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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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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us went out for a friends birthday. We were seated fast even for it being 7pm on Saturday. I had the BBQ pork dinner with fries and apple sauce. Was around 80 bucks for all of us to eat. Food came out fast, service was good. Fries were cold. All in all it was good but a little... More 

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Thank Nick L
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I crave this daily!!!! Great service and yummy food. My favorite is the chicken tender platter or Brunswick stew, both are delicious. This place never disappoints

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Thank kenziejhay
Valdosta, Georgia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The barbecue was okay. Actually my favorite item was the baked beans. The restaurant was race car themed and had really quick service. It was busy during our trip at 2 in the afternoon. The dinner plates were heavily priced, but we tried the lunch portions which were large enough for dinner.

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Thank jlwh7
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant was very clean, and well maintained. We received outstanding service from our waitress, our drinks were never empty. The baked chicken and pork were excellent. I enjoyed the Italian style green beans. Everyone was happy with their food orders. Would have given five stars but the ribs we went their for; were skinny, sad looking things, so we didn't... More 

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Thank Ken C
Ottobrunn, Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We have been going here for years on visits and now that we moved to the area full time it is still a favorite. The wait staff is always friendly and we love the BBQ. I have tried several items but my favorite is the baby back ribs. I never eat them anywhere else anymore!

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Thank laurena1957
Franklin, North Carolina
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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 15 November 2016 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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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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?