Enjoying BBQ On A Budget In Atlanta

Eat Well. Save Money. Come Back Hungry.  I am originally from New Jersey, but I have to say that I could never leave the South.   Not only do I love the city of Atlanta, but I love the Southern traditions that come along with calling Atlanta home.   College football Saturdays, pecan pie, saying the words y’all and fixin’, and especially my newfound love for barbeque.  BBQ is all around here in Atlanta, but here are four places that you can lick your fingers and not clean out your wallet.

  • Fatt Matt’s Rib Shack– There’s something beautiful about simplicity with barbeque.  At Fatt Matt’s you don’t have to worry about being fancy and the prices will keep you coming back.    This would be one of the barbeque joints I’d try when you need to sneak a quick lunch in during the day.   For only $4.20, you can get the chopped pork sandwich and chips.  If you stick with a cup of water, that’s less than $5 to get lunch.  Try making that at home! 
  • Bone Lick BBQ– Who ever thought that you could you a baking sheet as a plate?  Bone Lick BBQ has great food and great deals.   If you aren’t looking to cook on Mondays, upgrade your combo to the next size for FREE on Mondays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m..  If you’d like to bring along the kiddies, I would recommend Wednesdays as kids eat free.   Of course, if you are really hungry than try the all you can eat ribs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for only $16. 
  • ‘CUE Barbeque– I’m addicted to ‘Cue Barbeque, especially the chopped chicken.  I’m not sure what they put in that sauce, but it will keep you coming back.  While ‘Cue doesn’t offer deals, I thought I’d share a tip on how I eat here and keep the costs down.   You can simply order a couple pounds of the chopped chicken and then take it home to make your own BBQ nachos, sandwiches, or just use it in a platter.  This is a great way to feed your family and save money.
  • Dickey’s– Dickey’s barbeque pit is family friendly and has a super kids’ eat FREE Sunday deal on BBQ.  It’s for dine in only, so don’t think you can walk away with take out.   Try their wide array of sauces which are super tasty.


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Ted Jenkin, CFP® is co-CEO of oXYGen Financial and is a top ranked personal finance blogger (www.yoursmartmoneymoves.com).  He is a regular contributor to Investment News, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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