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Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ

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311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
+1 828-349-4743
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (111 reviews)
“baked beans” (30 reviews)
“pulled pork” (33 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Have visited Franklin numerous times and was introduced to Fat Buddies for the first time this Sept. Tucked in a shopping center with ample parking you will find the best bar-b-que ever. Had a large group and young and old all loved their meal. The...More

Thank NCluvtrav
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I vacationed in Franklin North Carolina and we found an amazing BBQ place. The good was so delicious and we even bought a t-shirt to take back home with us.

Thank lfgrant64
Reviewed 1 week ago

New menu. Ribs disappointing. Rolls are still great, but batter-fried foods are very heavy and greasy. Servers not familiar with menu. Won't go back.

Thank lorricb42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been several times and the barbecue is always great! The Pig Out for 2 feeds 4-6, easily. It comes with a sample of all the meats, pulled pork, sliced brisket, slab of ribs, and a half of chicken, plus 6 sides and garlic bread....More

Thank jawja-dawgs22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant, good ambience inside. Service was good, ribs were great, and they even serve hot dogs! Paper towel rolls on the tables came in handy.

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife will not order baby back ribs anywhere else! She has officially been spoiled! The food is generous in portion size and it all has that great smoked flavors! Chicken has always been moist. The brisket is sliced thin for me, but still tasty!

Thank Joel E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there tonight. Food was fantastic as usual. (even though I ate the entire plate without anything to drink!!). Waitress left a lot to be desired. Ran out of drink before my food arrived. She was at three different tables around me and NEVER...More

Thank Douglas2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here today and it was outstanding. We both had the pulled pork sandwiches with a side of Brunswick stew ($1.99 upcharge). The pork was very tasty and the stew outstanding. The prices are very reasonable and our server was excellent. We will...More

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fat Buddies' beef brisket dinner and bbq chicken dinner are must-haves for us at least once during our yearly visit to Franklin.

Thank Bulfytr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've picked up take-out a few times from Fat Buddies. We can highly recommend the pulled pork sandwich. The other items/sides are good but not outstanding. Check your bag to make sure you get all the items needed such as sauce, napkins. Sometimes these items...More

Thank Brenda T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 828-349-4743
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