We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good BBQ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ

Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ
311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
828-349-4743
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #14 of 70 Restaurants in Franklin
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I wish there was just a "good" option on the star system. I would rate better than average but not quite very good. I thought the prices were fair, There was an option of a dinner at about $11.00 vs a platter at $8.50 and both were the same except for the amount of meat our waitress said. We each got the pork platter and were quite full and satisfied with that. The texas toast was tasty, french fries good, husband had baked beans which he said was very good. We would go back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

153 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    76
    44
    18
    8
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Franklin, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Second chance, not impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Food too pricey. Would cost a fortune for a family to eat there. Funny thing was, we asked for the meat to be cut up on my wives sandwich and they said they do not do that. Guess they do not trust the chefs with knives. Everything was cut and dried. Not friendly at all. Just get them in, get them out.

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Excellent, especially for large groups”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We showed up with about 35 people and had reservations. They were wonderful. We were greeted in a friendly manner, they were totally ready for us with enough staff. Everyone was served efficiently and the food was great.

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hiawassee, Georgia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Awesome BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

When we pulled into the Ingles West Shopping Cnter and there were FIVE, count em, FIVE, trailered bass boats in the parking lot, I knew we were in for a treat. Searching out BBQ joints, I search for utility company BIG trucks first, pickups second, then trailered bass boats. We had two vehicles and 11 people, so we pretty much tried everything. Start with te fried beans and jalepenos. We had the Smoked Turkey dinner. AWESOME. Their Brunswick Stew is to die for. Chicken, Pork, AND Beef. Woah! Others said brisket, pork, and chicken was equally as well. Sure did look good.

This corner location, so you gotta FIND it. Been there over 12 years, and I'd never seen it!

Definitely a FIVE BASS BOATS (with a STAR for each) dine!!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wayland, Michigan
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Food used to be great ...went way downhill our last visit...won't go back”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Restaurant was empty the last time we went and we should have just left but since our first visit the previous year was great, we stayed. Big mistake. Food was cold and dried out. We don't like to ever say anything and when we gave in and asked about it nothing was done. It was a waste of $70.00. Save your money go elsewhere.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ also viewed

Franklin, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Franklin, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 
Franklin, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Franklin, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 

Been to Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.