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Fat Buddies Ribs & Barbecue

193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
+1 828-456-6368
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baby back ribs” (20 reviews)
“pulled pork” (28 reviews)
“baked beans” (22 reviews)
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193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had asked some locals for suggestions on the best bbq around. We were told of 2 separate locations. We went to the other location first because it was closer, but when we got there, we were told they were closing soon...More

Thank dymndgrrl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch and was very pleased with our meal. Service was great; everyone was pleasant and efficient. Food was really pretty good. My pork was a little less tasty than some of my other NC pit stops (family history with BBQ in NC...More

Thank Anafalls
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fat Buddies is located in a shopping center w not too much appeal. Inside however, you find a friendly staff, excellent servers, delicious food and amazing ribs and chicken!! We have tried a few different plates as we have been there three times already! I...More

Thank D7351OPlaurah
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I went for lunch with a friend. The food was ok. I ordered a salad with grilled chicken. It had bbq sauce all over it. I wasn’t expecting that. So I just ate the chicken and then put the raspberry vinaigrette on the salad. As...More

Thank Lighteng
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We return to Fat Buddies every year when we visit Maggie Valley. This is one of the few restaurants on our 'must do again' list. The pulled port sandwich has great flavor, especially after adding the Hot Sauce. The fries are plentiful and hot. Everyone...More

Thank Rick D
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

All three of us had baby back ribs and they were delicious. Crispy fries, Coke products and NASCAR themed dining room. Food and service were excellent. Lots of locals eat here. By the time I finished eating I wanted to know if franchises were available...More

Thank WSBassHunter
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Our friend specifically commended the waffle sweet potato fries and the Brunswick stew. We split the waffle fries and ordered a bowl each of the Brunswick stew. Best sweet potato fries ever especially with the...More

Thank RobertR238
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Ok food, reasonable prices but taste is just ok. High volume chain bbq, got the brisket dinner and never had such a thin brisket was like sandwich meat and not very tender. Bbq beans were recommended to me but wasn't impressed. Did have a really...More

Thank HungarianHammer
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Great local barbecue and service is good. Excellent for large or small groups. Great parking easy access.

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Had brisket, baked beans, both very good, the brisket was smoked nicely and moist. The beans were off the charts with flavor.

Thank peterrC5040MB
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-456-6368
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