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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%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (110 reviews)
“baked beans” (30 reviews)
“pulled pork” (33 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
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Reviewed yesterday

Having never experienced Carolina Bar-B-Que, I was excited to see what the hype was all about. When we arrived we had to wait about 10 minutes as this place is always busy. The entire staff was friendly and attentive. I ordered the half rack of...More

Thank kristine p
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The fried green beans were good! The place smelled like some really good BBQ smoke, but didn't taste at all like it smelled. Maybe, it's good to the locals but definitely wasn't good to us. Of course we're use to eating at award winning BBQ...More

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 2 days ago

local establishment all ages. Very good service, fair prices and ribs that fall off the bone with a wonderful smoked BBQ sauce. For my taste buds and my wifes best ribs we ever ate. Sides were also great baked beans and slaw. So good the...More

Thank john e
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been here a few times when in town on business. Each time I am reminded how good the smoked turkey is. Try it the next time you're there!

Thank GuyfromILMNC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going to Fat Buddies for years. They have good simple BBQ. The pig out plate is enough for three. The brisket and ribs could use a bit more smoke; just my opinion. Skip the sweet potato fries.

Thank davidloew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good North Carolina BBQ from start to finish. The ribs are fall- off- the- bone good. They have several different choices for additional sauces, but I enjoyed them just the way they were cooked and served. The sides were fresh and seasoned just right. Bring...More

Thank marathonman33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us went to eat at Fat Buddies in Franklin, NC while on vacation there recently. My husband and I had the super delicious baby back ribs, kids had chicken tenders and son and wife had pulled pork plates. All of it was way...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, but nothing special. We were looking for some good NC BBQ, bit didn't find it here. We could have got this same BBQ at home I'm FL.

Thank MomToAnAngeland2boys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is good bar-b-que for the price. I love the Brunswick Stew. Good food and good service. A Franklin tradition for us when we are in town.

Thank Allan W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love this place! I've picked up food from here several times as soon as I get into town and it's always great!

Thank lmiller217
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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