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Fat Buddies Ribs & Barbecue

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193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
+1 828-456-6368
11:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I ordered the smoke turkey dinner. What I got was sliced deli meat. The Spicy sauce was awesome. I do not recommend getting that. Perhaps another entree would be better.

Thank Quanda B
Naples, Florida
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Clean, good and fast! Pulled pork was very good and baked beans phenomenal! Started with half an onion brick with spicy ranch which was delicious. My husband tried the black eyed peas stew with reservations) and was pleasantly surprised. Thick and very flavorful. We both opted for pulled pork which was well seasoned and flavorful, my only complaint was that... More 

Thank tgmace
North Wales
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

A late evening family BBQ dinner that was tasty and served with that southern smile. Good menu choices from appetizers, salads, BBQ and sides. We were a group of four adults and each got something different and each enjoyed our meals. We got: hot dogs and fries (which the fries were very tasty), the Carolina chicken salad that had a... More 

Thank Megan C
Aiken South Carolina
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on our trip through the Smokies. The hostess was friendly and seated us quickly. Our server, Teia, was courteous and attentive through our entire meal. My husband had the brisket, potato salad, and green beans. He commented that each was delicious. I had the special which was BBQ pulled pork sandwich with... More 

Thank missyshep
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Reasonably priced with PLENTY of food on the plate. Ribs were perfect! Pulled pork was great even without sauce. Beef slices were tender and delicious! Baked beans, slaw and fries were also yummy! Service was good! Will definitely go back when we are in the mountains again!

Thank TatTat1
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Came here last year and it was awesome so we came back again. Great food and great wait staff. Bbq chicken is the best. Fast service.

Thank Bonita521
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Got some ribs and Chicken To-Go. I've had the ribs before and think the sauce is the best around , but this time not quite as as good. The ribs were fine, put a little on the lean side compared to last time is it was supposed to be a full rack, paid extra for white meat and chicken and... More 

Thank Carolyn C
Deltona, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I've driven past this restaurant for years and never stopped because it is not very appealing from the outside. It sits in a run down plaza which has seen better days. I stopped here yesterday and got a pound of pulled pork to take home for lunch. Wow, what a surprise. The inside is very quaint, the bathroom clean, and... More 

Thank Mike D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a lunch spot on Saturday afternoon and found this in a strip mall. Pretty busy for 2:00 pm. Wonderful waitress who answered menu questions and was very attentive and helpful. Food was delicious. Brunswick stew, ribs, and sliced pork sandwiches were all hot, fresh, and fast. Reasonably priced. Great experience. We'll be back again.

Thank Hills1201
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I love their chicken tenders. Also they have some of the best cheesy bacon fries! Get them with the spicy ranch!

Thank Elizabeth P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, 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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?