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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” (114 reviews)
“baked beans” (27 reviews)
“pulled pork” (29 reviews)
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311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited both Fat Buddies locations and have not been disappointed at either. I consider myself a BBQ snob and the BBQ is good (not the best I've had but good enough to go back) and the service has been exceptional. We have never...More

Thank Brett R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've visited several times as we live not too far away. Best bet is the sliced turkey. Ribs are absolutely pathetic. Tasteless, small and way overpriced. Cole slaw, baked beans and turkey, all good. Overall, average at best.

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did take-out to enjoy a day of visiting before and after the eclipse. Food was great, pork, beef and chicken. Slaw and potato salad even better. Restaurant seemed like local hang out with and a good place to eat regularly. Will go there again.

Thank jal9556
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Friday night, wondering if we would have to wait. We didn't, felt right at home, and good BBQ! Fairly priced, and large enough portions to fill you up. Will definitely go again!

Thank jaket1012
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This was a great barbecue place. We were pleasantly surprised. My only complaint is that the leg quarters were small. I was still hungry after dinner. But the taste is great and the server was very friendly.

Thank Leigh P
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I was so hungry and couldn't stand the thought of fast food. I saw this place and stopped. I got a chopped BBQ plate with Texas toast and 2 sides. The food was good but I didn't feel like there was enough for the cost.

Thank Martitia S
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious food! True southern barbecue! Good Brunswick stew! Excellent, fast service! Will definitely go back!

Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Food is average, atmosphere great. Good service, can be a wait because it's very popular. Brunswick stew is very good.

1  Thank Pat R
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Stopped in Franklin for lunch and came upon Fat Buddies. Glad we did. Wife had the beef brisket sandwich and I had the pork sandwich with fries. I also had a side of brunswick stew. All were excellent as well as the service.

Thank dbscpa
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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