Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fat Matt's Rib Shack - Atlanta, GA

We chose to start our journey at the closest BBQ place. We couldn't come up with any better method to choose the first place, so we decided to start at home. What's not to love about Fat Matt's? It's in town, it is extremely consistent, and is what I measure all other BBQ against.

It gets loud after 9pm, so get there early if you're not into that sort of thing. Don't be discouraged by the line out the door. The line moves fast and the food is worth it, but you can call in your order to go, move right past the line, up to the counter and pick it up.

As with most places, I had the standard pulled or chopped pork sandwich and the Brunswick stew. My grandmother made the best Brunswick, and it made family cookouts worth going to as a kid. I have to admit, Fat Matt's tastes just like hers.

If you're in the city, check out Fat Matt's, they are one of the best.

Style: Georgia Tangy
Food: 5
Stew: 5
Tea: 5
Atmosphere: 3 - A bit cramped and crowded, but on nice days you can sit on the porch. Nice blues memorabilia decorations. Good blues after 9pm, but loud.

Cost: $8 per person (avg sandwich, side, tea)
Alcohol: Decent selection of beers

Fat Matt's
1811 Piedmont Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 607-1622

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