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Fat Buddies Ribs & Barbecue


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner


American, Barbecue
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Fat Buddies' Onion Loaf
Thinly‎ sliced onions, deep fried to a golden brown - a fun way to start your dinner and plenty to share! Served with chuck's spicy ranch.
Full loaf $7.75
Half loaf $5.75
Cheesy Bacon Fries
Served with ranch or spicy ranch a real treat
Carolina Chicken Tenders
All‎ the flavor without the new york mess! Chicken tenders served naked, mild, hot or nuclear with bleu cheese dressin' and celery. New! Sweet glazed or grilled tenders.
Half order(that's a lot) $6.50
Full order(more to share) $9.50
Fresh Fried Mushrooms
Juicy, fresh mushrooms, lightly breaded, deep fried and served with chuck's spicy ranch
Half order $4.50
Full order $7.25
The Starting Line Sampler
Small onion loaf, mushrooms and chicken tenders
Basket of Baby Back Ribs
Fat buddies' slow smoked ribs squeal with flavor. So tender we guarantee you'll never pick up a knife!
Half rack $10.49
Full rack $15.99
Rack and a Half Rack
Fried Dill Pickles
Half $4.00
Whole $6.50
Potato Skins
French Fries
Potato Salad
Baked Beans
Cole Slaw
Baked Potato
(Sub-Baked Potato)
Cheese $+0.85
Baked Sweet Potato
(Sub Baked Sweet Potato
Garlic Bread (3 Pieces)
Your choice of any of fat buddies' homemade salad dressings: bleu cheese, ranch, chuck's spicy ranch, thousand island vinegar and oil, or honey mustard and served with our thick-sliced garlic bread.
"On the Greens"
Fresh garden greens with your choice of one: smoked turkey, beef, beef brisket or pulled pork
Chicken in the Garden
Fat buddies' fresh garden salad topped with a grilled chicken breast that's brushed with honey BBQ sauce.
Carolina Chicken Tenders Salad
Chicken tenders top a fresh garden salad. Tenders may be served naked, mild, hot or nuclear!
Fat Buddies' Garden Salad
Fresh spring greens and fresh garden vegetables are a real mountain treat - served in a large salad bowl.
Fat Buddies' Special Turkey Salad
Turkey salad on a bed of lettuce with tomatoes and onions - with captain's wafers on the side.
Black-Eye Pea
Loaded with black-eyed peas, onions, taters, beef and pork - it's our original recipe!
Cup $3.25
Bowl $5.25
Brunswick Stew
Originally from brunswick county virginia, this squirrel and onion stew was all the rage in 1828. we make ours with loads of garden vegetables and... chicken, beef and pork.
Cup $3.25
Bowl $5.25
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading many reviews we decided to try this place. Very disappointed! The staff was great! No problems there. But the food on the other hand is a different story. I am actually shocked how good the reviews are or maybe they have changed since...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Coungirl
Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

Fat Buddies is one of those restaurants that’s incredibly consistent in food quality, service, and cleanliness of the building. Amanda served us and she was an absolute delight. I recommend this place highly if you love large portions of amazing comfort food.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank PKnowsFood
Reviewed January 3, 2020

Enjoyed trying NC BBQ on a recent vacation. All the food was good especially the sliced, BBQ pork. The sauces were delicious and added a flair to the food. The server was very attentive and kept our drinks filled and our needs met. A good...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank ylre600
Reviewed December 6, 2019

After hiking all morning we were starved. Service is always fast and portions are big. I love hot fries and they are never cold, that I’ve had. Ribs are fall off the bone and bbq sauce is thick and so tasty. I like a down...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 124tarag
Reviewed November 8, 2019

Both of us had the baby back ribs and they were delish. Really enjoyed the ribs and the Waitress was great. She was very upbeat and checked on use to see if we needed anything often. Great Job

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank lgaillittle
Reviewed November 7, 2019

While traveling my husband & I had lunch at this local bbq place. The bbq & ribs were great and the staff was very friendly & helpful. I was disappointed in the sides selection, very limited. I avoid fried food & chose the potato salad...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Y1042ALsandram
Reviewed November 4, 2019

Each year we visit Waynesville, and Fat Buddies is always one of our go-to restaurants for great barbecue. I have always had the pulled pork sandwich with fries and baked beans. This time I got adventurous and tried the baby back ribs. All I can...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Rick D
Reviewed October 29, 2019

Big portions, but not much flavor. The pulled pork was dry and had to be smothered in sauce. Paper plates and not much in the way of service.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Joni M F
Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

We got our bellies filled at Fat Buddies. Ribs were good, sides were average. Anjelica was our waitress and was fun and attentive to our table.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank NorthStar587950
Reviewed October 26, 2019 via mobile

I had the smoked turkey, coleslaw and baked beans. The turkey reminded me of deli meat so I won’t order it again. The coleslaw had celery seed which I’m not a fan and the beans were ok. My parents had the pulled pork and my...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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