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Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ

) #6 of 64 Restaurants in Franklin ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
+1 828-349-4743
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (109 reviews)
“baked beans” (30 reviews)
“pulled pork” (33 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was good, but nothing special. We were looking for some good NC BBQ, bit didn't find it here. We could have got this same BBQ at home I'm FL.

Thank MomToAnAngeland2boys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is good bar-b-que for the price. I love the Brunswick Stew. Good food and good service. A Franklin tradition for us when we are in town.

Thank Allan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place! I've picked up food from here several times as soon as I get into town and it's always great!

Thank lmiller217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First thing I noticed when I walked in was how dirty all the display stuff was. Garlic bread was half of a sub roll toasted. BBQ was nothing special, coleslaw was either bad or way to much vinager. Service was lacking, waiters and staff to...More

1  Thank rallwine2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy going atmosphere; very casual and friendly. Baby back ribs were tender and delicious; enjoyed local craft beer; and minimal wait for food which was piping hot. Waitress did a great job and was very attentive!

Thank clgrigston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got the chicken with coleslaw and potato salad. Didn't care for the coleslaw but the chicken was good.

Thank luv4dolphins
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved this place! Definitely coming back . Delicious food! Very good BBQ ! When you visit Franklin NC be sure to make this one of your done outs!!

Thank sjeter1983
Reviewed 1 June 2017

My family, along with another were on a road trip from Tampa, Florida to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Along the way we stopped at Fat Buddies for what was one of the greatest dining experiences of our trip. From the excellent customer service from our waitress...More

Thank Islander680
Reviewed 30 May 2017

First time at Fat Buddies and although it was okay it had nothing special to offer and only a fair selection of food. Being from Florida, we experience some very good BBQ restaurants and this is just satisfactory. The soup was a bit better than...More

Thank dkpruitt
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We chose to GI to fat buddy's becausevwe had been there before and enjoyed our meal. However this viset was very disappointing. We got the brisket again. It had a funky smell to it. My sandwich had a funny taste to it. My friends dinner...More

Thank Amy S
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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