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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)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to go to Fat Buddies regularly but I must say since I moved awayI miss the place! I loved all the food there it was delious and I could count on it being tasty and consistently good each time I went . When...More

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Great bbq, large portions at a reasonable price. East to find right on main drag in a strip mall. Loved the decor. We will eat here again.

Thank hntrdn
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Very good bbq, and nice service. We entered the restaurant near closing time, and I was worried that we would be rushed. Not so. We received very good service and did not feel that we were being pushed out. The kids got free ice cream...More

Thank ilsanders
Reviewed 24 November 2017 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 16 November 2017

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 10 November 2017 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 10 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 25 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
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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