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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” (118 reviews)
“pulled pork” (36 reviews)
“baked beans” (27 reviews)
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311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fat Buddies has been my most recommended BBQ place in Western NC for 20+ years. I found Fat Buddies when I was the typical summer visitor from Florida. I moved to Franklin a couple of years ago. I, and other locals, have noticed their waning...More

Thank Ed Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful atmosphere, great food! Some of the best BBQ in town. They offer Chicken also. Grilled Chicken salad very good. Great place for a steak, too!

Thank jrwaldroop
Reviewed 26 January 2018

If you visit Franklin and like barbecue ribs don't leave without trying out this place , I had the full rack of baby back ribs and to tell you the truth it was the best ribs I had in years .even my wife that is...More

Thank burgosa631
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Very good place for BBQ. We enjoyed the sandwiches, plates, and meals. Consistent quality with good service most of the time

1  Thank Randy B
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Everyone sure was friendly here and that means a lot.The rustic decor added to the atmosphere inside. We split an order of Beef Brisket Dinner ($12.49) and Full Rack of Smoked Baby Back Ribs Dinner ($18.50). Each dinner came with two sides so we ended...More

1  Thank Hooked_on_travel77
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Not a bad restaurant just nothing to write home about. I have had much better bbq and the service there is less than stellar. I have been several times and each time encountered same food and sub par service. Soups are decent. Maybe best meal...More

1  Thank dkpruitt
Reviewed 18 November 2017 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 9 November 2017 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

1  Thank Brett R
Reviewed 29 October 2017 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.

1  Thank TONY S
Reviewed 21 October 2017 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
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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