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Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ

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311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
+1 828-349-4743
11:00 - 21:00
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 was dry, poor in color, and take. I guess we will not bother trying there... More 

Thank Amy S
Franklin, North Carolina
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant. My family loves the food too. My only complaint is that the mac and cheese is not homemade other than that it's great food, large portions, wonderful service and nice atmosphere. The staff's great and service is usually quick, but like every restaurant in existence if you go when it's busy you'll have to wait for... More 

Thank Alejandra3630
Franklin, North Carolina
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Our monthly meeting is always a pleasant experience.. We have a separate room & purchase our own meals from menu.. Same excellent food as always served quickly & efficiently... Love the Black eyed pea stew .. Yum!!!

Thank Flamingazalea
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We love eating at Fat Buddies. Over the years the ribs have gotten smaller and the prices have gone up but we love us some ribs and they have delicious BBQ sauce to boot. The coleslaw is delish but the meals come with buttery garlic bread that melts in your mouth! Some people start with the yummy desserts because they... More 

Thank Beth F
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Still some of my favorite BBQ ever. Ribs are perfectly done. Fall clean off the bone. The beans, garlic bread and fries make it perfect. If you are in the area or driving through you have to stop.

Thank mdlrjacobs
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Normally I would leave 5 stars but I can not bring myself to do so for this trip.The problem was that our service was lacking something terrible. Our glasses sat empty way too much, the appetizers dish was not removed until the main course was brought and there was no room to place them on the table. Then,there was the... More 

Thank Brandon H
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed their brisket and ribs. Garlic bread was very tasty along with their bean soup. Would definitely return.

Thank Mark C
Loganville, Georgia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Pork was shredded, didn't care for the sauce, fake smoke flavor, and was over charged on what was already over priced.

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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Our family loves to eat here. All the food is amazing. Salads are huge. Ribs are fantastic with lots of meat. Their baked beans are to die for....overall perfect place to take family to eat. You won't be disappointed. The servers are prompt and friendly. When you checkout if u have children they are offered a small lollipop. Can't say... More 

Thank renatruex
Franklin, North Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Great BBQ. Lunch is the bomb. The service is awesome. You will leave with a smile every time. It does not matter what you order it is all great.

Thank gweikel2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?