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“Good Southern Home Cookin'”

Fatboys Southern Smokehouse
Ranked #49 of 2,726 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Fatboys Southern Smokehouse combines southern hospitality, biker ambiance, and good 'ol fashioned, slow and low cooked BBQ. Ready for some good, home cookin'? We're waiting for you at Fatboys!
Ottawa, Ontario
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good Southern Home Cookin'”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

We are both fans of good southern food, so there wasn't much convincing needed to head to Fatboys. The décor is very cool and the place has a good relationship with the local motorcycle scene. The taps in the washrooms and handlebars ... very cool.

The staff were awesome and made us feel very much to home, are friendly, funny and extremely attentive, but most importantly not bothersome.

Now the real reason we went, the food !

I had the smoked brisket which was absolutely melt in your mouth tender. The choice of sides is a nice touch, rather than just shoving everything out with fries. I had the bacon mac & cheese (on the recommendation of our server) ... creamy and delicious.

Others in our party had the ribs, which appeared equally as tender, and tasty. There is a selection of BBQ sauces out on the table to compliment the meal and you can add as you go.

All in all the food was served in good time, was fantastic BBQ and the staff were all very pleasant. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited July 2013
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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“Amazing food, service & atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

The rock behind Fatboys is the owner, whose previous experience (from both a business & personal standpoint) of food & culture has helped to establish Fatboys as not only an amazing place to dine if you're looking for delicious and reasonably priced Southern food, but has also contributed to the restaurant's modern and outstanding atmosphere. Fatboys goes over and above in providing the best and tastiest southern smokehouse experience in and around Ottawa. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Fatboy's rocks!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Friendly, fast service, great variety, wonderful atmosphere. Fatboy's has a vibe about it that won't let you down. Enjoy the live music!

  • Visited July 2013
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“The best poutine with pulled pork”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

If your looking for something different and want a French-Canadian meal, try this at least once with someone you know.

  • Visited July 2013
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Canada
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“Amazing BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

We went to Fat Boys for their Monday night all you can eat ribs. The ribs were so delicious! The dry rub is amazing. Their BBQ sauce was very delicious too. The ribs come with the dry rub on them and there are three bottles of BBQ sauce on the table. You can put as much or as little sauce as you want. The ribs are delicious with and without sauce. I loved their Tennessee Sweet BBQ sauce. Their sides are delicious too. I loved their beans and their corn bread. The service is wonderful too. Matt was our waiter and he was great. Very helpful and friendly. The next time we are in Ottawa, we are definitely coming back to Fat Boys. I highly recommend this place for their food. Delicious!

  • Visited July 2013
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