Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ

Categories: Casual Dining, Take‑out & Delivery, Bar-B-Que


  • Baby Back Ribs, Smoked Turkey, BBQ Pork, BBQ Beef, BBQ Chicken and so much more!
  • Hand-cut Ribeyes and Jumbo Fried Shrimp, "So good they'll make you squeal!"
  • Fast and Friendly service and one of the great places to eat in Franklin, NC 
  • We offer full catering capabilities for any size gathering
  • We ship!!  Have family or friends craving some home-style BBQ?  We can ship everything on our menu

From the Owner

Fat Buddies Ribs and Bar-b-que is THE place to eat in Franklin NC!
We offer authentic NC BBQ in a casual dining experience.  We take pride in providing a family friendly environment for you or your group to enjoy.  Our restaurant is loaded with unique NASCAR decor, adding to a truly southern dining experience.  
From slow smoked baby back ribs to some of the best hand-cut steaks around, we have something for any appetite.  Come on in and feel right at home at Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ - Franklin NC.
Food so good it'll make you squeal!! 

The Local Scoop

We highly recommend Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ, Franklin, NC to anyone looking for a unique dining experience with great southern BBQ and friendly service.  If you're a NASCAR fan, you'll love it even more.  Chuck & Judy have done a fantastic job of decorating their restaurant with a wide selection of race memorabilia.  
We recommend the bar-b-que ribs! 

The Local Directions

Easily accessed in the 'Westgate Plaza' in Franklin, NC.  Coming from the South?  Look for the Lowes sign on the left hand side of U.S. Hwy 441 North just as you top the first hill in Franklin.  Here, you'll be at the second stop light since entering Franklin.  Take a left here and continue straight and down a small hill past Lowes (on your left).  This will also take you by the backside of Kmart.  As you come to the front of Kmart, take a left into the first entrance to the shopping center and find Fat Buddies straight ahead and in the corner.

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Contact Info
(828) 349-4743
Waynesville Location
35.1643279, -83.3984750
311 Westgate Plaza
Franklin, NC 28734
Macon County
Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday 
11am - 9pm 
Closed Sundays