Fat Boy’s Bar-B-Q St. Cloud
Fat Boy’s has been around since 1982 and it’s easy to see why. Old fashioned BBQ the way it’s supposed to be. They even serve breakfast here, Southern style. I recently went to Fat Boy’s for dinner. It seemed just about everywhere I had wanted to eat was closed already and it was only 8 pm. Fat Boys was still open and plenty of people were eating here, especially for a weekday.
Old fashion food, old fashion interior. It’s not a negative comment, merely an observance. Country music playing, law enforcement officials around a table conversing. I felt like I took a step back from city life. A different change of pace and it brought my back to the days when I was living in the Florida panhandle. For some, they may feel that the interior is a bit drab but it merely added charm of this place.
Fat Boy’s has a salad bar, lots of sides, burgers, steak, BBQ and ribs. With so many options, I didn’t really know what to pick and ended up ordering the BBQ feast for 2 ($22.99). This consisted of St. Louis Style Ribs, Bar-B-Q Chicken, Sliced Pork, Beef, and Smoked Turkey. The sides were Bar-B-Q Beans, Cole Slaw, Corn-on-the-Cob, Garlic Bread. You also had the option to choose a baked potato or french fries. I opted for Mac-and-Cheese while my friend got a Baked Potato. This definitely was a feast!
The bbq sauces available were Original, Sweet, or Spicy. I made a mix between the Sweet and Spicy. My favorite meat of the whole platter was the sliced beef. It was pretty much like rare roast beef. The runner-up was the St. Louis style ribs. Nice and meaty, flavorful ribs. Put some of the sweet and spicy bbq sauce, it’s a winner. The other meats were good as well, such as the chicken. You could taste the smoked flavor in it. The sliced pork and sliced turkey were okay. The sliced turkey tasted like sliced deli meat.
The sides were really good. The cole slaw was very chopped and tasted like KFC cole slaw. The bean were very hearty and you could taste the meat in it. The corn-on-the-cob was alright. I liked the bbq feast in general just because I really got to sample a little bit of everything. There are some all-you-can-eat platters if you solely want to eat just one type of meat.
All this food is super filling but I had to save room for dessert. The Kentucky Pie ($3.95) looked interesting. I can’t say I’ve had a chocolate chip pie with pecans before. It was a bit rich for me but I liked the warm chocolate chip pieces. It was a piping hot pie! I rarely eat the whip cream on anything but I really enjoyed the whip cream on this pie. Overall, the pie was good but it would have been certainly better with ice cream on top.
Fat Boy’s is very family friendly and great for large groups. I had a good time at Fat Boy’s and left here a fat girl.
Mon – Sun: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
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