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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%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (124 reviews)
“baked beans” (29 reviews)
“pulled pork” (31 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank jtodd4
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Ken S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank Becky A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank beadattitudesinc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

If you’ve been here once already and order the same thing as before. It will be the exact same as it was. Consistent is the key to this place. Besides the fact that they make good food. The smokehouse platter is my personal favorite! It’s...More

Thank this0neguy
Reviewed 14 September 2018

How often can I eat barbecue? Once a day might be enough. My husband had the baby back ribs and I had the brisket plate - both with cole slaw and potato salad. I was concerned that the last time we were here (a year...More

1  Thank marfita
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We come here all the time. It just gets better always. We have never had a bad meal or experience here. Always friendly and quick servers. Our food is cooked fresh to order. The ribs we order at always cooked just right with fall off...More

Thank renatruex
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Questions & Answers
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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