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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to stop by my old stomping grounds for a quick lunch on a cloudy Monday. Thank God I missed the lunch crowd... This place is always busy. As always everything was excellent. I had the rib sandwich, potato salad , rum baked beans and Mac and cheese.... Please don't judge; I'm a fattie! Awesome lunch and the blues music... More 

1 Thank Alvin S
Atlanta, Georgia
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133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we don't live very close to this venue, but have always wanted to try it. It was worth the trip. We stood in line outside, and it was chilly today so I think the wait took longer bc nobody wanted to sit on the patio. We ordered, paid, and the food came quick. The sandwiches and ribs were delicious,... More 

2 Thank Mis4
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small hole in the wall. My favorite type of places. Had a line but moved quickly. Small menu. Chicken or ribs. We had the ribs and a couple of sides. Mac & cheese, coleslaw, and potato salad. All excellent and fresh. Excellent choice in beer.

1 Thank MEBD0529
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brian is the manager and have poor customer service.. Not to mention Very Rude!!..Thanks to Ms.Charlotte making sure everything was ok and helping me to my car with the orders made me feel better..Food is good but if that's what I get from a manager not sure of I will do another luncheon there!!

1 Thank Kesha B
Roswell, Georgia
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I have gone through four states searching for the best ribs. Fat Matt's is the Winner! The meat falls off the bone. Sweet BBQ sauce on the side with white bread. Homemade lemonade and the heavenly sweet tea. Go on Saturday night to hear the bands. Great music!the wait staff is amazing. Fast service and clean bathrooms.... More 

Thank GApeach909
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this "shack"! What a hidden gem. I came here on a Monday night around 6pm and the line was pretty bare, so we got right in. You order at the counter and the staff is super nice. For myself, I got a half rack of ribs, baked beans, mac and cheese and their sweet potato pie - it surely... More 

Thank Taylor S
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time I checked out this place I was going to turn around because the line was wrapped around the building. This place is small but full of its charms. For all you RIB ENTHUSIASTS this is the place for you! They are so succulent, tender, and bursting with flavor! You can't go wrong with anything you order here.... More 

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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
USD 20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?