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“Delicious Ribs” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fat Matt's Rib Shack

Fat Matt's Rib Shack
1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214 (Morningside - Lenox Park)
404-607-1622
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Ranked #32 of 3,430 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: $1 - $20
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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
Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Delicious Ribs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The ribs, mac-n-cheese and collard greens were delicious. The meat was so tender that it fell off of the bone and the sauce added the extra touch. Just a note....everything is a la carte, so it can add up quickly.

Visited June 2013
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Atlanta
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best ribs in Atlanta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Best ribs in Atlanta! It' s a small place and it's usually crowded. Don' expect an extensive menu or wine list. It's a pitcher of beer, slab o'ribs kinda place. I eat there all the time.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“RIBTASTIC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Had some business colleagues from Japan with me in Atlanta and wanted to show them what real southern BBQ was. This place did not dissappoint!! It's a small place with excellent atmosphere, band playing was great, food was excellent. I was glad they got the real experience while in the south. I'm a born and raised southerner so I know my BBQ, and this place is the real deal!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Orleans
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5 restaurant reviews
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
“Okay but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The service was good, the place is small, and the restrooms could be better maintained. The ribs were okay, tender with a hint of smoke. The sauce left a lot to be desired, and the sides were too small.

Visited June 2013
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“All of the positive reviews are spot on... Head to Fat Matt's and get fed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

After reading the reviews, we thought we should head to Fat Matt's for BBQ as we are always on the look out for some good que! We were not dissapointted at all in our decision! The place has a simple vibe to it, you order and sit inside or on a small covered patio, the food arrives shortly there after, and then you get to chow down! We waited in line to order, but it was worth the wait! We ordered two pulled pork sandwiches, 1/2 chix, 1/2 slab ribs, a couple of sides, 2 drinks and 2 beers for about $40!!!! And we enjoyed every bit of it! The sides, although on the smaller side, were delicious! The guys raved about the sweetness is the baked beans and I so enjoyed the Mac n cheese- warm, cheesy, and delectable! (Be warned that it had a slight spicy kick, my 8 yo did not love it!) The entrees were just real good 'ole BBQ! Delicious, fall off the bone ribs were a huge hit- the pork was devoured by my kids, and a enjoyed the moist chicken! The side cup of sauce served with the meats has a rich tangy taste and should really be used! I am glad we listened to the reviewers on Tripadvisor... This place is a great spot to have a casual easy going meal!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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