stop when in town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Do you like great BBQ? Live music? A mix of fun people? The this is the place for you on the weekend. I have yet to have anything here that does not please my palette. Do yourself a favor... run to Fat Matt's and grab a slab. You own't be sorry.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There are no words to describe how wonderful the food is here. We loved everything about it. Great service and great prices. It was amazing bbq! The sauce was out of this world. Just wish there was one closer but will make a trip back just to eat there. It is truly a dining phenomenon and oh so good♡♡♡♡

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Good BBQ and good blues, I've been looking for a place like this for years! Wait on line no matter how long it is, worth the wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Don't let the shack fool you!! The food is amazing! The chicken is moist and falls off the bone, the rum baked beans are screaming good, and the mac n cheese, wowzers!!! Blues band, mouth watering food, great staff...it doesn't get no better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Atlanta has a lot of barbeque places, but this place right here is my absolute must stop when I am in town! I live in Abu Dhabi, but I am a country boy so I know my 'cue. I always order the combo which consists of half a rack of ribs (it is plenty, the whole rack is HUGE!) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Get the chicken! Ribs are good, but chicken And the macaroni and cheese are the real reason to to go. Well worth it! Good beer too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The lines worth the wait. Cute older place with delicious delicious delicious food! There was a cool band playing that really added to the experience. I had a great time and would definitely recommend this to couples or small groups who want an amazing hole in the wall meal! (The prices were somewhat higher than I was anticipating for a... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A simple rib shack, very popular so expect to wait in line if you arrive at dinner time. In our case, this meant lining up for about 20 minutes for our table. We enjoyed the half rack with mac & cheese and bourbon beans. I wouldn't call this place cheap, but the food tastes great and the place has clearly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Only went here due to the reviews and my wife asked "are you sure" as we pulled up, it does look like a shack and location on main road not great - BUT! You gotta try these ribs, we had a full rack and then another one, we all loved them. Go for the experience and sit outside.

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, 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?