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Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ

311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
+1 828-349-4743
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (120 reviews)
“baked beans” (28 reviews)
“pulled pork” (31 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has great atmosphere, whether for family or couples. When traveling through Franklin we always try and stop for lunch or dinner at Fat Buddies !

Thank Goldielocks137
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited several times. It's conveniently close to my work and service is quick. You order and pay at the counter and they will bring your order to the table. There is a great deal of room inside plus a small area outside in the...More

Thank marfita
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recent visit I ordered the fried mushrooms and baked chicken tenders. These tenders aren’t frozen pieces of something like chicken. These chicken strips are fresh! I’ve had all the bbq meat varieties and they’re always delicious. Servers are fast and friendly. Restaurant is clean, although...More

Thank mebbapple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like BBQ you must try Fat Buddies. Their meats and their sides are delicious. The servings are large and the service is excellent. Prices are very reasonable for the amount of food you get. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food, great atmosphere. fast friendly service. We liked the brisket so much that we found the other restaurant in Waynesville to eat at on our way home from Asheville. I will definitely go back when I am in town and go to the one...More

Thank tracylynne0177
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Need a good place to take friends and family? If you have visitors from out of town, you cannot beat Fat Buddies! A menu filled with great variety and no poor choices! Great service! You may have to wait for a table - always a...More

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Love ❤️!!!!!! food is great, service and atmosphere Always consistent been coming here for several years now while on vacation Never been disappointed

Thank lanacarnes86
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

As usual the loaf of onion rings is hot and delicious. The pulled pork sandwich is moist and piled high on the bun. Always a treat to eat here and a must stop.

Thank Stuart W
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Wonderful food. Long wait for seating. Large party in front of us caused a real log jam. Staff seemed a bit thrown by it. Once ordered the food arrived quickly. The wait for seating seemed insignificant once the food arrived. Amazing barbecue.

Thank cherylalbert861
Reviewed 24 May 2018

The brisket was great. Very good food and service. we always go for the quality and the service. We feel welcome every time we go. They make you feel at home.

Thank Terry M
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 311 Westgate Plz, Franklin, NC 28734-9012
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 828-349-4743
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