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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Morningside - Lenox Park
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1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My Fiancé and I stopped here on our way back to SC, this was our 2nd time coming. The food, service and staff are great. I love the rum baked beans, collard greens, Brunswick stew and the ribs are good only complaint is have is the ribs don't have enough meat on them. But this is a great place

Thank Chante B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I live in Miami, and I take a couple of road trips up north every year and every time I head north I find myself deviating from my route just to pass by this place! These guys know how to do barbecue! The pulled pork is tender and spicy, the beans are the bomb, and the mood in this place... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I heard a lot of great things about this place, and there was a long line coming out the door. But ribs didn't taste smokey at all.

Thank alainaryne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard their would be a line and there was but it moved fast. The ribs are the best I have ever had. The mac and cheese was really good too. The staff is very friendly as are the patrons. Everybody is there for the same reason..... the ribs. Next time I go I need to order the full rack!

Thank russ r
Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has amazing ribs and bbq chicken, as a side we also tried the mac and cheese and its also great. The ambience is the typical local BBQ spot the place has been here for years and it very well recognized by the locals. The only thing that keeps me away from giving this place a five star review... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atlanta has a few great BBQ places, and each has their specialty. Fat Matt's does ribs right! It's a simple place with sometimes tricky parking. There is not a lot of seating, but there are seats inside and out. It's a cramped space done right. The nightly music is good, but can get loud inside. Rum baked beans are a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant...was unsure about being kid friendly because of the looks but we went in anyways.... BEST CHOICE!!!! They all are friendly, food taste great, they had a band playing!!! Out of towners dont let the look fool you... this is a great place to eat!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never disappointed, the food is delicious and the service is superb!! We always try to stop here on our way down to Atlanta.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK ! I picked up my rib and it never made it to my mouth because it literally fell off the bone . The baked beans were infused with Rum -are you kidding me ? Oh , and the Collard Greens have to be made Southern cooks who have 200 years of experience. Its a must see, Diamond in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I smoke my own meat and people say my ribs are the best they've ever had. And, I feel the same. That is until I went to Fat Matts Rib Shack with 5 other coworkers while we were visiting Atlanta for a business conference. All of us from different states. Fat Matts Rib Shack definitely has the best ribs I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?