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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

1811 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA - (404) 607-1622
66% Approval Rating (3 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
rum baked beans
rib slab
Rib Slab (1/2)
pork sandwich
barbecued chicken
Rib sandwich
brunswick stew

Highlighted Reviews

rating
Mike Stroud - Photos (3)
June 01, 2011
"Atlanta is chock-full of restaurants of every conceivable cuisine and price range. But when it comes to Southern classics like barbecue, visitors might need to do a little roadwork, getting off the beaten paths of Buckhead and Downtown. One such place is located at ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1811 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA
(404) 607-1622

http://www.fatmattsribshack.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A half-slab of Fat Matt's ribs.  They sure did look good, but lacked smoky flavor.
"A half-slab of Fat Matt's ribs. They sure did look good, but lacked smoky flavor."
Cliff Strutz





Fat Matt's Brunswick stew is thick and contains thin shreds of pork, corn, and plenty of Matt's BBQ sauce.
"Fat Matt's Brunswick stew is thick and contains thin shreds of pork, corn, and plenty of Matt's BBQ sauce."
Cliff Strutz


We thought the pork itself was ordinary, but the sandwich was greatly elevated by the excellent sweet and hot BBQ sauce.  The rum-laced baked beans were the best of the sides we tried.
"We thought the pork itself was ordinary, but the sandwich was greatly elevated by the excellent sweet and hot BBQ sauce. The rum-laced baked beans were the best of the sides we tried."
Cliff Strutz


Fat Matt's calling cards are several here: thick but tender (and well-marbled) ribs, Southern collard greens, baked beans with a shot of rum, and the sharp and hot in-house barbecue sauce.  Sweet tea, lemonade, or an ice-cold brew are the beverages of choice for this good-tasting and filling plate.
"Fat Matt's calling cards are several here: thick but tender (and well-marbled) ribs, Southern collard greens, baked beans with a shot of rum, and the sharp and hot in-house barbecue sauce. Sweet tea, lemonade, or an ice-cold brew are the beverages of choice for this good-tasting and filling plate."
Mike Stroud


Not for the claustrophobic, Fatt Matt's interior is a shrine to blues music, which blares from the small stage (concealed) in the back every night.  That
"Not for the claustrophobic, Fatt Matt's interior is a shrine to blues music, which blares from the small stage (concealed) in the back every night. That "Mount Rushmore" mural on the back wall has famous blues musicians rather than dead presidents on it. As can be seen here, seating is at a premium, so come out early."
Mike Stroud


The nondescript, 60s-style building of Fat Matt's Rib Shack in northeast Atlanta once housed, believe it or not, Krispy Kreme Donuts ages ago.  Look closely and one can see the line going out the door on this early Saturday evening.
"The nondescript, 60s-style building of Fat Matt's Rib Shack in northeast Atlanta once housed, believe it or not, Krispy Kreme Donuts ages ago. Look closely and one can see the line going out the door on this early Saturday evening."
Mike Stroud



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