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Big Fatty's BBQ

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186 S Main St, White River Junction, Hartford, VT 05001-7069
+1 802-295-5513
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I know it's funny to mention a salad bar in a review of a BBQ joint, but this place has an amazing salad bar. Really unique foods, incredible dressings, and amazing desserts all await you at the bar. The soups looked incredible as well, though I didn't try them. I also had a BBQ sandwich and fries, both of which... More 

Thank Jon R
Brandon F, Owner at Big Fatty's BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Jon, Thanks for your review. Well when we opened we really didn't expect to be this busy on Off Peak hours. It's been great to see the restaurant evolve. Sorry you think it's Awkward. We have a few large tables for everyone to eat together. I do hope to see you again soon. All the best, Brandon More 

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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Where do I begin??? The meats , homemade beans, greens, corn bread...on and on I could go about the amazing food this place puts out for you. The portions are HUGE and the prices are very resonable. The staff makes you feel like you are at Grammas home for dinner. LOVE IT!

Thank tina k
White River Junction, Vermont
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Big fatty's bbq has the best wings in the area. I absolutely love their maple mustard wings.I have tried several of the others that they offer also and they were all amazing. I would highly recommend the place.Great selection of beers,wonderful little salad bar and you definitely will not leave hungry no matter what you get on the menu.

Thank papill0n68
Brandon F, Owner at Big Fatty's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your review!! We look forward seeing you at Big Fatty's BBQ Soon!! More 

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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We picked this place based on the reviews and the Man Vs Food style menu. We took our young daughters there and we all had a good time. It was Friday so there was live acoustic blues being played, which was great. The kids enjoyed the kid sized hotdogs and chocolate milk. I had the Fatty Daddy (pictured) and my... More 

Thank Chris B
Brandon F, Owner at Big Fatty's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Chris!! Look forward seeing you again soon!! More 

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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch, I got the nachos with smoked chicken . it was definitely enough for lunch. My friends just ordered the salad , I was incredulous since here we were at a placw known for meats and they got the salad bar BUT boy was I wrong. They have a great salad bar with bbq pork ribs... More 

Thank M. D
Brandon F, Owner at Big Fatty's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and look forward seeing you again soon!! More 

Lebanon, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great chicken wings. Best salad bar around. Great assortment of BBQ sauces for everyones taste. Live music on Thursdays. Wing night Mondays

Thank Lori R
Brandon F, Owner at Big Fatty's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Lori!! See you around soon!! More 

Cornish, New Hampshire
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their burnt ends are my favorite. Pulled pork is good. Corn fritters are yummy. Hubby likes their wings. Sauce choices. Large menu. Yum. Can get crowded.

Thank Liz-Karl
Brandon F, Owner at Big Fatty's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks Liz!! Looking forward seeing you again soon!! Brandon More 

Newmarket, Canada
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Killer menu - authentic southern BBQ. Brisket and burnt ends were among the best I've had. large portions, killer taplist, tremendous value at the salad bar. 2 of us ate and had drinks for under 40 bucks. Will definitely be back,

Thank John P
Hanover, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

As if the row of excellent beers on tap isn't enough, the BBQ is worth a brag. I've had the pleasure of eating their nachos (SO GOOD), wings, BBQ pulled pork and several of their specials and i'm always pleased with the meal I sit down to. Sometimes it can be very difficult to find a table, or even half... More 

Thank Ben W
Bradford, Vermont
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131 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

The BBQ at this restaurant is surprisingly good for a place so far from the roots of this cooking genre. All the basics were there and all were great. Thinking of going back soon.

Thank josh5750

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $30
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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: 186 S Main St, White River Junction, Hartford, VT 05001-7069
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Hartford  >  White River Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 802-295-5513

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