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.
SWEET AUBURN BARBECUE
656 North Highland Ave NE
209 Edgewood Ave SE
Sweet Auburn Barbecue is no ordinary barbecue joint. Don’t worry, you’ll find your brisket, pork, and chicken, all slow-smoked to perfection, but you’ll find more than that. Sweet Auburn Barbecue combines classic Southern Barbecue dishes with modern multicultural influences. You can order your ribs, your barbecue sandwiches, and some fantastic creamy mac and cheese; but you can also get your pimento cheese wontons, your barbecue tacos, and even Huffington Post’s #3 sandwich to try before you die- The Southern Seoul. They have two locations, one on N. Highland and one inside the Municipal Market on Edgewood, and they can come to you for all of your catering needs as they offer both traditional catering and Food-Truck catering. Nothing says “Atlanta” like the way Sweet Auburn does, and you definitely can’t find this kind of barbecue anywhere else. You need to try it for yourself today!
1425 Roswell Rd. Marietta 770.971.3201
Welcome to Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q. From their humble beginnings 26 years ago till today, they still serve their barbecue ribs and pulled pork from a traditional wood burning pit. This creates that smokey flavor that people travel miles for. Besides the great pork they also serve barbecue beef, chicken, sausage and steak plus fish offerings including tilapia, salmon and catfish. Get it on the slab, as a platter, by the pound or on a sandwich. Also choose from one of their lite variety options of salads, corn, stuffed baked potato and rotisserie dishes. Pair it with one of their traditional sides including: collard greens, potato salad, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, mac & cheese, baked beans and more. Williamson Bros. World Famous Bar-B-Q sauces provide the perfect complement to any meat and all of it can be delivered right to your door for a formal event or just for a gathering of friends and family. Williamson Bros. catering division is one of the largest in Georgia. They are ready to handle your next party or business event no matter what the size, from 10 to 20,000 guests. From one item menus to the whole hog, their experienced catering staff is available with just one phone call (770) 425-1739. Don’t forget to order a piece of pie for dessert.
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.
More BBQ Restaurants
Fox Bros BBQ
1238 Dekalb Avenue
1190 N. Highland Ave
200 Johnson Ferry Road
Community Q BBQ
1361 Clairmont Rd
Moe’s Original Bar-B-Q
349 14th St