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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

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Morningside - Lenox Park
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1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have been here several times, each time was 5 stars! Great tasting food, great live blues, and even with long lines, the wait isn't terrible. Always able to snag a table for 4 or 5 without any problem as a lot of people are getting take out. Love the atmosphere when the bands are playing!

Thank bamadog1
Sevierville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Possibly the best BBQ ribs I have ever eaten with a cheerful and friendly staff. Arrive early for lunch; Fat Matt's is a very popular lunch location where the tables fill up fast.

Thank AllanL351
Atherstone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fat Matt's Rib Shack is run by southern folks who's accent is "deep south" and at least for me hard to comprehend. What is not hard to comprehend is the joy exuded by the kitchen and serving staff. All seem to be having a good time and on arrival you feel as if you might have crashed a private party.... More 

Thank bultaco56
Saint Thomas, Canada
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Awesome ribs, great chicken, friendly staff. If you are looking for fancy...this isn't for you, if you are looking for great food and sauce on your face, you need to come here!

Thank careylwright
Forest Park, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

WOW..... What can i say.. Sum GREAT BBQ. The ribs were fall off the bone tasty, MC&cheese... AWESOME.. They give you good portions to. There is a live band that has a older lady playing the guitar and she sounds good. Its a little place but nothing short of Delicious. The only thing that needed work was the baked beans.... More 

Thank Marquita78
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ribs are usually very good. Sandwiches and chicken not as good. This dive is always busy. Parking is difficult. People seem to think it's worth the trouble as the lot is always full.

Thank F3672OEjamesh
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a Sunday evening while finishing up some business in Midtown, I headed over to Fat Matts for a no-frills BBQ meal. The restaurant did not disappoint! During my wait (about 30 minutes from start to finish) we had the pleasure of hearing live blues music. That and conversation with others made the time pass easy. I ordered the 1/2... More 

Thank Wilechia W
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read a few reviews and tried it while in town the other day. Excellent service and the collards where out of this world. Loved the rib sandwich but can't say enough about the collards. If in Atlanta this is a must.

Thank d0nnyR79
Ocala, Florida
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious BBQ chicken and ribs, awesome sides (beans, stew and collards) and live music in a small shack. So good we went back next day for takeouts before leaving Atlanta.

Thank KJC93
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144 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just about as perfect as it gets when it comes to BBQ. A small place that looks a little rundown from the outside, the smell of smoke in the air, friendly staff ready to serve, great music and atmosphere, and some fantastic food too. We had a group of five of us and everyone really enjoyed their meals.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Morningside - Lenox Park
  • Neighborhood: Morningside - Lenox Park
  • Phone Number: 404-607-1622

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