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Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ

311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
+1 828-349-4743
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (120 reviews)
“baked beans” (26 reviews)
“pulled pork” (31 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
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311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food is consistently good, and usually always fast. I try to find a server I like and ask for them every time I visit a place, but I've yet to find someone who sticks out to me here.

Thank kentvegastravel5476
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing through on the way to Asheville and wanted to try some N.C. BBQ. It was pretty crowded at lunch and we got the platters (around $10). The food was good, I just wish the portion sizes were a little bigger. Sauces were...More

Thank Esimonso
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I don’t plan much when we are on vacation. We love to dine out...we looked over reviews and settled on Fat Buddies. It did not disappoint. Good sized portions, hubby had sliced pork and I had a pulled pork sandwich. Tried their...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Fat Buddies has been my most recommended BBQ place in Western NC for 20+ years. I found Fat Buddies when I was the typical summer visitor from Florida. I moved to Franklin a couple of years ago. I, and other locals, have noticed their waning...More

2  Thank Ed Q
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, great food! Some of the best BBQ in town. They offer Chicken also. Grilled Chicken salad very good. Great place for a steak, too!

Thank jrwaldroop
Reviewed 26 January 2018

If you visit Franklin and like barbecue ribs don't leave without trying out this place , I had the full rack of baby back ribs and to tell you the truth it was the best ribs I had in years .even my wife that is...More

Thank burgosa631
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Very good place for BBQ. We enjoyed the sandwiches, plates, and meals. Consistent quality with good service most of the time

1  Thank Randy B
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Everyone sure was friendly here and that means a lot.The rustic decor added to the atmosphere inside. We split an order of Beef Brisket Dinner ($12.49) and Full Rack of Smoked Baby Back Ribs Dinner ($18.50). Each dinner came with two sides so we ended...More

1  Thank Hooked_on_travel77
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Not a bad restaurant just nothing to write home about. I have had much better bbq and the service there is less than stellar. I have been several times and each time encountered same food and sub par service. Soups are decent. Maybe best meal...More

1  Thank dkpruitt
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Yet to have a bad experience at Fat Buddies. I️ love the ribeye and the ribs while my date raves about the pulled pork. Good service and reasonable prices. Can’t wait to return tomorrow night.

Thank Jersey73
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 828-349-4743
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