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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
+1 404-607-1622
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Reviews are mostly good for this place but just didn’t live up to the hype. People were great but the food not so much. Ribs were very greasy and the sides just ok. They had a band that was good. Won’t be back

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CNY38a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rating on this place was crazy good. Just didn’t live up to expectations. Don’t get me wrong this is some great barbecue. Parking a little difficult and service somewhat slow.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BG1212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I started watching “Parts Unknown” last year, so when we were going to be in Atlanta I thought I’d see what Mr. Bourdain recommended. Fat Matt’s sounded like exactly what I wanted. If you’re looking for fancy, keep looking. But if you’re looking for great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dj_1958USA
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

The ribs are so tender and tasty you'll never stop eating! Can't say anything else, except NEVER MISS this place when in Atlanta!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank alexraulp
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat or take away roast ribs and other BBQ items. Great cooking and excellent presentation.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PravinChopra
Reviewed November 12, 2018

I eat here for so many years and it was best barbecue in the town. Lately food became not tasty at all for some reason. Maybe change cook or.....

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Milan S
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This is the FIRST time I’ve ever reviewed a restaurant while STILL sitting at the table. My husband and I made the drive from Villa Rica, GA to try Fat Matt’s for the first and LAST time today. We came because of our love of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SouthernComfortable
Reviewed November 1, 2018

I went in the late afternoon to meet a work partner who recommended it for a few drinks and snacks. A visit is all about the experience. So I step inside and it is hot. Like no A/C hot. So we sit outside and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank talonofrome
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Ok, if you're like me and found this place on Anthony Bourdain (RIP) or another food show or just Google happy you have stumbled onto the best place. A small family feel restaurant with well, the best ribs. All the food is great and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ryanstar15
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

As a Texan I'm always looking to try the top BBQ joints in other states/cities. So having been to Fox Bros. several times (love it) we gave Fat Matt's a shot on this trip. Good atmosphere, great blues band playing, but BBQ was average. Pulled...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AndyATexas
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July 20, 2017|
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Response from Empacaqnosvamos | Reviewed this property |
you may ask to put no sauce on it but still it is manageable and I don't like spicy food.
March 27, 2017|
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Response from Andre J | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think they accept reservations
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They do... at least debit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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: +1 404-607-1622
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