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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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good service, good food, and great sweet tea. What more can anyone ask for? Very kid friendly atmosphere.

Thank deegryphon1
Maiden, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly, family dining, very good food, very fast service, we'll be back for more ribs and the cole slaw, the cole slaw was some of the best my wife & I have ever had.

Thank Eagledriver76
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great. But the service was anything but. Hate to see what our wait times would be if they were actually busy. Waiter was very friendly, just not capable of multi tasking. But would go back again for the food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Riverview, Michigan
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

by far the best baby backs, that I,ve ever had, great sauce and very nice cut of baby backs,tender yet meaty.

Thank boobie41
NW Indiana
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133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Looking for some Carolina BBQ after a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway, we stopped in Waynesville and googled BBQ near me. This was one of the options and so glad we choose this one! Marissa was our server and she was such a sweetheart! Food was super fast, I think we took longer to decide than how long it... More 

Thank racegrrl
Conway, South Carolina
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176 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Waynesville and Fat Budies for lunch. They have an excellent brisket sandwich. Quick professional service here. Centrally located right off the main drag. We will eat here again.

Thank hntrdn
Sanford, North Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

we were looking around for a place to eat and give it a try. great staff very friendly we ordered the pig out for 2 it was pretty good not the best i have had but worth a trip.

Thank Gregory G
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

great servers and great food we go there to get rive up on a sat for dinnerfor race on sunday NASCAR fans

Thank Joy W
Asheville, North Carolina
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great tasting barbecue, my friend had a steak that was delicious and I had ribs that were fantastic, wonderful service, the staff are friendly, wanting to come back again!!

Thank skystar99
Charleston, South Carolina
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Spontaneous decision for dinner out led us to choose Fat Buddies after a run through of local businesses open on Monday night. Great value for the price. Friendly waitress, efficient service, and tasty meat and veggies.

Thank Effie A

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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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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?