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Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ

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311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
+1 828-349-4743
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Franklin, North Carolina
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want great barbecue than look no further. Food is awesome and staff is very friendly and courteous. You may have to wait to be seated, but believe you me, it is worth the wait. Food is always served hot and worth every penny!!

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Thank Fred R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went there for dinner. The prices were reasonable and the service was super fast. The ribs were excellent but the pulled pork and brisket really had no flavoring.

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Driving through Franklin NC, we decided to stop for a late lunch. Decided to try Fat Buddies BBQ and glad we did! Hubby had ribs, I had the turkey salad and Brunswick stew! Everything was DELISH! Tristan was great, right there checking to see if we needed anything. We will be coming back for sure!!

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Thank Susan W
Franklin, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was very nice. We enjoyed the good BBQ pork and all the trimmings. The staff were courteous and kept our drinks filled and provided good service.

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Thank ruthfowler2010
Franklin, North Carolina
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The barbecue and ribs are always good. ....and the spicy ranch sauce is wonderful! Great place with good atmosphere.

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Thank Deanna L
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great North Carolina barbecue hidden in the corner of a strip mall. Friendly and attentive staff and lively atmosphere.

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Thank chrisdente
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Love the food. Had a long wait for a table but understandable due to the fall fest going on in town. BBQ was awesome. We never miss eating here when in town!!

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118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

While in the GA mountains on a cousins trip, we meandered over into Franklin, NC to try and find a produce stand with some unusual pumpkins, It was getting on past 2:00 after we found the pumpkins, and we all had a taste for BBQ. I checked TripAdvisor and found Fat Buddies. I believe our family ate at the Waynesville... More 

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Thank WorthSC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The food and staff were great. They have plenty of seating so we did not have to wait. We all had the sliced BBQ sandwich and fries. We have visited here before and we will definitely return.

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Williamston, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Clean, great service. But very small servings. Ordered regular BBQ pulled plate with 2 sides. When food arrived (very small portion), out of respect I said nothing. With most established BBQ restaurants, you get plenty with a full belly for the $18 bucks including tea. Would not recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?