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Fat Buddies Ribs & Barbecue

193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
+1 828-456-6368
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked beans” (24 reviews)
“pulled pork” (28 reviews)
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Good service and great food at a reasonable price. The ribs where awesome but the slice brisket was a little dry. Would eat here again

Thank lawdawg653
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This is a regular stop for my family. Service and food is always great and prices are affordable. Highly recommend!

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We've been to Fat Buddies in Waynesville several times but for some reason it wasn't as good as in the past. We'll be back next year when we're back in town.

Thank jgwjava
Reviewed 29 July 2016

What an unexpected surprise! We stopped in for a quick lunch before grocery shopping. There were 7 of us - 5 being children. The service was great especially considering we have needy children. The kids got fried pickles which they loved. My husband and I...More

Thank N h
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We've been here once before a few years ago, but this time, it was quite a pleasant reminder of why we liked it!! The cheese fries were great and it was a large portion! I got the BBQ platter special with green beans. It was...More

Thank ChristineR1995rn
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We had gotten married at the Cataloochee Ranch the night before and checked out at noon. We had a party for everyone after and wanted the people who had never been to North Carolina to experience real BBQ and no other place to go but...More

Thank PKexperience
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Fat Buddies is a typical NC BBQ joint. They offer different kinds of meat (pork, beef, chicken) in traditional ways. There's nothing wrong with Fat Buddies - I felt like the food was good, the service was good, but there's nothing special that sets it...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here several times. It has been delicious every time! I had the Big'un beef brisket sandwich with a little sweet and hot barbecue sauce added and fries. The meat is flavorful and tender. The fries are always hot and crispy! This place...More

Thank Maryanne R
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I came to Fat Buddies at a friend's suggestion. The rib place I had intended to visit was packed with no parking available. Since I was visiting the area and had pooch pal in the car, I got carry out and went back to my...More

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Went in mid day on Saturday. Several people here. This place is a local "HONEY HOLE". I love BBQ and this place did not let us down. The staff and crew were friendly, the place was very clean. The value can't be beat. Love this...More

Thank Danny24963
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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