Atlanta >Food & Dining > Rolling Bones Barbecue
377 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3031233.754290 -84.375361
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 09:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 12:30 PM To 08:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Butler Street, Northeast
Edgewood's barbecue joint with an exec-chef upgrade. – In Short
Filling-station chic meets a Johnny Rockets-like retro vibe in this neighborhood barbecue joint. The dining room is a bright, clutter-free stab at greasy-spoon decor (an old-school Coca-Cola sign sits above a counter flanked by padded stools), which nicely contrasts with the homey, backyard feel of the central patio. Chipper servers keep the order line moving, but famished downtown professionals and nearby Cabbagetown residents don't mind the wait, as they're free to watch their orders being prepared in a small, sparkling kitchen. Don't be fooled by the Styrofoam containers; Todd Richard’s menu is as intelligent as it is sloppy-good. Moist, smoked duck hides under crackly skin while inhalable brisket sandwiches come uniquely-topped with smoked onion. Zesty mustard greens, hand-cut seasoned fries and peach cobbler show that despite culinary upgrades, Rolling Bones still knows how to play the role of true barbecue joint.
DO NOT WANT AGAIN – i went there for lunch today and was very disappointed. i live very close by so i was excited to have a bbq place i could frequent. while the service was pleasant and the spicy sauce quite tasty, i would not suggest going here. i got the bbq pork plate with pinto beans. the beans were bland and the pork was fatty and "mushy". it was almost as if they boiled the meat rather than slow roasted it. had the sauce not been as good as it was i wouldn't have eaten what little i did. the "texas toast" was even sub par. just go to Fat Matts or even Fox Bros...
UMM UMM GOOD – I WENT HERE ABOUT A MONTH AGO. I WAS KIND OF SCARED TO GET OUT THE CAR BUT LUCKILY I HAD SOMEONE WITH ME. I ORDERED THE RIB PLATE WITH FRIES. THE RIBS AND THE FRIES WERE SOOOO GOOD. I HAD A LOT OF RIBS ON MY PLATE AND I COULDNT EAT THEM ALL. TO SUM IT ALL UP! THE FOOD WAS GOOD BUT I WONT GO THERE AT NIGHT!!
shoe leather would be better – I love to try new bbq. The second I walked in the door this bald guy tried to impress me with his knowledge. He tried to make me think he knew what he was talking about. I bet this guy couldn't boil water. The beans tasted like water. The slaw was old. The guy named Paul told me he was the owner. I would be ashamed to tell anyone that. I should have made him try my food and see what he liked about it. I will never go back and will make sure everyone I know won't go. NASTY!!!!!!!!!
Great meat, but everything else lacked... damn shame. – Really disappointed. I was among their first customers when they opened, and been over a dozen times. Had them cater my child's religious thing when he was 8 days old and again at his first birthday. Went Sunday for a Father's Day brunch, my choice.
I wanted a pork sandwich with fries and slaw, as I've ordered literally 10 or so times... and the sandwiches are now ala carte. So if I wanted fries and slaw, add $4 to a $6 or $7 sandwich. My wife ordered a beef plate with greens and fries... we love greens and these tasted way-too-cooked over and musty. I thought her fries were OK but she didn't care for them.
My beer? Well, they don't sell beer anymore, so that was out. And the sweet tea was out of a dispensing machine and it tasted instant, like a mix.
So no beer, bad sides, bad tea. But the meat was delicious, must say that. So I'll keep it in mind for bulk meats, but I'm not going back to the restaurant again - or at least until they reconsider the menu and their sweet tea situation.
Not like it use to be – 3 years ago my cousin refered me to Rollin Bones and I loved it second to Fatt Matts. I met one of the owners and got the history of the new business and made this my joint for BBQ. After being away for a period of time, I returned craving for the brisket sandwich on one visit and the ribs on another but walked away very disappointed both times - with the service and the food. Now being from Texas, I was raised in a small city that mastered the craft of smoked BBQ ribs, chicken, brisket, baked beans and potato salad. Stubbs BBQ. I don't know what happened, but I won't be returning to Rollin Bones. I'm going back to Fatt Matts. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
This is the worst BBQ that I have ever had. The sauce is horrible too. An all fairness, I thought the greens were pretty good. The negative reviews done in 2007,in my opinion, represents the food at Rolling bones. I don't understand the positive ratings for this place. I tried this place once and some of my co-workers have eaten at Rollin Bones. They thought the food was awful too. Don't waste your money. For great BBQ try One Star Ranch or Fatt Matts.
Worst BBQ ever!!!! – Most of this meal ended up in the trash. The bbq was all fat, the potato salad was awful, and the beens were refried. How can this place call itself a BBQ joint when they sell REFRIED beans???? On top op that, we spent $26 for two plates of this awful food. I have no idea how this place stays in business.
Not impressed at all – I love BBQ, we use to have a slow smoke pit on our backyard.... I was not impressed with this place at all. The pork had no smoke taste to it, the sauce was not spiced well and was a odd color which was not ascetically pleasing (which I know is not the aim of this place but still). I got the potato salad on the side and it was the worst potato salad I have ever had, I couldn't even eat it. It was full of green peppers which were the only things you could taste. I would suggest finding some place else if you are in the mood for good BBQ.
I Don't Get It – I moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles and was looking for good BBQ so I tried Rolling Bones based on the reviews on another website. I loved the look of the place but was very disappointed with the food. I had a BBQ pull pork sandwich. It didn't taste like BBQ to me, no flavor to it, including the BBQ sauce. I expected more, this is the south, but I've had better BBQ in Los Angeles and even Sacramento California, go figure!
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