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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
+1 404-607-1622
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (604 reviews)
“beans” (91 reviews)
“chicken” (188 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place gets crowded and If you are going for lunch, try to get there at 11;30 or after 1 cause there will be a line. I love their sandwiches and not uber fancy, but just a great place for a good sandwich.

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in on a Monday night at about 5:30 the restaurant was empty, but soon people started coming in. The servers treated us like family (family she liked :) I had the 1/4 rack with 1/4 chicken combo, both the ribs and the chicken...More

Thank Paul Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I totally love coming to this place every year when I am in Atlanta for a conference. The food is awesome and they always have some sort of cool band playing. I will not take a date there but it is great to hang out...More

Thank rwurbina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little 'hole in the wall' type place. Food was good, nice to sit on benches with other diners. Music was good but gets busy quick!

Thank simlav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Atlanta from New Jersey for wedding. Past the woman at the front desk any suggestions for barbecue. Best ever ribs Fat Matt's. Food is amazing. Don't forget to order the Mac and cheese, potato salad. Waitress was great. It was as if you...More

Thank phoebelove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Look, this place is a source of BBQ lore and legend inside the perimeter. The ribs are good, BUT then again everyone definitions of what ribs should be is different. Personally I think Spiced Right in Roswell, or BBQ1 in East Cobb is the best...More

1  Thank beir13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend recommended this local spot when he realized that I would be in Atlanta. I went on a Tuesday evening; I asked the waitress and she said Friday nights are the busiest here. (Based off of other reviews, it can be very busy here.)...More

Thank misspomona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Fat Matt's to start our quick trip to Atlanta based on other reviews, and they did not disappoint!! They really only feature two meats: Ribs or chicken an they do both well! There was a short line when we walked up on...More

Thank danyele02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the ribs, chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, beans, and coleslaw we tried. You order and pay at the counter and they bring your food. Limited seating. Dark restaurant. Food was delicious and plentiful.

Thank SaskatchewanMojo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fatt Matt's continues to delight us with their incredible ribs. We take out of town friends and family along to enjoy the best BBQ in Atlanta. The service is also a treat as the staff believes they're the best and hence treat everyone as family....More

Thank Nanci H
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21 July 2017|
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Response from Empacaqnosvamos | Reviewed this property |
you may ask to put no sauce on it but still it is manageable and I don't like spicy food.
28 March 2017|
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Response from Andre J | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think they accept reservations
Billy S
15 December 2016|
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Response from Karen A | Reviewed this property |
They do... at least debit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Morningside - Lenox Park
  • Neighbourhood: Morningside - Lenox Park
  • Phone Number: +1 404-607-1622
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