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Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ

311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
+1 828-349-4743
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (128 reviews)
“baked beans” (29 reviews)
“pulled pork” (32 reviews)
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311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm torn between 3 or 4 star review here. My family stopped in for dinner while we were in the area. My husband ordered the baby back ribs and they were very good. I had the sliced pork, which was average. The mac and cheese...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JW23755
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Casual, friendly, Nascar themed and great BBQ with a wide array of menu. Great for families or friend gatherings.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Awesome meal and great ambiance. The staff was extremely accommodating and the food was great. Definitely worth a visit there if in the area.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Discover818713
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Ate at their other location in Waynesville. Loved the atmosphere and food at both! Very busy restaurant with great customer service

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Linda C
Reviewed 12 November 2018

An old standby for us. Nice to have a break from time to time from "Lexington stye" BBQ. Most everything is really good here. The deli sliced smoke pork is unique and really amazing. Side are also very good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jtodd4
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Have eaten here twice now, and have not been disappointed. First went with a large group of people. They managed 27 separate checks by memory. That in itself was a great feat. Second time with a friend who was visiting. Have had bothe the Brisket...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Ken S
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We were seated right away and our server was good. The food was good and reasonably priced. I would go back if I was a local.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank BeckyA539
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We called in for a take out and it was ready in a snap! Food was delicious and we will order on our next trip there!!! Everything was wonderful!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank beadattitudesinc
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed everything, but the BBQ beef was a bit too dry, and our attendant wasn't very friendly, at least not North Carolina friendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BobCarman
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The food was really good, by far some of the best brisket I have ever eaten. The staff was really friendly and prompt. Even paying was easy and they so friendly. Come hungry, they have lots to choose from and save room for a slice...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Michael B
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15 November 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to say, but I don't recall their dessert choices. Crazy as it sounds, I rarely order a dessert. I would suggest checking the menu on their website.
Eugene S
5 November 2018|
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Response from NCluvtrav | Reviewed this property |
So sorry, our family does not require any special dietary needs so I did not pay close attention. I would give them a quick call.
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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