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Fat Buddies

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Highway 19, Waynesville, NC
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016

I was really hoping for really good BBQ but was disappointed. My husband and I both got what they called a pulled pork plate (which was a .50 upcharge), but it was really the sliced Q chopped up. My meat and fries were room temp at best. The slaw seemed to be out of a carton. I will say that... More 

Thank Cindh
Ozark, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2016

The baby back ribs were some of the best I've ever had. The service was quick and friendly. We'd eat here again. Was well worth the few miles drive off interstate 40.

Thank Melissa A
Waynesville, North Carolina
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Delicious food, great service and a very clean establishment! Everything we have tried has been delicious. Large servings with perfect southern flavors.

Thank Sandra H
Warsaw, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed June 4, 2016

Great place to eat fine BBQ in a family friendly place. Great prices also. Staff were welcoming and never hurried us as we spent time lingering over our wonderful meal.

Thank mmm3332016
Kodak, Tennessee
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91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I was running through NC when the family was hungry. Saw a sign that said Fat Buddies with a name like that you just got to stop and I am so glad we did. The ribs are fabulous they fall right off the bone fire roasted corn I could not get enough of. My son said the burgers are a... More 

Thank berniemcgarry56
Canton, North Carolina
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2016

We are a few years into our mountain retirement after living in Florida for almost-ever. We always loved a good barbecue joint. Nothing fancy, just good barbecue. Fat Buddies is definitely that. This restaurant is NASCAR themed, clean as it can be. It's located in a strip mall, but don't let that deter you. The food is excellent. Everything we've... More 

Thank vickilaw
Prince George, Virginia
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful service, even better food! The BBQ, ribs and even fire roasted corn sides were amazing. The French fries were phenomenal too. I have nothing but good things to say about this place!

Thank Ashley G
Canton, North Carolina
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2016

Do you like Southern BBQ? This is the place. Wide variety of BBQ. Ribs that fall off the bone. Variety of BBQ sauce flavors. Burgers, Pulled to Steaks.

Thank Paul813
Riverview, Michigan
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2016

the best ribs in the south, no best ribs I've eaten. the full slab is outstanding and well trimed the potato saladis very good as are the baked beans

Thank boobie41
Gainesville, Georgia
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1,134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,039 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2016

this site real mccoy. outstanding bbq plates sandwiches or samples. sides are enormous and pleasing. ribs to die for. tawny north carolina sauce of vinegar and red pepper that goes so well with slaw on a bun. clean, great service what's not to like? tricky to find as it's tucked away in shopping center 1/2 mile off the highway in... More 

Thank Bbqman3341

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: Highway 19, Waynesville, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?