Fat Matt’s Rib Shack

Bar-b-q | Soul Food
One of the best

You can count on live music on weekends in this small bbq joint north of downtown, but most come here for the big slabs of smoky ribs, sided by Brunswick stew.

What to Eat
Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, Rib Slab (1/2)
Rib Slab (1/2)
A half-slab of Fat Matt's ribs. They sure did look good, but lacked smoky flavor.
rib slab
Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, Rib sandwich
Rib sandwich
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.
barbecued chicken
Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, brunswick stew
brunswick stew
Fat Matt's Brunswick stew is thick and contains thin shreds of pork, corn, and plenty of Matt's BBQ sauce.
rum baked beans
Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, pork sandwich
pork sandwich
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.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday1 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday11:30 am - 12:30 am
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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