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“OK but could be a lot better” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fat Boys BBQ - CLOSED

Fat Boys BBQ
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Seating, Takeout
Lapeer, Michigan
Level Contributor
154 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“OK but could be a lot better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

THE GOOD: Wonderful BBQ meats, great fried food, interesting decor

THE BAD: Virtually zero parking, plastic tables and chairs, disposable plates tables don't seem to get wiped down. Not cheap either. too few servers

THE UGLY: Worlds worst sweetcorn (Boiled at least 14 hours before serving) terrible side dishes if they are not fried.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Level Contributor
184 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“My son would rate it 5 Diamond!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

We were at Pony Finals representing our company, PonyBeds.com. The clerk at the front desk of our hotel recommend Fat Boy's. My wife,a vegetarian, my son and his girlfriend went for supper.
Lots of stuff on the walls and ceiling which was interesting and added atmosphere. My son and I ordered a half slab of ribs, French fries and cole slaw. The ribs were so tender the meat fell from the bones with each bite. The cole slaw was very good too. We were surprised at also getting corn bread with real butter.
The girls got the house salad and a baked potato. They said it was good. We got our food quickly and had j
Great service from our waitresses. The Kareoke was even ok.
The desert was out of sight!!!!!!! Pecan Pie alamode with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream!

Visited August 2013
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Georgetown, Kentucky
Level Contributor
35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice, but I've had better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

I like this BBQ restaurant. The atmosphere is very country and rugged and customers are allowed to smoke in the building. The BBQ is okay but they always seem to be out of different dishes. I think Red State BBQ taste better.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Level Contributor
39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cool place. We go there often”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Food is great, but we are local. There was no smoking except for the BBQ. Friendly staff. Really enjoyed the local feel and cool stuff on the wall.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Suzancolemanky
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Georgetown, Kentucky
Level Contributor
51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Cigarette smoky, greasy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

Ordered take-out because we couldn't handle the cigarette smoke. Brisket and pulled pork were quite greasy. Saved the leftovers and the fat congealed so bad in the Tupperware that I had to scrape the pork out. Ribs were alright, also quite greasy. Pulled chicken and the salad w/chicken were very good. Corn cakes are a nice touch. Don't recommend eating here often as it just isn't healthy.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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