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Fat Buddies Ribs & Barbecue


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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Full loaf $7.75
Half loaf $5.75
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.
Cheesy Bacon Fries
Served with ranch or spicy ranch a real treat
Half order(that's a lot) $6.50
Full order(more to share) $9.50
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 $4.50
Full order $7.25
Fresh Fried Mushrooms
Juicy, fresh mushrooms, lightly breaded, deep fried and served with chuck's spicy ranch
The Starting Line Sampler
Small onion loaf, mushrooms and chicken tenders
Half rack $10.49
Full rack $15.99
Basket of Baby Back Ribs
Fat buddies' slow smoked ribs squeal with flavor. So tender we guarantee you'll never pick up a knife!
Rack and a Half Rack
Half $4.00
Whole $6.50
Fried Dill Pickles
Potato Skins
French Fries
Potato Salad
Baked Beans
Cole Slaw
Baked Potato
Cheese $+0.85
(Sub-Baked Potato)
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.
Cup $3.25
Bowl $5.25
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.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Barbecue
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped for lunch on my way to Otto, NC. It looks like they also have a place in Franklin, NC, and I am not sure beyond that. They do not have a bar to sit at, FYI. There is a combo of booths and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank ILoveBourbon
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Good service and great food. Large dining area can accommodate large groups. Good selection of sides, including a pan-fried sweet potato that was delicious.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nathann989
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

This place has good food and good service Love the ribs and the smoked turkey The pulled pork is delicious as well. Chicken is good too I have not had anything that was not good

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Angela S
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

My family and I come here when were in the mood for Barbeque, great choice of sides, the restaurant is very spacious and clean

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Denise B
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Well crafted rack, meaty with a good tug off the bone. Well seasoned with a zinger of a sauce. Mrs bbq had a picture perfect half a chicken. Service is agreeable and the joint is clean almost in spite of itself. Decor is early NASCAR...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The food made me sick. Horrible stomach aches and spent nearly an hour in the bathroom after going here. Huge mistake going I wouldn’t ever go back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ACMillions
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here while touring around the blue ridge area. Enjoyed the pulled pork bbq sandwich and especially the wicked brisket bbq sandwich.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SCTravelCouple
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We were a party of 5 guys without reservations on a Tuesday evening. We were promptly seated and our waiter soon appeared with water and to take our drink orders. Upon returning with the drinks he asked if there were any questions regarding the menu....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank wmljr2002
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Great ribs, sides and service! What more to say? Ronnie was super. We love their Franklin store but Waynesville is even better. Be sure to get the baked beans. Yowza

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MountainMan30523
Reviewed August 29, 2018

There is always friendly service and a menu with something for everyone. The prices are moderate and staff goes out of their way to make sure you are satisfied. Very crowded of course duirng peak tourist season, get there early particualrly on Friday and Saturday...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ash8367
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