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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

#10 of 3,264 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Morningside - Lenox Park
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1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-5214
+1 404-607-1622
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun 13:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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Atlanta, Georgia
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is decent, though really quite plain. It's a no-frills place, including a limited menu. I would be fine with it if the prices - really getting high - were better and if the food knocked you back in your seat, rather than being just cafeteria-familiar.

Thank Porkloin
McKinney, Texas
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the suggestion of friends, went by Fat Matt's for bbq. Had the rib and chicken combo as the meat choices are limited. Ordered collard greens and baked beans as sides. The chicken and greens were the best 2 items but I was surprised by how small the serving size of the sides were. The sides and the bbq sauce... More 

Thank Regberly
Vienna, Austria
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stmosphere was great with some live music but the rib and the mac_n cheese was completely overcooked - i could have eaten it with a spoon and had lot of cartilage in it. The chicken was very dry. Maybe the cook had a very bad day or i was unlucky - it was sunday at ~8.p.m.

Thank wnedoe
Atlanta, Georgia
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reputation far exceeds reality at Fat Matt's. The seating is horrible, the wait unnecessary, and the food mediocre. After multiple visits, my conclusion is to go once for the experience and head to Fox Bros for the Q.

Thank SlickEagle
Atlanta, Georgia
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87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the ribs here, but have heard that other bbq is great as well. If you are there late enough, there is always some really good blues music. Not a whole lot of seating. Its a true hole in the wall with great food and music.

Thank Michael K
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place with a lot of charm. Only reason for not giving a 5 star review is I thought the quality of the rib meat was below exception. I had grizzle and a good amount of fat - it may have been the way it was trimmed though. The meat did fall off the bone and there was a great... More 

Thank JayBoy76
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was brought to a restaurant that I have never been to in Atlanta called Fat Matt's. At first I was skeptical, the age of the building and the limited parking. However, my uncle said that it was the best ribs in town. When you walk in you can tell that the restaurant has a lot of history to it.... More 

Thank 151halr
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You're not sure what to expect when you walk in here. There's about 10 tables inside and a menu on the wall. However, the BEST food ever. The food comes to your table within minutes. The staff are friendly and helpful. As a bonus, some live music started about six pm. I can absolutely recommend the chopped poem sandwich and... More 

Thank vmcallister
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is delicious. My favorite things are Brunswick stew, mac n cheese and collard greens. The live music is a nice addition. Definitely get here early.

Thank SweetnSassyCasi
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! The prices were amazing ! And the ribs were tender and falling off the bone ! The BBQ sauce was tangy zesty and sweet! Mac and cheese was so on point! That lemonade was great as well.... and the collards... yup bangin!

Thank Octavia J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?