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Fat Daddy's B B Q

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942 Hartnell Ave, Redding, CA 96002-2116
+1 530-221-6270
11:00 - 20:00
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Redding, California
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73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The wife and I went for lunch, she had the Bar B Q sandwich and I had the Bar B Q country port ribs, Bar B Q Beans, & Fries. You can sit inside or outside, but its small. You can eat in or order to go. The food is great and the price good. We would eat there again.

Thank Mike M
Yuba City, California
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66 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Nice portions, juicy fresh, very filling and satisfies the craving for real American BBQ. There's other more 'famous' joints in Redding to have BBQ, but the real honest deal is here.

Thank Harry S
McKinleyville, California
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336 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had a wonderful experience at this place! As soon as we walked in the door, the helpful woman behind the counter was answering our many questions, the local waiting for his order was telling us how amazing the many options are, and the cook even came out to offer free samples of the meat "tips" we had questions about.... More 

Thank Mary V
Scotia, California, Usa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I lived in New Orleans for 7 years, and travelled the South quite a bit, sampling delicacies allong the way. A barbeque restaurant was always just a few blocks away when I travelled the southern states, and that's alright by me because I love the stuff. It is great to see that tradition is alive and well at Fat Daddy's... More 

Thank Pelren R
Redding, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The food is fresh, the staff friendly, and the place is unique. Used to be an old drive-in (some will rememeber what that means). The Pulled Pork sandwich is their signature sandwich. It is SUPER. If you dont try it, it will be one of your biggest regrets later. And wait till you see the ceiling inside!!!!

Thank 1Snowsnake
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Wanted a quick delicious lunch and found Fat Daddy's. It did not disappoint; was the best this side of Missouri!

Thank Anne M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

One day and night in Redding. Hungry for a BBQ sandwich plate. Find Fat Daddy's not too far from my job site. Old drive-in style location… just my kind of place. As recommended by the staff, ordered a half tri-tip/half pulled pork sandwich on garlic bread. Asked what sides were made in-house - went with the bbq beans. First tasted... More 

Thank RobCCTX
Gold River, California
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

The BBQ potato was a good idea. We really enjoyed our lunch. Large portions and I can still smell the BBQ sauce on my hands. Their spicy isn't, but the BBQ sauce is good and they have bottles for sale by the door.

Thank Alm0stReady
Denver, Colorado
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161 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Walked into a happy place for dinner, NO Chain BBQ Crap on the walls, just a bunch of well wishing dollar bills hanging all over the place. Dude behind the counter was supercool and willing to chat Q. Ordered the Ribs based on recommendation and was not disappointed with them. Great sauce. Only reason for not rating this 5 stars?... More 

Thank Michael F
Coos Bay, Oregon
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Big sandwiches! And excellent sauce. Having moved here from TX, I was hesitant to try California BBQ but these guys have it dialed. Interesting décor with dollar bills all over the ceiling and walls, and the workers are cool. Easy access and parking. Definitely recommend the pulled pork, and ask for extra sauce!

Thank mizlester

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Barbecue, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 942 Hartnell Ave, Redding, CA 96002-2116
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redding
  • Phone Number: +1 530-221-6270

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?