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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” (113 reviews)
“baked beans” (26 reviews)
“pulled pork” (29 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on a Friday night, wondering if we would have to wait. We didn't, felt right at home, and good BBQ! Fairly priced, and large enough portions to fill you up. Will definitely go again!

Thank jaket1012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great barbecue place. We were pleasantly surprised. My only complaint is that the leg quarters were small. I was still hungry after dinner. But the taste is great and the server was very friendly.

Thank Leigh P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so hungry and couldn't stand the thought of fast food. I saw this place and stopped. I got a chopped BBQ plate with Texas toast and 2 sides. The food was good but I didn't feel like there was enough for the cost.

Thank Martitia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food! True southern barbecue! Good Brunswick stew! Excellent, fast service! Will definitely go back!

Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is average, atmosphere great. Good service, can be a wait because it's very popular. Brunswick stew is very good.

1  Thank Pat R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in Franklin for lunch and came upon Fat Buddies. Glad we did. Wife had the beef brisket sandwich and I had the pork sandwich with fries. I also had a side of brunswick stew. All were excellent as well as the service.

Thank dbscpa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok no kids tonight so we decided not to cook. So glad we went here. We had the steaks and they are great. Its a must try. Oh and the mushrooms are fantastic

Thank gweikel2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited Franklin numerous times and was introduced to Fat Buddies for the first time this Sept. Tucked in a shopping center with ample parking you will find the best bar-b-que ever. Had a large group and young and old all loved their meal. The...More

Thank NCluvtrav
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I vacationed in Franklin North Carolina and we found an amazing BBQ place. The good was so delicious and we even bought a t-shirt to take back home with us.

1  Thank lfgrant64
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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