Taste of the month - BBQ!
Where to Go for the Best BBQ in Atlanta
Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
1811 Piedmont Rd. 404.607.1622
Since 1990, award winning Fat Matt's Rib Shack has been one of Atlanta's favorite hot-spots. They feature great BBQ, live blues nightly and a casual setting for the whole family to enjoy. Not limited to the North Carolina or Kentucky styles, Fat Matt's uses their own seasoning and cooking technique. These ribs are smoked to perfection and literally falling off the bone. The ribs can be ordered as a whole, half slab, or on a sandwich. They also serve great barbecue chicken and pork. The signature side is their Rum Baked Beans, but they also have delicious Brunswick Stew, Mac & Cheese, Roasted Peanuts, Collards, Potato Salad, and Cole Slaw. Fat Matt's serves nine beers on tap and more in bottles. Seating is first come first serve inside and outside. During the busiest times a little patience is required but tables generally turn over quickly. They feature live blues seven nights a week. Check out their website for nightly band listings.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
1238 Dekalb Ave NE 404.577.4030
120 Ottley Drive 404.414.0826 (Catering)
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is an award-winning barbecue restaurant located just south of Little Five Points. Opened in 2007, FoxBros. Bar-B-Q is known for their unique Southern-style barbecue with a Texas flair, serving up whole hog, smoked brisket, and wings with original side dishes to the hungry masses. To complement their que, the Fox brothers developed a sauce that mixes the flavors of Texas with the heat of the South. Today Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q has become a staple for Atlanta natives and visitors alike, and has earned top spots on barbecue rankings from top publications like Eater, USA Today Travel, Southern Living, and Maxim Magazine. The restaurant has been featured on national news channels including The Weather Channel, TLC, Fox News, and The Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives". Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is the Official BBQ of the Atlanta Falcons and will serve up their famous 'que to hungry Falcons Fans at Mercedes Benz Stadium later this year. This summer, find them at the Terrapin Taproom and in Section 153 at SunTrust Park. For Fox Bros. on the go, visit the Que'osk, located at 120 Ottley Drive in Armour Yards. For more information please call (404) 577-4030 or visit foxbrosbbq.com.
3420 Piedmont Rd. NE (Buckhead)
In the hustle and bustle of Buckhead Lovies is an unexpected, down to earth comfort food spot that celebrates contentment, convenience and community. With roots firmly planted in Atlanta, Lovies is a dream come true for friends Nate, Drew, and Kay who now provide the greater Atlanta community with the same great food, friends and family had come to expect. When you visit Lovies, you'll first be greeted by the irresistible smell of slow cooked meat just before you're given a heartfelt welcome upon entering. Everyone can feel at home in the casual atmosphere that's brimming with Atlanta pride â€“ complete with a row of seats salvaged from the 1996 Olympics stadium. Custom-built twin Stump's smokers ensure their food is smoked to perfection. Lovies is built on simple ingredients, tried and true traditions, and a commitment to serving smoked comfort food with a big serving of hospitality.
4920 Roswell Rd. 404.255.6368
5071 Peachtree Ind. Blvd. 770.451.1112
1815 Briarcliff Rd. 404.474.9444
Pig-N-Chik is one among the top Barbecue restaurants on Facebook and on first taste you can see why. The ribs come St. Louis cut and are cooked until they show a pink smoke ring. All the meats here are served naked without sauce so the true flavor of the meat comes through. Their homemade BBQ sauces are found on the tables and their barbecue is served accompanied with a slice of thick white bread to mop it up. AJC food critic John Kessler writes, "It is glorious stuff, as every barbecue should be but rarely is." Pig-N-Chik is a family friendly, community oriented barbecue restaurant that offers something that everyone will like; all at affordable prices. From barbecue ribs and barbecue pork to turkey, beef brisket, chicken wings, smoked salmon and a variety of salads, they've got a menu filled with irresistible dishes. Your children will love their kid's menu, featuring a tasty selection of chicken fingers, corndogs, beef and pork sandwiches and pork ribs. Don't forget dessert. They have great homemade pudding made with iconic Moon Pies. Pig-N-Chik has a full scale catering operation. They will be bustling on 4th of July so make sure to place your order a few days before. All three locations offer Dine-in, Delivery and Catering..
Bone Lick BBQ
327 Edgewood Ave.
1190 N. Highland Ave
200 Johnson Ferry Road
Community Q BBQ
1361 Clairmont Rd
Greater Good BBQ
4441 Roswell Rd.
1425 Roswell Rd.