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Fat Buddies Ribs & Barbecue

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193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
+1 828-456-6368
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Antonio de Pereira, Colombia
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225 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2015

My wife and I stopped at Fat Buddies Ribs and Barbecue for lunch on our way to the Smokies last October. We opted for the dinner-sized servings since it was closer to dinner time than lunch time. We started off with a cup of Brunswick Stew which was tasty and stuck to the ribs. Barbecue beef platters followed our appetizers... More 

Thank Eulenspeegel
calabash nc
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90 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

First time here but I know good smoked ribs when I eat them ..the sauce added to the delight of eating these pork ribs...sides were great ..wish I lived here just to eat these ribs all the time

Thank agentkma
Howell, New Jersey
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2015

Ate dinner here last night and it was delicious. Pulled BBQ pork platter was awesome, tender and done right.

Thank md1231
Bryson City, North Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten barbecue all around the USA and this is not terrible food. That said, it's nowhere near the best I've had. The sliced pork tasted like it was sitting in a steamer. They only serve baby back ribs, not St.Louis style. The sauces are almost generic in taste. You get plenty of food and the prices are moderate, but... More 

Thank Ilovetheusa4ever
Sanford, Florida
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2015

We recommend this place for great ribs!! The staff were friendly and the prices were good also. We recommend this place for a nice meal.

Thank Msquit26
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 25, 2015

Incredible ribs - but don't stop there. We drive 45 minutes to Fat Buddies for just about anything on their menu. Ronnie, our server, is always fun and very competent. Knows the menu from top to bottom and makes great recommendations. Baked beans are real, not from a can. Love, love, love this place.

Thank Jan N
Fairview, Texas
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2015

Everyone has their favorites, but I opted for the special one evening called "Smokehouse Turkey". It was a smoked boneless chicken breast topped with sliced smoked turkey, bacon, and shredded cheese. Fabulous!! The next day of our vacation, we brought our other sister there for a late lunch and all had the grilled turkey and cheese sandwiches which were surely... More 

Thank petespilgrim
Tampa, Florida
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a place to have dinner and we saw their billboard on the nearby highway so we stopped in. The waitress was very nice, the place was clean. The BBQ was awesome. The rib meat was falling off the bones. We even tried dessert, a slice of apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yummy!

Thank Florida_Bill813
Cape Coral, Florida
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2015

Every time we travel to NC, we also make sure we eat at Fat Buddies. The onion loaf is the best I've ever had. You definitely have to get that for an appetizer. I got a pork sandwich and my husband got a brisket sandwich. We have also had ribs, beef and chicken as well. It is all great. The... More 

Thank carolinabound2
Huntersville, North Carolina
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334 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2015

Typical Barbeque restaurant with pork, chicken, beef. Good fries and great garlic bread and usual side orders. The sweet tea was especially good. Good, attentive and fast service. I had sliced pork and it was good, but not typical for NC, it was very thinly sliced pork, no sauce (sauce was on table). We shared peach cobbler for dessert which... More 

Thank niteowljune

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: 193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-456-6368

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?